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Business

  • Gator Armory opens on Main Street

    A lifelong passion that was once a hobby is now a vocation for Michael Meister.
    Gatory Armory, located at 31 N. Main St. in Williston is now open and Meister is eager to serve the community’s needs when it comes to firearms and related accessories.
    Originally from the Chicago area, but reared in South Florida,  Meister spent two years searching for the perfect place to live–Morriston.

  • Festo, Ten Broeck take FPA honors

    Williston Pioneer graphic designer Chris Festo earned third place in the Photo Series category in the Florida Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest while editor Carolyn Ten Broeck earned a third place finish in Sports Column Writing–a column about her encounter with baseball great Harmon Killebrew.

  • Rotary district governor visits Williston club

    Rotary’s new District Governor Jeannie Quave has found new meaning in this year’s motto “Reach from within to embrace humanity” and plans to spend her term putting actions behind the words.
    Quave, a native of Chicago who now lives in Panama Beach, was the guest of the Williston Rotary Club Tuesday and spoke of her own goals and plans to help achieve the motto of Rotary International President Kalvan Banerjee.

  • Levy ambulances get new equipment

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    The life-saving services provided by Levy County Emergency Medical Services may benefit from the installation of new equipment on county ambulances designed to improve the survivability of heart patients being rushed to the hospital.

    “It’s a benefit for all patients with any kind of heart condition,” said LCEMS Director Trish Seibold in a recent interview.

  • Unemployment drops again

    STAFF REPORT

    The number of people without a job took a drop in Levy County in October to 12.5 percent, down from 13.1 percent in September – making it the second month in a row that unemployment dropped in Levy County. 

    But it is 0.1 percent above the unemployment rate in October 2009 when it stood at 12.4 At that time the county had 16,652 people available for work and 2,059 were without jobs.

    Last month, the county had 16,540 people in the workforce and 2,063 were not employed.

    So the question is why?

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  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Levy labor force grows, so does employment

    The number of people in Levy County’s labor force grew in September by 23 to 16,431 from 16,408 in August. 

    But at the same time, 70 of those people people found jobs lowering the county’s jobless rate to 13.3 percent from 13.6 in August.

  • Debbie Murphy joins Pioneer

    Debbie Murphy has joined the Williston Pioneer Sun-News as its advertising representative serving Williston, Morriston Gainesville and part of Marion County.

    Murphy is no stranger to the area–in 2008 she worked at the Chiefland Citizen and most recently has worked at our sister papers in Ocala.

  • Ribbon cutting

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at That & That Home Furnishings, 10 S.W. 7th St., Williston. The family owned and operated store features new and used quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, appliances and more. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 528-0320.