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Today's News

  • Red Devils take down Indians 72-48

    Chiefland High School’s boys basketball team faced a big test in its first game of the season last week against Williston.

    And despite Eugene Carter’s 29 points and the Indians’ strong second quarter performance, the Red Devils overwhelmed Chiefland, 72-48.

    Most coaches would see a season-opening loss as an early roadblock. But Chiefland coach Mike Beck saw the defeat as a good learning opportunity. Beck said they probably won’t face another team this season that can play inside as well as Williston.

  • Hornets sting the Eagles

    Three Hawthorne players scored in triple digits, and the Hornets’ boys basketball team dominated Bronson High School last Thursday night, 62-24.

    Hawthorne came out rolling to a 15-2 lead through the first quarter, led by Montell Bryant and Ed Ray.

    Ray led the Hornets with 25 points. Bryant added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Leamon Wilson finished with 12 points for Hawthorne.

    Facing such a large deficit early, the Eagles never came close. Hawthorne tacked on 40 more points over the next two quarters, compared to the Eagles’ 18.

  • City employees get Christmas bonuses

    City of Williston employees will receive Christmas bonuses this year and also have been granted an additional half day off for the holiday. City council voted on the measures at Tuesday evening’s meeting.

    Council president Debra Jones made the recommendation and said that she and city manager Marcus Collins thought it would be beneficial to move the traditional Christmas dinner back to Dec. 18 instead of holding it on Dec. 23, so close to the holiday itself.

  • Police chief lobbies for Veterans Day parade

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas wants a Veterans Day parade and he’s visiting all of the local municipalities to get them on board.

    “We need to honor our veterans and have a Veterans Day parade,” Douglas told the Town of Bronson Council. “We wouldn’t be here tonight having these discussions if it wasn’t for our veterans.”

  • College student pens first novel

    C.T. Douglas from Dunnellon participates in his first book signing at an event earlier this month at the Williston Friends of the Library book fair. Douglas’ fantasy, Lore: A Pirate’s Charm, is the first novel of a trilogy, a rip-roaring adventure enhanced by werewolves, vampires and magic rings. Douglas was born in Wilkesboro, N.C., in 1989. He is a full-time undergraduate Liberal Arts and Sciences major attending the University of Florida in Gainesville.

     

    A Pirate's Charm

    REVIEW BY TERRY GRAYSON

  • Kent Owens is adjusting to Williston

    You don’t have to keep your back against the wall any longer. A new chiropractor has come to town.

    Kent Owens, affiliated with Trenton Medical Center that opened on Main Street March 16, is ready to give you the adjustment of your dreams.

    Chiropractic is a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column. The very word chiropractic comes from the Greek meaning “to do by hand.”

  • Only the name is changing

    When your name is a misnomer because you actually service more than it says, what do you do?

    Change your name.

    Trenton Medical Center, with offices and affiliates in 17 sites in seven counties, did just that. In the weeks ahead, the name Palms Medical Group will edge out the old name–but DeWayne Yates,ee^CEO of the group, assured Williston Rotarians Tuesday that nothing else is changing.

  • Hospice names new administrators

    Haven Hospice has named Deborah R. Frederick, who had been serving as administrator of its Gainesville clinical teams, administrator-at-large. Frederick will focus on orienting new administrators, assistant administrators and patient care managers, as well as work on special operational projects. Frederick has extensive experience in hospice management and leadership. “I’m really looking forward to taking our organization to the next level in hospice care,” she said.

  • Veterinarian services can now come right to your door

    There was a time when Charlotte Dow thought she wanted to be an artist, but after moving to Florida from Surrey in the United Kingdom, her love of animals prevailed.

    Thirteen years after skipping across the pond, Dr. Dow is practicing with Drs. Wade Bullock and Kendra Philman at Levy Animal Clinic.

    Dow grew up in Melbourne and attended the University of Florida where she earned her undergraduate degree in animals science.

    Always an animal lover, she chose to attend veterinary school, focusing on food animals.

  • Rotarians sponsor students to learn about other countries

    Most people know that Rotary Clubs are key contributors in their communities but many don’t know they also foster international relationships in their Youth Exchange Program.

    Tuesday, two of those youth told WIlliston Rotary Club members about their summer of awareness thanks to Rotary Club International.

    Caleb Smith of Trenton spent three weeks in Germany this summer with the family of Johannes Schockenhoff.

    His mother, Christine, said she wanted her son to experience Europe as one who lives there rather than as a tourist.