http://www.willistonpioneer.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Thank you, Dr. Wise http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/thank-you-dr-wise <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dr_wise.jpg" alt="Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the city council paid tribute to Dr. Kenneth Wise Tuesday night, saluting him for his 50 years of service to the community. Dr. Wise came to the Chiefland area after graduating from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 1964 and eventually established his practice in Williston in 1976. Through that practice, and his service at many hospitals from Williston to Ocala and Gainesville, Dr. Wise became &quot;part of the fabric of the community, reflecting the highest ideals of service and commitment to others.&quot; Dr. Wise retired earlier this year and the council wished him a happy and healthy retirement." title="Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat and the city council paid tribute to Dr. Kenneth Wise Tuesday night, saluting him for his 50 years of service to the community. Dr. Wise came to the Chiefland area after graduating from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in 1964 and eventually established his practice in Williston in 1976. Through that practice, and his service at many hospitals from Williston to Ocala and Gainesville, Dr. Wise became &quot;part of the fabric of the community, reflecting the highest ideals of service and commitment to others.&quot; Dr. Wise retired earlier this year and the council wished him a happy and healthy retirement." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /> Williston Council ponders investments http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/williston-council-ponders-investments <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> <b>By Carolyn Ten Broeck</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> Editor</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Local governments are encouraged to have several months of operating funds in a contingency account in the event of an emergency and/or disaster.</p> Residents found guilty of code violations http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/residents-found-guilty-code-violations <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> Three Williston property owners were found guilty of&nbsp; city code violations Monday night and another was deemed to be a repeat violator in non-compliance.</p> <p> The Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement (BACE) heard testimony from Code Enforcement Officer Wayne Carson on properties owned by Anthony and Jammie Nobles, Pamela Vamosi and Lee and Beverly Thomas.</p> Taxpayers save big on tax rolls http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/taxpayers-save-big-tax-rolls <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> <b>By LOU ELLIOTT JONES</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> editor@chieflandcitizen.com</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> Taxpayers reaped big savings from the Levy County Commission&rsquo;s decision to bid out publication of the delinquent property and intangibles tax rolls this year.&nbsp;</p> Bronson proposes higher taxes http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/bronson-proposes-higher-taxes <p> &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal; "><b>By ASHLEY McDOUGAL</b></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> amcdougal@chieflandcitizen.com</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'; color: #232323"> The Bronson town council has proposed a significantly higher millage rate for the coming fiscal year.</p> Williston FFA is a 'Premier Chapter' http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/williston-ffa-premier-chapter <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/premier_2_0.jpg" alt="Williston FFA adviser Chris Wilder and Chapter President Cole Bullock accept the plaque that designates the high school organization as a premier chapter." title="Williston FFA adviser Chris Wilder and Chapter President Cole Bullock accept the plaque that designates the high school organization as a premier chapter." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> It&#39;s been a banner year for Williston FFA and June 30, 18 members of the chapter accepted honors at the 87th Florida State FFA Convention held at the&nbsp; Caribe Royal in Orlando.</p> Denson feels called to 'bridge the gap' http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/denson-feels-called-bridge-gap <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Arial"> <b>By Carolyn Ten Broeck</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> Editor</p> City will ‘rock along’ in manager’s absence http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/city-will-%E2%80%98rock-along%E2%80%99-manager%E2%80%99s-absence <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Arial"> <b><br /> </b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> It&rsquo;s not written anywhere in the city annals, and the council had no way to prepare for it, but Tuesday night they faced it head on and dealt with it.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> What to do in the long-term absence of the city manager?</p>