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  • WAGee^will host adopt-a-thon Sept. 12

    The Williston Animal Group (WAG) will hold its first monthly adopt-a-thon on Saturday, Sept. 12 under the trees at the Winn Dixie parking lot, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Volunteers and foster parents will bring dogs that are ready to be adopted for you to play with and perhaps take home with you.

  • Miracle Vision wants men to be men

    Lavoisier Denson is on a mission from God. The 28-year-old, whose roots are tied to the Williston area, wants to see other men, black, white and all colors in between, step up, be accountable, take responsibility and be men-real men, as dictated by the Holy Scriptures.

    Starting today (Thursday) and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 5, Denson’s church, Miracle Vision, will host a men’s conference focusing on the theme “Men Unified in One Spirit”.

  • Church Briefs

    .North Chiefland Church of God

    Attention all area pastors, youth groups, bands and drama teams. You are invited to be a part of ENCOUNTERFEST 2009: Sept. 3-5 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the North Chiefland Church of God.

    More than your average “Youth Revival”, this event will be an area wide, multi-church meeting. Youth groups from around the area will be performing skits, mimes, and drama shorts each night.

    The music will be up-beat and fresh featuring our live band, “Radio Emprise” from Priscilla Baptist Church in Bell.

  • Hospital changes management

    Nature Coast Hospital is under new management and change is already taking place.

    Partners Healthcare Development Inc. (PHD) out of Overland Park, Kan. became the new management group for the hospital Sept. 1, according to spokesman Nathan Adams, vice president of communication and government affairs.

    Read the story in this week's Pioneer.

  • Red Devils scorch PK Yonge

    The Williston Red Devils traveled to PK Yonge and after a 14-14 tie at the end of the first half, the offense began to gel.

    Red Devils' Deonte Welch took the game under his belt and led the Red Devils to a 33-14 win.

    Welch had a total of 179 rushing yards and 71 in the fourth quarter alone while scoring two touchdowns. DJ King also had two touchdowns for the Red Devils in the win.

     

  • Six qualify for Bronson Council seats

    Six candidates have qualified to run in the Sept. 8 Bronson Town Council elections according to Town Clerk Kelli Brettel.

    Three seats are open and the incumbents have qualified in each race: Aaron Edmondson in Seat One, Vice Mayor Beatrice Mongo in Seat Three and Melody LaFlam in Seat Five.

  • Handgun on job lands man in jail

    A 10-year career at Wellee^Bilt Industries came to a halt last week for a convicted felon who brought a handgun to work.

    According to the Williston Police Department, Richard A. Williams, 50, of SE Third Street hid a handgun in a piece of pipe and threatened to kill any co-worker who said anything about it.

    However, employees, concerned about safety in the workplace, notified management who then in turn called the police.

    Williams had served time in prison for killing a man in Bradford County 20 years ago

  • Mail carrier fails to deliver

    Bronson letter carrier Rose Conklin pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to failing to deliver more than 125,000 letters, newspapers and circulars over a six-year period that she worked with the U.S. Postal Service. She faces the possibility of a five year prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $1,000 monetary assessment.

    As part of her plea deal she has agreed to pay the $1,000 assessment before her sentencing in November.

  • New chamber directory is here

    All the information you need about Williston is now at your fingertips.

    The new 2009-2010 Williston Area Chamber of Commerce member directory is now available around town and at the chamber office.

    In addition to the ads that support its publication, the directory also includes brief articles about the different facets that make up Williston, including recreation, history, lifestyle, business, health care, religion and education.

    The center spread is a pull-out map of the city with a key that directs you to the street you are looking for.

  • Levy Fair Association has permanent home

    The Levy County Fair Association has a new permanent home, Jim Smith told Williston Chamber of Commerce members last Thursday.

    Smith, the executive director of the fair association, announced that on Aug. 2, the group will be headquartered at 40 NW 1st St., Williston, directly across from the post office. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., he said.

    The Levy County Fair will be held April 8-11, 2010, Smith said.