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  • Elementary schools 'paint the town' with Color Run

     

    Touted as “family fun” and an opportunity to “build community,” a “Color-A-Thon” occurred in Williston the second Saturday in March. Hosted by Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary Schools, the fundraiser was the first of its kind in the area. With 436 people registered, the event raised $15,000 with a profit of around $9,000 to be divided between the two schools.

  • Churches plan Easter services

     The most important day of the Christian year, Easter, is celebrated this Sunday, March 27.

    Area churches will be filled with worshipers, all of whom have come to celebrate the risen Savior.

  • City asked to consider tax abatements

    At one time in the not-so-distant past, the city of Williston offered tax abatements to businesses that created jobs.

    The referendum that allowed those abatements had a time limit and has since ended.

  • Woman killed in Williston accident

     

    An Orange Park woman was killed March 8 when the Nissan Versa she was driving north on U.S. Hwy. 27 pulled into the path of a south- bound Ford Explorer.

    Kay Walker, 66, was pronounced dead at Shands following the accident.

  • Bond, Maddox named Best of the Year

     

    At the annual Williston Policeman/Firefighter Banquet held last Friday, Sgt. James Bond, left, was pre- sented the Police Officer of the Year award by Capt. Clay Connolly. Kenny Maddox, right center, was named Firefighter of the Year and received his award from Capt. Lake Raymond, Assistant Fire Chief Danny Wallace and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. More honors in next week's edition of the Pioneer.

  • Levy still boasts lowest unemployment in region

     

    Employment in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties tracks state and national trends for January, with an increase over the month in unemployment and a drop in the number of those with jobs.

  • Levy picks Trump, Clinton

     

    With less than 50 percent of Levy County's registered voters going to the polls Tuesday, the clear front runner in the Presidential Preference election was Donald Trump who took 57.64 per- cent of the 6,497 Republican votes cast.

    Trump received 3,745 votes – more than the total cast for all the Democrat candidates.

  • Knowles resigns as public service director

    David Knowles, the county's first Department of Public Safety director and county fire chief resigned from his job on Tuesday afternoon.

    Alesha Rinaudo, assistant to the director for DPS confirmed Knowles was called to County Coordinator Fred Moody's office at 3 p.m. where Moody requested the resignation and Knowles complied.

    She said Knowles did not give a reason for the request.

  • Hospital rep not happy with results

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    An investigation into seven complaints that patients were advised against going to Regional General Hospital Williston and were taken to hospitals in Gainesville by Levy County Emergency Medical Services left no one satisfied at Tuesday's County Commission meeting. 

  • Dogan Cobb dead at 105

    Dogan S. Cobb, fondly known as “the Boss” and beloved for his public service and devotion to his country, Levy County and the Town of Bronson, died on Sunday, March 6 at the age of 105. 

    Visitation was held by the family at First Baptist Church of Bronson on Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were at the church on Wednesday, March 9.