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  • Florida ranks high for fire science schools

     Of the top 80 institutions in the U.S. providing the best return on investment to emergency medical technician (EMT) graduates, 20 institutions belong to the Florida College System (FCS). Fire Science Online identified the top programs to help students and families make informed decisions.

  • CEE to meet Sept 19 in Williston

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will have its first meeting after the summer hiatus on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Williston Community Center (behind Walgreens). The main topic will be the Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment with reports about signature-gathering events held during the summer and plans for upcoming events. With the deadline for turning in petitions November 30, this phase is nearly at an end. If our goal is met, the education phase will begin immediately.

  • Annual 4-H Roundup Sept. 28

    The Levy County 4-H invites everyone to the annual 4-H County Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office on U.S. 27A in Bronson. 

  • A pigskin reminder: it’s time to donate blood

    With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all —football— just ahead, it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

  • Water district to hold rule change workshops

    The Suwannee River Water Management District will hold two public workshops on Sept. 25 to explain changes to the District’s Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) program as a result of the statewide rule changes that will go into effect Oct. 1.

  • A Day to Remember

    The Chiefland area DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be honoring A Day to Remember this weekend. The group will be in front of Winn Dixie in Chiefland on  Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be honoring POWs (Prisoners of War) and MIAs (those Missing In Action) as well handing out Forget Me Nots. Organizers stress that any contributions they receive remain in the Tri-County area and goes to our area veterans.

  • House fire at Rainbow Lakes

     A Levy County Department of Public Safety fire captain noticed a column of black smoke in Southeast Levy County, in Rainbow Lakes Estates on the evening of Sept. 4.

    The LCDPS fire captain headed to the source and found a two story, 2,400 square-foot structure fully involved with fire. The home was vacant.

    LCDPS Station 2 in Morriston, Battalion 1, Medic 3 in Inglis, South Levy Volunteer Fire Department, Rainbow Lakes Estates Volunteer Fire Department, Marion County Fire Rescue and Inglis Fire Department responded to the scene.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum speaks at Williston Elementary School to students, educators and community members about the importance of remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The school marked the 12th anniversary of the takeover of American passenger planes and crashing them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania and the more than 3,000 deaths at the hands of terrorists.

  • Court dispositions published September 19

     n Ryan Kent Beach, aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill, 5 years with 3 years minimum/mandatory, credit for 104 days served; armed burglary, 5 years drug offender probation. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund, $744.70 restitution. 

  • Man arrested in Williston robbery

    A Williston man has admitted committing the Thursday night armed robbery of a manager at the Grocery Depot supermarket, formerly Hitchcock’s, in Williston, according to a Williston Police Department press release.