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Today's News

  • Chiefland lobbies for veterans' parade

    Veterans and residents of Levy County will once again have a Veterans Day Parade if one Chiefland official gets his way.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, spurred on by the absence of a parade last year, said he’s already spoken to representatives from the cities of Inglis and Bronson about the possibility of forming a committee, composed of representatives from each city in Levy County, to organize the event.

    Bronson and Inglis “whole heartedly agreed,” he said in a Monday morning interview.

  • AARP lobbies for you

    Floridians served by Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy can breathe a sigh of relief. Regulators clearly understood the tough realities of balancing a family budget, during this time of severe economic distress for many Floridians and rejected increase proposals by the state’s two largest utility providers.

  • Community Happenings

    Sunday, Jan. 31

     Woman’s Club Luncheon

    The Williston Woman’s Club is holding a Soup/Chili Dinner Sunday, Jan. 31 at the clubhouse located on Highway 121 North. A variety of homemade soups and chili, plus salad and cornbread as well as an assortment of homemade desserts will be on the menu. 

    Cost for the meal is $7.50 for adults, $5 for those under 10 and no cost for children under three.

      The doors will be open from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit club projects.

  • Red Devils run hot, scorch Indians’ feathers

    Monday was a bad night for the Chiefland Indians, as they traveled to the Williston gym and ran into a hot shooting Red Devil team.

    The Red Devils knocked down five 3-point baskets in a runaway first quarter that saw the score bloom to 29-8 as the quarter ended.

    In the second quarter, the Red Devils added another two 3-point basket on their way to a 49-18 half time lead over the Indians.

    The hot hands belonged to James Monroe with 3, Paul King with 3 and Kelsey Coleman with 1 3-point baskets.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Sue Ann Marshall, 42, of Williston was charged with tampering with physical evidence and petit theft Jan. 21. Bond was $1,000.

    Eugene R. Offenberger, 55, of Marietta, Ohio was charged with possession of crack cocaine Jan. 20. Bond was $5,000.

    Charlie Daniel Holt, 28, of Bronson was charged Jan. 16 with disorderly intoxication. Bond was $1,000.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The WIlliston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Maximo Ocampo of 12th Avenue, WIlliston was charged Jan. 24 with driving without a driver’s license.

    Silvio Arnoldo Figueroa Carrillo, 26, of NE 11th Avenue was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with domestic violence.’

    Jessie Newton Hale, 83, of 7th Street, Williston was charged Jan. 16 for having tag unassigned to vehicle.

    Thomas Andrew Holifield, 29, was charged with domestic battery Jan. 22.

  • Weekly Update

    The Williston Pioneer Web site is updated by noon most Thursdays. Obituaries, especially those with services later in the week, are posted at least by Wednesday, sometimes earlier.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I have waited and again have not read any comments from the citizens of Williston on the latest actions of the city council. 

    Maybe I am missing something, or the council is not explaining themselves very well.  I read where the council was laying off six or seven employees (at Christimas time?) and in another breath, they are giving all full-time city employees a Christmas bonus (totaling over $6000)? 

  • It's 2010-I need a Party

    We find ourselves today at the the start of a new year and, as it would happen, at the beginning of a new decade. Many of us (myself included) find ourselves compelled to make promises regarding behavioral changes in our lifestyles and habits. So often, though, these so-called resolutions are half-heartedly attempted or completely neglected.

    The actuality of resolutions is that they are generally created as a way to get someone else to simply shut up. They don't hold a personal motivation and, therefore, are easily discarded.

  • Sexual predator moves

    Frank E. Raub, 34, a sexual predator who was convicted in Gilchrist County in 1998 for sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age and another charge for lewd and lascivious on a victim under 16 years old, has changed addresses and is making it known, pursuant to Florida Statue 775.21.

    He now resides at 11531 NE 103rd Rd., Archer.

    For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.