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  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

     

    The party that is always one year in the making took place Saturday night when the Relay for Life was held at the Williston High School football stadium. Teams that have raised funds for the American Cancer Society since this time last year celebrated their efforts with the community.

  • Love your city? Prove it

     

    It's time to put actions behind your words.

    If you live, work or play in Williston, this Saturday, April 23, it's time to show how much community pride you have as the city of Williston tackles another Clean Up Williston Day.

  • Your input needed for Williston's future

     

    Put your thinking caps on and get ready to brainstorm on how you envision Williston of the future.

    Saturday, June 4, anyone with an interest in the city is encouraged to attend a three-hour workshop devoted to discussing what Williston needs and the path it will take to get there.

  • Taking the Oath

     

    Judge Tim Browning, right, administers the oath of office to City Councilman Charles Goodman and Councilwoman Nancy Wininger and Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat. Goodman was re-elected council president and Wininger is the new vice president.

  • Williston Clean Up Day is April 23

     The city of Williston is looking for volunteers to join together to make another clean-up day a big success for our town. 

  • CRA meeting takes a nose dive

     

    As the clock hands in the back of the city council chambers inched toward 5:30 p.m., Ken Schweibert, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) glanced toward it, shaking his head.

    "This is embarassing," he said to no one in particular as 5:30 – the appointed time for the CRA meeting – came and went.

  • Tara's Tale

    Tara Holcomb's bucket list is small.

    She wants to travel and she wants to beat cancer. That is all.

  • 'Williston can do it'

     

    They came with deep pockets and generous hearts and when it was all over, the new Williston Middle-High School was the victor.

    Bakers, young and old, put their best efforts on the auction block last Thursday in order to raise funds to provide some much needed amenities at the new high school, including landscaping.

  • Walk down memory lane

    Williston High School Alumni will meet Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. to tour the high school before it closes and relocates to the new property this fall.

  • Voters will decide on tax abatements

    Whether or not Williston businesses will be given certain tax incentives will be decided by city voters this fall in a special referendum.

    Two weeks ago, City Manager Scott Lippmann informed council that an abatement or incentives the city once had have now expired and before they can be offered again, the voters will have to choose.

    Tuesday night, Lippmann said the cost to put the question on the August Primary ballot or the November General Election ballot is $270.