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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.

  • BMHS graduates encouraged to be brave in pursuits

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Bronson Middle High School graduation, held May 25 at the UF Curtis Phillips Center in Gainesville, was anchored by a couple of inspiring student speeches about perseverance and following big dreams.

  • Christmas Parade, Light Up Williston set for Dec. 1

    The Toys of Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Williston Rotary Club will lead the parade with its Bed Race east on Noble Avenue.

    The parade begins behind the old high school and an application is required to participate. There are no fees.

    Following the parade, keep up the festive mood with a community get together in the Heritage Park Pavilion as Light Up Williston begins at 7 p.m.

  • Levy recounts on three tight state races

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    The three official members of the Levy County Canvassing Board – Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, Levy County Commissioner Chairman John Meeks and the Honorable Judge Timothy Browning – met at the Supervisor of Elections office in Bronson Nov. 11 for a vote recount of three tight races in Florida.

    Florida counties were ordered to conduct recounts in the races for governor, senator and agriculture commissioner due to each race being within a margin of 0.5 percent.

  • Political activist and former Levy resident Jack Gargan dies at 88

    The man who despised hypocrisy not only in life, but also in government, died in Thailand Nov. 4, at the age of 88.

     John “Jack” Gargan made incredible breakthroughs for not only the Floridian stage of politics, but also nationally. A longtime resident of Cedar Key, he oversaw most of his activism, business and life in the historic Levy County city.

  • Bronson gets fire grant

    The town of Bronson Fire Department has been awarded a Florida Division of  State Fire Marshal Firefighter Assistance Grant in the amount of $38,817.

    The grant application, written by Deputy Fire Chief Paul Anderson, requested funding for the purchase of new protective breathing apparatus with updated safety features to replace air packs that are 16 years old.

  • Wanted: Williston businesses to develop future workforce

    The Williston High School Cooperative Diversified Education (CDE) Program is looking to expand its base of employers for students to broaden their knowledge of the modern employment landscape, CDE Program Coordinator Pamela Plemmons said at last Thursday’s Williston Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

    Since inception, the program offers paid apprenticeship in a wide variety of areas: agriculture, automotive repair, service and retail industry and health and childcare. The CDE program currently has over 35 active employers.

  • 1st Street Art Gallery opens

    Heidi Schwiebert makes a fine surrogate mother.

    Last February, the Williston Chamber of Commerce conceived the notion that local artists need a place to show off, and maybe even sell their work.

    With its Starving Artists Showcase June 9, 21 artists signed on to exhibit their work in Heritage Park and 15 carried through with the plan.

  • Williston will mark Veterans Day

    Williston will honor all U.S. veterans Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Heritage Park Pavilion.

  • Polls open Tuesday 7-7

    Levy County joins Florida and much of the nation Nov. 6 when voters head to the polls to make leadership choices from the local to the national level.

    To date there are 27,854 voters registered in the county and already 20.29 percent have cast ballots, most of which came via U.S. Mail.

    Voters may vote at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 421 S. Court St., Bronson though Saturday or at their polling place Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.