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Today's News

  • The basics of church disorder

    James 4:1-12
    In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, you will find the names of two ladies who could not get along with each other, Euodia and Syntyche (or, as it has been rendered, Odius and Soontouchy).
    They obviously had trouble working together. Then and now, the church is too often described in this little jingle:
    To dwell above with saints we love,
    O that will be sure glory.
    But to dwell below with saints we know,    
    Well, that’s another story!1    

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Jan. 1–Cody John Brunner-Urso, 18, Inglis. Grand theft, burglary of conveyance, trespassing, failure to report damage to vehicle or property, operating a vehicle in a reckless manner. Bond $18,000.
    • Jan. 2–Kenneth David Down, 19, Chiefland. Domestic battery.
    • Dec. 31–Justin Ray Edwards, 34, Bronson. Driving while License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR). Bond $2,500.

  • Seniors get ride to hot meal

    Levy County seniors in need of a ride to have a hot meal at the Williston and Chiefland senior centers will continue to get one in the new year.
    The Levy County Commission approved an agreement with the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., the senior services provider to pick up seniors and transport them to the centers for the meals program. The cost of each round trip is $17.57 and the Council will pay for 665 trips for a total of $11,684.05.
    The transportation will be provided by Levy County Transit, the county’s shuttle service.

  • A New Year: A New You

    By Diana Wayne

    Guest Columnist

  • Double the fun

    Chelsey Langworthy-Frost and Loren Frost announce the birth of their twins Emily Noel and Noah Loren born Dec. 24, 2010 at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. Emily weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 inches long. Noah weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Eden and Windy Langworthy. Paternal grandparents are Loren Frost and Nancy Frost. The babies' siblings are Gracie Petutsky, 4, and Cole Petutsky, 2.

  • Horse church permit dragged across finish line

    The Levy County Commission took 90 minutes to decide a request for a conditional use permit for a cowboy church and horse arena to be located on U.S. Highway 27A and Northeast 162nd Court.
    Cross Brand Cowboy Church wants to move its operations to the 25-acre site but it does not have the money to upgrade the turn from U.S. 27A onto Northeast 162nd Court to handle the increased traffic, a job estimated to cost about $30,000.
     “I am asking you to allow us to construct (the church) and do our ministry,” said Mike Smith, the church’s spokesman.

  • Williston city attorney resigns

    Amid allegations of Sunshine Law violations and failure to follow statutory requirements regarding certain contracts and agreements, Norm Fugate announced his resignation as Williston City Attorney effective immediately Tuesday night.
    The resignation came on the heels of several months of  verbal sparring between the attorney and city council members.
    It was only last month that the council agreed to advertise a request for professional services to weigh its options for legal services.

  • Williston City Attorney Resigns
  • Red Devils fall out of KOS tourney

    It was the losers bracket on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and the Williston Red Devils who was defeated by North Marion was matched against the Tourney host Vanguard Knights, who fell to PK Yonge.

    Again the Red Devils started off cold and managed just 9 first quarter points to trail the Knights 16-9.

    The defense picked up for the Red Devils and shots began to fall in a slow moving second quarter as the Red Devils pulled up to tie the game at intermission 29-29.

  • Answering the Challenge

    For over 25 years, they’ve lived in a sundry of locations in the eastern United States but in between moves, and sometimes simultaneously, they’ve always called Haiti home.
    Virginia “Ginger” Schmidt, with her husband, Tom, and their children have devoted themselves to what they call “the refuse” of Haiti–the children who are less than perfect and who are cast aside and left to die.