Today's News

  • Stamper stops Indians with 14 strikeouts

    The Williston Diamond Lady Red Devils improved to 6-0, 1-0 in district play, as they downed the Chiefland Lady Indians on Friday Feb. 19, behind the arm of Lady Devil Pitcher Tori Stamper.

    The Red Devils won the game 8-2 in this County Rivalry game.

    The Red Devils scored three runs in the first inning as Crissy Rawls, Angie Wilcox, and Dayna Hunn all collected base hits and all three scored.

    The Indians answered back in the bottom of the first with two runs. Both runs were off walks given up by Stamper as she started off trying to find the plate.

  • Breaking News

    "We simply played to our potential, and pressured the basketball through out the game," said a jubilant Williston Head Coach Steve Faulkner Tuesday’s game that saw his Red Devils crushing Trinity Catholic’s Celtics 68-34.

    The Red Devils faced the Celtics down and ran out to a 25-6 first quarter lead with their speed, pressure defense and athleticism.

  • WAG opens its doors to a new facility

    It had been a lot of work and a long haul, but the new Williston Animal Group facility near the airport celebrated its grand opening on Thursday evening – and a joyful occasion it was.

    WAG showed off its new dog kennels to a crowd that included city officials, generous donors and the members of WAG who have put so much time and effort into the fulfillment of this dream.

    The first set of 12 kennels is ready for occupancy, with clean accommodations, individual dog runs and a common play area. The second set of 12 lacks only fencing to be complete.

  • Best in the state

    Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented the Williston Junior Woman’s Club with a framed proclamation honoring the group for its distinction of receiving the Mary Clark Award for being the best Junior Woman’s Club in Florida. “This makes the town shine,” Hethcoat said last week, “because of the good they do. They train young women to be leaders.”

  • Center for disabled needs volunteers

    Despite a change of property owners, Tomorrows’ Equestrian Center has been given a reprieve and Sunday held an open house to showcase what they offer.

    Sandy Arbour, president of the non-profit organization that provides recreational and therapeutic riding to the physically, mentally and emotionally disabled, said the group is faring well but is in need of both volunteers and participants.

  • Whole lotta ropin’ going on at Kids Ranch Rodeo

    Cross Brand Cowboy Church held its First Kids Ranch Rodeo Series on June 6 at the Williston Horseman’s Park.

    There were 38 contestants ages 12 and under.

    The events included Clover Leaf Barrels, Goat Roping Flipping and Branding, Mutton Bustin, Goat Tying, Calf Roping, Flipping and Branding and Shoot Doggin. The age groups were 8-12-year olds and 7 and under.

  • Ocala soldiers proud to be a part of Williston celebration

    What better portrays the heart of Independence Day than active duty soldiers, dressed in uniform, participating in a parade?

    Last Friday, as people flocked to Williston for the pre-Fourth holiday parade, two soldiers from Ocala were enduring the sweltering heat as they prepared to escort Harley White and Sarah Dykstra in a genuine Army Humvee.

    Laterryio Curington is a 17-year veteran of the Army and is currently stationed in Ocala as the Army recruiter there.

  • Living in the dog days

    Webster defines them as “the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere.”

    Some rescued dogs find these days to be quite satisfactory, thank you. They are housed in the new Williston Animal Group (WAG) facility adjacent to the airport, on SW 18th Street, and life is pretty good.

    They live in large kennels, comfortable beds, lots of food and water, and are treated to human contact at least twice a day.

  • Barbara Gordon: If you want to be happy, you can

    Barbara Gordon is a woman who knows all about starting over from scratch. In her early 30s when her marriage of 17 years ended, she scraped together $150 to buy an old station wagon, packed up her four children, and left Indiana for North Miami Beach. There the woman who had never before worked outside her home became a merchandiser for Woolworth’s and later K-Mart, while she finished bringing up her children.

  • Believe in Miracles assists women battling cancer

    About eight months ago, 45-year-old Polly “P.J.” Jensen noticed a lump under her left arm.

    She was unable to afford health insurance and ineligible for Medicaid.

    “So I kind of set it aside at the time – something I should have never done,” P.J. said. “Something every women should never do.”

    After a while, the mild discomfort became painful tenderness. “It got to the point that I couldn’t wear anything tight around that area.”

    She finally went to the doctor early this month.