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  • A Plus keeps students in the loop

    High school students with college or tech school aspirations now have a program that helps them learn the ropes about college before they ever set foot on campus as students.
    A Plus is a college and career program that provides seminars and workshops that helps prepare students for the future.
    Johnnie Jones, program coordinator, told Williston Rotary members Tuesday that A Plus is designed to supplement while high school guidance counselors are doing.
    Students meet in the Williston High School Cafeteria for eight weeks every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.

  • To The Top

    Congressman Cliff Stearns has nominated the Williston Public Library for the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
    A letter from Michele Farrell, Senior Program Officer and Coordinator of the National Medal for Library Services, was received by Michelle Traylor, Williston Public Library Librarian, this past week.
    “We are just delighted with the nomination and appreciate the notice that Rep. Stearns has given us,” Traylor said. “We plan to fill out the nomination forms to show our library’s best  features.”

  • Electric bills, policy shock town’s residents

    Williston city residents told council members Tuesday night they needed relief from what they believe are exorbitant reconnection fees once electric service has been halted.
    And because passions were so intense, and numerous, the council agreed to revisit its policy by holding a workshop to bandy ideas about Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.
    The workshop came on the heels of nearly two hours of discussion from city residents about the city’s electric service, the power bills that follow and the fees charged to restore service.

  • FHP needs help IDing victim

    An unidentified Hispanic man riding a bicycle was killed Tuesday on Hwy. 41 about four miles north of Williston.
    According to the Florida highway Patrol, the cyclist was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by Marvin Gunn, 26.
    The two were both northbound when the Nissan’s front struck the bicycle, propelling the cyclist forward.

  • Bicyclist killed: FHP needs help with ID
  • Dishman nominated for Officer of the Year

    From staff reports
    A K-9 officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been selected as its North Central Region’s candidate for the 2010 Officer of the Year. 
    Officer Sam Dishman, assigned to Levy County, grew up in Florida, hunting and fishing in Pinellas and Marion counties.

  • Game On!

    Enough is enough. That’s what the residents of Williston and the surrounding area think when it comes to the  more than 1.5 million people who will get a cancer diagnosis this year.
    Monday night, about 50 of those people representing 15 teams, came together to strategize this year’s Relay for Life, slated for April 16-17 at Williston High School. This year’s theme is Game On! Join the Fight and centers around board games.

  • Exotic animals have to go

    By Mark Scohier
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Two keepers of exotic animals in Levy County agreed to a court order Tuesday that requires the couple to remove the animals from their property, according to County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.

  • Monkey spotted

      A Patas monkey has been spotted in the Williston area in a block of woods between County Road 318 and 217th Court.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for the public’s assistance if the animal is spotted, because the monkey can be dangerous to anyone who might try to handle it.

  • Patas monkey spied again in Williston