Today's Opinions

  • Much ado about sleep

    When I tell you I don’t sleep, I am not bragging. Nor am I complaining. I’m just stating a fact. And perhaps looking for some sympathy or justification on why I look so bad.

    I once was a sleeper.

    Decades ago, I could sleep until noon or later any given day of the week. Of course, that was when I really was a night owl and wasn’t getting into bed until the wee hours of the morning.

    That’s all changed now. I can go to sleep at 3 a.m. and in two to three hours, I am wide-eyed and ready to start my day.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Three days before Richard Spencer’s speech at UF I received an email newsletter from Congressman Ted Yoho.  He seemed more concerned about possible violence by Antifa than by the attempted takeover of the United States government by the Alt right.  You know, the ones that shot at a group of peaceful protestors after the event, and beforehand, were reported to be gathering in Gainesville because “Florida is an open carry state”.  Spencer’s freedom of speech is allowing him to yell “fire” without restrictions.

  • Rotary says 'thanks'

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Club of Williston would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors of the 5th Annual Purple Pinkie Peanut Run Saturday, October 7th. The event included a 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk open to all ages. Proceeds from the run go toward the Rotary Club of Williston’s service projects, Levy County Youth programs and the Rotary International Purple Pinkie project.

    A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors:

    Marquee Sponsor – Health Department of Levy County

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Once in a while, you come across a person you know is so amazing and wonderful that you must acknowledge and recognize them.

    This person for my husband and me is a young lady who is a banker at Drummond Bank in Williston by the name of Keisha Richardson.

  • Harvey Weinstein and me

    When the first accusation against movie producer Harvey Weinstein came out, I wasn't too shocked.

    Most of us have grown up with the stereotyped "casting couch" portrayal of Hollywood.

    Over the years, usually after some bigwig mogul has died, we hear the tales but then it's too late to confront the alleged abuser.

    Bill Cosby has been an exception to that rule. And now Harvey Weinstein.

  • Williston, Fla.

    I’m Thomas Griffin and I moved my small business to Williston about six months ago.

    I recently attended a meeting on planning the future of Williston. I have also spent some time with numerous small companies in the region and learned this greater area has a very distinct affiliation with craftmanship and heritage.

  • The Pioneer Woman

    I’m accustomed to power outages.

    In February 1985 while living in the Kentucky mountains, a freak storm dumped 18 inches of snow in a short time and paralyzed the entire region.

    Not only was driving a risk, I was a young mother with a two-year-old, a two-month-old baby and no electricity.

    Our house was drafty on a good day and with an infant, I had to evacuate my home in order to keep the babies warm.

  • The hair evolution

    What is it with women and their hair?

    Good hair days, bad hair days. We seem to be ruled by the shape, cut and color of our hair.

    The female friends I have who aren't concerned about their hair have done the thing that makes the most sense – they've cropped it close to their heads leaving no question about whether it's a good hair day or not. Every day is the same.

    I wish I were one of those women who didn't worry about their hair. But I'm not.