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Today's News

  • Levy County Quilt Museum

    By Winnelle Horne

  • Williston Police Reports

    Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    • Steve Lee Nilsen II, 24, NW 77th Street, arrested Sept. 13, DUI.

    • Mary Joyce Rogers, 46, NE 184th Terrace, arrested Sept. 15, Violation of Probation (VOP) battery on person 65 or older.

    • Clifton E. Hill, 39, NE 40th Street, arrested Sept. 16, theft (shoplifting).

    • Jeffrey Alexsander Simon, 31, NE 210 Street, arrested Sept. 17, failure to pay child support.

  • Tourism has good year

       When the Deepwater Horizon started spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico you could almost feel the fear among folks in Cedar Key whose livings depend on tourism and seafood.
       While no oil has reached Levy County and seafood purveyors are battling to win back public confidence in the area’s pristine products– most of which are shipped out of the area– tourism that is measured by heads in beds is doing fine.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports 9-30-2010

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Arthur Paul Carrozza, 29, Bronson, arrested Sept. 27, DUI. Bond $5,000.

    • Kelly Michelle Colson, 26, Trenton, arrested Sept. 21, housing for Gilchrist County. 

    • Jerry Austin Cox, 55, Cross City, arrested Sept. 20, Violation of Probation (VOP)–possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond.

  • Williston’s Haylee Baker takes first in Sears national contest

    Haylee Baker is going places.
       In December the fifth grader will take an all-expense paid to San Francisco and sometime within the next year will get a passport for her five-day all expense paid  trip to Milan, Italy.
       Both trips come courtesy of national retailer Sears and are awarded because Haylee, 10, has claimed the company’s title as America’s Top Style Crush and will serve as a fashion consultant for the company.

  • Sexual Predator moves

    In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.

     Frank E. Raub, 35, was convicted in Gilchrist County for sexual battery and lewd and lascivious on a child.

  • Thousands will flock to Williston

       Get ready for some mouth-watering treats this Saturday as Williston will welcome folks to Heritage Park for the 22nd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival.
    Over 115 vendors will be on hand, as well as the elephants and petting zoo.
       Raychel Ortiz will sing the Star Spangled Banner and the Marines will raise the colors will the festival kicks off at 9 a.m.
       Entertainment follows throughout the day beginning with Amberay Molder at 9:30 a.m.

  • Special early duck season opens Saturday

          Florida waterfowl hunters take note.  The special early duck season for wood ducks and teal is Sept. 25-29.
                The bag limit is four ducks per day, but only two of the birds can be wood ducks.  The bag limits apply for the early season only.

  • Welcome to our new website

    This past weekend the Williston Pioneer will debut its new website and we hope you’ll take time to look at all the new additions.
    In months ahead, there will be more features, more photographs, more content and new segments that will allow greater reader interaction.
    In addition to news, sports, opinion and features–the articles that are customarily on our website, look for our Pet of the Week segment where you can showcase your favorite pet for the world to see.
    Got something you want to share? We now host reader blogs.

  • Time to resurrect the dots

    Thursdays were special days when I was growing up. That was the day our county paper, then the Pike County News, was on the street. After my parents thumbed through it, it was passed to me and I read it–cover to cover–even as a youngster.
    One of my favorite regular pieces each week was a column called “The Personal Touch”, written by Lucille Sadd Smith.
    In “The Personal Touch”, Mrs. Smith wrote short paragraphs about the social scene in our county seat.