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Today's News

  • CRA eyes update of plans

    At the Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency's last meeting of the year, members dealt with long-term plans and shorter-term concerns.

    At the urging of David Connolly, Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council principal planner, CRA members spent considerable time Dec. 10 considering modifications to the plan that had been developed when the agency was formed in 2002.

  • Fire Department helps Santa get through city

    Santa's reindeer were still at the North Pole resting up for Christmas Eve, so it fell to the Williston Volunteer Fire Department to transport the bearded, red-clad man around town on Saturday. Sleigh #72 was hooked up to the Fire Chief's truck, driven by Danny Wallace. Santa sat high on the sleigh, with his elves in front, distributing gifts to children throughout the city. Officer Jimmy Willis followed in an Auxiliary Police car to insure the safety of the children who waited to see Santa.

  • Band director honored: Park dedicated to Johnny Henry

    A multi-use park in Williston's central area was dedicated as the Johnny T. Henry Celebration Park in a ceremony on Saturday that drew more than 200 of Henry's friends and admirers of all ages, from tots to senior citizens.

    Henry was the director of the Williston school bands for nearly three decades before his untimely death two years ago, an event that shocked and saddened the whole community.

    Councilman Steve Holcomb, who supervises Parks and Recreation for the council, was the emcee for the ceremonies. Holcomb was also Johnny Henry's brother-in-law.

  • Rees brings option to trash services

    Rees brings option to trash services

    Times have changed haven't they? In this busy, hectic world we live in today it is easy to forget how things used to be. To be sure some things have changed for the better, but how about service? I'll bet many of you can remember a time when you did business with a grocer or butcher that you knew personally. Or maybe you went to the local garage for gas and oil because the owner took care of your car when it needed repair. You went to those businesses because you trusted them and they gave you reliable service.

  • From the kitchen

    If anything like mine; kitchens everywhere have had a steady stream of baking and cooking going on during this entire month. This year I am finished early with all the baking of treats that Jim likes to have around and that we give as gifts. My big table is cleared and everything put away for another year and now I am going to enjoy the remaining days leading up to fixing Christmas dinner.

  • Community Calendar

    Monday, December 24

    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.

    VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    Williston Single Seniors Social Club (for people 55 plus), 6:30 p.m., Billy Jack's Restaurant, call Ron 528-2151 for more information.

    Tuesday, December 25

    MERRY CHRISTMAS From the staff of The Williston Pioneer Sun News

    Wednesday, December 26

  • Upcoming events

    Rotary votes to move meetings to noon

    The Rotary Club of Williston conducted a poll of its members last Tuesday morning at a rescheduled General Assembly meeting. The resulting majority vote was to change the time of day the Rotary Club met from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Webb, Davis to wed on Dec. 28

    Lauren Marie Webb of Micanopy and Ray Richard Davis of Brooker will be married on Dec. 28, 2007.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Roger S. and Patricia G. Webb. She is a recent graduate from Agnes Scott College with a B.A. degree in economics.

    The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thomas R. and Richelle A. Davis. He is a recent graduate from ITT Technical Institute with a B.S. degree in technical project management.

    The wedding will be at Ochwilla Baptist Church, Highway 21, Hawthorne, at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

  • Magee, Tepfenhart to wed in California

    Mr. and Mrs. Clay Woods of Morriston announce the engagement of their son, Cory A. Tepfenhart, 21, to Megan Rae Magee, 22, of Carlsbad, Calif., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Magee of Poway, Calif.

    The bride-to-be is an administrative assistant at Infoplace USA and student at Cal State San Marcos, studying to obtain her teaching degree.

  • Wild observations

    I still become amazed at how different winter is here compared to where I grew up in New Jersey. There I hoped for snow. Here I know better. I know it won't snow, so I sit on the front porch writing this, wearing a sleeve-less top.

    What can I do on these glorious days but go out and enjoy nature? Yesterday I kayaked solo for the first time. I've been kayaking in company three times. I put in at the same boat ramp I've been to twice before. I knew I could carry the kayak by myself, and that I could get in and out of it unassisted.