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  • Dennis Strow is Williston’s new police chief

    There’s a new police chief in town and he aims to be a hands-on leader who knows the town and its residents.
    In a 3-2 vote Tuesday night, Williston City Council approved the recommendation of the police chief committee and hired 38-year law enforcement veteran, Dennis Strow, as its new chief of police.
    Strow, 56, of Ocala retired Tuesday from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked his way up through the ranks.

  • Dennis Strow is Williston's new police chief
  • FOL looks for local authors

    Friends of the Williston Public Library announce a program of authors reading excerpts of their books, poetry, life experiences and other topics. The program will be under the aegis of the Williston Woman's Club Education Committee and will be held at the Woman's Club, Thursday, Sept.15 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the School Safety Patrol. There is no charge for the program.

  • Suwannee River Fair annual meeting is Aug. 30

    The annual meeting for the Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Association will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  Elections for seats on the Board of Directors will be held at this meeting.

  • County hires first public safety director

    Levy County has hired its first public safety director and he will start work on Aug. 22.
    David L. Knowles, a native of Hawthorne and a captain with the Citrus County Fire Rescue, has accepted the position that carries a $65,000 annual salary.
    The Levy County Commission unanimously approved Knowles’ hiring at its Aug. 2 regular meeting.  He was their top choice among six candidates interviewed by the commission in July.

  • Walk of Faith

    When Levy County school bells ring Aug. 22, a new school will chime in as it greets its first student body after a year and a half of the three Ps–planning, preparing and praying.
    Williston Central Christian Academy, a kindergarten through sixth grade school, is in the final days of “let’s see what we lack” before the doors open in less than two weeks.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Robert Philpot, retired agricultural educator from Williston, has been selected as the 2011 Florida winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).   
    The NAAE Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes agricultural educators who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels over the course of their careers.

  • Only one attends assessment hearing

    The Levy County Commission expressed shock that it drew only one taxpayer to a public hearing on special assessments on Tuesday evening in the commission meeting room.

    It was a sharp change from two years ago when the hearing was held in the larger Courtroom A at the County Courthouse to accommodate the people objecting to increases in special assessments and any increase in property taxes.

  • Clip & Save

    Ask anyone in Williston who the reigning Queen of Coupon royalty is and without hesitattion the name Jennifer Goode Jones comes up.

    Jones, a Realtor, traffic school owner, wife and mother of two, began looking two years ago at ways to save money.

    After a lot of reading and research, she set out to put her newfound knowledge to the test by coupon clipping and redemption. 

  • Budget Season

    As early as this Friday, Williston City Council members could learn the beginnings of the city’s financial situtation, as plans for the 2011-2012 budget are picking up speed.