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Today's News

  • Wedding: Duncan-Kaatz

    Announcing the wedding of Miss Donna M. Kaatz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Kaatz, of Fanning Springs, to Mr. Kenneth B. Duncan, III, son of Mr. Kenneth B. Duncan, Jr., of Fanning Springs, on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

  • Suwannee River Garden Club Spring Social

    Linnie Beck and Anne Zubler will be hosting a Garden Party Luncheon for The Suwannee River Garden Club on Saturday, May 21, noon to 4 p.m.
    The event will be held at the home of Anne Zubler.  Club members should bring dishes to share that are in keeping with the theme of a "Garden Party".  We expect to have approximately twenty five attendees.
    A fancy hat contest will be judged by silent vote so everyone should dust off their finest millinery creations.

  • Engagement: Martinez-Feagle

     Miss Raina Lynn Martinez, the daughter of Arthur “Mario” Martinez, of Williston, and the late Jodie Martinez, and Mr. Ryan Michael Feagle, the son of Richard and Cecile Feagle, of Archer,  announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
       The future bride is the granddaughter of Arthur and Linda Martinez of Lake City, Sharon Stone, of Williston, and David Stone, of Yankeetown. She is a 2007 graduate of Williston High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology.

  • CDE honors top student workers

  • Birding walk for visually impaired

       The Friends of the Lower Suwannee Refuge will host a birding walk for visually impaired individuals on Monday. Meet at 8 a.m. at the River Trail parking area of County Road 347, just south of Fowler's Bluff. Turn at the Lower Suwannee Refuge "River Trail and Offices" sign, and the trail is a quarter mile down on the right.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 12

    Today (May 12)

    World War II Vets meeting
    World War II veterans will meet at 11 a.m. at the Ivy House in Williston. All veterans and their spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697.

  • Rotarian wants students to brush up

    Dr. Bill Martin has seen some mouths that look as if they belong to children living in a Third World country.
    Only he's not looking at teeth belonging to the indigenous Ecuadoreans he has treated on two trips to the mountains of that country.
    These belong to residents of Levy County.

  • Preserving the past

    James Brown had to think hard about what he likes about working on the old Shell Pond School.
    “It hasn’t hit me yet. It hasn’t jelled,” the 56-year-old carpenter said, gripping a handsaw and standing in front of a pile of salvaged timber. “That’s a tough question. It’s such a simple structure. What it can become, I guess. That’s what it’s about.”

  • Grant could ease strain on police

    The Chiefland Police Department and city staff may have found a way to ease the tightening budget faced in the wake of a still weak economy and rising prices.
    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to allow CPD to apply for a grant that would pay for the hiring of a new police officer. The grant, known as the Community Oriented Policing Services Grant, also allows a department, in lieu of hiring a new officer, to keep a police officer position that may be threatened due to budget constraints.

  • School sidewalk project stalled

    The Chiefland City Commission tabled making a decision Monday night to move forward with a program aimed at creating safe paths to schools.
    The Levy County Safe Routes to School has won $1.45 million in Florida Department of Transportation funding for construction of sidewalks leading to schools in Chiefland and Williston.
    The commission agreed by consensus to support the project about a year ago. But now, the commission has its doubts.