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Today's News

  • Corporatocracy

    You may well be wondering what a corporatocracy is. Officially it is not a word that appears in any popular dictionary. The word itself is a neologism, a recently coined word that is commonly used but hasn't become mainstream. Every day new words enter our language through books, magazines and newspapers. The Internet (that word was once a neologism as well) has quickly become the most popular venue for new thoughts, ideas and words entering the public domain.

  • Those in ag industry deserve pat on the back

    As we enter the dog days of summer, people will be out enduring our famous heat and our abundant resources available to them; North Central Florida is a great place to be. Whether you’re on a farm handpicking blueberries for pies, cooking steaks on the grill or enjoying watermelon on the river with family and friends, this area provides us with so many great homegrown options to fill our summer time. During these times the agriculture industry can easily be taken for granted by those not directly involved in it.

  • Trip to the pawn shop lands Chiefland man in jail

    A Chiefland man was arrested June 23 after he allegedly pawned jewelry that belonged to his girlfriend’s aunt.

    Roy Companellia Nichols, Jr., 18, was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. Bond was $10,000.

    Also arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office were:

    • Willie Terrell Crowley, 33, of Bronson was charged June 25 with battery and affray after allegedly fighting in the street. The victim had a head laceration but denied medical treatment. Bond was $3,000.

  • Bank robbery lookout gets probation

    Shameeka Lafeye Gorden, who was charged with being the lookout in the Dec. 12 robbery of the Bronson branch of the Capital City bank has been sentenced to 5 years probation.

    Gorden, 26, of Gainesville, was charged with robbery without the use of a gun or deadly weapon. Also charged in connection with the robbery is John Patterson, 43, Pine Street, Bronson and his daughter, Shakima Samara Patterson, 23. Gorden is John Patterson’s neice.

  • Dave Coln runs the big one

    Maybe it wasn’t a lifelong dream, but it sure felt like it. Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer photographer Dave Colón recently completed his first marathon, the big race that all runners dream of. It was the culmination of 10 years of learning and running, and, he hopes, the beginning of a long and wonderful adventure.

  • Undefeated pugilist makes Williston stop

    Tavoris Cloud, a 27-year-old boxer who hails from Quincy, just outside Tallahassee, is scheduled to fight the number two contender and former World Champion Clinton Woods, in late August or early September.

    Saturday night, Cloud was in town when Bobby Brown, owner of King Munchie’s Pizza in Williston, hosted a casual evening cookout for his friends in the professional fight game.

  • Mitchell’s camp a thrill for young players

    Big Mo Mitchell showed once again why he was the terror of the Southeastern Conference last week, as he completed pass after pass with defenders hanging off him. Mitchell, a former University of Florida offensive lineman and current Bronson football assistant coach, nevertheless took the snaps and drove his team forward against upstart challenger Jake Williams, a defensive menace on last year’s Bronson Eagle squad.

  • Patterson resigns as WHS softball coach

    After 23 years as head coach of the Williston Lady Red Devils softball team, Robert Patterson is stepping down.

    Patterson said it was a very tough decision for him to make, but his health and minor physical problems played a major roll in his move.

    “I know the talent that will be returning next season is just tremendous, and I really hate to leave,”ee^he said.

    “Sometimes you have to do what is best for your personal health, and this is what I had to deal with in making my decision,” he added.

  • North Central Florida Stars roll

    The scorching hot temperatures and bright sun failed to slow the bats of the NCF Stars on Tuesday afternoon at FCCJ North Campus College in Jacksonville.

    The 16 & under Stars, who have seven players from Williston High School, took on one of the 18 & under squads and came away with the 16 – 8 win.

    NCF Star Justin Kortessis got things going with a solo blast in the first inning over the center field fence. The Stars then loaded the bases on two walks and a single. They scored three more runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.

  • Community Calendar

    AARPee^Summer Activities

    AARP Chapter 912 announces its “just for fun” summer schedule. They will have a booth at Williston’s Independence Day Celebration at Horseman’s Park, Friday, July 3. There will be two raffles-one for a set of ladies’ golf clubs with bag and one for ladies’ size 7 golf shoes. Raffle tickets are $1/each or $5/6 and may be purchased at our booth or from Mignon Craig, 528-3323. The drawing will be on Sunday, July 5 and the winners will be notified by phone.