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Today's News

  • Deans celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

     Mr. and Mrs. James G. Dean celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 28. 

    The couple was married in Ft. Lauderdale Aug. 28, 1944 after James, a member of the U. S. Marine Corps, returned from the South Pacific, where he participated in the invasions of Guadalcanal and New Guinea.

    After the end of WWII, the couple resided in Miami until 1959, when they moved to Williston.  He spent his early years in Levy County and the return brought them closer to family.

  • Landon Oaks kickstarts subdivision

    By Ashley Thornton

    Special to the Pioneer

    There’s a new subdivision in town.

    Landon Oaks, developed by Coldwell Banker’s Marilyn Deas, it is located off of SW 7th Avenue, just down past the police station.

    “I really am excited,” said Coldwell Real Estate Agent Rhonda Sweat, “I’m also proud of the product, incredibly proud of the house that we did.”

    The eight-lot subdivision features one model home and they already have contracts for two more to be built.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

     

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

    • Aug. 11,  Justin Beau Barrs, 32, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • TRIM notices hit mail today

    Levy County Property Appraiser Oz Barker informed the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that this year's Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices will be hitting the mail today (Thursday) and Friday. 

  • Voters head to polls Tuesday

     

    It's time to vote folks. 

    The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but voting has been underway for quite a while. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 4, William Michael Carryer, 19, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 4, Rhiannon Cribbs, 20, Morriston, grand theft. Bond $20,000.

    • Aug. 5, Chad Alexander Cumbo, 30, Bronson, VOP.

    • Aug. 5, Jessie James Eichelberger, 44, Williston, battery on person age 65 or older. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 8, Blake Fontana, 20, Morriston, four out of county warrants. Bond $100,000.

  • Chiefland says county has grudge against it

    The county has a grudge against the City of Chiefland, is what some city officials are saying about Chiefland’s pursuit of emergency services and annual funding from the county for fire protection.

    At Monday night’s city commission meeting, both the issues of ALS and fire funding were discussed during a recap of a meeting last week on ALS between area medical directors, officials from the county and the City of Chiefland.

  • Software will help WPD organize

    Keeping accurate records is vital to every department, but perhaps none so much as Williston Police.

    Last week, Chief Dennis Strow asked for, and received, permission to spend more than $19,000 to acquire new software.

    The package will allow the department to better maintain reports, including incidents, accidents, arrests, investigations, ordinances and activity logs. Software was bought three years ago in anticipation of the Levy County Sheriff going to the same program, but it never happened and the software is less than adequate.

  • Williston angler competing for $500,000 cash

     The Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, will return to Lake Murray and the Columbia, S.C. area Aug. 14-17 to crown bass fishing’s top angler of 2014. Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism, the tournament will feature 45 of the world’s best bass pros and co-anglers casting for the sport’s biggest awards – $500,000 cash in the pro division and $50,000 cash in the co-angler division.

  • Candidates meet, greet and answer questions at forum

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    If anyone came expecting fireworks at the candidates forum hosted by VFW Post 5625 and the Chiefland Citizen, they were likely to come away disappointed. But hopefully they came away better informed.