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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    Tammy Michelle Schiappucci, 33, of Bronson was charged May 7 with domestic battery and criminal mischief. Bond was $5,000.

    Joseph Vigliotti, 20, of Bronson was charged with Violation of Probation (VOP) grand theft on May 7. No bond was set.

    Theodore Radacky, 15, of Williston was arrested May 7 and charged with burglary of a structure, burglary of a dwelling, petit theft and criminal mischief. No bond was set.

  • Lee’s Grocery burns Monday

    Lee’s Grocery, a landmark business across from Bronson Motor Speedway on State Road 24 burned Monday morning turning a family’s income into smoke and ashes.

    Mohammad Rashid, 24, was working alone at the store when he noticed smoke coming from a storage area on the back left side of the building. He said there was only one customer, a woman, in the store at the time.

    “I asked the customer can you please leave, because there is smoke and she needs to leave,” said Rashid, who with two other brothers works in the store.

  • My TV career viciously plucked from me

    Whoever said, "Some things are not to be," said a mouthful. I have found that, although I may want to do something, it is not for me. Of course, the opposite is also true. Some things I do not want, yet somehow they find residence upon my person, and usually do not pay rent. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just choose everything you like in life?

  • Devils drop heartbreaker to Keystone

    It was anybody’s game until Keystone’s seventh-inning hit that ended it all, giving the Indians the 5-4 win over Williston. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Keystone’s Brett Anderson singled past short; bringing in Clayton Mosely for the game-winning run.

    Williston had drawn first blood, as Chris Morrow, leading off in the second inning, drew a rare walk from Keystone starter Mosely. Brandon Scott moved Morrow over with a hard single to right, and Tyrie Boyer drove him home with a chop up the middle.

  • Eagles gearing up for big season

    Spring returns to Bronson as Eagle football gets under way. Head coach Al Cooksey said between returning players and newcomers, this year’s team has lots of talent.

    “We’ve got a good group of kids here,” he said.

    “But, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

    Cooksey was joined on the grid by varsity assistants Mo Mitchell, Greg Hamilton, Jim Johnson, Mark Marrazo, Jeromi Birtkikidis and Greg Brochetti. Bronson football practices every day at 3:30 p.m. on the field at Old Bronson High School.

  • Bronson Speedway May 9 Racing results

    Sportsman

    1- 32 Shelton Bowers

    2- 1 Matt Blum

    3- 02 Arthur Conquest

    4- 22 Gene Owens

    5- 08 William Edwards

    6- 9 Kody Jet

    7- 71 Fred Tuskie

    8- 76 Jim Higgenbotham

    May 9 2009 Race Results

    Street stock

    1- 8 Michael Stalnaker

    2- 57 Frank stromquist

    3- 97 Brent Cooper

    4- 69 Tommy Ausburn

    5- 08 Jeff Stalnaker

    6- 28 Dewayne Hitchcock

    7- 15 Don Altier

    Pure Stock

    1- 42 Steve Hise

    2- 5 James Peters

    3- 58 James Peters

  • Levy sports taking a big hit

    When you go to a district tournament game at the end of each sporting season, the Florida High School Athletic Association reminds you of a few important facts.

    “Interscholastic events are an extension of the classroom,” intones the game announcer.

    The purpose is to remind those in attendance how much sports and school go together.

  • School Menus

    Friday, May 15

    Pizzata with dip or fish sandwich, salad/green beans, pineapple cake

    Monday, May 18

    Hot dog on bun or chicken nuggets, baked beans/cole slaw, chilled peaches

    Tuesday, May 19

    Taco with cheese or chicken sandwich on bun, corn, orange slices

    Wednesday, May 20

    Macaroni and cheese with ham or popcorn chicken, buttered carrots/salad, chilled peaches, homemade rolls

    Thursday, May 21

  • Do you know a deceased veteran?

    Almost every family has one; some have two.

    And in next week’s edition of the Williston Pioneer (May 21) we want to salute veterans and remember them on Memorial Day–the day set aside to remember those who are no longer with us.

    E-mail or bring in your veteran’s photo, along with the branch of service they were in, their rank and their years of service. All photos received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 18 will be printed.

    E-mail them to editor@willistonpioneer.com.

  • Law Day 2009-Fun on the River

    The 9th Annual Law Day Lunch, an event that honors law enforcement, was celebrated on the banks of the Suwannee River on Friday, May 9. The fried mullet, hushpuppies, cheese grits, slaw and all the water and tea you can drink event is hosted by the judiciary and sheriffs serving Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties. More than 150 people gathered at the W.O. Beauchamp Jr. home, where the event is held every year, to celebrate friendships and catch-up on current events in their families and work.