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Today's News

  • College student pens first novel

    C.T. Douglas from Dunnellon participates in his first book signing at an event earlier this month at the Williston Friends of the Library book fair. Douglas’ fantasy, Lore: A Pirate’s Charm, is the first novel of a trilogy, a rip-roaring adventure enhanced by werewolves, vampires and magic rings. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, N.C., in 1989. He is a full-time undergraduate Liberal Arts and Sciences major attending the University of Florida in Gainesville.

     

    A Pirate's Charm

    REVIEW BY TERRY GRAYSON

  • Kent Owens is adjusting to Williston

    You don’t have to keep your back against the wall any longer. A new chiropractor has come to town.

    Kent Owens, affiliated with Trenton Medical Center that opened on Main Street March 16, is ready to give you the adjustment of your dreams.

    Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column. The very word chiropractic comes from the Greek meaning “to do by hand.”

  • Only the name is changing

    When your name is a misnomer because you actually service more than it says, what do you do?

    Change your name.

    Trenton Medical Center, with offices and affiliates in 17 sites in seven counties, did just that. In the weeks ahead, the name Palms Medical Group will edge out the old name–but DeWayne Yates,ee^CEO of the group, assured Williston Rotarians Tuesday that nothing else is changing.

  • Hospice names new administrators

    Haven Hospice has named Deborah R. Frederick, who had been serving as administrator of its Gainesville clinical teams, administrator-at-large. Frederick will focus on orienting new administrators, assistant administrators and patient care managers, as well as work on special operational projects. Frederick has extensive experience in hospice management and leadership. “I’m really looking forward to taking our organization to the next level in hospice care,” she said.

  • Veterinarian services can now come right to your door

    There was a time when Charlotte Dow thought she wanted to be an artist, but after moving to Florida from Surrey in the United Kingdom, her love of animals prevailed.

    Thirteen years after skipping across the pond, Dr. Dow is practicing with Drs. Wade Bullock and Kendra Philman at Levy Animal Clinic.

    Dow grew up in Melbourne and attended the University of Florida where she earned her undergraduate degree in animals science.

    Always an animal lover, she chose to attend veterinary school, focusing on food animals.

  • Rotarians sponsor students to learn about other countries

    Most people know that Rotary Clubs are key contributors in their communities but many don’t know they also foster international relationships in their Youth Exchange Program.

    Tuesday, two of those youth told WIlliston Rotary Club members about their summer of awareness thanks to Rotary Club International.

    Caleb Smith of Trenton spent three weeks in Germany this summer with the family of Johannes Schockenhoff.

    His mother, Christine, said she wanted her son to experience Europe as one who lives there rather than as a tourist.

  • James Ivey practicing at Trenton Medical

    Life has almost come full circle for Dr. James Ivey, the newest addition to Trenton Medical Center’s Williston office.

    Ivey, a native of Orlando who spent 22 years practicing medicine, is now seeing patients in Williston.

    A family physician who studied medicine at Atlanta’s Emory University, Ivey said becoming a doctor seemed like a step up from his roots.

    His grandfather was a pharmacist and his father followed him, working in the family drug store.

  • Yearty, Parker trial gets under way

    The trial of suspended Levy County Commissioners Sammy Yearty and Tony Parker is slowly working its way through the bits and pieces of video and audio tapes as the government tries to prove the two men solicited and split a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent Sean Quinn, posing as a developer Sean Michaels.

    Yearty also faces an additional charge of lying to federal agents for saying he had not accepted a lunch, dinner or bribe in return for his vote.

  • Look Christmas lights! Oh wait, that's police cars

    Ah, the holidays. the food, the family. the friends, the fighting. Wait. What?

    I went to the Toys R Us in Gainesville this past Thursday as their sales started at midnight, thinking that I would rather stay up late than get up early.

    I left the house around 10 p.m. and arrived at about 10:30. I was actually shocked by the line that was already there. I was standing about 100 yards from the entrance to the store, and within about 10 minutes there were about 20 people added behind me.

  • Community Happenings

    Saturday, Dec. 5

    5K Cancer Awareness Race/Walk

    The Chiefland Woman’s Club will host its Second Annual 5K Cancer Awareness Race/Walk Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Trailhead Park in Chiefland. 

    The race/walk will be the opening activity for the Chiefland Chamber Christmas Festival.  The entry fee for the race/walk is $20 and proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 

    Contact Melanie King Hutchison for an entry form or more information at 352-493-7593 or melliek71@hotmail.com.