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Business

  • Business After Hours is June 12

    Eager Contracting, Warehouse Flooring to host Chamber event Eager Contracting, Inc. and Warehouse Flooring Outlet are hosting the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce's June After-Hours Mixer on Thursday, June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Mixer, open to Chamber members and area residents, is designed to acquaint the public with locally owned and operated businesses. Local artist Linda Ballentine Brown, a charter member of the Cowboy Art Association of Florida, will have her paintings on display during the gathering.

  • Chamber office moves

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce has moved to its new location on Southwest First Avenue, just north of Nature Coast Regional Hospital, in the City Hall Annex. The Chamber recently received the OK from the City Council to move into the new location.

  • Citrus Publishing welcomes tourism magazine

    There will now be one predominant magazine for visitors to the Nature Coast.

    The Chiefland Citizen, Cedar Key Beacon and Williston Pioneer Sun News parent company, Citrus Publishing, Inc. has purchased the Nature Coast Visitors Guide Magazine and will combine the publication with its own Nature Coast Lines.

  • Ribbon cutting held at O's So Sweet
  • O's So Sweet holds grand opening

    O's So Sweet, the new ice cream and sandwich shop located at South Main Street and Southwest First Avenue, held its grand opening on Saturday.

    The long-time dream of Melanie Burchett has taken shape in the former quarters of McMillen Surveying at 40 S. Main St., across from police headquarters.

    The shop is named after Olivia, Burchett's 3-year-old daughter.

    In keeping with the '50s theme of the shop, an Elvis impersonator entertained and proud owners displayed classic cars.

  • Facade grant applications due

    Faade grant applications must be submitted by March 31 to be eligible for this year's awards.

    Community Development Agency vice chair Nick Williams reminded members of the CRA of the deadline at the group's meeting on Monday evening. The grants are an effort to restore the historic feel of downtown Williston by returning core buildings to their original appearance.

  • Telecom Pioneers help vets

    The AT&T Gainesville Telecom Pioneers, Florida Telephone Retirees, and the Gainesville Sunshine Clowns joined together to deliver 175 ditty bags along with 80 hug-a-bears to the V.A. hospital in Gainesville on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. The ditty bag contained personal items such as socks, handkerchiefs, tooth paste, tooth brush, writing paper, envelopes, stamps, playing cards, puzzles and other items.

  • Chamber holds installation banquet

    The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce installed its officers and directors last Friday in a ceremony held at Williston Crossings RV Resort's new clubhouse.

    Justin Head took over as president for Steve McMillen, while Earl Ogle is Vice President, Christie Eveland is treasurer and Jim Smith is secretary.

    Other directors are Lloyd Goodnow, Kim McLane, Jackie Price, Cathy Robinson and Jill Tinney.

  • Weeks is board choice for EZDA

    Members of the Levy County Enterprise Zone Development Agency (EZDA) Board of Directors voted 5-0 on Jan. 9 to recommend Berlon Weeks be appointed to the board.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hear the recommendation on Jan. 22.

    If the commission accepts the recommendation, then Weeks will fill the remaing term of Robert Lowyns who resigned.

  • Kindness Pet Clinic opens

    Dr. Ronald Spink has opened a new clinic dedicated to the high quality care of companion pets. The Kindness Pet Clinic is located one-half mile southeast of Williston on U.S. Highway 27 between Photofrost and Boyd's Construction.

    Dr. Spink has more than 40 years of experience with 25 years in South Florida where he owned five animal hospitals.