Today's News

  • ‘Cowgirl’ shares local history, childhood adventures

    Maybe it was after reading Black Beauty or Black Stallion or learning about Annie Oakley or Calamity Jane or because your family always had horses, but you were bitten by the “love horses” bug

    Alachua County resident Debra Segal and her fellow “cowgirls” fell in love with horses early in life. Years later, Segal decided to share some of their “horse happenings” with the world, and so The Idylwild Cowgirls came to be.

  • Happenings

    Memorial Service

    Haven is hosting a Love & Remembrance Spring Memorial on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Haven Community Building located at 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland. Haven provides this service at no charge and anyone in the community who has lost a loved one is invited. For more information, contact our Healing Hearts Department at 1.844.LIGHTEN.

    Fashion Show

  • National Day of Prayer next week

    The city of Williston will observe the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 3 in the Heritage Park Pavilion.

  • Be a community hero

    People of all ages are encouraged to participate Saturday, April 28 in the Williston City Painting Project.

    Volunteers will meet at the Williston Fire Department at 8 a.m. and will be given paint and brushes to re-paint the city's fire hydrants.

    If lawn maintenance is your passion, bring your own weed eaters, clippers, rakes and gloves and someone will designate an area for you to clean.

    The workday will finish at noon. Donate yourself for all four hours or a portion of it. The more volunteers, the easier the work.

  • County sees win-win in school purchase

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The purchase of the old Bronson High School building, located adjacent to the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson, could kill two – or more – birds with one stone for the county.

    At its meeting April 24, the Levy County Commission reached a consensus to advise County Coordinator Wilbur Dean to seek a deal for the purchase from the School Board of Levy County.

  • Gilchrist deputies killed on the job

    By Deborah Goad

    Special to the Pioneer

    Two Gilchrist County deputies were killed April 19, when they were shot by a man whose motives are still unknown.

    Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz said Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were having lunch at about 3 p.m. Thursday when they were shot.

    The sheriff would not discuss the identity or any other details about the shooter during a press conference later in the day.

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  • Happenings


    WW Vets Luncheon

    WWII Vets will meet April 12 in Chiefland at the Gathering Table at 11 a.m. This is a group of veterans, wives, friends, and caregivers.

    For more information, call Virginia Lewis, 352-528-2310.

    Town Hall Meeting

    Williston Councilwoman Nancy Wininger will host a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the MP building on the campus of the old Williston High School.

    Numbers Trivia Game

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 3, Steven Robert Alvarez, 39, Williston, obstruction W/OV. Bond $20,000.

    • April 3, Shelly Dawn Blamer, 43, Homosassa, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    • April 6, James Edward Brehm, 51, Trenton, VOP.

    • April 7, Tammy Annette Collins, 52, Cedar Key, aggravated assault, child neglect w/o great bodily harm, disorderly intoxication. $105,000.

    • April 7, Carl Brant Cumbo, 36, Bronson, lewd and lascivious conduct. Bond $250,000.

  • Councilwomen to lead Williston

    In what may be an unprecedented move in the city of Williston, the council's two female representatives were elected Tuesday night to the highest positions on the city council.

    Nancy Wininger was chosen by the council as its president, succeeding Charles Goodman who made the nomination.

    Wininger has served on the council since 2016 and was unopposed in this year's bid for her seat.