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  • Know beach conditions before heading out for summer fun

     

    Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind beachgoers to check the surf conditions at public beaches.  Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters.  When red flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous.

  • JROTC lacks funding for competitions

     

     

  • Dennis Russell named Bronson fire chief

    It's not clear whether the free “Bronson Fire Rescue” hats clinched the deal but shortly after being presented with the head gear the Bronson Town Council voted unanimously to elevate Dennis Russell from interim fire chief to fire chief, making his title permanent.

    Russell, who took over the interim post in March, has essentially managed the department since the departure of former Fire Chief Jeff DeMaggio.

  • Have you met a celebrity?

    Was it in a crowded airport? Backstage at a concert? After a ballgame? Walking down the street?

    Many of us have encountered a celebrity and once you get past the initial shock, you may have asked for an autograph or a photo.

    The Williston Pioneer wants to hear about your brush with fame.

    In 100 words or less, tell our readers who you met and how it happened. If you had a photo made with that person, be sure to include it as well.

    Submissions will be accepted now through Aug. 29. All submissions will be printed in the Sept. 4 edition.

  • Republican primaries closed

    By Lou Elliott Jones and Mark Scohier

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    Republicans, who now hold sway in voter registration in Levy County, will have a huge voice in both County Commission seats up for grabs in the Aug. 26 primary.

    And in the county school board elections – which are nonpartisan races – all three incumbents were re-elected without opposition when candidate filing closed at noon Friday.

  • 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.”