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Today's News

  • Non-profit school of dance will have performers at Peanut Festival

    Williston School of Dance (WSOD) is “leaping” into the new academic year and “spinning” in excitement. Enrollment is at a record high, and the school currently hosts students from as far as Ocala, Gainesville, Newberry, Chiefland, Archer, Jonesville, Morriston and High Springs.  Families choose WSOD for the dependable quality of professional, expert instruction, for financial accessibility and for the family atmosphere, individualized attention, and low student/teacher ratios of a small-town school.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:

    With regard to Ann Coffel’s letter in the Williston Pioneer dated Sept, 17, 2009.

    If you had taken the time to call Bob Hastings - Levy County School Superintendent at 486-5231, he would have been very accommodating.

    He would have told you that during that time frame of the speech from the president to our school children a state mandated testing was being conducted i.e. FAIR and Think Link.

    Your diatribe about this subject was not fact based.

    H Lynn Noble

    Williston

     

  • Making it interesting not an easy task

    Raleigh is a quiet community nestled in farmland just east of Williston. Residents enjoy the solitude and keep to themselves. No one suspected that last week all that would change by the apparent abduction of a child and her pony by what authorities are calling an “alien life form.”

    Got your attention? If I read that in my hometown paper, you can bet your bottom dollar I’d continue reading.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Sept. 26

    River Cleanup

    Manatee State Park, the Friends of Manatee Springs and Suwannee Guides are celebrating National Public Lands Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at Clay Landing.

    Bring your own boat, or for the first 15 reservations, Suwannee Guides will provide canoes at no charge. The group will also shuttle participants from Manatee Springs to Clay Landing.

    The first 50 to register will have a free lunch provided by the Friends of Manatee Springs.

  • Couple refuses to cede custody despite court order

    A Williston couple who refused to comply with a court order found sheriff’s deputies at the door, ready to do whatever was necessary to enter the home.

    William Bennett, 50, and Lori Bennett, 49, of NE 153th Court were arrested Sept. 15 after they refused a court order to remove their handicapped son from the home.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Edwin Floridan Lopez, 26, of Morriston, charged with aggravated assault and domestic battery. Bail is $7,000.

    Timothy Scott Sterling, 45, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $1,000.

    William Grady Fortner, 27, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. He was released.

    Terry Lynn Herndon, 51, of Williston, charged with violation of probations (VOP) on production of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. No bond.

  • Jailed inmate charged in Morriston theft

    A 22-year-old Coconut Creek man was charged with entering a residence in Morriston and stealing a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $220.

    Michael Kerklin, who is in the Levy County Jail on unrelated burglary and grand theft charges, was charged with additional burglary and grand theft charges in the Aug. 18 incident .

  • Bronson Chamber to hold yard sale

    The Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a yard and pumpkin sale Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Main Avenue and the Grass Triangle in Bronson as a fund-raiser for its Pumpkin Fest. Oct. 31.

    Individual sellers may also set up a 10’x10’ space the day of the sale for $10.

    Pumpkin Fest Schedule

    Setup 8-10 a.m.

    Opening Ceremony 10 a.m.

    Marine Corps League

    Pie Baking Contest 10:30 a.m.

    Dessert Auction Noon

    Pie Eating Contest 1:30 p.m.

    Pumpkin Carving Contest 2:30 p.m.

  • Regional Happenings

    Breast Cancer Fund-raiser

    The Second Annual Bunco Babes Ocala -Breast Friends - Shak’n Dice 4 a Cure Tournament Fund-raiser Against Breast Cancer will be held Jan. 8, 2010.

    The doors open at 6 p.m. and gaming begins sharply at 7 p.m.

    The event will take place at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 Southwest 36th Ave. in Ocala.

    Tickets are $30 and include playing Bunco and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.

  • Levy Cup stays in Williston after 48-0 romp over Chiefland

    From the start Williston was in control, while the Indians could only see red.

    Williston easily retained the Levy Cup for the second year in a row last Friday with a 48-0 blowout of county rival Chiefland.

    The Red Devils (3-0) pounced early with a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dalton Edwards to running back Deonte Welch on their opening possession. The Indians followed with a 3-and-out that was stamped with quarterback Eugene Carter getting sacked on 3rd and 9.