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Local News

  • Truck bypass may come to Williston

    Improvements planned for County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41/State Road 25 and U.S. Highway 27A/State Road 500 could mean fewer trucks in front of Williston High School and through the downtown business district.
    The Levy County Commission has approved a deal with the Florida Transportation Department for the widening and resurfacing of CR316 at its Oct.19 meeting for $1,600,002. The state Department of Transportation would pony up $800,001 for the project under the County Incentive Grant Program.

  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Library Supporter

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry was the recipient of a Florida Library Association award for his efforts to ensure, through the Legislature, that libraries stay funded in Florida. The award was presented last week at the Williston Public Library. Pictured, from left, Levy County Commissioners Lilly Rooks and Nancy Bell, Bembry, director for Levy County Public Library System Lisa Brasher and Michelle Traylor, Librarian.

       

  • Miss Williston Queens

    Rhonda Virden 

    The annual Miss Williston Pageant saw the crowning of three contestants in three age groups to reign over the coming year.

    Allie Rowan was named Miss Williston, Savannah Smith was named 1st runner-up, LilyAnn Greenstein was 2nd runner-up and Kathryn Allen was 3rd runner-up and Miss Congeniality.

    Kaylee Ann Nicholson was named Junior Miss Williston, Meghan Alfaro was 1st runner-up, Sarah Smith was 2nd runner-up and Destiny Ryalls was 3rd runner-up.

  • County discusses sale of water systems

    An Atlanta-based water company has inquired about buying the county-operated Manatee Water System, which serves 64 households in the Chiefland area, and University Oaks water system which serves 125 households in the Bronson area.

    Assistant County Coordinator Dick Tummond mentioned the inquiry at Tuesday's regular Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting sparking a discussion of whether the county should sell and questions about how to handle a sale.

  • County to sell dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.

    The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee. who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county’s limerock mining operation. “We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this. There is a lot of demand for this equipment.”

  • Etheridge honored at final meeting as Board member

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday’s meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.

    Tuesday’s meeting was Etheridge’s final meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston for the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.

  • Our Hero's Happy Holiday

    We are accepting individually wrapped snacks and small gifts to send in care packages overseas to our soliders this holiday season.  (Please no homemade food items) Cut off date for collecting these items will be November 15, 2010.  For shipping reasons.

  • Save the Helen Denham

    By Toni C. Collins
    Special to the Pioneer

        One of Cedar Key’s best kept secrets is about to be revealed.  For a number of years, this secret was kept under wraps by a hand-full of local historians who now feel this segment of Cedar Key’s maritime history should be shared with the world.

  • Owen ‘Chad’ Johnson vies for BOCC District 2 seat

       Owen Chad Johnson announces his candidacy for Levy County Commission District 2.  Levy County has been his home since 1994, when he married Angela Quincey. They have four children Tyler, Quin, Bryden and Maddilyn.