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Today's News

  • Softball team feted at banquet

    Tuesday evening May 26, the 2009 3A District 5 Lady Red Devil Softball champs held their awards banquet in the high school cafeteria.

    The young Red Devil team ended their season in the regional semi-finals with a loss to Keystone Heights, and finished the season with an 18-9 record.

  • Things to do, places to go

    Dunnellon Visionary

    May 28

    The Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Destination Dunnellon Committee will hold a Visionary Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.

    The upcoming meeting’s agenda is to review visions created by other groups in the Dunnellon area and to discuss how to implement the plan currently endorsed by the City of Dunnellon into a vision for the entire Dunnellon area.

  • Todd Etheridge named to Perkins board

    The shareholders and board of directors of Perkins State Bank announce the appointment of M. Todd Etheridge to the board of directors, effective April 10th.

    Etheridge will assume the seat of Louise Breeden, who retired after 65 years as an employee and board member.

    Etheridge is a life-long resident of Levy County and began his career with Perkins State Bank in 1994 as a teller working his way to his current position of executive vice president.

    He attended the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking.

  • Risner to take helm as editor

    This issue of the Williston Pioneer Sun News marks the last by editor Jim Clark.

    Current Chiefland Citizen editor Carolyn Risner will be assuming the helm of the Williston Pioneer Sun News.

    Clark will be taking over the editorship of the Chiefland newspaper.

    “This transition is a better allocation of our resources and will allow us to continue to provide strong news products in both areas,” said Chiefland general manager Tom Ten Broeck.

  • Community Calendar

    Pap smear clinic May 14

    T.MC. Healthcare of Williston will hold a pap smear clinic on Thursday, May 14, from 1-4 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary. This service will be provided to all women with a charge of only $5. This fee includes the office visit and the laboratory billing.

    For further information call 528-0587. The office is located at 630 N. Main St., Williston.

    Dunnellon FOL May 15

  • Softball tryouts set for May 26 for travel team

    Summer travel ball tryouts for softball 12 and under girls will be held at Williston on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 at the Williston fields.

    Contact Nick at 352-339-3909 or Fatbuddynick@gmail.com for more information or any questions you have.

     

  • Court sentences handed down

    The following findings and sentences were handed down in the 8th Judicial Circuit Court for Levy County. Nolle pros means the case was not prosecuted.

    Beckham, Nancy, burglary, nolle pros; and larceny/petit, 1 year probation.

    Brown, Harold Eugene Jr., possession of cocaine, 364 days with credit for 157 days served and 1 year probation, and sales of cocaine, nolle pros. Must pay $217.50 cost of investigation, jail fund and civil judgment.

  • School district releases number of non-renewed employees

    A total of 45 Levy County teachers and 17 Educational Support Personnel (ESPs) have received annual contract non-renewal notices for the 2009-2010 school year, according to information released Friday by SBLC Director of Personnel Candy Dean. Four other teachers who received non-renewal notices chose to resign instead, Dean said.

  • Despite lack of insured patients, hospital is doing OK

    In his 10-plus years with Williston’s Nature Coast Regional Hospital. Kim Bird has seen a sick facility become a healthy, viable part of the communty.

    At Tuesday’s Rotary meeting, Bird, president of Cypress Health Systems Florida, Inc–the company that owns the hospital–said the healthcare facility has come a long way and continues to make great strides in the Williston area.

  • Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

    Morriston’s Small Farms subdivision is in an uproar over the location of lions, tigers, bears, apes and monkeys in their neighborhood — with some animals as close as 250 feet to a child’s bedroom.

    “I get the pleasure of looking at the lion while I have my morning coffee,” said Neva Riding, who lives across from a lion cage at the animal sanctuary on Southeast 192nd Court.

    “If you haven’t heard a lion roar, it’s a pretty big noise,” she said. “I don’t want to live with lions, tigers and bears.”