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  • WPD applies for hiring grant

    Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow says he's been fortunate that his city schools are relatively violence free, and he wants to keep it that way.

    "There's not been a problem," Strow told city council members last week, "but I'd like to be prepared."

    In an effort to do so, Strow asked council for–and received permission–to apply for a grant, that if approved, would fund a School Resource Officer (SRO).

  • Pre-4th Extravaganza to light up Williston

    The city of Williston will “Celebrate Old Glory” Thursday, July 3 starting with the parade at 5 p.m.

    More than 110 entrants have registered for the parade that will wind its way down Noble Avenue. Scheduled participants include Smoky Bear, a roller derby team, candidates, a square dance club and of course, lots of antique cars and tractors.

  • Feisty Acres, Williston's no-kill cat rescue, looks to revamp, rebuild

     

    By Carolyn 

    Ten Broeck

    Editor

    Edna Nute never had children of her own, but the former teacher nurtured the students who passed through her classroom.

  • Boys of Summer

     

    BY KEITH CHARTRAND

    Contributing Writer

    In all the years that Max White played baseball there was always one constant: when the game was over he went back to his parents’ Williston home on NE Route 121. 

  • Williston hospital owner makes pitch

     

    The owners of the newly rechristened Williston hospital met with the Levy County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to make a pitch for “the county's most underutilized asset.”

  • Bronson property values down

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    Property values in the city of Bronson are down, but just by a smidgen, according to an estimate by Levy County Appraiser Oz Barker.

  • Bronson adopts new rules for comment

     

    Folks wishing to address the Bronson Town Council have a new set of rules to go by with the adoption of an amended comment policy on Monday night, the council's first revision of its ordinance since 2006.

  • Waiting for Social Security may mean more money

     

    By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo

    The Daily Yonder

    Levy County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.

  • Little Women opens June 14

    Williston Community Theater will present Little Women, a play in two acts adapted from the Louisa May Alcott book, Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. 

     Starring Katie Taylor in the lead role of Jo March, this period piece takes place during the Civil War. Taylor co-stars with her real life sister, Lauren Taylor, as Amy March, the youngest of the March girls. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door on show days.

    Subsequent performances are June 15, June 21 and June 22.

  • Williston Library now open Fridays

    Beginning June 6, the Williston Public Library will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to better serve patrons. At the Levy County Public Library System’s request, Commissioner Ryan Bell, who also is the library liaison, was able to assist in identifying funding for the new hours.