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  • Restaurant beer, wine sales could be reality

    Restaurants in Williston may soon be able to sell beer and wine, despite their locations, if an ordinance is approved at the March 4 council meeting.

    Tuesday night, in a 4-1 vote with Council President Jason Cason dissenting, the council approved on the first reading an ordinance that allows for the on-site consumption of beer and wine in restaurants–places were 51 percent of revenue comes from food sales.

  • City asks for street to be named for fallen officer

    The Florida Legisture will consider naming a portion of Williston’s Noble Avenue after Cpl. David Moss who died in the line of duty in 1988.

    Williston Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night, that if approved by the legislature this term, would designate the segment of Noble Avenue from Main Street to Hwy. 41 the David M. Moss Memorial Highway.

  • Parents: Help your child be FCAT prepared

    Students in Levy County District schools will be taking the Grade 4, Grade 8, or Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Writing Test on Tuesday, Feb. 25.  

    The FCAT 2.0 Writing Test is administered in one 60-minute session in which students write an essay in response to a prompt.  Later this spring, your student will receive a score for his/her writing on a scale from 1-6 score points.  

  • Bronson rec center back in spotlight

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    After getting lost in the shuffle for a spell, it appears that an idea to construct a community recreation center in Bronson is once again on the table.

    Town staff and officials started looking into the details of constructing such a facility last year, but the issue temporarily faded, taking a backseat to more pressing issues.

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    A single vehicle accident early Sunday morning left a Bronson woman dead and both of her passengers injured.

    Barbara Sue Strickland, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident that occurred at 12:40 a.m. on CR 343.

  • Joyce Hurt hangs up the scissors

    The beehive, the French twist, the shag and the bouffant. Not only has Joyce Hurt seen them all–she’s done them all.

    But two weeks ago, Hurt traded her scissors and curling irons for retirement after 53 years of standing on her feet making people look beautiful.

    Now instead of perm solution and hair color, she will be helping her artist husband pitch his talent at craft shows and fairs.

  • Lohrey named new football coach

    After reviewing more than 70 applications to replace out-going Coach Jamie Baker, the field was narrowed down to five.

    Williston Principal Eulin Gibbs then went to work to get the best applicant suited for the Williston football program. 

    From the large pile of papers placed in front of Gibbs, one could only be convinced that he did a thorough job in researching each of the final applicants.

  • Griner gears up for yet another agricultural distinction

    Some say it can be difficult maintaining balance in today’s world, a place where perspectives on life have become ever more polarizing and where, more and more, ways of living have come into conflict with each other.

  • Williston ordinance offers building standards

    New commercial construction in Williston may soon have to comply with aesthetic standards if Ordinance 635 is passed on its second reading.

  • Atheists lose first round

    The Williston Atheists group’s request to erect a granite bench monument on the Levy County Courthouse forum between the courthouse and the State Attorney-Public Defenders offices was unanimously defeated by the Levy County Commissioners due to flaws in the group’s application.