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  • AirSign is world's largest airship operator

    Unless you're one of those people who drive around town just to satisfy curiosity or to keep an eye on things, you may not even know of its existence.

    However, in recent weeks, Airsign, owned and operated by Patrick Walsh, inked deals that will once again put Williston on the map and lead to positive economic development for the area.

  • 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.

  • Williston Cleanup is Saturday
  • 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..

  • 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?

  • Earth tones will color new city hall

    Williston City Council members said two weeks ago they didn't have even a basic understanding of how the new city hall would look and they needed answers. Tuesday night they got them. Or at least some of them.

    Representatives from Oelrich Construction, the company contracted to design and build the structure offered no real explanations on why they did what they did, but at least it started a conversation between them and their customers.

  • Business of the Month

    Harriett Downs Real Estate was named Business of the Month for February by the Williston Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left, Chamber Director Lon Sullivan, Marc Pompeo, Linda Jane Cramer and Donna Hatcher from the company and Chamber Directors Mary Martha Hartley and Michael Langston.

  • Williston Cleanup is March 24

    The first city-wide cleanup of 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There's something for everyone to do.

    For more information, or to volunteer, call Latricia at city hall at 352-528-3060 ext 1.

  • Firefighter of the Year

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

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  • Police Officer of the Year

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

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