The Levy County Commission, with two members who leave in November due to electoral losses, was commended on Monday evening by the only Levy County resident who cared to show up and speak at a public hearing where the property tax and final budget for the 2014-15 was unanimously approved.
"I want you to note that the budget is less than last year when it was $66 million and some change. Good job," said Dana Sheffield of "the Fanning Springs Sheffields."This board has done a good job for the county."
Without as much as a single nod of affirmation or an harrumph of disdain, the Williston City Council approved the millage rate at 5.8527 mills and a budget of $14.7 million for FY 2014-2015 during Tuesday night's public hearing.
In less than nine minutes, the city's finances for next year were taken care of without one resident present to question or applaud what becomes of their tax money.
In the first hearing two weeks ago, the council members agreed that this budget is the best efforts they can do for their town.
The Lady Red Devils were able to get their first victory of the season last Wednesday, as they defeated North Marion High School in a thrilling comeback at home. Williston had trailed two games to one but were able to rally back and win 3 - 2.
Cliff Lohrey’s career as head football coach of the Williston High School Red Devils came to an abrupt halt around 4 p.m. Sunday when Principal Eulin Gibbs fired the seven-month coach and athletic director.
Sept. 11, 2001–a day that changed our country forever–is remembered annually by the Williston Fire Department with signs erected on the lawn. The Williston Pioneer remembers this day and salutes the men and women who lost their lives during that time. God bless America!