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Today's News

  • Bradenton flagman killed at Speedway

     

    A 49-year-old race worker was killed Sunday at the Bronson Speedway when a vehicle lost control and wound up in the infield.

  • Courts hand down sentences

     

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during March:

    Paul Lavell Alexander Jr., VOP on 2 counts of cocaine possession, probation reinstated and modified to have curfew from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. Must pay probation and VOP costs.

  • Levy County Sherrifs Report

     

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

    • Sept. 1, Ranie Ronald Baker, 55, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

  • We Will Never Forget

    Sept. 11, 2001–a day that changed our country forever–is remembered annually by the Williston Fire Department with signs erected on the lawn. The Williston Pioneer remembers this day and salutes the men and women who lost their lives during that time. God bless America!

  • Suspects caught in the act of burglary

     

    Two people were arrested after they were allegedly caught in the middle of a burglary.

    According to a press release, Levy County Deputies Cpl. L. Prine and K. Weatherford’s rapid response to a 12-year-old’s panicked phone call for help resulted in the capture of two suspects.

  • Williston woman gets eight years for abuse

     A Williston woman who owned an adult care home was sentenced to eight years and 10 months in prison after she pleaded to charges that she abused her clients.

  • City proclaims Sept. 17-24 as Constitution Week

     

    For more than 227 years, the United States Constitution has served as the cornerstone of this nation's freedom and way of life.

  • Every vote counts

    It took a couple of hours on Thursday and all day Friday, but by the time the weekend started the Supervisor of Elections was able to announce that former District 4 Commissioner Lilly Rooks had won the Republican nomination by a three-vote margin.

    The final count: 1,728 votes for Rooks to 1,725 votes for incumbent Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland. Rooks will face Democrat Jamie Griffin in the Nov. 4 general election.

    It was a sweet comeback for Rooks, defeating the man who unseated her four years ago, and after suffering two strokes earlier this year.

  • Stories from the river

    As a scientist, Dr. Ken Sulak is trained to make observations.

    He makes his living studying the ways of the natural world, with an emphasis, in recent years, on the lives of sturgeon swimming the lengths of the Suwannee River.

    But his professional work over time has bled into his personal interests: observations on the lives of humans and their place in the world.

    "In the course of being on the river, you run into a lot of people, a lot of old timers," Sulak said from his office at the U.S. Geological Survey last week.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Aug. 26, Melba Paige Alexander, 23, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 26, Erica Sue Allen, 36, Inglis, two counts non support of children or spouse. Bond $1,160.
    • Aug. 26, Eugene Carter, 53, Cross City, non support of children or spouse. Bond $586.
    • Aug. 25, Tammie Lee Chapin, 23, Archer, abuse without great harm to child. Bond $40,000.
    • Aug. 26, Walter R. Clark, 40, Chiefland, non support of children or child support.