Category Archives: Williamston

Special City Council Meeting Raises Questions in Williamston

In an E-mail read aloud, Williamston resident Jennifer Chisholm expressed her skepticism of the special city council meeting being held the night of, Dec. 19, 2007,

            “I am all for new businesses in this town. We need the infrastructure if we are going to             remain solvent. However holding a ‘special’ meeting for ONE business that hosted your OWN fundraiser is extremely suspect.”

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Williamston High School Switches to Trimesters

The Williamston Board of Education will change its long-standing double semester year at Williamston High School to a trimester year starting in the 2008-2009 school year.

            The Board said the switch is an effort to better prepare its students and give them a higher quality of education.

            Under the current schedule of two semesters a school year, students attend six one-hour long classes a day and receive six credits a year.

            The new trimesters will only have five classes a day, but for a longer period of time and students will receive 7.5 credits a year.

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High school students discover local history

 

 

Junior and senior history students at Williamston High School are going outside the classroom to piece together the history of the city of Williamston from its farms, businesses, buildings and homes.

“History is most student’s least favorite subject and I want to change that,” said Mitch Lutzke, a history teacher at Williamston High School. Continue reading High school students discover local history

Williamston approves band shell, ponders Middle Street lot

Two new projects were announced at January’s Williamston City Council meeting aimed at improving downtown Williamston.

The council agreed to start construction of a band shell in McCormick Park and to request a quote of the cost of renovating the Middle Street parking lot.

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