• Thanks for your support

    To the editor:
    We would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to everyone who spoke to us and made a donation at our End the Wait booth at the recent North Central Florida Peanut Festival in Williston.
    Our spirits were uplifted by the many offers of prayers and words of support for our daughter, Tracie Skaggs, who has been on the kidney transplant waiting list for three years.

  • Appreciates local newspaper

    To the editor:
    Thank you so much for the continued, thorough coverage of Williston School of Dance.
    We had a fabulous show at the Florida Natural History museum and are grateful for the publicity you gave us. We actually got a new student in this week as a direct result of your article, so thank you again!
    The kids and teens adore seeing themselves in print on your pages. I love to pick up the paper on Thursdays and look for students past and present to see what the local youth are all up to. You are a wonderful community resource.
    Sarah Maze

  • Be cautious when sharing road with bikers

    To the editor.
    One of the greatest luxuries we have living in this area is the wide open roads.
    Coming from South Florida, I was drawn to the lifestyle up here-the slow easy, friendly pace. This is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the mean streets of South Florida. I felt so safe that I went out and purchased a trike motorcycle, an indulgence I wouldn’t allow myself prior to moving here.
    I have not ridden in over 40 years and yet the desire to ride never left me.
    I enrolled in motorcycle courses to help prepare me to be back on the road.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Seriously, Guys

    To the editor:
    Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, IF you are going to stop to see if  there are antlers on the fresh hit deer on the side of the road, you might  also check with the person sitting in the car with flashers going near the fresh hit, to see if they need help.
    Three vehicles stopped to see the deer  I hit Tuesday morning on 241, but not one of those men, and yes they were men  because I watch them get out of their  trucks, bothered to check to see if I  needed help.

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:
    How disappointing. But what else is new with our city council?
    How on earth could you decide to bring in a total stranger as Police Chief for the Williston Police Department?
    Obviously making a common sense decision is beyond this city council’s decision making process. Capt. Clay Connaly [sic] has been serving this city for years and now you slap him and other officers in the face by bringing in a total stranger into the department.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Where are all the prayer warriors?

  • Letter to the editor

    To the editor:
    At the City Council meeting July 19, 2011 Mr. Holloway made a statement to the effect that Eco Sciences was not coming to Williston because the City Council was unprofessional.
     I wonder if he realized he included himself in this statement since after all he is on the Council?

  • Who will speak for those without a voice?

    To the editor:
    National economic crisis.  Global unrest.  High unemployment. Mortgage meltdown.  Natural weather disasters.  We are bombarded with negative information.   Yet, in the midst of the recent tornado outbreaks across the Midwest, you may have seen the story about the family dog swept up in the tornado, only to crawl back home a few days later with two broken back legs.   Now, that’s determination.   And, that dog knew he had a family that loved and cared for him.

  • Residents speak out on Tarmac

     It’s about water

    To the editor:
        Tarmac wins, Levy loses. A few years from now Levy commissioners and planners will be quoting Bill Clinton who when asked about NAFTA said, “It sounded like a pretty good deal at the time.”
    I came from Manatee County 26 years ago. I saw what happened there. Water wells freely flowed for farmers, no pumps, when I was a kid.

  • Smoke alarms save lives

    To the editor:
    Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires. Over half of these deaths–52 percent–occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., when residents are typically sleeping.
    Smoke and toxic gases from a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames. Just two or three breaths of toxic smoke can render you unconscious. The majority of fire victims die or are injured from exposure to smoke and toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, not actual burns. In addition, smoke obscures vision, decreasing your ability to escape.