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Today's News

  • Bronson falls to St. Joseph Academy

    ST. AUGUSTINE -- Quintell Coleman ran the opening kickoff back 90 yards, but that was one of the few bright spots for Bronson in a 51-12 loss to St. Joseph Academy’s football team Friday night.

    Coleman caught a 43-yard TD pass before halftime, making the score a respectable 22-12 at the break. But the Flashes exploded for 29 points in the third period and that set up a running clock to finish the game.

    St. Joe rushed for 290 yards, while Bronson ran for just 37.

  • Zoning changed for firm

    The owners of Hoseline Inc., one of three companies that manufactures air conditioning and heating units for emergency vehicles and handcart units used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, won final approval for a change to the county’s land use plan and a zoning change for a facility in Williston.

    The family-owned company requested a change in the Levy County Future Land Use Plan for 10.58 acres on County Road 316 and U.S. Highway 27 from urban low density residential use to commercial use.

  • County to sell dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.

    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county’s limerock mining operation. “We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this. There is a lot of demand for this equipment.”

  • Etheridge honored at final meeting as Board member

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday’s meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.

    Tuesday’s meeting was Etheridge’s final meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston for the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • LOG CABIN QUILTERS

    By WINNELLE HORNE

    Special to the Pioneer

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone enjoyed reading the quilt books that were brought in. More fabric was also brought in. Joyce has made lots of tote bags for the children at Camp Caruth. More quilts were brought in for pictures to be taken.

  • Walk for Life is this Saturday

    The 11th annual Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23. 

    Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will commence at 9 a.m. at the Tri-County Pregnancy Center. 

    This year there will also be family-friendly activities and a free lunch to all pre-registered walkers. 

    So dust off your walking shoes and come join the others at your local Walk site. 

    For those who cannot walk Saturday, sponsoring a walker is a great way to show your support of life. 

  • Inside a hospice care unit: comforts of home

    Diane Wayne

    An inpatient hospice care center offers all the comforts of home, as well as the compassion and care that patients and families need during an especially challenging time. While most hospice patients prefer to be at home, a care center provides “a home away from home” when patients require more intensive symptom management and pain relief than they can receive at home or in a hospital. It’s also a place where a caregiver who needs a break can trust that a loved one will be in good hands.

  • Our Hero's Happy Holiday

    We are accepting individually wrapped snacks and small gifts to send in care packages overseas to our soliders this holiday season.  (Please no homemade food items) Cut off date for collecting these items will be November 15, 2010.  For shipping reasons.

  • Jury finds for Citizen in Andrews’ suit

       A Levy County jury has unanimously decided the Chiefland Citizen did not damage Andy Dennis Andrews’ name, reputation and businesses in a 2007 editorial calling for fair, clean city elections, and a series of stories about a state investigation into 11 voters’ right to vote in Chiefland elections.

  • Should I enter into a pre-nuptial agreement?

      By Pierce Kelley