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Today's News

  • Three charged with making motel meth

    Three people were arrested Wednesday, March 6, on charges of manufacturing and selling meth out of the Bronson Motel while a 5-month-old infant was also in the room, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Department press release. 

  • There's less sunshine than you think

    For two weeks at the end of February, reporters from 31 news organizations, including the Chiefland Citizen (Levy Newspaper Group), participated in a project with the Florida Press Association to determine the availability ofrecords from Florida’s clerks and court offices in all of the state’s 67 counties.

  • Ft White dashes home field winning streak

    By Bryan Hoopaugh
    bhoopaugh@willistonpioneer.com
    Red Devils Varsity Baseball went two out of three last week putting an end to their home field winning streak.
    After a convincing win and shutout against Bradford on Tuesday and another big 8-4 win over Dixie County on Thursday night, Ft. White put an end to the Devils’ winning streak with a nail biting 3-0 victory over the mighty Red Devils.

  • WHS grads: your biography is needed now

    Big is not necessarily better, we’ve heard. “Portraits of Success” is a project of the Williston Public Library to gather together information about Williston graduates…Williston, a small Florida town of about 2000 people. The project requests that Williston graduates submit a one-page biography which includes those people or experiences of Williston who made or which made them the people they are today.

  • Levy courts hand down sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts during October 2012:
    David Apling, VOP on possession and sale of controlled substance, revoke probation, 30 months with credit for 339 days served on each, served concurrently. Must pay VOP cost, civil judgment and jail fund.
    Lloy Frances Balboni, VOP on possession of controlled substance, adjudication withheld, reinstate and modify probation. Must pay VOP cost, civil judgment and probation cost.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Feb. 28, Joseph Ray Ainsworth, 18, Bronson, lewd and lascivious behavior on victim age 12-16. Bond $200,000.
    Feb. 28, Wayne Allan Bancroft, 47, Inglis, four counts battery, with violence. Bond $250,000.
    Feb. 26, Enjoli Nicole Brady, 30, Brooksville. FTA.
    Feb. 27, Ariell M. Brock, 27, Chiefland, DWL expired, obstruction W/OV. Bond $1,000.
    Feb. 25, Robert Wayne Carter, 37, Bell, grand theft. Bond $35,000.

  • Church News

      Holy Family Catholic Church

    Angel House Thrift
    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy. 27A, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    Lite Lunch
    Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday,  March  20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall located three miles north on Hwy 27A. There is no charge or obligation of any kind.

    St. Patrick’s Dinner

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    Staff Report
    A Bronson woman became the fifth traffic fatality for 2013 in Levy County when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.
    Carolyn Jean Jones, 54, of Bronson was driving a 2012 Toyota Yaris west on U.S. Highway 27A at Northeast 112th Terrace when  the car left the road and struck a tree in a wooded area.

  • Community Happenings

      Saturday, March 9

    Tri-County Pregnancy Center  will host a talent show for middle and high school students (grades 6-12).
    Free auditions will take place Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1045 NE 6th Blvd, Williston, next door to the Woman's Club on State Road 121.  
    This will be the only audition opportunity, so it is vital that all potential contestants attend.

  • County delays alcohol sales discussion

    The discussion on whether to extend alcohol beverage sales hours from a midnight cutoff to a 2 a.m. cutoff is being delayed until the Levy County Commission meeting on April 2.
    The decision came during Tuesday’s regular meeting where a workshop on proposed changes to the county’s alcohol ordinance had been scheduled. But that was called off after some citizens protested the timing of the meeting — 1 p.m. — would force citizens who wanted to address the issue to take time off from work.