December 4, 2012
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James Hewitt named 2012 Citizen of the Year

A long time city resident spent his professional career as an athletic coach and teacher received the 2012 Citizen of the Year award announced at the conclusion of the Christmas parade and festivities in Williston Sunday December 2nd.

James Hewitt, known by most as simply “Coach” currently now serves as recreation director for the Town of Williston.  His lifetime achievements as a coach in prep sports had previously led him to be inducted in the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002. He is an active member of the Williston Presbyterian Church and is married to Ruthie Hewitt and father to sons Jamie and Jason. He will be more formally honored at a dinner in February.

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December 5, 2011
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Ms. Jo Crider Named 2011 Williston Citizen of the Year





      WHEREAS, Mrs. Jo Crider, has served the children and citizens of Williston in many ways over the years; and


      WHEREAS, Mrs. Jo Crider has been a devoted wife to Mr. Jay for 44 years and is also the proud mother of son Bryan and daughter Karen and proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Jo Crider, is an active member of the Elko Baptist Church for 17years and has served as librarian for many years.  She also continues to honor her country and community in both church and civic activities such as preparing prison packages and participating in other outreach programs; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Jo Crider has been the Librarian for the Town of Williston’s Library for 14 years in which she has touched many children and adults’ lives by facilitating and giving them the opportunity to expand their reading endeavors; and


NOW THEREFORE, I, THOMAS R. RIVERS, Mayor of Williston, South Carolina, do proclaim Mrs. Jo Crider as Citizen of the Year for 2011.

s/Thomas R. Rivers,Mayor

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November 16, 2011
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Best Dressed Elf Contest

The Town of Williston will hold a contest to choose two helpers to ride with Santa in the Annual Christmas Parade and pass out candy.

Children in 1st – 5th grades are invited to dress in their best Elf attire and compete for the chance to ride with Santa in his sleigh.  Judges will be on hand to choose the two best dressed elves. 

The contest will be held on November 19, 2011 at the Williston Town Hall at 10AM.  There is no fee.

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