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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Reginald Ventrell Adams, 25, Chiefland, arrested Dec. 14, possession of a controlled substance and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Bond $50,000.

    Haley Brianna Baker, 18, Trenton, arrested Dec. 14, armed burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. Bond $75,000.

    Matthew Brady Benson, 21, Archer, arrested Dec. 14, dealing in stolen property. Bond $50,000.

  • Local legislators reminded to keep rural counties in mind

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    chiefland citizen

    The message was we have no money. 

    But the folks who came to the Levy County Legislative Delegation meeting on Dec. 15 had more on their mind that the state’s money woes. They asked the legislators to look out for small, rural counties that cannot do the same things as larger, urban areas.

  • Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    We three Pioneers--Debbie, Chris and Carolyn--wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons. Merry Christmas!

  • Fugate resigns

    During a lengthy city council meeting Tuesday night, Norm Fugate resigned as the Williston City Attorney. See the story in Thursday's Williston Pioneer.

  • JV hands Ft. White 50-48 win

    The Williston JV basketball team held a 25-14 halftime lead over the JV Ft. White Indians.
    During the second half, the Indians Billy Whitney with 12 points, and Nick Butler  with 14 points, along with a tightened pressure defense, pulled the Indians even at 40-40 with just over three minutes remaining in the game.
    The Indians then exploded for 8 straight points off of Red Devil turnovers. The Red Devils then made a come back of their own pulling within 2 points at 50-48.

  • Rusty Red Devils pull away from Ft. White 64-44

    The Williston Red Devils didn’t appear to be on their game when they took on the Ft. White Indians Dec. 8 to defend their district championship.
    The Red Devils held on and they pulled away late for a 64-44 win.
    “We have a lot of work to do,” said head coach Steve Faulkner following the game. “I hope we were just rusty from our two week layoff,” Faulkner continued.
    “We didn’t look very good tonight, but when you get a district win on the road, that’s good,” Faulkner said.

  • Red Devils take down Lake Weir

    The game was between two teams that wanted to run up and down the court.  The Williston Red Devils were hosting the 4A Lake Weir Hurricanes with a 5-1 season record.
    Red Devil Jacques Edwards led the Red Devils in the first quarter as he dropped in 5 points in the first minutes of the game.
    The Red Devils, after taking a 25-12 first quarter lead, appeared to be unable to rebound  in the second quarter, as the Hurricanes made a constant run at the Red Devils getting third and fourth attempts off the offensive boards.

  • Wow! Council meeting was eye-opening

    By Jerry Robinson

    Guest Columnist

  • Levy teachers earn top honors

    By Mike Capshaw
    Four teachers from the Levy County School District were honored during Tuesday’s School Board of Levy County meeting in Bronson.
    The meeting kicked off with the Levy Soil and Water Conservation Teacher Awards Presentation. Chiefland’s Lita Weingart, Bronson’s Jennifer Bray and Marcia Smith all received plaques and $1,000 for their class projects. Chiefland’s Katie Jones also was honored, but not present for the presentation.

  • Donation sponsors eight ballet students

    Williston School of Dance recently received a  $1,600 donation from Plum Creek Foundation.
     Plum Creek, based in Seattle, Wash. is the largest private landowner in the United States. The company owns an estimated 145,000 acres in Levy County.
    The contribution by Plum Creek served as a sponsorship for eight ballet students of the School of Dance.