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Today's News

  • Look at what's in the Williston Pioneer

    $35,000 missing from economic development

    City's audit clean

    Pioneer, Citizen win eight FPA awards

    Candidates file for office

    Williston preps for July 4 celebration

    Car chase lands man in jail

    Levy schools back in contention for $1.1 million

    School board looks for sidewalk funding in Williston

    Baseball Clinic begins June 28

    Classifieds, ads, puzzles, comics and more

  • Teen dies in single vehicle accident

    A Williston boy was killed Tuesday in a single car accident on Hwy. 121S, less than a mile from town.

    Theodore J. Radacky, 16, was traveling south on Hwy. 121 around 2:50 p.m., when for an unknown reason, he traveled onto the grassy portion of the west side shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    The front of the 2000 Chevrolet SUV hit a light pole, causing the vehicle to spin clockwise. It then struck a fence and a small tree in the fence line as it traveled into a livestock field.

  • FWC holds workshop Thursday on exotic animals

    The state agency that regulates the licensing of exotic animals held in captivity will hold a public workshop tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear public comment on proposed rule changes.

  • Levy County condones animal cruelty

    Based on Ms. Lou Elliot Jones’ article regarding the Levy county commission passing a resolution in support of the practice of fox/coyote penning, one should ask, what were they thinking. For them to support this practice of pack dogs chasing down foxes and coyotes while in a penned area regarless of size, implies that they condone animal cruelty.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, June 18

    WEee^SOARee^Fish Fry

    WE SOAR, Inc./Gospel Fest Committee will sponsor a fish fry fund-raiser Friday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the Allen Chapel AME Church, located at 48 NE 9th St.

    Dinners ($7 or $5) will include fish, two sides (baked beans, cole slaw or grits) and bread; extra menu items include whole smoked mullet, homemade cake and drinks.

    The proceeds from the fund-raiser will support upcoming summer youth programs and community events.

    For more information, call 352-528-2170 or 352-246-1189.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Mary Kathleen Ott, 59, Bronson. Arrested June 8, battery. Bond $1,000.

    Loraine Sabina Verts, 51, Chiefland. Arrested June 8, domestic battery. Bond $1,000.

    Robert Wayne Thomas, 43, Chiefland. Arrested June 7, Violation of Probation (VOP) use of a child in a sexual performance. No bond.

    Melanie R. Sawyer, 35, Morriston. Arrested June 7, Failure to Appear (FTA) larceny, petit. Bond $1,000.

    Pamela Tucker, 45, Bronson. Arrested June 6, drugs. Bond $500.

  • Jammin’ the Hamilton way

    Back in 1938 as the country was on the fringe of coming out of the Great Depression and right before terror would break out in the Second World War, little Anna Johnson watched with delight as her mother, Thersia, would make treats for the family of five girls from whatever fruit was available.

    Hot, sweltering days were spent in the Kentucky-mountain kitchen as she cooked jellies and jams from scratch.

  • Morriston man shot during alleged drug deal

    An Apopka man is being held in the Marion County jail where he is facing a charge of attempted homicide, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    James Douglas Sexton, 21, was arrested in Ocala June 6 after authorities investigated a shooting that occurred the day before on SE 181 Court, Morriston.

    Upon arrival at the residence deputies found Joshua Eubanks lying on the ground bleeding from multiple gun shot wounds.  The victim’s girlfriend, Rebecca Saverns and her 4-month-old child was present during the shooting.

  • County jumps into fox penning issue

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering adopting rules to govern the penning and hunting of foxes and coyotes in enclosed lands, something the Levy County Board of Commissioners wants continued.

    The commission, in its regular meeting Tuesday at the County Courthouse, voted unanimously in favor of a resolution stating support for legally operated fox hunting enclosures. The resolution says such businesses “are a benefit to Levy County and should be allowed to continue lawful operation.”

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, June 10

    SHARE-Dunnellon

    Help yourself and your community. SHARE, acronym for Self-Help-And-Resource-Exchange, is a private, not for profit organization that strengthens and builds communities through volunteer service and offers participants great savings on food. No income requirements; just you, your family, and your desire to make a difference.

    SHARE Registration/Sign-Up at Peace Lutheran Church, is Thursday, June 10, and Saturday, June 12, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Distribution/Pick-Up Day is Saturday, June 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.