Today's News

  • Monterey Boats wins in every boat category

    Monterey Boats hosted a company-wide employee celebration April 12 in commemoration of its most recent award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

    This year marked the 13th consecutive year Monterey Boats has been presented with the NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index Award.

    The Marine Industry CSI Award honors manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the consumer.

  • Happenings


    Artists Needed

    Exhibitors are needed for the Starving Artists Showcase, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce, to be held Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Williston’s Heritage Park.

    Artists in all media are invited to participate to showcase and sell their work. 

    Booth space is available for $15 per booth.

    For more information, or an application and rules,  contact the Chamber at 352-528-5552, email wcoc@willistonfl.com or visit at 607 SW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • April Business of the Month

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce selected Sharon Brannan CPA as the April Business of the Month. In making the selection, board members praised owner Sharon Brannan for always having immaculate grounds, continually supporting the Chamber and its efforts and during this time of the year, for bringing many people to town. Pictured, from left, Chamber Director Kim McLane, Dana Fields, Julie Brannan, Chamber Directors Michael Langston and Paul Jones, Lisa Mathews, Sharon Brannan, Tina Dykstra and Chamber Directors, Bob Walker, Crystal Curl and Marc Pompeo. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • April 22, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, no DL. Bond $1,500.

    • April 20, Ricky Lee Alston, 32, Chiefland, keeping a structure for drug activity, delivering/distributing Methaqualone or Mecloqualone. Bond $125,000.

    • April 17, Vivian Lorraine Bailey, 38, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $10,000.

    • April 18, Deontre Leron Baker, 19, Williston, burglary, vehicle theft. Bond $55,000.

  • ‘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.