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Today's News

  • Williston city manager resigns

    By Lou Elliott Jones and Carolyn Ten Broeck

    City Manager Marcus Collins has submitted his resignation and will be leaving in two weeks, according to City Councilman Brooks Holloway and Mayor Gerald Hethcoat.
    Holloway said last week that Collins is taking a $130,000 a year job with an engineering firm.
    “After what has happened here you cannot blame him for taking another job when they are throwing that kind of money at him,” Holloway said Friday.

  • Free equine nutrition workshop set

    For more than 15 years, Purina HOW® Horse Owner’s Workshops have been held across the nation to educate customers on the very latest in equine health and nutrition.
    This year, Midwest Feed & Farm and Canterbury Showplace, both of Newberry, will host the workshop and provide horse owners the opportunity to meet local equine specialists and learn about the newest developments in equine nutrition, health and maintenance care, veterinary issues, Purina research projects, training techniques and more.

  • Rotary Egg Hunt is April 9

    The Williston Rotary Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 10 years old Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at John Henry Celebration Park.

  • Open government is the best government

    There isn’t a government body anywhere that can accommodate  its constituency when it comes time for meetings.
    Unless, of course, meetings are held in the Super Dome.
    That’s why newspapers, the Fourth Estate, are critical to bringing the news to the people who elect government leaders.
    Newspaper reporters are the eyes and ears of Joe the Plumber, who has concerns about what is transpiring in his city, county or state, but yet cannot attend meetings to learn how his tax dollars are being spent.

  • Game on! Relay for Life is 17 days away

    Things are winding down to the biggest party of the year in Williston–the annual Relay for Life.
    As the American Cancer Society’s principle fund-raiser, teams in and around Williston have been holding bake sales, raffles and dinners  for a year to raise money.
    On April 16 and April 17, the culmination of those efforts will be celebrated when the teams and their supporters gather at the track at Williston High School to rejoice in a job well done. For about 18 hours, revelry will abound with food, entertainment, games and more.

  • Lady Red Devils playing .500 ball

    The Lady Red Devils lost their first three district games to put themselves at the bottom of the regular season district race. They have since won three in a row to pull to .500 in the regular season district race with two games remaining. They host Ft. White on April 6, and travel to Newberry on April 7.
    The District Tournament play starts at Santa Fe on April 19, 20 and 22. If the 2011 Lady Red Devils hope to repeat their run for a state title, it will take additions to the present under manned and shortened roster.

  • New sign for the Lodge

  • Red Devils fall short in Tiffany Poupard Memorial Game

    Dressed in lime green jerseys last Friday evening, the Red Devil Baseball team held its annual Tiffany Poupard Memorial game.
    Lime green was Poupard’s favorite color, so to honor the Red Devil baseball supporter who was killed in an automobile accident in 2009, the team once again paid their respects.
    Poupard’s daughter Madelynn, threw out the first pitch in the brief ceremony before the game.
    The game, against the Santa Fe Raiders, was for a tie and top seed in the district with a win out for the Red Devils.

  • TDC will get free advice

    By Ada Lang

  • County budget over $700K in the hole

    It went almost unnoticed at last week’s Levy County Commission meeting when Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said the county budget is running a $732,358 deficit in the first three months of the year.
    Sullivan made the comment while announcing Sheriff Johnny Smith will not charge county and city agencies for dispatch services starting this fall as had been previously announced.
    “We know there’s an issue,” Sullivan said, referring to the money crunch.