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Today's News

  • Riot halted at youth camp

    Seven inmates at the Forestry Youth Camp in Inglis were charged after a disturbance on Monday, March 10.

  • About the Williston Airport

    Editor:

    My husband and I are private pilots and we frequently visit the Williston Airport. We enjoy visiting the airport because of its friendly atmosphere and have been involved in the annual activities.

  • Government and the sunshine

    Sunshine Week has arrived once again.

    No, that's not a weather report. It's the annual week where we make all people aware of their rights under open government. It started in Florida but has spread nationwide.

    This year the observance starts on March 16.

    Our state has two main "Sunshine Laws," one requiring open meetings and the other requiring open public records.

    Through the years, exemptions to these laws, especially public records, have climbed, and it's time for legislators to go back to the original intent, which was to make everything open.

  • The (horse) show must go on

    After days of stormy weather and a record 4-plus inches of rain, the opening weekend horse show at the Suwannee River Fair still went on.

    "We put down 52 loads of sand and eight loads of clay, and spent four days spreading it," said horse show organizer Holly Houghton.

    Despite the intensive preparation, participation was down at this year's horse show. Some participants said other prospective riders had stayed away because of the new rule requiring helmets to be worn.

  • Two face burglary charges

    Two late-night burglaries last week were allegedly solved by Williston Police with the apprehension of a man and a juvenile the following night.

    According to a report from the police, the City Barber Shop at 37 N. Main St. was burglarized at about 11 p.m. and a telephone was taken. About half an hour later a burglary took place at Williston Sports, where more than $2,000 worth of items were taken.

  • Upcoming events

    Relay barbecue

    The city of Williston is selling tickets for a barbecued pork sandwich with chips for $5 or barbecued pork sandwich dinner with beans and slaw or potato salad for $8. You can purchase your tickets at the City Hall.

    All proceeds will go to the city's Relay for life Team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Please come out and help support a worthy cause.

    The barbecue will be Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the City Hall.

    If you have any questions please contact the city at 528-3060.

    WYAA carnival

  • Florida Highwayman to visit library

    Friends of the Williston Public Library is pleased to announce that Al Black, an original Florida Highwayman, will appear at the library Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m.

    He will bring slides and some of his own paintings and talk about the early days of the Florida Highwaymen, a unique group of painters.

    At the program in January with Gary Newton, from The Humanities Council, Al Black's paintings were brought spontaneously by those who came to the program.

    Many local people have some of Mr. Black's artwork that they kindly shared with the rest of us in attendance.

  • Easter Egg Hunt is this weekend

    The Rotary Club of Williston is hosting its 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The free Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 15 at the Johnny T. Henry Celebration Park on Northwest Fourth Street one block north of Noble Avenue and near the Williston Health Care Center.

  • Community calendar

    Saturday, March 15

    * Williston Green Clovers, Juniors 4H Club, 9 a.m., Methodist Church, Williston, 213 W. Noble Ave.

    * Gospel Sing, 1:30 p.m., Highland Baptist Church, Morriston on CR 326 just east of SR 121.

    Monday, March 17

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * VFW Post 5511, 7 p.m., at the post.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • Upcoming religion events

    Community Cantata will be this weekend

    "Look to the Lamb," a community Easter cantata, will be held March 15-16 at 5 p.m. each day at Holy Family Catholic Church's parish hall.

    This year for Easter musicians from Williston First United Methodist Church and Holy Family Catholic church embark on a new adventure: remembering Christ's death and celebrating his resurrection through participation in the Williston community Easter cantata.

    Everyone is invited. Come and glorify God with them.