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Today's News

  • What time is it? I have no idea

    Just when I was used to getting up at a certain hour, I'm going to have to start waking up during what seems like the middle of the night.

    It's time to turn the clocks ahead for daylight-saving time.

    That means that when the alarm goes off at 5:30 or 6 a.m. next Monday, my body is immediately going to say, "No, it's only 4:30." Too bad, body. It's time to rise and shine.

  • No bad beef in local schools

    Parents nationwide were alarmed and appalled when they learned that a major beef supplier to schools across the country was being accused of cattle abuse.

    A recent video showed sick cows heading to the slaughterhouse at the California-based Westland/Hallmark plant.

    Worries ran rampant of potentially diseased meat being fed to schoolkids across the USA.

    Reportedly, 143 million pounds of beef was recalled - 37 million from school lunch programs.

  • Shadow Trailers office approved

    In its regular meeting Tuesday, the Williston City Council approved additional office space at the new Shadow Trailers site at the Industrial Park. Larry Pruitt, a principal in the Shadow Trailers enterprise, assured council members that work was progressing smoothly at the new site. He said that he hopes to move in early in April, but expects that May 1 is more realistic.

  • Holloway elected

    About one hour after the Williston city election Tuesday, the canvassing board presented its findings to the council for its certification.

    County Commissioner Danny Stevens, representing the board (which also included city manager Jim Coleman, city clerk Barbara Henson and Williston Police Department Chief Dan Davis) announced that the City Council seat in Group E had been won by Brooks Holloway, 138-58, over Lindsey Hager.

    Mike Shoemaker won the group D seat unopposed, and R. Gerald Hethcoat will serve another term as mayor.

  • Upcoming events

    Baxley to speak to AARP members

    Dennis Baxley is the planned speaker at the AARP meeting, Monday, March 10 to be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth Blvd, Williston. For more information call 528-3323.

    Stearns staffer to be in Williston

    A member of Congressman Cliff Stearns_ staff will be in Bronson and Williston on March 10.

    He will visit Bronson from 9 a.m. to noon at the County Commission chambers, and Williston from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

  • Cantata is March 15 at Holy Family

    "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.

  • Daddy's Sweetheart Dance

    The Daddy's Sweetheart Dance that was held on Saturday, March 1, was a huge success. The father-daughter couples enjoyed dancing the night away and played the toilet paper mummy game. Thanks to willing fathers and their princess daughters $1,907 was raised. Proceeds will go to Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary. This dance was sponsored by the Williston Junior Woman's Club. Additional pictures from the dance are available at www.willistonjuniors.org.

  • Community calendar

    Monday, March 10

    * 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.

    * WHS Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., WHS Media Center;

    * Williston area AARP Chapter #912, 9:30 a.m., Ornan (Masonic) Lodge, 250 N.E. Sixth. Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information call 528-3323.

    * CRA, 5:15 p.m., City Hall.

    * WHS SAC will meet in the media center at 6 p.m.

  • Students of the Month honored

    The Williston City Council presented its first Student of the Month awards at its Tuesday evening meeting.

    The council decided recently to honor outstanding students at each of the Williston schools on a monthly basis to underline the importance of education and to recognize those young people who embody the best of Williston.

  • Holloway wins

    Brooks Holloway was elected to the Williston City Council Tuesday by a 138-58 margin over Lindsey Hager.

    A referendum to allow tax breaks for new businesses was approved, 111-79, but city residents narrowly voted down a proposal to extend the terms of mayor and council members to three years by a margin of 99-95.

    More details will be posted late Wednesday or Thursday.