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Today's News

  • Happenings

    February

    AARP Meeting

    AARP Chapter #912 will celebrate Mardi Gras at its meeting Monday, Feb. 12 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 661 NE 1st Ave., Williston. Wearing Mardi Gras colors (gold, green and purple) beads and mask is optional.

    Coffee and socializing is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcomed.

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    WWII veterans, friends, caregivers and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 in Cross City at the Taste of Dixie Diner, 16840 SE US Highway 19.

  • Dawn of A New Communications Day
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Jan. 23, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 34, Inglis, causing bodily harm, obstruction W/OV. Bond $6,000.

    • Jan. 23, David Ryan Bair, 30, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $2,500.

    • Jan. 22, Francisco Bautista, 22, Williston, no DL. Bond $500.

    • Jan. 24, Adam Howard Bolinger, 33, Chiefland, aggravated battery. Bond $100,000.

    • Jan. 28, Lance Chadwin Burns, 20, Newberry, out of county warrant. Bond $10,000.

  • On to the semi-finals

    Sean Arnold/Chiefland Citizen

  • Happenings

    February

    AARP Driving Class

    AARP will sponsor a driving class Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson Road Baptist Church, 13830 NE 80th Ave., Bronson.

     The objectives of the course include: understanding the effects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing confidence and maintaining independence. There are no tests.

  • Who do you think is old?

    I was taking then-4-year-old Spencer to preschool and as was our custom, we had serious discussions during the 25-minute commute.

    That particular morning, out of the blue, he asked, "How old are you, Mommy?"

    I came to a red light, looked at him and asked back, "How old do you think I am, Spencer?"

    I could see the cogs and gears spinning as he thought about it.

    "You're very old," he finally answered. "You must be at least 21."

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Jan. 20, Jerry Lee Alexander, 58, Morriston, VOP.

    • Jan. 18, Cody John Brunner, 25, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

    • Jan. 17, Susan Martina Buschmann, 53, Morriston, touch or strike. ROR.

    • Jan. 20, Brandi Nicole Butler, 33, Archer, out of county warrant. ROR.

    • Jan. 18, John Benedict Capell Jr., 37, Austin, Texas, VOP.

  • Happenings

    January

    Spay/Neuter For Feral Cats

    Levy County will begin a once-a-month spay/neuter program for feral cats Thursday, Jan. 25.

    The program is open to Levy County residents only and is by appointment.

    Cats that are scheduled for surgery must be brought in a cat trap the day before the appointment is scheduled.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Levy Animal Services at 486-5138

    FOWL Book Sale

  • A mayorship done right

    I met Gerald Hethcoat when I first moved to Florida back in 2005. I worked for another newspaper back then, and every Friday, he'd swing by the office to buy a paper and catch up. I liked him immediately.

    Three years later I found myself in Williston and seeing him a lot more than once a week.

    When my freelance reporter retired, I had to start covering the council meetings and seeing The Mayor in action at least twice a month.

  • Likwid will break ground Feb. 1

    High speed Internet via fiber optics will soon become a reality in Williston when Likwid, the company that will do the work, breaks ground Thursday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 near the Williston Police Department.

    Christopher Smith, Likwid's president, said his company will partner with Al's TV to provide a local office for customers to visit and sign up for services.

    "I look forward to seeing people from the community there who deserve this service and want to support new Internet options," Smith said.