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Today's News

  • Schools start discussing possible cuts

    By CLAUDE LEWIS

    For the Pioneer

    BRONSON - The storm clouds that were on the horizon are now here for the School Board of Levy County.

    Financial officer Robert Clemons believes that with proper precautions, Levy will be able to survive the spring state budget cut storm. The 2008-09 school year is another story.

    With additional state funding cuts estimated at more than a half million dollars, Levy is preparing to make moves that could shave a big chunk of money.

  • Williston Chamber ready to move

    The Williston Chamber of Commerce is apparently about to move.

    The City Council Tuesday night approved a six-month use of the annex building on Southwest Seventh Street by the Chamber. By that time, a decision on a new City Hall location should have been made, opening up other possibilities for the business organization.

    Justin Head, president of the Chamber, was an addition to the agenda, and told the council that the current office on South Main Street "is a little more costly than we can afford."

  • Upcoming events

    Unity Family Day

    Unity Family Community Center, Inc., will hold its Annual Family Day for the entire family and community, a day for families to come and learn prevention strategies and abstinence education for HIV/AIDS, substance prevention and crime prevention.

    There will be games, activities and food for the whole family. The event will be Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Unity Temple of Deliverance Outreach Center, 2351 N.E. 200th Ave., Williston.

    For details call 528-3556 or 529-2030.

  • Upcoming church events

    Church of God celebration

    The Williston Church of God choir will be presenting a musical program "An Easter Celebration." Through testimonies, Scripture and an arrangement of contemporary and Southern Gospel songs, you'll experience the entire Easter story and beyond. This celebration will take place on Saturday evening, March 22, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday morning, March 23, at 10:30 a.m.

    A nursery will be provided. The church is located at 225 S.E. Fourth St. in Williston. For information, call the church office at 528-5982.

    Bronson UMC Sunrise service

  • Fugate gains recertification

    Norm D. Fugate recently obtained re-certification as a Board Certified City, County and Local Government Law Attorney.

    Board certification recognizes attorneys' special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

    Fugate is one of 178 Florida lawyers whom The Florida Bar has certified as specialists in this particular area of law. Fugate is the only board certified attorney in Levy County. Fugate is also board certified in the area of Real Estate Law.

  • Wild Observations

    It's a rainy day - threats of severe thunderstorms and tornados in some areas. What's a nature observer to do but stay inside and remember wild things seen in the last few weeks.

  • New book arrives in town

    On Friday, March 16, 793 copies of Levy County: Voices From the Past arrived in Levy County. Because the shippers required a dock, the books were delivered to the dock of the Levy County School Board. They were immediately taken to an air-conditioned place for storage in Morriston.

  • School lunches

    All meals served with assorted milk, 1% or 2 %.

    MONDAY, MARCH 24

    Corn dog, or chicken fingers; French fries / baked beans / cole slaw; apple pie/ fruit.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 25

    Grilled cheese sandwich, or barbecued chicken chips; vegetable soup / broccoli; tater tots; chilled peaches / apple.

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

    Macaroni and cheese with ham, or popcorn chicken; mixed vegetables ' salad; carrot sticks with dip; chilled pears / plum; homemade rolls.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 27

  • Williston Middle School Honor Roll

    Principal's List

    6th

    Darby Battle

    Joel Blitch

    Yaneria Campagne

    Taylor Croft

    Chelsea Dola

    Noah Faircloth

    Ysabella Garboski

    Alexa Lopez

    Madison McCoy

    Shelby Parkinson

    Johnathan Paul

    Alejandro Ruiz

    Morgan Sapp

    Dalton Spikes

    Taylor Whilden

    7th

    Quincey Cason

    Jace Colina

    Ty Cramer

    Elizabeth Erickson

    Laquisha Hill

    Anna Pallone

    Samantha Sandlin

    Tessa Thorrington

    Angela Whitehead

    Morey Wilkerson

    8th

  • Baseball team wins pair

    Danny Etheridge pitched a two-hitter and Trip Fugate hit a three-run homer as the Williston baseball team defeated Fort White, 10-0, in five innings Saturday night, their second district win in three days.

    On Thursday, the Devils had edged P.K. Yonge, 6-5, as Fugate gave a strong relief pitching performance and also hit a home run.

    The Devils have two district games this week, playing at Dixie County on Tuesday and entertaining Chiefland on Thursday.