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Today's News

  • Photographers Showcased

    Pet lovers enjoy photographing their friends and Williston veterinarian Bill Bennett, right, provides a showcase for their work. Most recent winners of Dr. Bennett’s contest are M.M. Lauderdale who photographed  his puppy and Leslie Redding who submitted a winning cat photo. Pictured with Dr. Bennett is Denise Young.

  • Bride’s murder means life sentence for groom

    A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine’s death was premeditated 1st degree murder by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke, 24, condemning him to spend the rest of his life in state prison.
    The decision on Friday, Oct. 29, came two weeks after what would have been their first wedding anniversary and 358 days after Duke fired one shot from a single-shot .45 caliber handgun into Fine’s head at the Rosewood home the couple shared with Duke’s friend Justin White.

  • Red Devils fall to 2-2 in district; playoff hopes gone

    After starting out 2-0 in district play, the Williston Red Devils hopes for a runner up spot where soundly ended Friday night, Oct. 29 at Mount Dora.
    Mount Dora junior quarterback Vegas Harley put on a show for the Hurricanes homecoming crowd, leading his team to a 41-27 win over the visiting Red Devils.

  • Silence of the phones

    By James Snyder

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne

  • Army is way for two to see the world

    Two Williston natives are capitalizing on what the Army can do for them as they, in turn, ponder what they can do for the Army.
    Deonte White and Robert L. Mozell Jr. are home on leave this week after enlisting to serve in the U.S. Army.
    White, the son of Kursey Carngie and grandson of Carl Carnegie, did his basic training at Ft. Sill, Okla. and will be stationed next in Georgia at Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, His job is logistics.

  • Hospital gets new owner; major overall under way

    For the third time in 18 months the hospital in Williston is under new management, but this time it’s going to stick, says new owner and CEO Jerry Gillman.
    With 40 years under his belt in hospital administration, Gillman knew when he first considered buying the hospital he would have his work cut out for him.
    Never was anything more true, he said, because when he came on as a consultant in June, he discovered their were 10-12 serious AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) violations hanging over the 40-bed hospital.

  • It’s not witty or daring–it’s just my life

    I never thought my life was anything out of the ordinary. Sure I’ve had some random adventures over the years, but who hasn’t?
    However, this past month was one I’m ready to put behind me–once and for all. It was an October to remember–and forget.
    But I suppose it started a week before that. I developed a little cough, along with a sinus headache. Ah, September, I thought. Allergy time.

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, Nov. 4

    Love and Remembrance Memorial
    The Haven Hospice Love and Remembrance Memorial is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.
    The memorial will be held Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland. Call Haven Hospice at 352-493-2333 for more information.

  • Church Briefs

    Archer First Baptist
    First Baptist Church of Archer will celebrate 90 years of service Sunday, Nov. 7.
    Registration begins at 10 a.m. and service will be conducted by guest speakers the Rev. Jim Johnson from Just a Preacher Ministries and the Rev. Andy Cook from Bronson Road Baptist Church.
    Bring your favorite dish for a covered dish lunch following the services.
    For more information, call 495-2225.

    Fish Fry
    Holy Family Catholic Church will hold its monthly fish fry Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.