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Today's News

  • Williston finances stay strong

    Three quarters into the current fiscal year, the city of Williston’s finances are just about on target.

  • Easy as pie breakfast casserole

     I’m not a breakfast eater–never have been. I suppose the biggest reason is I don’t eat eggs–except in cookies, cakes and pies.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    July 28, Eric Leonard Adams, 38, Inglis, two counts battery.

    July 22, Jamie Chez Ayotte, 45, Cedar Key, disorderly conduct.

    July 22, Thomas Barr, 38, Chiefland, possession of marijuana. Bond $5,000.

    July 28, Roger Paul Brown, 52, Morriston, DWLS, possession of drug equipment. Bond $40,000.

  • Etheridge wins state Star Discovery Award

     Baylee Etheridge of the Williston Middle FFA Chapter is the winner of this year’s coveted State Star Discovery award. 

    Etheridge and the other finalists of this award were recognized at the 85th annual Florida FFA State Convention and Leadership Conference this past June.

    Etheridge and the top finalists received awards sponsored by William E. Hamm & Associates, Inc., as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

  • Firefighters battle two blazes

    Area firefighters stayed busy over the weekend battling residential fires–one of which claimed the lives of a family’s pets.

    Friday, a little before 12:30 p.m., Bronson Fire Department, Levy County Department of Public Safety, Morriston paramedics, Levy County Animal Control, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and  Williston Fire Department were called to 5650 NE 96th Ave., where a doublewide manufactured home was about 25 percent involved and fire was venting from the roof.

  • County opts for rollback millage

    The Levy County Commission has set the tentative property tax millage rate at 8.3307 for the coming year, but it could back off that number by Sept. 30 when the final budget is adopted.

    The unanimous decision came in a Tuesday morning meeting where the commission also received three proposals from engineering firms interested in doing work under the RESTORE Act fnding. 

  • No improvement for Levy schools

    Staff

    Grades for 2013 Levy County elementary and stand alone middle schools were released on Friday.

    But combination schools like Bronson Middle/High School and the county’s stand alone high schools, including Cedar Key High School, Chiefland High School and Williston High School, are waiting on their grades.

    The results: 

  • Morriston Baptist Church ministers in Jamaica

     By Keith Stewart

  • The readers have spoken

     During the month of June Pioneer readers voted for their favorite businesses and community leaders in the annual Readers’ Choice balloting.

  • 20 churches unite in solidarity of the Spirit

    By Johnnie Jones

    Special to the Pioneer

    For three glorious nights, nearly 20 churches of the local faith community joined together for a powerful inter-denominational revival that drew crowds of more than 300 people each night. 

    On July 11, 12 and 13 the Ministerial Faith Alliance, which is made up of congregations from Williston and the surrounding areas, held the event at Unity Temple International in Williston.