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Today's News

  • Fall at the Lodge raises $52K

    More than $52,000 was raised when 300 people attended Fall at the Lodge, the annual fund-raiser for Haven Hospice.
    “Fall at the Lodge was a tremendous success,” said Michael Morse, vice president of organizational advancement at Haven Hospice. “The location was beautiful, the weather was fantastic and the fellowship was great. So many people donated their time, talent and treasure to help make the event even more successful than last year.”

  • Suwannee River Fair News

    Fat Steer Weigh In:
    The fat steer weigh in will take place Saturday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs. This is the first weigh-in for all market steers participating in the 2011 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale. An entry form is required and is available online at mysrf.org. The form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor, parent and FFA advisor/4H leader. Entry fee is $25.

  • Community Happenings

    Friday, Oct. 8

     

    Bulk Trash

    EWS will pick up bulk trash in Williston, Friday, Oct. 8.

     

    Bird Watching

  • JV falls to Dixie County

        It took the Dixie County JV football team a little over a half of football Thursday night September 23, to hold on to the football. Once the Bears figured out they needed to hold onto the ball, they came from behind to down the Red Devil JV team 16-6.

    The first half saw the Red Devils unable to move the football, and the Bears stopped themselves on several drives deep in Red Devil territory. The Red Devils were unable to cross the 50 yard line until the last play of the half. 

  • Red Devils beat Keystone Heights in district play

    It was a sluggish first half of high school district action  Sept. 24, as the Red Devils visited Keystone Heights and won 26-13. Both teams’ defenses and turnovers controlled the first half of action. 

    The Indians got on the board early in the first quarter on a nifty 48-yard run to take a 6-0 lead as the extra point kick went wide right.

  • NRC hears public comment on proposed plant

    By Chris Van Ormer

    Citrus County Chronicle

    The environmental impact of the proposed nuclear plant in Levy County could hit Robert Smith hardest. Once it is built, Smith will live 6,800 feet behind the buildings that will house two nuclear reactors.

  • Bringing us together

    Leonard Pitts Jr.

    Lyndon Johnson once said of Gerald Ford that he “played too much football with his helmet off.”

    Theodore Roosevelt once called William Howard Taft “a fathead with the brains of a guinea pig.”

    Harper’s Weekly once described Ulysses S. Grant as “a drunken Democrat dragged out of the Galena (Ill.) gutter.”

  • Holy Family plans fish fry

    Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a fish fry at the Parish Hall, located three miles north of the town of Williston on Hwy 27A, Friday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

    Fish, french fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and your choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits will be served. 

     Costs are: adults $7, senior citizen meal (slightly smaller portion) $6 and children $4 (under 12). Take out orders welcome.   

  • Cornerstone Assembly of God plans special services

    Evangelist Bob Fisher will hold special services at Cornerstone Assembly of God Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 3-6. 

     “Bob Fisher is one of the premier evangelists in the nation. His message on the power of God is life changing. He will be praying for the sick and ministering to various needs during these four days of special services. We are praying for and believing God for miracles to take place,”according to Pastor Dave Matheny,

  • Hare Krishna comes to Williston

    The new Center Vedic Studies is now open in Williston. The center is part of a worldwide organization called the International Society for Krishna Consciousness founded in 1966 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupads.

    In 12 years after he arrived in New York at the age of 68, he established 200 centers, farm, communities, temples, schools and universities throughout the world.