Today's News

  • Class will teach about Red Cross

    The American Red Cross will be offering a training program to raise awareness of the Red Cross mission and services and equip Red Cross volunteers. The Fulfilling Our Mission class will be useful for learning the heart of the mission of the American Red Cross, which includes responding to emergencies, providing disaster relief, and preventing and relieving suffering.

    Training for Fulfilling Our Mission will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center (adjacent to the Levy County Jail), located at 9010 NE 79th Ave., Bronson.

  • Eager interns with CAB

    Jackie Eager, a senior at the University of Florida, is an Industry Information intern with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) for fall 2009. Eager is an agricultural communication and leadership development student, with a concentration in meat science.

    She works with the CAB team of writers and editors to compose technical and feature articles, and assist with other projects that help communicate the benefits of high-quality beef production.

    Eager grew up in Williston, where she gained an appreciation for agriculture through her involvement in the local FFA chapter.

  • Williston FFAee^heads to Nationals

    Two Williston FFAee^teams took top honors at the 81st annual Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando June 8-13.

    Among the winnings were the Parliamentary Procedure team and the Meats Evaluation team.

    The Parliamentary Procedure team consists of Ashton Bloom, Tyler Brooks, Lott Bullock, Arielle Claude, Kendra Claude and Victoria Sandlin.

    The members of the Meats Evaluation team are Arielle Claude, Zachary Estevez, Ryan Feagle and Victoria Sandlin. Other accomplishments include:

    • The Livestock Evaluation team–Second place

  • 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.