Today's News

  • Meet the candidates, BOCC District 4

    The Primary election is Aug. 28 and it will likely decide multiple countywide races.

    The pair of Levy County Commission races each feature a couple of Republicans only, making them open primaries for all voters. If a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes, he or she clinches the race. If both candidates in a race fail to reach 50 percent, they will square off again in the fall.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 21, Patrice Marie Baker, 34, Archer, domestic battery by strangulation. ROR.

    • July 21, Stephen Larry Bingaman, 53, Trenton, battery, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. Bond $25,000.

    • July 16, Darien Suriel Cano Toribio, 31, Williston, no DL, resisting W/OV. Bond $16,000.

    • July 22, Joshua Zachery Clemons, 25, Trenton, battery, domestic battery by strangulation.

  • Accident claims life of Tennessee woman

    By Buster Thompson

    Citrus County Chronicle

    A Tennessee woman died July 19 after her vehicle collided with a Lecanto man’s semi-trailer truck that had jackknifed on a Levy County roadway.

    At around 1:50 p.m., 53-year-old Stephen Horton was driving a semi-trailer truck south on State Road 121, approaching Northeast Seventh Place turning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

  • County proposes waste assessment fee

    By Lori Prevatt

    Special to the Pioneer

    At the County Commission meeting July 17, commissioners were tasked with setting preliminary assessment fees for EMT, fire and solid waste services.

    The latter generated much debate among commissioners and attendees, as the county weighed replacing dumping fees at the county landfill with an assessment fee of $116 for all households.

  • Meet the candidates at Saturday's forum

    Nineteen candidates, each believing he/she can make a difference, have confirmed their attendance at this Saturday’s forum sponsored by Citizens for an Engaged Electorate (CEE) and AARP Williston Area Chapter #912.

    The forum, twice the size as the one held in 2016 and the only one of its kind in Levy County prior to the Aug. 26 election, will begin sharply at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Williston Middle High School. There will be two short scheduled breaks during the three-hour forum.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 14, Reginald Ventrell Adams Sr., 56, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $2,500.

    • July 12, Christopher Scott Allen, 42, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    • July 12, Sydney Leigh Allen, 20, Inglis, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, trafficking in amphetamine, two counts possession and/or use of drug equipment, destroying/ tampering with evidence, smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Bond $325,000.

  • Happenings


    Clothes Give-Away

    First Baptist Church Williston is once again opening its clothes closet for the annual Back-to-School Clothes Give-Away Saturday, Aug, 4, 9 a.m. - noon in the Family Life Center.

    New and clean, gently used garments are available for the whole family - babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, women and men.

    If you have any questions or have clothes you would like to donate to this effort, call the church office at 352-528-4331.

    Brunch with AARP

  • Be prepared

    If you don't have your disaster preparedness kit together now – six weeks into hurricane season – then what are you waiting for?

    Every home should be ready when an emergency happens. Last week John MacDonald and David Peaton from the Levy County Department of Emergency Management explained to guests of the Williston Chamber of Commerce the role of their department and how both residents and business owners can prepare for whatever comes their way.

  • Dollar General robbed Saturday

    The Williston Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two men who allegedly robbed the Dollar General Store on Noble Avenue late Saturday night.

    Police Chief Dennis Strow said his officers responded to the report of an armed robbery shortly after it occurred at 10:31 p.m. July 14.

    The suspects had a handgun, Strow said and robbed the clerk of an undetermined amount of money before fleeing from the store and traveling east.

    Both suspects wore ski masks.

  • Carolyn's I-95 adventure

    Regular readers know that I spent the weekend after July 4 in Eastern Kentucky at my class reunion. Everything went smoothly and I had the time of my life.

    Now, as the late Paul Harvey once said, now for the rest of the story.

    The reunion was over at 9 p.m. to allow those who had traveled to return home, or those like me, who needed to get an early start the next day.

    However, I ended up talking with classmates behind the trunk of my car in the parking lot until 10.

    By the time I returned to the hotel and changed, it was 10:45.