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Today's Features

  • It is said that when people are married for a number of years they develop the ability to finish each other’s sentences–and sometimes thoughts.

  • Karon Johnson’s smile is the first thing that greets you when he enters a room and it never leaves his face, even when sharing the adversity that plagues his life.

    While he is an imposing figure of a man, his voice is soft much like his demeanor. However, it is that smile that speaks loudly and proudly of who he is. 

    Reared in Dunnellon,  Johnson graduated with honors in 1997 and set out to work in his chosen career of juvenile corrections.

  • I was born and reared in Kentucky, resided in Georgia for 17 years and now Florida for eight. There’s no question I am a Southern girl through and through.

    That fact has always been obvious, especially when I was with  family and friends who lived in the North. They laughed at my accent and marveled at the way we did things in the South.

  • People around the world are a little happier thanks to Rusty the Clown. 

  • It was a feat that ends up on morning TV talk shows.
    Monday, an 8-year-old Jack Russell out on her afternoon bathroom break disappeared.
    “I’d seen a turtle the day before,” said the dog’s owner, Patty Hatch, “and thought she was following it.”
    Indeed she had.
    Penny, the curious Jack Russell, had wandered the way of the turtle and somehow became trapped in the turtle/gopher hole.

  • Ellas McDaniel Jr. was just a year old when his father went from relative obscurity, driving an asphalt truck and playing rhythm and blues on the street corners of Chicago, to worldwide fame.
    “He was trying to put diapers on me and my sister. That’s what led him to play on street corners,” McDaniel said last week from the home of Chiefland friend Duane Schwingel. “My mother (Ethel) worked for the Polo Meat Co., cuttin’ up chickens.”

  • No Summer Book Donations

     Friends of the Williston Library would like to thank everyone in the community for their generous book donations.

    Due to limited amount of storage we can not accept any further book donations until after the Sept. 5 Book Fair.

    Any questions, please call Norma Lawrence 352-528-5527 or Nellie Boyd 352-528-3876.

    Family Reunions

         Poley-Horne

  • Holy Family Catholic

    Lite Lunch

    Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall located three miles north on Hwy 27A. There is no charge or obligation of any kind.

    Angel House Thrift

    Angel House Thrift Store at Holy Family Catholic Church, located three miles north of Williston on Hwy. 27A, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend.

    St. John the Baptist Catholic

    Clothe the Children

  • By James Snyder

    Special to the Pioneer

    In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years.

    How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing?

  •  Susie Alvarez became the bride of Dennis Strow Saturday, March 22 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale.