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Today's News

  • Board, union clash over pay for experienced teachers

    Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach says a recent change to school board policy, designed to save the district money, could end up costing more than it saves.

    In Tuesday’s meeting of the Levy County School Board, the board held a public hearing on three proposed changes to board policy. The first, pertaining to a plan to return to weighted GPAs in order to more fairly determine valedictorians and salutatorians, passed with minimal comment.

  • Tax notices hit the mailbox next week

    The U.S. Postal Service will begin delivering TRIM — Truth in Millage — notices to Levy County property owners next week.

        And the news in those 48,776 notices might not be what some folks expect, Oz Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser said.

        But before picking up the telephone or heading to Barker's office in a lather, he would like you to sit down with the tax bill, read a letter he has written explaining the property tax notice and any changes.

  • Nuclear plant gets state blessing

    The Florida Cabinet has given its blessing to locating a two-unit nuclear power plant in Levy County about two miles from the town of Inglis.

    Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, serving as the Siting Board, unanimously approved Progress Energy Florida’s request for construction of a nuclear facility on a 3,105-acre location. The Levy Nuclear Plant is the first nuclear facility approved in Florida since 1976.

  • Mining hearing shelved
  • Suwannee River Fair meeting set for Aug. 24

    The Annual Meeting for the Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Association will be held on Monday, Aug.24 at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.

  • WHS Open House is Aug. 20

    Williston High School will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Student schedules will be distributed at this time, along with a general supply list for all classes. Additional supply lists will be provided to students by teachers in each course during the first week of school.

    To register your child for classes, please see Ms. Tindale at WHS to pick up an enrollment package as soon as possible. The school is currently open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you may call at 528-3542.

  • WMS Open House is Aug. 20

    Williston Middle School will hold Open House Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. Students may pick up their schedules and parent information will be provided.

    Guided walk-through for new and returning students will be  Friday, Aug. 218:30 a.m. – noon. 

  • Welcome back

    Monday will signal mixed blessings across the county as many students fall into a depression and their parents will breathe a sigh of relief as yellow buses roll and traffic increases when Levy school bells ring.

    Teachers were back on the job this week organizing their rooms and planning curricula in anticipation of another year of learning.

    In Williston, schools are hosting open houses tonight and Friday. Students may pick up schedules and parents get an opportunity to meet the people entrusted with their children for six hours a day.

  • Levy EMS termed ‘role model’

    Levy County’s Emergency Medical Service got a pat on the back but it is not resting on its laurels.

    EMS Director Trish Seibold told the Levy County Commission in its regular meeting Tuesday morning that the Florida Department of Health had commended the agency on passing a recent compliance monitoring site survey.

  • Second prostitution arrest made

    When an undercover agent with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force

    saw a woman on foot flagging down motorists in Bronson, he knew something was amiss.

    Agent Rob Bowers parked his undercover vehicle at the Lil Champ convenience store at the corner of Alt 27 and State Road 24 and was immediate approached by the woman, later identified as Holly Maravolo.