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Today's News

  • Don’t let heavy backpack ruin your child’s day

    The American Chiropractic Association and TMC Chiropractic in Williston offer the following tips to prevent the needless back pain an overstuffed backpack could cause the student in your household:

    Make sure the backpack weighs no more than 10 percent of your child’s body weight. This means a 100-pound child should carry no more than 10 pounds on his or her back.

    A backpack with individualized compartments will help you position the contents most effectively and ensure that your child’s sandwich isn’t flattened by a heavy textbook.

  • Philip Morris researcher to address Levy coalition

    The Levy County Health Department’s Tobacco Program Specialist will host a coalition meeting on Sept. 22 at Capital City Bank located at 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland from 6-8 p.m.

  • Reception to honor former Principal Kordgien

    A retirement reception will be held for Ernst “Ernie” Kordgien Monday, Sept. 21 from 5-6:30 p.m, in the Williston Middle School Media Center.

    RSVP by Sept. 18 by calling 528-2941. Please wear orange and blue in support of Mr. K.

     

  • County millage same as last year

    The Levy County Commission gave preliminary approval to a $61 million annual budget that uses every penny of its reserves and its capital improvement fund to balance the books and keeps property tax millage at last year’s rate of 7.4212.

  • Council agrees to keep millage same at 5.9025

    Three members of the city council unanimously voted for the tentative version of the city’s 2009-2010 budget and millage rate.

    Council president Debra Jones and council members Brooks Holloway and Mike Shoemaker were present when city manager Marcus Collins and finance director Mark Schiefer presented the third version of the budget. Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat, who has no vote, was also present.

  • Assessing Emergency Medical Services

    EMS assessments are changing this year. Historically, all property owners have paid the same annual amount of $75, regardless of their size or the frequency of calls. This meant that Wal-Mart paid the same assessed fee as a residential property owner. In an effort to be more equitable, a formula based on square footage for commercial, institutional and industrial/warehouse designated property was recommended by a company hired by the county to look at our assessment structure.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, Sept. 21

    Miss Williston

    Pageant Meeting

    There will be a meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Williston School of Dance for the annual Miss Williston pageants. Little Miss is for girls ages 4-6, Junior Miss is for girls ages 11-13 and Miss is for girls ages 15-18.

    If you would like to participate please make plans to attend.

    For more information you can call 558-4152.

    Borders Movie

    Borders will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    • Michael Allan York, 50, of Yankeetown, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $3,500.

    • Michelle Lee McNeal, 21, of Bronson, charged with forgery or altered public record, passing forged or altered instrument, petit larceny – first offense. Bail is $11,000.

    • Dennis R. Cranfill, 49, of Inglis, charged with domestic battery. Bail is $3,500.

  • Red Devils de-claw Dixie’s Bears in OT

    It was two weeks ago that Williston Coach Derek Chipoletti said, “Our defense will have to keep us in games early in the season while our offense improves.”

    Friday night, it was the Red Devil defense that stuffed the Dixie County Bears’ runningback Stephen Godbolt for no gain in overtime as he tried to run in for the two-point conversion for the win in overtime. The Red Devils claimed the victory 14-13.

    The Bears scored in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. Deonte Welch tied the game in the second quarter on a tremendous run.

  • Bronson routed by Bishop Snyder 52-14

    “I’m proud of them, not mad at them,” Bronson Eagles Head Coach Al Cooksey said, following Friday’s one-sided home loss, 52-14, at the hands of Bishop Snyder.

    “We didn’t give up at all,” Cooksey said.

    “They are a large 2B team that have just been allowed into our conference this year,” Cooksey said. “We had to play them; we didn’t choose to.”