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  • Church burglarized

    The Williston First United Methodist Church became the latest in a long string of churches that have been burglarized in the area.

    The Williston Police Department reports that unknown person or persons gained access to the church Monday morning by removing the glass on the front door.

    An attempt to gain entry into the safe was unsuccessful.

    Erv Kauffman, president of the Williston Lions Club, said that during that same time frame the club was also burglarized and watches, valued at more than $400, were taken.

  • County wrestles with real estate problems

    A building rented by Levy County for the Guardian ad Litem program that clients refuse to enter, and a proposal to build a metal storage building for the Levy Emergency Management Department occupied most of the County Commission’s attention Tuesday.

    The agenda was short for the commission’s second meeting of the New Year, but it provided ample discussion and no resolution to the issues of the rented office and the building.

  • Senator's rep to be in Williston Thursday

    Come Visit With

     

    A Representative of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

    This event is open to all residents, including those with a Federal Issue to discuss.

     

    Thursday, January 14, 2010

    4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

    Council Chambers

    City Hall

    50 NW Main Street

    Williston, Florida

    For More Information, Please Call

    850-942-8415

     

  • ‘Everything happens for a reason’

    Two weeks after a wreck that killed two of her closest friends and rocked the community, Nikole Brown is back home in the loving care of her mother trying to work her way back to health.

    Nikole, who will be 16 at the end of this month, was the lone survivor of an accident that took the lives of Williston High School seniors Tiffany Oliver and Marqui Cook Dec. 27.

    The girls were on their way to Gainesville from a bonfire in Dunnellon when the accident occurred in the wee hours of the morning.

  • Bus service now available

    Nature Coast Transit wants to help Levy County residents get back to work. And if work is not where you live, even if it is in Gainseville, Trenton or points in between, NCT can help workers and prospective workers get there with federal help.

  • From the weather to community tragedy, the Williston Pioneer was there in 2009

    The following compilation denotes the stories that made headlines on the front page of the Williston Pioneer in 2009:

    Jan. 1: Dry conditions cause concern: The combination of recent hard freezes in North Central Florida along with an average drought index of 619 has created higher than normal risks for wildfires.

  • Alzheimer's and dementia support group to meet

    The first meeting of the Alzheimer’s / Dementia Support Group will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to family members, friends and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

  • Thanks to Williston Lions, Bill Brittan’s life is given back

    Bill Brittan’s future looks brighter these days. Literally.

    Thanks to the Williston Lions Club, Brittan has been given a new outlook on life and for the first time in almost eight years, he can see what lies ahead.

    Up until just a few weeks ago, Brittan, 60, was almost blind due to cataracts. In fact, he says, his right eye was gone and what he saw through his left eye was blurred.

    A Sheetrock and drywall laborer, his work was impacted because he wasn’t able to see the minute details needed to complete a job.

  • Alzheimer’s support group forming

    Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will be sponsoring a support group for family members, friends and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease beginning in January. The group will be open to members of the community who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s (or other forms of dementia) as well as to the families and friends of residents of Williston Rehab’s memory care unit.

  • Fisher House: Home setting for veterans and their families

    When military men and women are treated for extended periods in any one of this country’s 1,200 medical facilities, their recuperation and peace of mind is enhanced by the support of their families.

    But everyone cannot afford hotel rooms for long periods.

    That’s where Fisher House comes in.

    Founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher and his wife Elizabeth, Fisher House provides free accommodations, giving veterans and their families a home away from home during treatment or rehab, said Rick Fabiani, president of the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation.