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Economic Development Academy Upcoming

The Rural Economic Development Academy (REDA) is designed to provide an in-depth and practical understanding of key issues and considerations associated with successful local and regional economic development, important elements of building and sustaining a local...

Adapting to Any Situation To Explore the Nature Coast

David Jones, president of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, on a recent excursion near Yankeetown. Bird Dog Boats of Florida is proving nothing should keep anyone from exploring the beauty of the Nature Coast. The Williston-based non-profit organization is less...

Digging Deep At Duke Site

Timber processing, an industrial park, a distribution center, or something else? There is a lot to consider when preparing a site for development, and that begins with deciding what the most practical or advantageous use would be. Such is the case for a 5,400 acre...

Levy Sending Emergency Personnel to NC for Hurricane Prep

Levy County is deploying two ambulances and support crews to North Carolina in response to the expected impact from Hurricane Florence. The resources are part of four counties responding to a request from state officials for resources, through the Emergency Management...

‘Heroes’ Rodeo To Raise Money For Planned Vets Center

Veteran Resource Services is hosting its first-annual Williston Heroes Rodeo in October to raise money for its  planned veterans training and services center in Williston. The non-profit has teamed up with Flying C Rodeo to put on the Oct. 11-13 event at Horseman's...

Levy One of 5 Tapped For Duke Site Readiness Evaluation

The former site of proposed twin nuclear reactor in Inglis is getting a second look by Duke Energy through its Site Readiness Program. The 5,400 acres will be evaluated to determine its potential suitability for a range of targeted industry -- including general...

Seizing the Opportunity

Two Levy County census tracts have received the new Opportunity Zones designation after a federal act signed into law last year. Tracts in Bronson and Williston were nominated by Florida Gov. Rick Scott before officially being certified by the US Department of...