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Today's News

  • Relay for Life is Saturday

    A year of bake sales, yard sales and specialty dinners will come to a close Saturday as fundraisers for the Relay for Life gather at the Williston High School football field to celebrate their hard work.
    Relay, the chief money raiser for the American Cancer Society, also celebrates its 10th year in Williston.
    Cancer survivors will be the guests of honor when the event kicks off at noon and closes early Sunday morning.

  • Easter Events

    Holy Family
    Holy Family Catholic Church will host an afternoon of Easter activities Sunday, April 24.
    At 2 p.m., the Children’s Drama Team will present a play about Jesus’ Resurrection.
    At 3 p.m., children will participate in an Easter Egg hunt. Be sure to bring your own baskets.
    At 3:30 p.m. it will be the Family Golden Egg Hunt, where a lucky hunter will be able to find a $50 prize egg.
    At  4 p.m., the day will top off with a Zumba exhibition and a covered dish dinner.

  • A hill to die on

    Dodge City was founded in 1872 and quickly became the world’s largest shipping point for Longhorn cattle. It was the wildest of the early frontier towns, but law and order was soon established with the help of men such as Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Bill Tilghman.
    Dodge City’s history began with the establishment of Fort Dodge in 1865. Its purpose was to protect wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and to serve as a supply base for troops involved in the Indian Wars to the south.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports-April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, April 16

    Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament
    The Tri-County Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Rhino Outdoors Clay Pigeon Benefit Tournament  Saturday, April 16.  Registration for the tournament will begin at 7 a.m. and shooting will start at 9 a.m.  A barbecue lunch will be served and lunch tickets can be purchased for those not shooting.

  • Williston High School Students ‘Go Legal’

    By Natasha Alley
    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston High School students from Mrs. April Palmer’s 4th and 7th period Law Studies classes will take on roles in a mock trial, which will take place on April 27 in the Williston High School auditorium 4th through 7th period.

  • Three charged with stripping irrigation pipes

    Edward Fenton, James Blundy and Travis Egyed are charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after spending the wee hours Friday morning stripping wire from an irrigation system on a Williston farm, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • VCA accepting fall enrollment applications

    Just three miles north of Williston off CR 335 in the community of Raleigh, Vision Christian Academy is an alternative to the educational system in Levy County.  
    VCA offers students an opportunity to grow both spiritually and academically through a staff of  teachers, sound Biblical teaching and well-designed, customized, individual learning strategies, all within small classroom environments.

  • Manager gets bonus after resignation

    In a unanimous 4-0 vote Tuesday night, Williston City Council approved a three-month severance package for Marcus Collins, the city manager who resigned March 23.
    Collins, who earned $80,000 annually plus benefits (vacation, sick days, insurance, etc), tendered his resignation March 23 but asked that he not have to fulfill his contract that calls for a 90-day notice.
    “He pulled the city back from almost bankruptcy,” Councilor Michael Shoemaker said. “We owe him a debt of gratitude.”

  • Tarmac hearing set for May 3

    The proposed Tarmac King Road mine project won a recommendation for approval from the Levy County Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote in the wee hours Tuesday and will face a public hearing before the Levy County Commission  at 6:30 p.m. May 3.