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Today's News

  • Insurance firm opens

    Pamela Whitney has opened P.D. Whitney Insurance and Services at 123 N.E. 6th Blvd., Williston, next to King Munchie’s. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 529-0700.

    She came here in 2004. She has a broad background in insurance and business and received her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

    She serves the community with personal or business insurance needs, notary service and faxing.

  • Board hears details of red-light cameras

    After more than a year of discussion and planning, red light cameras have finally arrived in Williston.

    Signs declaring “Red Light Photo Enforced” have been posted on all of the major approaches to the city.

  • Asbell named to School Board

    The School Board of Levy County gained another member last week with the governor’s appointment of Cameron Asbell to fill the vacant position left by Billy Morrison.

    The father of three said that he is excited to serve the people of Bronson and Levy County. “I think the most valuable thing I bring to the School Board is that I have small children. Any decision I make is going to affect my children,” Asbell said. “That’s a big thing. There’s not a week that goes by that I’m not going to the school.”

  • Drew appointed to County Commission

    Marsha Drew, who recently ended her term as vice mayor of Yankeetown, brings a diverse wealth of experiences to the Levy County Commission that she will join on Tuesday.

    Drew, who was named to an interim appointment by Gov. Charlie Crist on March 6, will occupy the seat held by suspended District 3 Commissioner Sammy Yearty. Yearty and District 1 County Commissioner Tony Parker were indicted on federal charges in October, and suspended by Crist in early November.

  • Warrant issued for local man

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Allen Mack, 36, of Williston, on charges of kidnapping and felony battery.

    Mack allegedly beat a family member last Wednesday and drove her to a site in Marion County with the intent to kill and bury her, according to a release by the Williston Police Department.

    The victim escaped and was helped by a resident who called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Mack fled the scene and is being sought.

  • Relay for Life: One community, one fight, one night

    For over 25 years the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has been raising awareness of cancer across the county. This year in preparation for the 2009 Williston Relay the local committee is holding a community wide kick-off each month.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Chamber mixer

    is this evening

    The members of the GFWC Williston Woman’s Club will host a Chamber mixer tonight, March 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, Highway 121 North.

    Flutist to perform

    in Bronson today

  • Upcoming events listing

    Saturday, March 14

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Parish, 17353 NE 27A, Williston.

    Monday, March 16

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Midway Plaza, 13451 NE Hwy 27 Alt.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • What will happen to the children?

    What’s going to happen to the kids?

    No one seems to be answering that question as school systems throughout the state cut budgets and programs and teachers.

    The real big blows haven’t hit Levy County yet, but in nearby areas things are really looking bleak.

    Marion County had a big celebration honoring its rookie teacher of the year, but then it was announced that all first and second-year teachers would be laid off, all 522 of them, and that includes the honoree.

  • Non-voters in Williston

    Editor:

    On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 there was a city-wide race for one contested City Council seat which was all that was on the ballot.

    Now let me make one thing perfectly clear, although I am sure there are some that will not believe me. Debra ran a good, clean and commendable race and I congratulate her on her victory.