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Today's News

  • Unshakeable in the face of adversity

    Scripture passage: Daniel 1:1-21

    When adversity marches into your life, how do you react? When trials and tribulations begin to take hold, where do you go for help? If anyone in the Bible knew about adversity, it was the prophet Daniel. Taken from his homeland to serve in a pagan king’s court and later thrown into a hungry lion’s den, Daniel knew that life could throw you a curveball. Many Christians would have fallen apart in such conditions, but not Daniel. He remained unshakable in his commitment to God.

  • Meet the Author

    Marjorie “Mimi” Hale, owner of the Ivy House, recenty published her first cookbook Gracefully Southern.

    At her first book signing at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she met Bobby Flay, New York Times best-selling author and host of several cooking shows on the Food Network.

    Hale will have a local book signing from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at the restaurant in Williston.

  • School Reunions

    WHS 1980-1989

    Williston High School, Classes 1980-1989 will hold a reunion June 27 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Williston Crossings Resort, 410 NE 5th St., Williston.

    The class of 1989 will be honored as it commemorates its 20th reunion.

    The cost is $45 per person and a cash bar will be available. Only 300 tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. Attire is dressy/casual.

    For tickets visit www.luanncox.com/whsclassreunion or send checks payable to Susan Parks, P.O. Box 770244, Ocala, FL 34477-0244.

  • New software will screen visitors to JBE

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School administrators are taking extra precaution this fall to ensure they know just who is on their campus.

    Frances LaSalle, assistant principal, came before the Williston Chamber of Commerce last week to inform members of software the school hopes to purchase to help regulate the more than 6,000 visitors to their school each year.

    LaSalle said the new software would scan a visitor’s driver’s license and would tap into the sex offender database to alert administrators to any potentially dangerous guests at the school.

  • Livestock team heading to Denver

    The Levy County 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently attended livestock judging competitions at State level. The Senior Team placed second and earned the qualification to attend the National Livestock Judging Competition in Denver Colorado.

    The 4-H Senior Team members are: Krystal Munnerlyn in the front (Chiefland 4-H); from back left to right: Ella Merrill (Morriston Cowpokes 4-H), Jaden Fant (Morriston Cowpokes 4-H), and Tevin Mills (DoubleSink 4-H).

  • Mining hearing is Aug. 18

    A conditional special exception permit for a proposed limerock mine in the Montbrook community that has been hotly contested by residents will be considered in a public hearing on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. by the Levy County Commission.

    The mine permit application by Johannes Vanderwey calls for the operation to be done near the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and County Road 322 in Montbrook community on an 88.18 acre site. The plans call for major mining, including blasting and crushing, on 68.8 acres for the next 20 years.

  • Back-to-School Rally is Aug. 8

    WE SOAR, Inc., will host the 15th Annual Back-to-School Rally on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Allen Chapel AME Church located at 48 NE 9th Street, Williston.

    A rally program will feature the WE SOAR Step/Mime team and other youth performing arts groups. There will be free school supply packs (assembled by appropriate grade-level), door prizes and refreshments.

    This event was designed to promote school readiness as well as provide school supplies to the youth and families throughout the community.

  • Stuff the Bus is Aug. 15

    Take advantage of back-to-school specials now and buy school supplies to help the Levy Schools Foundation Stuff the Bus on Aug. 15.

    All supplies collected will be distributed among the county’s teachers for use by Levy County students.

    In Williston, a bus will be at Hitchcock’s Foodway from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and in Bronson it will be at the Buy N Save Grocery.

    Cash donations are welcomed and will be used to buy supplies in bulk.

    Items needed include:

    • Pens

    • Pencils

    • Erasers

  • Library has new treasures to share

    The Williston Public Library has more new books for the dog days of summer.

    Riven by Jerry Jenkins, Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel, Assegai by Wilbur Smith, Shattered by JoAnn Ross, The Great Decision by Cliff Sloan, One Perfect Gift by Kathleen Morgan.

    Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind, Dark Angels by Darleen Cohen, No Small Miracles by Norris Burkes, One Mississippi by Mark Childress, Men in Black by Mark A. Levin, The Last Child by John Hart, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King.

  • El Nino brings high risk of extreme weather, tornado activity

    El Nio is here, and the National Weather Service and the Levy County Emergency Management are urging residents to prepare for potential severe weather caused by its impacts.

    El Nio, the periodic warming of central and eastern tropical Pacific waters, occurs on average every two to five years and typically lasts about 12 months, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.