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Today's News

  • New FCAT law takes effect

    About this time every year, people become aware of just what the Legislature accomplished at its spring session.

    Many new laws take effect on July 1, and this year is no exception.

    One of the major changes, or at least it seems that way, regards the FCAT, the school assessment test given to various students during the year.

    One thing that has been popular with schools, particularly elementary schools, has been a series of "pep rallies" to get students ready for the test.

    No more.

  • Community calendar

    Monday

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * Whole Wide World @ My Public Library. Join us for books, stories, games crafts, and much, much more. All programs begin @ 10:00 a.m. at Williston Public Library, 528-2313.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

    Tuesday

    * Piecemakers, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church.

    * Rotary Club of Williston, First Presbyterian Church, Noon.

  • Upcoming events

    Commodity distribution

    USDA commodity distribution for Levy County will be at the following locations:

    July 3, Bronson, ag building, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Otter Creek, Town Hall, 2:30 to 3 p.m.

    Jully 12, Chiefland, Methodist Church, 707 Main St., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    July 17, Inglis, Community Center, 1-2 p.m.

    July 24, Williston, Lions Club, 1 to 2 p.m.

    USDA is available to all eligible recipients. There will be certification available tot hose who have not registered. If you have any questions call (352) 336-0839.

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    sponsors sought

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    On June 22, Deputy Gary Brewer responded to 119 Mongo St., Bronson, in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon his arrival Linda Thomas, 46, was arrested for domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    The victim reported to Deputy Brewer that a verbal domestic dispute occurred inside the residence and the victim walked outside. Thomas followed the victim armed with a 12 inch kitchen knife waving the knife in a threatening manner.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Kenneth D. Shelby, 41, of Callahan, was charged with felony grand theft auto and misdemeanor no valid driver's license in addition with refusal to sign a citation after being stopped in Northeast Williston because of suspicious activity. The truck was reported stolen out of Dixie County.

    Javier Soto, 33, of Northeast 113th Court, Williston, was charged with felony operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic offender after being stopped for driving with a headlight out.

  • Let's house out-of-county prisoners

    Editor:

    The 2008-2009 budget for the County is now upon us. The present BOCC already indicated a 15 percent reduction across the board for all departments. There is no doubt going to be a shortfall within the budget and costs are going to extremely tight not only for this year but also next year.

  • Publisher assumes new role

    Dale Bowen, the publisher of the Chiefland Citizen, has accepted a new role with the publishing company and will give up his leadership post at the Levy County papers.

    Bowen was named advertising sales manager for the Citrus County Chronicle, the daily newspaper based in Crystal River.

    The Florida native has spent 24 years in sales and management with Landmark Community newspapers, the owner of the Citizen and the Chronicle.

    Bowen moved to Levy County in 1999 to take over the leadership of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • CRA looks at future of Williston

    If you were asked to characterize the city of Williston in a few words, with an eye to maintaining its traditional character, what would you say?

    What strikes you about the atmosphere of the center part of town that you would like to see reflected in new buildings or in the remodeling of existing buildings?

    Since its founding, the Community Redevelopment Association has been struggling with solving that puzzle and now it is grappling with the conundrum again.

  • A soldier marks July 4th

    I am a U.S. Army soldier deployed in Iraq and I was just sitting here thinking tonight ... why am I here? What is the reason for this?

    Well, this is the way I see it and what I think.

  • Wild observations

    After the usual first day rat race, I made it to Budapest, pronounced "pech" or something like that. I planned to pick up an Enterprise rental car at Gainesville Airport, but when I got there, I found out they wouldn't take my debit card. So I flew (almost) to Orlando in my own vehicle and parked it and hoped for the best. Orlando Airport was on level orange security alert which made things even more stressful, getting into the boarding area and waving goodbye to my suitcase, hoping it would end up with me. I flew to New York JFK Airport and then on to Budapest.