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Today's News

  • Street named after fallen officer

    After a ceremony last week, it will be a little easier for residents to remember what sacrifice Williston Police Cpl. David Moss paid for them on a fateful night 20 years ago.

    At an annual police memorial, Williston unveiled a street sign renaming a stretch of Southwest Main Street, between Southwest First Avenue and Noble Avenue, in honor of the only officer ever killed in the line of duty from the Williston police force.

    Moss confronted a suspect in the early morning hours of July 30, 1988, and the two exchanged gunfire. Both were killed in the incident.

  • Where's the money coming from?

    Editor:

    The two times that I have run for City Council, both times I was defeated, one time by Mr. Jerry Robinson and this last time by Mr. Holloway. It has been my desire and effort to get the people out and voting for changes to the council, to being in new ideas and points of view. But it appears that things are going the same old way, without any thought of the future.

  • Residents get car seat help

    Is your child really safe in the car? Car crashes remain the number one killer of children ages 3-14 in the United States (source NHTSA). In 2005, 1,946 children ages 14 and under died and an estimated 234,000 were injured in crashes. In Levy county - 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. Safe Kids is trying to make a difference and reduce those fatalities and injuries, states Debora Regan, director of Safe Kids North Central Florida. "What we want to do is educate the parents and caregivers and get those car seats installed correctly.

  • City scraps fire fee plan

    In a time of economic uncertainty and even gloom, status quo is best. That appears to be the conclusion reached by Williston's City Council when, at their Tuesday night meeting, they declined to take action on two major economic issues.

  • Residents become wary of new power plant

    Progress Energy is coming with its nuclear power plant construction and the Levy County Commission is starting to feel the impact from the public.

    In Tuesday's regular county commission meeting a request to re-zone 4 parcels of land from along US Highway 19/98 and Southeast 68th Avenue in Inglis from agricultural to C-2 which would allow a variety of retail and personal services uses sparked a discussion among citizens about the coming changes.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, August 11

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * Whole Wide World @ My Public Library. Join us for books, stories, games crafts, and much, much more. All programs begin @ 10 a.m. at Williston Public Library, 528-2313.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

  • Upcoming events

    Fish fry Friday

    at Holy Family

    A fish fry will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Alt. U.S. 27, Williston, on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. The adult price is $7 and the child's price is $4. Takeouts are available. This fund-raiser helps people in the community with their financial problems.

    There are door prizes of a free ticket to the following fish fry and a drawing for an individual winner with a small gift in appreciation of attending this dinner.

    Fund-raiser set

  • Wild observations

    Except for kayaking on the Waccasassa and Wekiva River this week, my nature observations consist of bits and pieces of story telling.

  • Ten Broeck named general manager of Levy papers

    Tom Ten Broeck has been named the general manager of the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon with responsibility for the Williston Pioneer Sun News.

    The announcement came last week from Gerry Mulligan, publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle and regional publisher of the Florida newspapers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    He replaces Dale Bowen, who is now working as ad sales manager at the Citrus County Chronicle.

  • Free, reduced meal program

    Free, reduced meal program

    Reminder to Parents about Application for Free and Reduced Meal Program

    Students will receive 2008-2009 application forms for the Free and Reduced Meal Program when school starts. They will be instructed to take these forms home to parents.

    Parents are reminded that they must complete and return the 2008-2009 application forms for free/reduced meals during the FIRST 30 DAYS of school, even if their children were enrolled in the program the previous year (the 2007-2008 school year).