Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 28, Venetha Harris Anderson, 47, Williston aggravated battery. Bond $50,000.

    • Oct. 23, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 38, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.

    • Oct. 23, Drew Joshua Bennett, 31, Perry, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

    • Oct. 28, Casey Brown, 29, Chiefland, breach of the peace. Bond $1,000.

    • July 2, Earnest Gerome Brown, 63, Williston, battery, contempt of court/violation of a no contact order.

  • Williston will mark Veterans Day

    Williston will honor all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Park Pavilion.

  • Polls open Tuesday 7-7

    Levy County joins Florida and much of the nation Nov. 6 when voters head to the polls to make leadership choices from the local to the national level.

    To date there are 27,854 voters registered in the county and already 20.29 percent have cast ballots, most of which came via U.S. Mail.

    Voters may vote at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 421 S. Court St., Bronson though Saturday or at their polling place Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council honored October Students of the Month at last week's meeting.

    Ava Fret, daughter of Jennifer Fret and a second grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary, was nominated by her teacher, Kaitlyn Bannon.

    In her nomination, Bannon wrote: "Ava was nominated for our class's student of the month because of her outstanding attitude and character during the first weeks of school.

    "She is already showing leadership traits by following the rules of our classroom and school.

  • Sheriff warns partiers that lawless behavior will not be tolerated

    Levy County Sheriff's Office

    Special to the Pioneer

    During the late night hours of Sept. 29 and early morning hours of Sept. 30, a large number of individuals staged a “Williston Block Party” in the area of the New Hope Baptist Church east of Williston.

     An estimated crowd of 3,000 partiers used vehicles to completely block traffic on CR 318 and NE 212th Court.

    Loud music, alcohol and marijuana smoke filled the area for approximately four hours.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Oct. 14, Gwendolyn Dawn Bailey, 45, Bronson, DWLS. Bond $1,000.

    • Oct. 20, James Arthur Bailey, 80, Chiefland, child abuse w/o great bodily harm. ROR.

    • Oct. 20, Bobby Joe Bullock, 24, Horseshoe Beach, operating motorcycle w/o license, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, trafficking in amphetamine. Bond $60,500.

  • Happenings


    Cattlemen Meeting

    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will hold its Fall Membership Meeting Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Whitehurst Lodge located at 9820 SW CR 346, Archer, FL 32618.

    Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. You do not need to own cattle to become a member.

    If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Office (352-486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352-528-4724).

    EMT Program

  • Moving Day

    Perhaps it's no coincidence that the construction of Williston's new city hall took a little over nine months.

    Like an expectant mother, monthly City Manager Scott Lippmann told the council members about each stage of the building's development.

    Last week he said it was probable the city could take delivery of the building this week.

    And now that this week has arrived, city staff is preparing for its next big adventure: new accommodations in the multi-million dollar city hall.

  • Beast Feast a big fundraiser for local schools

    By Sean Arnold


    The Levy County Schools Foundation helps direct more than $100,000 per year to Levy students and classrooms through grants and scholarships, a critical supplement for school funding in the district.

    On Saturday, Oct. 20, the LCSF is holding one of its two major fundraisers, the 9th Annual Beast Feast, at the Etheridge Produce Farm in Williston. Beast Feast features local civic and business leaders gathering to prepare and serve wild dishes such as frog legs, mullet and swamp cabbage.

  • Choir members needed

    All are welcome and invited to join The Inter-Faith Choir of Williston. There are no fees to join and participants do not need to know how to read music.

    The choir will hold its first practice Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

    Practice will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 650 North Main St. in Williston.

    The choir will hold its second practice at the First United Methodist Church of Williston the following Thursday, Nov. 1 (213 W. Noble Ave.).