Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 4, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, no DL. Bond $2,000.

    • Aug. 3, Keith Carter, 45, Chiefland, possession of ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 2, Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 32, Bronson, fleeing/eluding, possession of cocaine. Bond $50,000.

    • July 30, Andrew Davis, 37, Fanning Springs, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings


    Brunch with AARP

    Thinking about joining an active AARP group? This summer will be a good time to meet members of Williston Area AARP Chapter 912 in a casual setting. The group will be getting together for brunch at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, Citrus Grill in Dunnellon.

    For more information or directions, call Sharon Reynolds, 352-422-7424.


    Chiefland High Reunion

    The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

  • Meet the candidates, BOCC District 2

    A pair of Levy County Commission races will be decided in Universal Primary Contests Aug. 28, due to all candidates having the same party. The contests are open to all voters.

     The District 2 (Chiefland) race is between incumbent Rock Meeks and challenger Terance Reed, while District 4 (Cedar Key) is incumbent Lilly Rooks and challenger Ryan Bell.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 28, Thankaraj Syamala Ajith, 39, Bronson, FTA. Bond $5,002.

    • July 29, John Nicholas Arcangeli, 34, Pompano Beach, affray, resisting W/OV. Bond $10,000.

    • July 24, Israel Lee Brown, 36, Williston, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $300.

    • July 24, Wilbur Eugene Chewning, 39, Gainesville, DUI. Bond $2,000.

  • Candidates tell why they're the best choice


    Saturday's candidate forum, sponsored by Williston AARP Chapter 912 and Citizens for an Engaged Electorate drew about 100 interested residents and over 19 political hopefuls.

    Questions, submitted by those attending the forum, were collected by the sponsor hosts and questions that were asked most frequently were posed to the candidates by student volunteers from Williston Middle High School.

    All candidates were given the same amount of time to answer and were flashed time warning posters as the clock ticked down.

  • 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.