Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor,

    Reading the article about the JROTC lacking funding just gets me pretty annoyed.

    I believe the JROTC is a great program in teaching the young adults leadership and trying to mold them into responsible adults.

    My son attended the JROTC and enrolled in the military after graduation, along with many high school friends.

    And for that we are very grateful to the JROTC. There is a great need for this program to offer the young generation a chance to get an education and have a career to shape their lives.

  • County road department unresponsive to needs


    To the editor:

    Here is another resident complaint about the Levy County Road Department. 

  • When silver and gold collide


    've known Freda most of my life. Her mother, Frances, drove me to kindergarten every day when I was five. However, it wasn't until I was a freshman in high school and we had a class together that I really got to know her. 

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    As the Chief of Police for Williston, I join the Florida Police Chiefs Association in its strong opposition to the currently proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize or decriminalize the sale, possession or use of marijuana.

  • Humility before honor

    It’s been 14 weeks since I learned that I had B-cell lymphoma.

    That seems like a short time–only three and a half months–but in some ways it seemed like an eternity.

    In the beginning it was a seemingly endless parade of doctors and tests. Just when I thought I was finished, I received another referral; another test; another opinion.

    Driving to Gainesville two or three times a week–and later every day–gave me a lot of time for contemplation and self discovery.

  • Just how good was this 2014 championship team?

    One only has to be a fan of any sport, and you will hear the same old stories and predictions from many coaches and sportscasters regardless of the sport.

    There are those who say defense wins football championships, and free throw shooting wins and loses most basketball games. And some say defense and others say it’s pitching that wins baseball championships.

    Well, let’s take a look at this 2014 Williston Red Devil Baseball 1A State Championship team to see just how good they were.

  • End of year schedules need to be coordinated

    To the editor:

    As the end of the school year winds down I would like to address a problem that probably affects quite a few families.

    I know it is probably too late to change things this year, but hopefully it will cause changes in subsequent years.

    As EOC's, finals, awards, graduations and banquets dates are being set, I am imploring the elementary, middle and high schools to come together and come up with a schedule where each school has its own date or dates set for the celebrations of their students.

  • Thanks for the food

    To the editor: