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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I attended the Levy County Commission meeting on April 6 and all I can say is shame on three of our county commissioners.

    The residents of South Levy County, have always felt under-represented until Gov. Crist appointed Commissioner [Marsha] Drew to the board. Since being in office, she has tried to address the needs of her constituents, but has been blocked by the power struggle taking place on the board.

  • March marches on

    Time goes by so quickly, it can be easy to forget important deadlines and even easier to let critical items fall to the nether regions of your to-do list. Whether you get to everything or not, time marches on — so we’d like to share some March reminders with you.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    Two weeks ago more than 150 people from all walks of life, all faiths, all ages and all colors came together to help out an Eagle Scout candidate while cleaning the cemetery at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church located on Hwy. 318.

    In short order, tons of debris was removed and the burial spaces cleared to showcase the final resting place of many of this town’s loved ones.

    There are many projects that could benefit from the joint effort of the community’s residents. Anything is possible when we all work together for good.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    They’re young and their dreams are lofty but the four men who want to spearhead a drive to build a recreation center in Williston are dead on the money.

    We do need such a facility–one with a gym or multi-purpose room, a study center and a lounge. Our young people need somewhere to hang out that’s safe and local.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    It was a season of ups and downs. First came the consistency of the victories.

    And then the heartache of the forfeitures that saw a winning season turn into more losses than wins.

    But the 2010 Williston Red Devil basketball team and first-year Head Coach Steve Faulkner were undaunted.

    They shrugged off the negativity, claimed both the district and regional titles and made their way to the state Final Four–the first time the team has competed in the 3A division at that level.

  • A Williston Pioneer Editorial

    The strength of any community lays with its residents and businesses. For the past 25 years, the Williston Chamber of Commerce has supported local business and promoted “Shop at Home.” That’s because every dollar spent in Williston turns over and over and over.

    This year marks the Chamber’s Silver Anniversary and last Friday it threw itself a party to salute the people who work tirelessly, selflessly to ensure the economy of Williston stays strong.

  • Two out of three are worse

    Health care reform has been put back into play by President Obama and the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. A seven-hour televised summit between Republicans and Democrats last Thursday accomplished nothing. An event that was supposed to foster bipartisan cooperation only further exemplified the divisiveness of this issue. Republicans would like to see health care reform smothered in its cradle, while Democrats continue to grasp at straws (and votes) that do not appear to exist.

  • Letter to the Editor

    To the editor:

    On the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2010, my precious mother collapsed in the parking lot at Walgreen’s in Williston. Thanks to some kind person who saw her, 911 was called.

    Although my mother was by herself that day, we have been able to somewhat put the events together that occurred.

    Within moments, there arrived a team of men who we will be forever grateful for.

    My intent is not to embarrass them by any means, but to recognize them for their dedication to their job and to let them know how very much we appreciate them.