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Local News

  • Saluting the year's best
  • Bronson to fight empty stomachs

    Bronson officials have stepped up to help feed the hungry, voting unanimously Monday night in favor of contributing town funds to the Food4Kids Backpack Program at Bronson Elementary School.

    “I’m looking to see if the city would consider helping with the effort,” said program volunteer Peggy Rowe to council members, shortly before they voted to contribute $2,500 a year to the effort.

  • Best-selling author to be at WHS

    Best-selling author Dr. Sharon M. Draper will share her experiences of teaching and writing with Williston High School students and faculty Monday, March 3.  Dr. Draper is an accomplished writer, as well as a professional educator actively involved in the motivation and encouragement of cross-cultural experiences through reading.

  • 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.