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Today's News

  • Wild Observations

    One day I doubled up on a trip to Archer. After meeting with my craft group, I donned walking clothes and turned off of 241 on my way home. Nearby is an outparcel of Goethe State Forest. I've walked in this place many times before, but not recently. I like to visit a little pond there set in the wood, surrounded by many lovely trees such as hickory, maple, sweet gum, live oak, holly and pine.

  • Mayflower arrives at Joyce Bullock

    During a school play emphasizing the freedom of America, the "Mayflower" made its way up the aisle and onto the stage. Shown are Pilgrims from Mrs. Kim Milton's class, including Kasidi Lauterbach, John Werner, A.J. Moore and Shai-Nai Maxwell.

  • Facade grant applications due

    Faade grant applications must be submitted by March 31 to be eligible for this year's awards.

    Community Development Agency vice chair Nick Williams reminded members of the CRA of the deadline at the group's meeting on Monday evening. The grants are an effort to restore the historic feel of downtown Williston by returning core buildings to their original appearance.

  • Telecom Pioneers help vets

    The AT&T Gainesville Telecom Pioneers, Florida Telephone Retirees, and the Gainesville Sunshine Clowns joined together to deliver 175 ditty bags along with 80 hug-a-bears to the V.A. hospital in Gainesville on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. The ditty bag contained personal items such as socks, handkerchiefs, tooth paste, tooth brush, writing paper, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, puzzles and other items.

  • Firefighters to sponsor golf tourney

    On April 12, the International Association of Firefighters Local 4069 will host a charity golf tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee off is by 8:30. Continental breakfast and barbecued lunch will be provided.

    There will be prizes for first, second and last place which include cash and other items. Many prizes will be raffled off. There will also be hole prizes including longest drive, longest putt, closest to pin and hole-in-one.

  • Softball memorial dedication set

    A barbecue and memorial dedication will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Williston High School softball field adjacent to Williston Elementary School.

    The 2 p.m. memorial event, preceded by a noon barbecue, honors Ann Williams-Planas, who graduated from Williston High School in 1988, played college ball at Nicholls State in Louisiana and pitched for a women's team in professional baseball.

    She was enshrined in the Women in Baseball wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., where she donated her bat, glove and jerseys.

  • Bronson loses in regionals

    JACKSONVILLE -- For the Bronson Eagles, their 64-32 regional quarterfinal loss to Arlington Country Day was like dj vu all over again, except this year it came one round earlier, due to a shakeup in the regions by FHSAA.

    ACD are the three-time defending state champions in 2A, and last year when the Eagles played them in the Sweet 16, the Apaches had four senior McDonald's All-American nominees, including two players bound for University of Kentucky and Webber International University.

  • Williston Police reports

    The Williston Police Department announced the following arrests:

    * Benjamin Joseph Lonic, Jr., 48, of Trenton, was arrested for disorderly intoxication and resisting without violence after an incident in the McDonald's parking lot. Officer Michael Bracaglia arrested him after he ignored orders from the officer and fellow officer Todd Abare to stand still, and according to the officers then reached into his truck bed and picked up an axe.

  • Great Danes found tied to fence

    Three Great Danes were found recently tied to a fence at the Williston Animal Clinic.

    If anyone knows who owns these dogs, they are asked to call officers Wayne Carson or Jackson Williams at the Williston Police Department at 528-4991.

    There were two black dogs and one brown one. One of the black dogs has already found a new home.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Due to the economy slowing down the Federal Reserve System has met and made two significant rate cuts: three-quarters of percentage point at an emergency meeting followed by a half a point eight days later in 2008. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke and Treasure Secretary, Henry Paulson is predicting the U.S. will avoid a recession. With the real estate market at a slow down I want to talk about real estate fraud schemes.