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  • Missionaries to Haiti home for help

    By all accounts, Beverly and Richard Felmey of Bell should be having the time of their life cruising around the Caribbean on a tour ship sending postcards home to their son, Levy County Deputy Brian Capps, of Fanning Springs, and their daughter, Healther Class, of Bell.

    They made it to the Caribbean, but not as tourists. The Felmeys operate the Feed My Sheep Mission in Montrouis, Haiti. It's a mission, school and clinic that the couple has operated since 1998.

  • Help with heating bills begins Monday

    First there was the cold, so bitter heaters worked continuously for a week.

    Now, as electric bills hit the mailboxes, folks are feeling the heat of an economic squeeze.

    Telephones are working overtime at Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Progress Energy and local agencies that help folks who cannot afford the cost of staying warm.

  • Mims Reunion leads to birthday bash

    More than 60 members of the Mims family will meet Saturday, March 13 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Williston. A catered lunch will be served to family members attending the reunion.

    At 2:30 p.m., a dessert reception will be held for church family and friends as they pay tribute to Virginia Celoria in honor of her 90th birthday.

    The family says cards are welcomed, but gifts are not necessary.

  • Crashes spur county to write new policy

    A spate of crashes in the last month involving Levy County vehiclesee* including one where a gentleman's agreement on who would pay for the repairs ee* is resulting in a policy being written on the handling of such incidents.

    In the past month a county vehicle used by the extension office, a county truck that was towing portable work lights, and a county dump truck loaded with asphalt were all involved in accidents.

  • County Judge to be ‘invested’ Friday

    A formal investiture for newly appointed Levy County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom A at the Levy County Courthouse.

    The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception that follows in the cafetorium at Hilltop Alternative School behind the courthouse.

    The ceremony, which dates back to feudal times, is a formal ceremony where the judge takes an oath to uphold the U.S. and Florida constitutions and the laws of the state.

  • Pavers will help fund park beautification

    The people of the Williston area will have an opportunity to place their personal stamp on the Heritage Park, suggested CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) chairman Dr. Ken Schwiebert at Monday’s meeting.

    It’s an old idea that could easily be incorporated into the new facility. Back in 1997, when the gazebo at the north end of the park was completed and dedicated, many citizens bought inscribed bricks to be placed around the gazebo to commemorate loved ones or simply to indicate their support of the effort to improve the town that was signified by the gazebo.

  • Williston Rehab, Pioneer team to raise funds for Fisher House

    Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and the Williston Pioneer Sun will host Spring Fling 2010, a Community Fund-raiser for the Fisher House Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Individuals and groups that are interested in a fund-raising event or who want to help with the event will meet Saturday, Feb, 27 at 2 p.m. at Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 300 NW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • Relay yard sale planned

    The Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold a yard sale Saturday morning, March 6, in the loop at the school.

    Spaces measuring 10X10 are available for $10.  Craft vendors, food vendors, individuals or groups are welcomed.  Bring your items and supplies, and keep your profits

    All proceeds from space rental will benefit the school’s Relay for Life team, which will participate in the April 17-18 Relay at the Williston High School.

  • Breaking News

    With only 17 seconds remaining on the clock, it appears that Williston's Red Devils have lost in the semi-final round of the state tournament.

    The Red Devils trail Pine Crest 76-61.

    Details tomorrow on our  Web site.

  • Planning board appointment hits unplanned snag

    A proposal to reappoint two members of the county planning board without advertising the positions ran into public opposition and a tempest of words at the usually calm Levy County Board of County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    Shenley Neeley, head of planning for the county, informed the commission that the four-year terms Thadus Barber from Commission District 3 — represented by Marsha Drew of Yankeetown, and Ron Grant from District 5 — represented by Danny Stevens of Williston, will expire on April 30.