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Today's News

  • The Devil, you say? Why not?

    Listen, carefully. I'm a member of the Audubon Society. I believe in the protection of birds. That's why I'm deeply offended by the nickname, Bronson Eagles. I demand that it be changed.

    Sound absurd? Of course it does. And I'm not really in the Audubon Society, although I did have a couple of parakeets when I was growing up.

    Worrying about school nicknames is, to me, a waste of time. There are far more important things to be concerned about.

  • Red Light photo plan advances

    There will be no charge for investigation of traffic accidents within the City of Williston, but those who run red lights may be photographed and issued citations.

    Those were the decisions of the city council at Tuesday evening's meeting.

    Ordinance 570, which would have levied a $175 charge on those involved in accidents, was repealed. The repeal was the result of the passage of Ordinance 576, for which council voted 3-2, with council president Debra Jones and councilman Cal Byrd dissenting.

  • Plat near 335 denied

    Just as the Levy County Planning Board voted 3-2 to recommend denial of the preliminary plat of Golden Oaks Manor, the Levy County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to deny it on Feb. 5.

    If it is approved in the future, Golden Oaks Manor will be a 15-acre subdivision with 10 lots ranging between 1.6 and 1.9 acres, Building and Zoning Director Rob Corbitt said.

    The developer wanted to use an easement to serve two of the 10 lots, rather than creating a road.

  • Superintendent's Gala held

    The music provided by the Chiefland High jazz band was light and airy as more than 200 people filed into the Williston Middle School's sparkling Cafetorium last Saturday night.

    The vegetable, cheese and fruit spread complemented by a punch fountain drew folks together to mingle before the main event - the 2008 Superintendent's Gala.

    The formal gathering was treated to a sit-down dinner catered by Williston High's culinary arts class.

  • Fair gets OK for 2008

    Acting president of the Levy County Fair Association Bob Levesque appeared before Williston City Council Tuesday to request an agreement to hold the fair at the airport again this year. He pointed out that more than 8,500 people had visited the fair in 2007, benefiting the city's economy.

    Levesque acknowledged that the event did not make a profit in its first year, but expects that the experience of last year will contribute to a more successful event in 2008.

  • Williston honors police, firefighters

    The City of Williston honored its police and firemen on Friday night at its annual banquet, held this year in the conference center at Williston Crossings.

    Award recipients are nominated and elected by their peers in each department.

    The police officer of the year is Kevin Sheppard.

  • Black History on display

    Black History Month started last Friday with a display in the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse.

    Six years ago County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp asked author Carolyn Cohens to start a display. "I was thrilled," Cohens said last week. "It had never been done before.

    "This was a giant step for black history in Levy County for us."

    Since then she has gotten help with the display from both blacks and whites in the county. "Our history is tied together," she said.

  • Upcoming events

    Wooden Rose Sale at Bronson church

    The Bronson Church of God Youth Group will hold a wooden rose sale Feb. 9 at Crayola Moments in Williston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Feb. 10 and 13 at the church before and after services. All proceeds will help the youth go to Camp Wimauma this summer. Prices for roses are one for $1 and 12 roses for $10.

    There will also be the Soup Bowl Sunday, Feb. 17, after the service. All proceeds will go to the YWEA World Mission. Cost is $2.50 a bowl or $1 a cup.

  • Wild observations

    Well we went from humid and warm to cold and windy to cool and rainy. Welcome to Florida.

  • Kimball, Whitehurst to wed in May

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael Mirabella and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Walter Kimball announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Renee Kimball to Adam Edwards Whitehurst of Williston, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Whitehurst, III of Williston, and Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Jr. of Uvalda, Ga.

    Lauren has a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and is currently working toward a Masters in Literacy. Adam has a B.S. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, and is employed by Whitehurst Cattle Company.