Today's News

  • SUV collides with moving train

    An SUV carrying three adults and six children collided with the lead engine of a northbound freight train Sunday in Morriston.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2001 Lincoln Navigator driven by Eugenio Artero, 50, of Williston was traveling west on CR 464-east of US. Hwy. 41 and failed to yield to the train at an activated warning railroad crossing.

    The Navigator was occupied by three adults and six children all from Williston.

  • Gingrich aide gives Levy GOP ‘red-meat’ speech

    Rick Tyler, spokesman for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and co-counder of ReAL — Renewing American Leadership, said he felt a little intimidated to be speaking to a group whose last speaker was U.S. Senate Candidate Marco Rubio.

    Tyler spoke to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Memorial Dinner, hosted by the Levy County Republican Executive Committee, on April 23 in Chiefland. About 80 people attended the dinner.

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    • Eric William Elson, 37, of Chiefland was arrested April 21 for possession of paraphernalia at the Levy County Courthouse during a routine pat down when entering the building. Civil deputies discovered a glass pipe that was still warm and called sheriff’s deputies to the scene. It was learned Elson had missed his court date and was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear (FTA) for possession and paraphernalia. Bond was $25,000.

  • Lady Red Devils advance to region finals

    Although Lady Devil Dayna Hunn blasted a first inning homerun, (her fifth in six

    games), putting the Williston Lady Devils in front 2-1, it was the big five-run bottom of the

    sixth inning that propelled the Lady Devils to an 8-2 win over the Trinity Catholic Lady

    Celtics Friday night April 30 to win the Region Semi-finals.

    The win sends the Lady Devils to the Regional Final game on Tuesday, May 4.

    Lady Devil pitcher Tori Stamper was a big part of the defense as she struck out 15 Lady

    Celtics on the way to the Semi-final win.

  • The Williston Pioneer is off to press

    Get this week's Williston Pioneer on sale today . . . . Here's what you can look forward to:

    Lions Club celebrates anniversary

    SUV hits train

    Return to Rosewood

    GOP hears Gingrich aide

    Lady Red Devils are district champs

  • City tackles late payment issue

    At its first regular meeting with Mark Nussel as president, Williston’s city council took up, directly and thoroughly, the matter of utility bill due dates and late fees and grace periods which had caused a major stir during the billing period that ended on April 10.

    The problem was that, adhering strictly to the statute, those customers who paid their bill on Monday, April 12, were charged late charges and told by city hall staff that, if the late charges were not paid by April 15, services would be cut off.

  • CERT takes lead during air crash

    The "Code RED" for the Levy County CERT — Civilian Emergency Response Team — volunteers came on a bright, sunny Saturday morning.

    Levy Emergency Management Assistant Director John McDonald, CERT leader, was in Tampa for the day.

    "I didn't think we were going to get any CERT people out cause it was a sunny day," said McDonald's boss, EM Director Mark Johnson. "I underestimated him. John had numbers on his phone and he started making calls."

  • Former teacher gives CFCC $2.5 million

    Jack Wilkinson has taught generations of Levy County students during his lifetime, and a his gift to Central Florida Community College will ensure that generations more have access to higher education.

    Mr. Jack, as he is known in Chiefland, has donated $2.5 million to help build a new CFCC campus in Levy County. The donation is the largest, one-time gift ever received by CFCC.

  • 2009 WHS Fall Sports Preview
  • Breakfast with superintendent is Feb. 24

    The next breakfast with the superintendent will be Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland Fellowship Hall.

    Tickets may be purchased for $10 per person and are available at Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank and Perkins State Bank in Chiefland or at the Levy County Schools Foundation office in Bronson.

    For more information contact the Levy County Schools Foundation at 352-486-3408 or email lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us .