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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jose Anival Alva, 26, of Fanning Springs, charged with indecent exposure, disorderly/intoxication. Bail was $5,000.

    Kyle Jason Arsenault, 23, of Cedar Key, charged with DUI (driving under the influence). He was released.

    William C. Cobb, 63, of Bronson, charged with two counts of domestic battery, No bond.

  • Pregnancy Center wants to place Ten Commandments at County Courthouse

    The Levy County Commission is on its way to accepting the gift of a 6-foot-by 4-foot-by-3-foot black granite monument detailing the Ten Commandments and what could be an 11th one: “Love God and Keep His Commandments.”

    An application by the Tri County Pregnancy Center of Williston was presented by County Coordinator Fred Moody after being brought to the commission’s meeting on Tuesday by Sheriff Johnny Smith.

    Moody announced the application to the board which received the news without comment.

  • Late gust puts Hurricanes over Red Devils

    There are a lot of “ifs” remaining for the Williston Red Devils’ chances to make the playoffs after they fell short Friday night 16-13, to the Mt. Dora Hurricanes.

    “If” the Red Devils can go to Newberry Friday night Nov. 6, and defeat the Panthers, (something they have failed to do the last three seasons) and “if” Mt. Dora loses to Trinity Catholic as every other District 4 team has experienced, there will be a three-way tie for the runner-up spot.

  • City to honor vets Nov. 11

    The city of Williston will honor veterans next Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a special program at the pavilion in Heritage Park.

    Rep. Leonard Bembry will be the guest speaker.

    Music and remembrances will be included in the program.

  • Breaking News

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home in Cedar Key.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    On Friday, his bond was set at $2 million.

  • Williston dismantles Newberry in second half

    Trailing the Newberry Panthers 14-7 at halftime, the Red Devils played a third quarter that totally took the Panthers out of their game on senior night for the Panthers.

    The Red Devils defense had back to back interceptions by Desmond Holmes and Kalen Penny and the Red Devil offense churned out one long run after another by Deonte Welch and DJ King, on their way to a 21 point third quarter and a 28-14 lead.

    Welch put the game out of reach for the Red Devils with his third touchdown of the night on a 2 yard run for a 35-21 Red Devil win.

  • Burial Monday for shooting victim

    Less than two weeks ago Felicia Ann "Red" Fine, 22, married Charles Edwin Duke, 23.

    Wednesday night they argued at their home near Southwest 95th Avenue.

    It ended when he shot her several times, dumped her body at a hunting camp, and took their roommate hostage for more than six hours in a standoff with deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission officers, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    On Monday at 2 p.m. she will be buried at Cedar Key Cemetery in Cedar Key in a service officiated by Brother Billy Philmon.

  • Hurricane IdaWind, rain to be main effects on Levy

    Emergency management officials are urging residents to closely monitor Hurricane Ida as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico and makes its way toward the Florida Panhandle.

    “All Floridians should take this storm seriously and not be caught off-guard over the next few days,” said Ruben D. Almaguer, interim director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. “Residents across Florida are urged follow the progress of Ida and be prepared to implement their family disaster plans and heed local advisories.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    It’s no secret. Times are tough for local businesses. While the national and state news continues to broadcast concerns of a faltering economy, you really don’t even have to tune in to know that.

    All you have to do is take a walk down just about any main street.

    From your favorite pizzeria to your local hair salon, businesses are feeling the pinch of a weakened economy. People just aren’t eating out as often as they did. They’re going longer between haircuts. Many people are squeezing every cent that they can from their dollars.

  • Marvin Martin and what goes around

    Anyone who spends even a little time getting to know the people who are living at Williston Rehab can tell you this: you won’t find much in the way of self-pity in their talk.

    In fact, to a remarkable extent, what you will find are attitudes and ways of being like those of Marvin Martin.

    Marvin, who is 50 years old, has been living at the nursing center for four months, and this is the first thing he says in response to a sympathetic comment about how young he is: “Many folks here are in worse condition than me.”