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Today's News

  • Couple arrested on drug charges

    A Williston area couple have been arrested on a variety of drug charges by the Levy County Drug Task Force after a months-long investigation into drug dealing.

  • Joyce Bullock portables to be replaced

    BRONSON - With the site and design approval for a new structure, Joyce Bullock Elementary School is hoping to put a dent in the six portable structures sitting on the south side of its sprawling campus.

    The Levy County School Board members OK'd the plans for a 11,700-square-foot building that will house eight classrooms.

    The exact cost of the new building - a combination of the design talents of Paul Stresing and Associates along with M.M. Parish Construction - has yet to be determined.

  • Upcoming events

    Awareness Day

    to be Saturday

    New Life Temple Fellowship Inc. presents the annual High Compassion High Community Awareness Day on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Southeast 10th Street, behind the A&S Store.

    This is an absolutely free event with hot food, canned goods, clothes, gifts for the community, etc.

    Jesus Carnival

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, August 4

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

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

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

    * Whole Wide World @ My Public Library. Join us for books, stories, games crafts, and much, much more. All programs begin @ 10 a.m. at Williston Public Library, 528-2313.

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

    Tuesday, August 5

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

  • Wild observations

    I've been writing this column for a long time, and some weeks I think, "there's nothing to write about." Then I sit down, usually on Fridays, to put my nature observations down in a column format, and three pages later-well, nothing has become something.

  • Stuff the Bus on Aug.30

    Folks are always reminded to "watch out" for school buses when the school year first begins. However, officials with the Levy County Schools Foundation hope you will keep an "eye out" for the big yellow buses for another important reason.

    A Foundation project called "Stuff the Bus" is under way throughout the county. On Saturday, Aug. 30, school buses will be parked at the following locations for residents to stuff the vehicles with school supplies from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Williston: Hitchcock's Foodway, U.S Hwy 27

    Bronson: Buy N Save Grocery, Alt. U.S. Hwy 27

  • Open House planned

    Monday, Aug. 18 will be the first day for students at Williston High School. The school day begins at 9:05 a.m. with the first bell ringing at 9 a.m. The school day will end at 3:17 p.m. Students will have homeroom every day this year. Our "zero" period will run from 8:10 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Football physicals needed

    Any Williston High School students who wish to participate in football this school year must have a physical exam before they can practice. Physical forms and all other required paperwork are available in the Williston High School front office.

    Practice begins Aug. 4. Please call Coach Jamie Baker if you have any questions at 258-4730.

  • County keeps millage rate

    Levy County's property tax millage rate will remain at its current rate - 7.4212 mills - for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    That's good news for property tax owners. But the bad news for Levy County is that employees won't get a raise and it will have to spend its entire emergency reserve fund, to balance a reduced budget at that tax rate.

  • City residents may pay fire fee

    In the upcoming tax year, Williston residents may be subject to a fire assessment for the first time in the city's history.

    The City Council voted at its most recent meeting to implement a Resolution of Intent to fund fire and rescue services by the imposition of an annual fee on all property within the city limits of Williston.

    City Attorney Norm Fugate said that city residents pay no fire assessments to Levy County, as occupants of the unincorporated portions of the county do.