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Today's News

  • Patterson returns to hardwood after three-year absence

    Robert Patterson will be taking over the Williston Lady’s basketball program as head coach this season. Patterson previously coached the Lady Red Devils from 1986-2005 and had many successful seasons.

    “I remember my first year in 1986 when our team went 6-13. It did not feel good and I never had a losing season after that for 18years,” Patterson said.

  • Buccaneers pillage Bronson

    Bronson’s offense came alive in the second half, scoring 24 unanswered points last Friday night against Branford.

    It’s a shame the Eagles were already down 57-0 when the scoring started.

    Branford pummeled visiting Bronson 63-24, totaling 367 rushing yards as a team and hammering the Eagles’ defense early.

    The Buccaneers also capitalized early on Bronson’s mistakes, opening the scoring with a 65-yard punt return for a score by John Perry after the Eagles’ first drive stalled. A two-point conversion gave Branford a quick 8-0 lead.

  • They know their beef

    How do you become the best barbecuers in the state of Florida?

    To hear John Markham tell it, you get the toughest piece of beef there is, throw it on a grill and wait.

    Of course that’s what he and his cooking partner John Pendray have to say.

    They’re the state’s best and they aren’t about to give up any of their award-winning secrets.

    Markham and Pendray walked away last month with the top prize in the Florida Cattleman Association’s Barbecue Contest, held in Kissimmee.

  • Library boasts new books

    The Williston Public Library has new books. Check them out today:

    Non-Fiction: The End of Overeating, The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization, Your Backyard Wildlife, Grace for Each Hour, Chess, Diving Guide to Underwater Florida, The Spiritual Journey of Johnny Cash, Losing my Mind: An Intimate Look at Life with Alzheimer’s.

  • HORSEee^CAMPING: Starting a new tourism business

    More than 20 property owners gathered at Black Prong Equestrian Center Tuesday to learn how they might turn their land into a horse camping enterprise. Some people came from as far away as Tallahassee, Chipley, Perry, Miami and Tampa for the all-day class.

    The workshop was co-sponsored by University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Original Florida Tourism Task Force, Natural North Florida.

  • ‘Carnival’ theme of 2010 Relay for Life

    The Relay for Life committee held an Early-Bird meeting on Sept. 15 to kick off the 2010 American Cancer Society’s largest fund raising event.

    Co-chairs Frances LaSalle and Crystal Curl greeted nearly 30 people to talk about the event, scheduled for April 17, 2010, at Williston High School.

    This Relay will have a new twist; it will be held during the day, from 8 a.m. until midnight. Previous rallies have begun at 6 p.m. and lasted through the night. It is hoped that the new format will allow more people to participate.

  • Downtown Williston suffers: Businesses feeling pinch from recession

    Bonnie Burchett helped one customer all day, and it was already about 2:30 p.m.

    Burchett’s store, Bonnie’s Antiques, is like many other small businesses in downtown Williston. They are struggling to survive in the economic recession.

    “Everybody is fighting to keep alive,” said Irrie Campbell, owner of Come Tan Your Hide, “and especially the small business because we don’t have a whole lot to fall back on.”

  • Bronson mayor ponders defamation suit

    Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler said he will be filing a defamation lawsuit against the parties to a complaint about his behavior at a concert that resulted in his being reprimanded for a violation of professional standards in his job as a Levy County sheriff’s corrections officer.

  • FOL will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free concert

     On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Williston Public Library will celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    The Latin Band “Troprix” will perform, featuring band leader Gilberto DePaz.

    Originally from Puerto Rico, DePaz has resided in Gainesville for over 30 years. He has been in the music profession for 45 years. He is an accomplished performer and is locally, nationally and internationally popular. The program is free.

  • Disabled? Social Security can help

    Disability is something most people do not like to think about. But the unfortunate reality is this: the chances that you will become disabled are probably far greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.