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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    When I moved to Williston in the early 80s, it was a very nice place to live, not much there but that’s the way people liked it.  Now having returned for family and personal reasons it has slipped into a state of sad disrepair with the people of this community and the government all sharing in the blame.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    The Williston Police Department would like to express a tremendous “thank you” to the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions for the 2009 Police Awards Banquet.

    Their continuous support of our department is most valued. We are grateful for their civic mindedness, for without them, we wouldn’t have been able to have such a wonderful evening.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 7, about 7 p.m., Iee^had to call 911 to respond to my husband.

    Mandy, Shaun and T.J. from the Levy County EMS were there in three minutes.

    The concern and support they gave me was wonderful.

    Ultimately my husband died in my arms at 11:30 that night. They were with me the whole time.

    We are a small town but big gifts of kindness and concern go a long way.

    These three people will always be in my heart.

    Hold your loved ones tight tonight.

    Jennifer Cox

  • Letters to the editor

    To the editor:

    Isn’t it a shame that we live in a community that tolerates double standards?

    A select number are trained to uphold the law. We elect a leader of that group of dedicated men and women to serve and protect our lives and property.

    We are expected to give these individuals courtesy and respect and in return we are to anticipate a safe environment for our family and our children.

  • Celebrate Florida Literacy “Month” by reading a good book

    “Naïve righteousness is a real turn off. Bible bigots give Western scripture a bad name.”

    Last week Florida celebrated Literacy Week. For those of you who missed the statewide promotion to remember to read, fear not. I, Warren Parkin a literate, am declaring February Florida Literacy Month. I know that February also marks national Black History Month. The two celebrations are not incompatible. In fact, they compliment each other. Thus, it is a good time to recommend some good books. 

  • To tax or not to tax: A Social Security question

    When it comes to Social Security benefits, you may be wondering who must pay taxes on them and who does not. Let’s look at the numbers.

  • Denise Arlene Kurth

    Denise Arlene Kurth, 54, died after a brave battle with cancer Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the West Marion Community Hospital.

    She was born in Waukesha, Wis. to Arthur and Geraldine Maass. She lived in Greenfield, Wic. until moving to Williston in 1978.

    She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She worked as a homemaker as well as being her husband’s right hand in the family business, Kurth Electric.

  • Guest Column

    Corporations and foreign interests now have more to say in our elections than you or I, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two weeks ago, the Court broadened the status of corporate personhood with its 5 to 4 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Corporate personhood is the doctrine that corporations are considered to be individual persons in the eyes of the law. Any corporation, thanks to this incredibly obtuse interpretation of the intent of the U.S.