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Editors trading places

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Clark returns to Citizen; Risner goes to Williston

By The Staff

This issue of the Chiefland Citizen marks the last by editor Carolyn Risner.

Former Citizen editor and current Williston Pioneer Sun News editor Jim Clark will be returning to the helm of the Citizen.

Risner will be taking over the editorship of the Williston newspaper.

“This transition is a better allocation of our resources and will allow us to continue to provide strong news products in both areas,” said Chiefland general manager Tom Ten Broeck.

Risner has been editor of the Chiefland Citizen since Janurary 2007 to present. She relocated to Florida in 2005 after serving as managing editor of two North Georgia newspapers.

The mother of three grown children lives in Williston and is eager to embrace her new community.

Clark was editor of the Chiefland Citizen from 2004 through 2006. He has been editor of the Williston Pioneer Sun News from Dec. 2006 to present.

Prior to coming to Chiefland in 2004, Clark has held various positions throughout the state, including time with neighboring Ocala Star Banner as a high school sports coordinator. He has been in Florida since 1968.

He and his wife, Pat, a children’s department clerk at Macy’s, just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.