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  • 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

  • Employee of the month
  • Ten Broeck named general manager of Levy papers

    Tom Ten Broeck has been named the general manager of the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon with responsibility for the Williston Pioneer Sun News.

    The announcement came last week from Gerry Mulligan, publisher of the Citrus County Chronicle and regional publisher of the Florida newspapers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    He replaces Dale Bowen, who is now working as ad sales manager at the Citrus County Chronicle.

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