• Lifelong dream becomes reality

    A lifelong dream shared by partners Eric Lane and Tom Jefferson has recently produced a new business located on State Road 24, just west of the Bronson Speedway.

    Both Eric and Tom have set out to fill a void in the marine industry. “Bronson is the Gateway to the Gulf,” said Eric, and this is why we chose Bronson to open Outboard Rehab. While there is one major marine center in Gainesville, another in Ocala and Old Town, none have, until now located in the corridor between Gainesville and the Gulf Coast. Eric and Tom hope Outboard Rehab will fill this void.

  • Pioneer sale plans put on hold

    Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, parent company of the Williston Pioneer Sun News, Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon and Riverland News of Dunnellon, announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, that, due to difficult credit markets, it was largely suspending the process to sell its remaining businesses. The process was launched in January and led to the sale in September of The Weather Channel Companies and some smaller sales. Landmark announced earlier this month that its agreement to sell WTVF-TV in Nashville was cancelled because the buyer lost its financing.

  • Census Bureau seeks workers

    The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau will be hiring local individuals to work on the 2010 Census.

    In spring 2009 and early 2010 several thousand temporary census jobs will be available for qualified applicants. Assignments will last 5 to 10 weeks. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted after completing a short test at the Williston Community Center on Wed. Nov. 5 and Wed. Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

    Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to attend and learn about the program.

  • Sparr holds open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply celebrated the love of horses by hosting "Share Your Passion" Open Houses last week, including Friday in Williston.

    At the open house, horse owners had the opportunity to meet local Purina Mills representatives and talk with equine specialists about the latest in care and nutrition.

  • Sparr to hold open house

    Sparr Building and Farm Supply, 240 S. Main St., Williston, will hold a "Share Your Passion" Open House on Friday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Firefighters to visit businesses

    Williston firefighters will conduct prefire planning on all local business in the district.

  • Williston Insurance sold

    Williston Insurance Agency, 456 E. Noble Ave., was bought from Linda Hogan on Thursday, Aug. 28, by Ken Boyer, local businessman. The agency will sell homeowners, automobile and commercial policies. It will continue to represent nationally known agencies to meet the insurance needs of customers in and around Williston. Teresa Watson, an agent for Farm Bureau for the past 15 years, will continue with the newly formed Williston Insurance Agency, Inc. From the left are Pamela Whitney, sister of the former owner; Linda Hogan, former owner; Ken Boyer, new owner and Teresa Watson.

  • Capital City donation

    Capital City Bank donated $500 to Unity Family Community Center, Inc. The check was accepted by Unity CEO Willie Battles, center. At the left isChristie Eveland, Community Banker, while at the right is Kathy Cribb, Market Leader at the bank.

  • Groundbreaking held for business park

    A groundbreaking was held last Thursday for Babione's Business Park, 820 N. Main St., Williston.

    This will be a professional business park, within the city limits, the first of its kind in the city. It will offer office combined with warehouse space. The building has a total square footage of 11,880 and is designed to be split into 11 units measuring 18 x 60 feet per unit. One or more units can be leased, according to an individual's needs. The projected completion date is Jan. 2.

    For more information visit the Web site at www.babionebusinesspark.com or call 529-1034.

  • Perkins marks 95th anniversary

    Perkins State Bank held a celebration in conjunction with the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce last Thursday to celebrate the bank's 95th anniversary. Various bank officials and members of the business and political community attended.

    Bank president Frank Etheridge welcomed the group, which got to view memorabilia from the years that the bank had been in service.

    Below is a history of the bank provided by bank officials:

    History of Perkins State Bank