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Today's News

  • Florida Railroad history available

    A cross peninsula railroad for the State of Florida was the dream of the man for whom Levy County was named, David Levy Yulee.  The Florida Railroad, a 155.5 mile rail line, linked Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean with Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Social Security can show you the way

    By Ruqayyah Nicholas
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville
    Social Security’s homepage, www.socialsecurity.gov, has a new look.
    Our redesigned homepage now features a service channeling guide on the left side of the page, which lists the most sought-after services and information on the site.  You’ll find the information or service you want quickly and easily, including links to:
    applying online for benefits;
    estimating your retirement benefits;
    Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs;

  • Outside the box

    By Susan Howell

  • Church Announcements

    Walk To Bethlehem
    Walk To Bethlehem, a narrated interactive journey, presumed to have been taken by Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth of Jesus will take place Dec. 9-23 from 7-9 p.m.
    It is located on SR121 between CR326 and CR464, Morriston.
     All are welcome to come out and stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out the many displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments, shop in the new Country Crafts Store, in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to Bethlehem.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Office

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    Dustin Fremont Arnold, 29, Daytona Beach, arrested Dec. 2, Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR). Bond $5,000.
    Lonnie Shane Burnett, 38, Morriston, arrested Dec. 4, domestic felony battery by strangulation and domestic aggravated assault. Bond $30,000.
    Terry Rhodes Carter, 66, Lake City, arrested Dec. 4, false imprisonment, violation of injunction, deprive use of 911 and criminal mischief. Bond $45,000.

  • Now I learn a new language of love for her

    When my mom was born, her parents named her Darlene. Seymour and Anne Horton thought they had coined a new name for their daughter, whom they called “Darling” in a domestic language of love.
    Once a strong voiced loquacious performer and confident matriarch of 10 children and a clan of about 100 –counting in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – my mom speaks mostly gibberish now in a weak, high, thin voice. Hers is a pigeon language of heartbreak and lucidity.

  • Five apply for county commissioner seat

    Five people have submitted applications to the Governor’s Office seeking appointment to the vacant District 1 County Commission seat.
    But no appointment will be made until Rick Scott takes office as governor on Jan. 4, says a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist.
    Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Crist, said the governor would like to see more people apply for the position. “He likes to have eight to 10 applicants,” Ivey said.

  • City backs down on charter change

    Williston voters will not be deciding on city charter changes during the March 2011 elections.
    The decision came Tuesday night after a third discussion by council members on a proposed ordinance fell flat.
    The new ordinance called for the mayoral position to be elected by the voters and gave the mayor authority to preside over council members as one of the five councillors.

  • Tour of Homes

    The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas come alive this Sunday as the Williston Woman’s Club presents the Christmas Tour of Homes featuring four magnificent houses, their decor and their generous owners.
    A tradition that dates back almost 20 years has been resurrected by the club as a fund-raiser with monies earmarked for a covered pavilion at Williston Elementary School.

  • The basics of wisdom

    “The Basics of Wisdom”
    James 2:13-18

    The Book of Proverbs is considered to be one of the five wisdom and poetry books of the Bible. The other four are Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. I would like to begin with a couple of Scripture quotes from the Book of Proverbs. There is a certain madness to the order of which I placed each verse: