Today's News

  • Hospital changes management

    Nature Coast Hospital is under new management and change is already taking place.

    Partners Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD) out of Overland Park, Kan. became the new management group for the hospital Sept. 1, according to spokesman Nathan Adams, vice president of communication and government affairs.

    Read the story in this week's Pioneer.

  • Red Devils scorch PK Yonge

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to PK Yonge and after a 14-14 tie at the end of the first half, the offense began to gel.

    Red Devils' Deonte Welch took the game under his belt and led the Red Devils to a 33-14 win.

    Welch had a total of 179 rushing yards and 71 in the fourth quarter alone while scoring two touchdowns. DJ King also had two touchdowns for the Red Devils in the win.


  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Aug. 21

    Head Start Open House

    Childhood Development Services, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start will hold Open House Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at All Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms

    Staff will be there to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Come and meet your child’s teachers.

    Meet JBE Teachers

    Class lists were available on Monday, Aug. 3 for parents of students at Joyce Bullock Elementary.

  • Six qualify for Bronson Council seats

    Six candidates have qualified to run in the Sept. 8 Bronson Town Council elections according to Town Clerk Kelli Brettel.

    Three seats are open and the incumbents have qualified in each race: Aaron Edmondson in Seat One, Vice Mayor Beatrice Mongo in Seat Three and Melody LaFlam in Seat Five.

  • Handgun on job lands man in jail

    A 10-year career at Wellee^Bilt Industries came to a halt last week for a convicted felon who brought a handgun to work.

    According to the Williston Police Department, Richard A. Williams, 50, of SE Third Street hid a handgun in a piece of pipe and threatened to kill any co-worker who said anything about it.

    However, employees, concerned about safety in the workplace, notified management who then in turn called the police.

    Williams had served time in prison for killing a man in Bradford County 20 years ago

  • Mail carrier fails to deliver

    Bronson letter carrier Rose Conklin pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to failing to deliver more than 125,000 letters, newspapers and circulars over a six-year period that she worked with the U.S. Postal Service. She faces the possibility of a five year prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $1,000 monetary assessment.

    As part of her plea deal she has agreed to pay the $1,000 assessment before her sentencing in November.

  • Bronson salon cuts through economy to help those in need

    Spiraling downward. Unending. Stripes of red, white and blue.

    Was it really just a spinning barber pole outside a local salon?

    Or, was it a symbol echoing the feelings of so many Americans trying to get ahead, only to find they are getting further behind? Or maybe a helping hand?

    The sign out front, sandwiched between an enormous pair of scissors and a comb, read “The Hair Experts.”

  • Community Calendar

    Saturday, Aug. 29

    Political Rally

    A political rally will be held from noon until 8 p.m. at the Bronson Youth League Park for candidates in the Sept. 8 Bronson Town Council elections.

    Three seats are up in the election. Candidates will have an opportunity to make speeches, answer questions from members of the Bronson Chamber of Commerce and meet voters and answer their questions.

    Relay for Life Yard Sale

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following information is taken from public records, reports and press releases, as well as interviews, provided by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Willie Crowley, 33, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $5,000.

    Michelle Louise VanHoose, 35, of Bronson, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $5,000.

    Jeffery Lee Jones, 56, of Williston, charged with aggravated assault. Bail is $5,000.

    Seth Leon Foster, 21, of Trenton, charged with VOP and aggravated assault. No bond.

  • Man accused of taking car and piggy bank

    A Bronson man who recently served a prison term for grand theft auto found himself back behind bars Aug. 24 for the same crime plus petit theft.

    Ronald Joyner, 46, of Town Court, Bronson, was arrested after the family member he was living with reported that when he awakened at 2:15 a.m., both Joyner and his 2002 Kia were missing.

    The car was found behind the Bronson Post Office, an area known for drug activity. Joyner was behind the wheel and was arrested on the scene.