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  • BOCC hears proposed Williston roads funding

    The Florida Department of Transportation is preparing its wish list of projects in its five year plan, and Levy County will have several projects in it — including construction of a new taxiway for a runway at Williston Municipal Airport for $250,000 in fiscal year 2018,
    Jordan Green, Florida Department of Transportation District 2 rural area transportation development engineer, presented the district’s five-year transportation plan to the Levy County Commission at its regular meeting on Nov. 20.

  • No city manager yet

    The interviews have been complete for two weeks now, but the Williston City Council is not rushing to hire a new city manager.
    Only two agenda items were on last week’s pre-Thanksgiving meeting and one was the city manager selection process.
    Council has contracted with Hunter Investigations to conduct background checks on the applicants.
    Francis Hunter, the investigator presented the council with summaries from his findings prior to the Nov. 20 meeting, but that wasn’t enough for several councilmen.

  • The season of sharing

    Each year the Williston Pioneer publishes a special section called “Christmas Greetings” the week prior to Christmas.
    The section is filled with letters to Santa, holiday recipes and photographs that reflect the spirit of the season.
    We are inviting our readers to take part in this commemorative issue by sharing their favorite Christmas stories, recipes and photographs with our readers. E-mail them to editor@willistonpioneer.com or bring them by our office at 37 South Main St., Ste. F. Deadline is noon Dec. 12.

  • New Queens

     There’s new royalty in Williston. Saturday night, the Williston Junior Woman’s Club sponsored the Miss Williston pageants and crowned winners. From left, Miss Williston RaeAnn Peterson; Junior Miss Williston Taylor Whitehurst and Little Miss Williston Tierney Jones.

  • Dental clinic opens

    The Levy County Health Department has just expanded its services with the opening of  a new 1,300 square foot dental clinic at its office in Bronson.

  • Play it safe this holiday season

    By Clay Connolly

  • Crime down in Williston

    Here’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Crime has taken a rest in Levy County in the first six months of 2012 according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s latest semi-annual report.

  • Kline is POY nominee

     Mary Kline has been chosen as November’s Pioneer of the Year nominee.

  • 11 shopping days left until Christmas!
  • Fund established for ailing paramedic

    On Oct. 17 Paramedic Kenny Luzader suffered a massive heart attack while on duty at Levy County Department of Public Safety on Bronson transport unit Medic 1, according to Public Safety Director David Knowles.
     He since has had open heart surgery and after some unexpected complications, he is on the road to recovery.
    Luzader will be unable to return to work for several months while he is recuperating.  While the sole provider of the household is recovering, he has his wife, Sherry and young daughter, Chloe by his side.