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Today's News

  • R. Bell, Johnson take BOCC positions

    Voter dissatisfaction has led to a tidal shift in Levy County politics as the Board of County Commissioners has two firsts: Republicans elected to the board and a majority of seats in Republican hands.
    Republicans Ryan Bell and Chad “Cracker” Johnson, both of Chiefland, defeated their Democrat incumbents.

  • Guardian Angels to the rescue

    More than 52 million people in this country are disabled–either emotionally, mentally or physically–and most can benefit from skilled companions to assist them.
    That’s where the Guardian Angels come in.
    The non-profit organization, located in Williston, trains German shepherd service dogs that are utilized across the country and owner/operator/trainer Carol Borden wants people to know that they, too, can help.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne

    Special to the Pioneer

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum and had a very busy day.   Three quilts were brought in for quilting. Ann has hemmed the Star quilt and Peggy hemmed the Log Cabin Heart Quilt.

  • Kidney disease survivor runs non-profit

    In 1968, at age 2, Lori Hartwell's kidneys became infected. Ten years later, she had to begin regular dialysis treatments in order to live.

    "I vividly remember all of it," said 44-year-old Hartwell in a telephone interview from her home in Glendale, Calif. "Back then (1978), I felt lousy, had high blood pressure, was retaining fluid, and was taking a handful of medication. I was itching a lot because of high phosphorus levels. I was anemic and couldn't walk far."

  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Join WADY in Fight Against Cancer
  • Voters head to the polls

    The choice of who will lead Levy County, the state of Florida and the U.S. Congress all comes down to one person on Tuesday: the voter.

    Balloting will take place in 14 polling locations among the county’s 20 precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Levy County as voters across the nation go to the polls to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections.

    Early voting is underway at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St, Bronson from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday.

  • Levy labor force grows, so does employment

    The number of people in Levy County’s labor force grew in September by 23 to 16,431 from 16,408 in August. 

    But at the same time, 70 of those people people found jobs lowering the county’s jobless rate to 13.3 percent from 13.6 in August.

  • We reap what we sow

    Gary Miller

     Outdoor Truths  

    I can remember the days when nothing else mattered except getting an opportunity to arrow a deer. I never thought about how far I would have to drag a deer or what terrain I might have to overcome, or how long it may take me to get all of the “post hunt” activities done. Before, it never mattered. Now it does. 

  • $51.935 million in bonds set aside for Tri County Hospital

    The proposed Tri-County Hospital for Chiefland has won almost $52 million of the $70 million in economic stimulus bond money it requested from the state’s pool of federal Economic Recovery Zone Bonds approved by Congress in 2009.
    The Levy County Board of Commissioners was notified on Oct. 21 by the state Division of Bond Finance that it will receive $51.935 million of the bond money. And as more money comes into the bond pool ó returned by municipalities and county governments that cannot or are unable to use the money-more will flow to the hospital.