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  • No vote this year on county judge

    Levy County voters will not get to vote this year on two of Gov. Charlie Crist’s judicial appointments.

    That is because Article V, Section 11 (b) of the Florida State Constitution says appointees to vacancies will not have to stand for election for at least one year after their appointment.

  • Chiefland lobbies for veterans' parade

    Veterans and residents of Levy County will once again have a Veterans Day Parade if one Chiefland official gets his way.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, spurred on by the absence of a parade last year, said he’s already spoken to representatives from the cities of Inglis and Bronson about the possibility of forming a committee, composed of representatives from each city in Levy County, to organize the event.

    Bronson and Inglis “whole heartedly agreed,” he said in a Monday morning interview.

  • Weekly Update

    The Williston Pioneer Web site is updated by noon most Thursdays. Obituaries, especially those with services later in the week, are posted at least by Wednesday, sometimes earlier.

  • 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.