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Today's News

  • AARP sponsors flu shot clinic Sept. 11

    AARP Area Chapter 912 will hold the annual Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Friday, Sept. 11 at Williston City Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maxim Health Systems, LLC will administer the vaccinations this year.

    Costs are: influenza $25 and pneumonia $35 for those paying for their immunizations. Medicare recipients need a picture identification and your Medicare card in order for Medicare to be billed directly at no cost to the consumer. Those with insurance covering the cost of the injection(s) will receive a receipt to submit to insurance for reimbursement.

  • 11th hour attempt at county raises dies

    A last-minute suggestion and plea for a pay raise for Levy County employees - the first in two years - died on the vine in Monday afternoon’s budget workshop.

    Commissioner Danny Stevens made the suggestion to his fellow commissioners to spark discussion on a topic that has hung heavy over budget talks this year: Would county workers go without a pay increase for a third year in a row?

  • Spouses can apply online too

    You probably already know that when it comes time to apply for retirement, you can do it online at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline. But did you know that spouses can apply online, too?

    If you are a spouse applying for benefits based on your husband’s or wife’s record, you can do it online from the convenience of your own home.

  • Levy students get more AP choices to ready them for college

    Levy County students have more Advanced Placement options this year than ever before to ready them for college, says Levy County School District Director of Curriculum Patrick Wnek.

    “We believe that by providing more AP courses, students will be better prepared for college,” he said.

    “Eighty percent of students say they want to go to college,” Wnek said. “In these rural areas – many of them will be first generation. AP courses will prepare them.”

  • Unshakeable in a desperate situation

    Scripture passage: Daniel 2:1-49

  • Hospital changes management

    Nature Coast Hospital is under new management and change is already taking place.

    Partners Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD) out of Overland Park, Kan. became the new management group for the hospital Sept. 1, according to spokesman Nathan Adams, vice president of communication and government affairs.

    Adams said rumors that PHD had purchased the hospital are unfounded.

    With only one week into the acquistion, Adams said the first changes include the appointment of a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.

  • Kennedy defeats LaFlam; two Bronson incumbents return

    Voters in Bronson have spoken: They are only in the mood for a little change.

    In Tuesday's town council election voters returned two incumbents to office and elected a newcomer to politics to the third spot.

    Jason Kennedy, manager at the Burger King in Chiefland and co-owner of a home-based business with his wife, handily won over incumbent Melody LaFlam 190 to 83.

    In the other races, Aaron Edmondson defeated restaurant owner Jim Beck 154 to 136, and incumbent Beatrice Mongo won over Mike Johnson, chief deputy at the Levy County Sheriff's Office, 163 to 129.

  • AARP will hear about human trafficking

    AARP Chapter #912 welcomes members back after the summer break when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Williston.

    The speaker will be Michelle Thore, an FBI Victims Specialist. Her subject will be “Human Trafficking.” She will speak immediately after a short opening, followed by ther business meeting. A pot luck provided by members will be served after the meeting.

  • Water supply concerns BOCC

    The Levy County Commission is sending a letter to the St. John’s Water Management District expressing the board’s concern about what it feels is excessive water use in the populous area around Jacksonville.

    The commission took the action after Steve Minnis of the Suwannee River Water Management District, gave a report on the “state” of water supplies in the region indicating that the biggest withdrawals are in that area.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Sept. 11

    AARPee^Flu Shot Clinic

    AARP Area Chapter 912 will hold the annual Flu/Pneumonia Shot Clinic Friday, Sept. 11 at Williston City Hall from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Maxim Health Systems, LLC will administer the vaccinations this year.