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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.

  • Residents critical of Bronson mayoral appointment

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    The Bronson Town Council drew criticism from citizens at a contentious meeting on Feb. 4 over what was perceived as an injustice against former Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts.

    Roberts, who was then the vice mayor, was not appointed as the town’s mayor after the recent resignation of Mayor Bruce Greenlee and Vice Mayor Katie Parks late last year.

  • City will provide council computers, phones

    Councilman Charles Goodman isn't happy knowing that his personal computer could be requested – or subpoenaed – at any given time under Florida's Sunshine Law.

    That's because Goodman, a contractor, maintains his business information on a computer that's also used for city council correspondence and business.

    Two weeks ago, Goodman suggested the city provide computers to the council so personal business and city business don't co-mingle.

  • Common Core end puts Levy in 'limbo'

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    An executive order delivered by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan. 31 leaves future textbook and classroom curriculum purchases for Levy County schools in limbo.

    Executive Order 19-32 outlines a path for Florida to “improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future,” states a press release from the governor’s office.

  • Accident claims life of Morriston man

    A Morriston man was killed Jan. 22 when the truck he was driving overturned, hit a utility pole and ejected him on CR 337.

    Jacob Foxx, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Levy County paramedic.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Foxx was traveling south on CR 337 when he lost control of the 2003 GMC pickup. For unknown reasons, the truck ventured into the northbound lane and Foxx overcorrected.

    The truck traveled onto the shoulder of the road where he hit the utility pole.

    Foxx was not wearing a seatbelt. 

  • Accident claims life of Morriston man

    A Morriston man was killed Jan. 22 when the truck he was driving overturned, hit a utility pole and ejected him on CR 337.

    Jacob Foxx, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Levy County paramedic.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Foxx was traveling south on CR 337 when he lost control of the 2003 GMC pickup. For unknown reasons, the truck ventured into the northbound lane and Foxx overcorrected.

    The truck traveled onto the shoulder of the road where he hit the utility pole.

    Foxx was not wearing a seatbelt. 

  • City council continues to mull over event, parade coverage

    After a lengthy discussion last week, the Williston City Council remained torn on how to handle parades and special events, despite receiving a recommended policy and fee schedule from its city manager.

    The subject has been before the council for a month, after a December discussion where Police Chief Dennis Strow said it is becoming more difficult to get law enforcement volunteers for parade coverage.

  • Kimberly Morales had a passion for life

    Kimberly Morales loved to dance and spent most of her time perfecting the steps in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, Irish hard and soft shoe, acrobatic and salsa.

    Last Wednesday, Kimberly passed away following an ATV accident Jan. 20. She was 9 years old.

    She began dance lessons at Williston School of Dance and transferred this past fall to Gainesville Dance & Yoga. In addition to the variety of dances she studied, she also did yoga and musical theater.

  • Incumbents are unopposed

    Williston voters are confident in Marguerite Robinson, Elihu Ross and Justin Head as their city council representatives, and so the three will return to the council for two-year terms.

    None of the incumbents had opposition at the close of qualifying at noon, Jan. 18.