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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dustin Fremont Arnold, 29, Daytona Beach, arrested Dec. 2, Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR). Bond $5,000.
    Lonnie Shane Burnett, 38, Morriston, arrested Dec. 4, domestic felony battery by strangulation and domestic aggravated assault. Bond $30,000.
    Terry Rhodes Carter, 66, Lake City, arrested Dec. 4, false imprisonment, violation of injunction, deprive use of 911 and criminal mischief. Bond $45,000.

  • Now I learn a new language of love for her

    When my mom was born, her parents named her Darlene. Seymour and Anne Horton thought they had coined a new name for their daughter, whom they called “Darling” in a domestic language of love.
    Once a strong voiced loquacious performer and confident matriarch of 10 children and a clan of about 100 –counting in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – my mom speaks mostly gibberish now in a weak, high, thin voice. Hers is a pigeon language of heartbreak and lucidity.

  • Five apply for county commissioner seat

    Five people have submitted applications to the Governor’s Office seeking appointment to the vacant District 1 County Commission seat.
    But no appointment will be made until Rick Scott takes office as governor on Jan. 4, says a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist.
    Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Crist, said the governor would like to see more people apply for the position. “He likes to have eight to 10 applicants,” Ivey said.

  • City backs down on charter change

    Williston voters will not be deciding on city charter changes during the March 2011 elections.
    The decision came Tuesday night after a third discussion by council members on a proposed ordinance fell flat.
    The new ordinance called for the mayoral position to be elected by the voters and gave the mayor authority to preside over council members as one of the five councillors.

  • Tour of Homes

    The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas come alive this Sunday as the Williston Woman’s Club presents the Christmas Tour of Homes featuring four magnificent houses, their decor and their generous owners.
    A tradition that dates back almost 20 years has been resurrected by the club as a fund-raiser with monies earmarked for a covered pavilion at Williston Elementary School.

  • The basics of wisdom

    “The Basics of Wisdom”
    James 2:13-18

    The Book of Proverbs is considered to be one of the five wisdom and poetry books of the Bible. The other four are Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. I would like to begin with a couple of Scripture quotes from the Book of Proverbs. There is a certain madness to the order of which I placed each verse:

  • Send us pictures of baby’s first Christmas

    Christmas is a special time for many but none more so than parents and grandparents celebrating the holiday with new additions to their families.
    On Dec. 23, the Williston Pioneer will publish photographs of Baby’s First Christmas.
    Photographs must be snapshots–no professional pictures will be printed. Photos can be from any year–even “back in the day.”

  • Legislative delegation meeting set for Dec. 15

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) has announced the Levy County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Levy County Commission Chambers at the Levy County Courthouse, located at 355 South Court Street in Bronson.
    “This is a prime opportunity for the citizens and public officials of Levy County to meet with their Legislators and inform them of what is important to their community,”  Bembry said.

  • Have a holly jolly time in Williston

    Christmas may be two weeks away but visitors to Williston this weekend can bolster their holiday spirit with three days packed with color, cheer and festivity that should carry them through to Dec. 25.
    The whirlwind of holiday cheer kicks off Friday night as the Williston Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Christmas parade down Noble Avenue beginning at 6 p.m.
    A host of floats, motorized vehicles, music and color will center around this year’s theme “Wild West Christmas.”

  • Thomas Speck:

    Thomas Speck is someone who would have been called, in the language of yesteryear, “a man of parts.” 

    Or you might think of him as a cat with nine lives, or a novel in several volumes, each set in a different time or place.