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Today's News

  • Baseball Tryouts

    Tryouts for the 6th and 7th grade competitive league baseball team will be held at the WYAA on Monday, Jan. 10 ar 6 p.m.  Players must either attend Williston Middle School or be home schooled and assigned to WMS.
     Call Donny McCoy for more info (528-4487).
     
     

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Jan. 15

    Soup-A-Thon

  • Kunkles celebrate 50th anniversary

    Shirley and Charles Kunkle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 3.
    The couple met when he was 15 and she was 12.
    Mr. Kunkle served as a Marine in Vietnam. When he came home he joined the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he served for 26 years.
    The couple moved to Florida in 1997. Mrs. Kunkle was employed at Winn-Dixie for 13 years.

  • Many had something to say about attorney, city manager

    Coming on the heels of Norm Fugate’s resignation as Williston City Attorney were comments from the audience, council members and the attorney’s wife,
    Nancy Etheridge, although not a Williston resident, said she was a property owner and had called Williston home for 60 years.
    “I am dismayed about Norm,” she told the council. “He has protected this city for a long time.”
    Etheridge said the city could advertise for a “fly-by-night” attorney but cautioned about that type of legal counsel.

  • 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.