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Today's Features

  • College can be such a daunting experience…living away from home for the first time, trying to figure out where you fit in, learning to adapt to such a totally different environment. For local retired teacher Mary Gene Bailey French, joining a sorority was a real life saver! And recently, she received a certificate and white violet charm, recognizing her almost-75 years of membership in Zeta Tau Alpha.

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    If it weren’t for the gauze pressure bandage around her knee, you’d never know that Morriston’s Paige Douglas is in a fight for her life.

  • Karon Johnson’s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.

    While he is an imposing figure of a man, his voice is soft much like his demeanor. However, it is that smile that speaks loudly and proudly of who he is. 

    Reared in Dunnellon,  Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.

  • It was a feat that ends up on morning TV talk shows.
    Monday, an 8-year-old Jack Russell out on her afternoon bathroom break disappeared.
    “I’d seen a turtle the day before,” said the dog’s owner, Patty Hatch, “and thought she was following it.”
    Indeed she had.
    Penny, the curious Jack Russell, had wandered the way of the turtle and somehow became trapped in the turtle/gopher hole.

  • April

    CEE Meeting

    Discussion will open with a report on the group’s meeting with Williston City Police when Citizens for an Engaged Electorate meets Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Williston Community Center.

  • April

    WWII Vets

    WW II Vets and Proud of it will meet Thursday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Beef O Brady’s, located north of Chiefland at 7050 NE 140th St. off Hwy 19.

    For more information, call Virginia at 528-2310.

    Library Rock Painting

    The Levy County Public Libraries will host rock painting at all its libraries in April. Open to all ages, the event will begin at 6 p.m. and all materials are provided.

    Bring your family and join in the fun at the Bronson Library on April 17 or the Williston Library April 19.

  • April

    CEE Luncheon

    Citizens for an Engaged Electorate hosts their monthly Open Discussion Luncheon on Thursday, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melanie's Restaurant, 112 E. Noble in Williston. Join any discussion going on within the group or start one of your own. No topic is off-limits, so long as the discussion is kept respectful.

    For more information phone 352-465-8461 or e-mail citizensengaged2012@gmail.com.

    AARP Yard Sale/Meeting

  • Free Movie In The Park

    The city of Williston will host a Movie in the Park Friday, March 24 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Park Pavilion.

    Popcorn and drinks are provided free.

    Yard Sale

    Rapscallion to the Rescue will host a yard sale Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Heritage Park Pavilion on Main Street in Williston.

    All proceeds go toward RttR programs such as Fix it Forward, a spay/neuter initiative for Levy County. The group will also sell raffle tickets for a family four pack of Disney tickets.

  • March

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will present The Wizard of Oz each weekend through March 19 with a matinee March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.

    Call 352-493-ARTS now to reserve your tickets because it is expected most dates will sell out.

    FOL Book Sale

  • March

    Tourism Council

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at 620 N Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL (U.S. Alt. 27) –Levy County Road Dept. Office Building.

    Wizard of Oz Debuts

    The Chief Theatre will debut The Wizard of Oz March 3. The show will run each weekend through March 19 with matinees on March 11 and March 18.

    Tickets are $10 for students, seniors, the military and first responders; $12 for adults.