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Today's News

  • AirSign helps with world records

    While his business takes place in the air, Patrick Walsh, self-admitted marketing geek, knows how to incorporate the land and water to maximize a client's dollar.

    In early March, one of those clients, T-Mobile, announced it was launching a new phone and needed a way to brand it in the minds of consumers.

    Ideas ran through Walsh's mind. Should he wrap a jet? A fighter plane? What?

  • Hethcoat honored for public service

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    Outgoing Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat was celebrated Tuesday, March 20, by the Levy County Commission for his public service and leadership.

     Several commissioners, led by former Williston City Councilman and current County Commissioner Matt Brooks, who counts Heathcoat as an important mentor in his life, described their appreciation for the former mayor’s work.

  • Classmates reunite after 72 years

    Time and distance often separate high school classmates and though reunions may be held, it’s almost a guarantee that not everyone who walked with you that evening will attend.

    The New Berlin Central High School in Upstate New York, and near Cooperstown, graduated 21 seniors in 1946. Last week two of those graduates got reacquainted over lunch at the Ivy House. It was the first time they’d seen each other since graduation, almost 72 years ago..

  • Police Officer of the Year

    Police Officer of the Year Dakota Wilson with Police Chief Dennis Strow

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  • Montbrook fossil dig will go down as one of Florida's largest

    Towering pine trees line a long dirt road that’s often dotted with a random grazing cow. Occasionally a squirrel or bird makes an unexpected appearance.

    The picturesque drive, one of the thousands in Montbrook, leads to a land that time forgot. Until 2015.

  • Firefighter of the Year

    Firefighter of the Year Timothy Berrios, center, with Lake Raymond and Fire Chief Lamar Stegall. 

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  • Council wants answers

    It was a 90-minute Williston Council meeting that had only one agenda item for discussion.

    President Charles Goodman told his council that he'd try to keep the communication segment to 10 minutes, but it was evident that it would be a broken vow once the specifics of the new city hall came into the spotlight.

    Goodman, a contractor, said he'd spent 10-12 hours reviewing a 314-page document about the building and asked council members what they remembered for the roof.

  • County may join lawsuit

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    In a scene reminiscent of the successful lawsuits against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have become a target for their role in the opioid crisis.

  • Businesses of the Year

    By Dylan Robertson

    Contributing Writer

    Williston businesses were in the spotlight last Saturday when the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership banquet and installation of officers.

     With a certain je ne sais quoi, local business leaders and their guests were immersed in the Parisian culture without the hassle of booking their accommodations or losing luggage.

  • SCORE expands into Levy

    By Michael Bates

    Special to the Pioneer

    The Citrus County SCORE chapter got the green light this month to expand into Levy County.

    That will be a big deal to businesses there because it will have closer representation and no longer have to rely on its distant SCORE affiliate all the way in Gainesville for business assistance, said Jim Green, chairman of the Citrus SCORE.

    “We thought it would make more sense for us to do it,” Green said.