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Today's News

  • BOCC closes subdivision road

    Levy County Commission votes to close portion of Southeast 216 Terrace at property owner's request, forcing subdivision residents to use Marion County road to get in and out. Details in this week's Pioneer

  • A Season Remembered

    In most cases when one hears the words “Basketball Awards Banquet”, one usually thinks that awards are going to be passed out for the individuals who have scored the most points, had the highest point totals or scored some large number of points in a game. 

    But, Williston Red Devil Head Coach Steve Faulkner said at this year’s banquet, he doesn’t give awards for points.

  • The Greenest Gardener

    By ADA LANG

    news@cedarkeybeacon.com

    This week’s Conservation Corner suggests composting as another way to reduce the amount of trash you put into your garbage can and eventually, the landfill. 

  • The last apple fritter surviving

    For the last week, I have been chief cook and bottle washer in the house while the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was visiting our son and his family in Ohio. I like nothing better than being in charge. Of course, I wonder what in the world I am in charge of when I am the only one in the house.

  • A living word for a dying world

    By Lewie Fugate

    For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. . . So begins St. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians church (Eph. 3:14-21), which I have selected as my prayer for the readers of this article and any who might follow for as long as the Lord and the editor are willing.

    As a native of this area, I understand most of the pressures and circumstances of the people here and realize the difficulty of life in these times.

  • Jesus on politics

    Scripture passage: Joshua 5:13-15

    Jesus and politics! Christian and politics! It has been said that these do not mix. It would be safe for me to say that Jesus is surely above politics. However, the question is, “Would He have His followers be involved in the political process?” On the one hand, we should not put our eternal trust in worldly leaders. On the other hand, Christians must be involved in the political process. Any way you look at it, Jesus and politics are a hot topic.

  • Crime is up in Levy County

    Gov. Rick Scott may be crowing about Florida having its  lowest crime rate in 30 years in 2010 with a drop of 6.6 percent, but Levy County experienced a 4.1 percent increase in crime.

    The numbers released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Monday come from crime report information submitted by local law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

    According to the report:

    • Population went from an estimated 40,674 residents to 41,451 in 2010

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report 5-12-2011

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

    • May 8, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 31, Dunnellon, DUI, DWLSR, leaving scene of accident with personal injury. Bond $46,000.

    • May 6, Jeffery Blake Browning, 52, Dunnellon, RWV, disorderly intoxication and corruption by threat against a public servant. Bond $21,000.

    • May 3, James Stevenson Ellerby, 45, Chiefland, aggravated assault. Bond $50,000.

    • Miranda Lee McClain, 19, Bronson, VOP retail theft. Bond $5,000.

  • Looking for my muse in Beaufort

    My column writing has gotten rusty. Maybe because my brain is a little more rusty than usual. I lack inspiration. I lack joie de Vivre.

     I can’t write without inspiration. My inspiration comes from my  joie de Vivre. It takes a lot to inspire me these days–not so much to enthuse me. But truth-to-tell I am just too tired to be enthused.

    I’m hoping this weekend will put a new spring in my step.

    I am being reunited with the other half of my brain cell–best friend, Denise.

  • A City Takes Time to Pray

    Under clear skies with a gentle breeze wafting through the city, residents of Williston came together last week to pray for their town, state, country, leaders–and themselves.

    Attended by more than 50 people, Williston’s local participation in the National Day of Prayer drew ministers, housewives, law enforcement officers and elected officials–people who believe in the power of prayer.