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Today's News

  • We will not forget

    Perkins State Bank in Williston hosted a Sept. 11 commemoration on its lawn this morning to remember the terrorist attacks on our country in 2001. More than 2,800 people lost their lives in the attacks, including 343 firefighters, 23 New York police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers.

     

     

  • Newcomer Kennedy defeats incumbent

    Voters in Bronson have spoken: They are only in the mood for a little change.

    In Tuesday's Town Council election, voters returned two incumbents to office and elected a  newcomer to politics to the third spot.

    Jason Kennedy, manager at the Burger King in Chiefland and co-owner of a home-based business with his wife, handily won over incumbent Melody LaFlam 190 to 83.

  • Community Calendar

    Through Saturday

    LARC sale

    The LARC Thrift Store at 515 S. Main St., Chiefland is having a $2.50 bag sale this week. If you have any question please contact Betty Walker at (352) 486-4293.

    Saturday

    Williston Friends hold book sale

    Friends of the Williston Public Library will hold its first book fair of the fall from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Hall Community Center,  at the south end of Williston City Hall. There will be a huge number of books and magazines.

  • Community convinces commision to rethink assessments

    The Levy County Commission, by a 3-2 vote, chopped its proposed EMS assessment in half Tuesday night after hearing from the business community that the six-cent per square foot rate was an undue burden in the downed economy.

    The action came at the end of a two-hour hearing on assessments levied on property owners. The commission approved 4-1, with Commission Chair Nancy Bell dissenting, to keep the road, fire and solid waste assessments the same as last year.

  • Levy commission concerned about siphoning of water supply

    The Levy County Commission is sending a letter to the St. John's Water Management District expressing the board's concern about what it feels is excessive water use in the populous area around Jacksonville.

    The commission took the action after Steve Minnis of the Suwannee River Water Management District, gave a report on the “state” of water supplies in the region indicating that the biggest withdrawals are in that area.

  • Canines head off to college

    The Humane Society of Levy County has received many requests for dogs and cats over the years, but a recent call from St. Petersburg College in Pinellas Park was a first.

    The college was looking for 19 dogs and cats to be entered in the college’s Veterinary Technician program.  

    “What are you going to do to these animals?” Arnette Garrison, the Society's Animal Rescue Liaison,  asked school officials.

  • Waste Pro helps folks overwhelmed by too much stuff

    It has been a couple of hot, sweaty Saturdays, but the employees of Waste Pro in Chiefland know they have helped folks who were in a fix.

    Mostly, it's folks who have found themselves with a lot of stuff on their property.

    As a community service, the crews at Waste Pro have been choosing one project every three months and helping folks mired in stuff clean up their property.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday

    Law Day banquet honors  officers

    The Chiefland Woman's Club will be hosting its annual Law Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland Elementary Cafeteria.

    The banquet honors the area's outstanding law enforcement, corrections and wildlife officers, and fire and emergency medical service personnel.

    Cedar Key Community blood drive

  • School board, union agree they don't agree

    Officials remain undecided about issues affecting teachers’ salaries and benefits.

    On Thursday, Sept. 3, members from the School Board of Levy County met with members of the Levy County Education Association to discuss five previously submitted proposals by the school board dealing with teacher supplements, pay raises and credits for teacher experience.

    The association rejected all five of the board’s proposals.

  • Constitution Rallies on Saturday

    A second round of tea parties are planned for Saturday in celebration of the Constitution Day, hosted by the groups that held similar parties on April 15.

    The Tea Party Rally on the Levy County Courthouse steps will  be from noon to 1 p.m.  Participants are asked to sit under the trees to the left of the steps so speakers don’t have to yell to be heard.

    Two issues will be the focus: healthcare and education, according to  Juanita Melchoir, an organizer of the Levy rally. After the discussion, there will be time for participants to be heard.