Regan is a journalism major, triple-minoring in sports and broadcast journalism, and entrepreneurship. She is expected to graduate in May of 2022. Her journalistic ventures include producing and sideline reporting for BTN Studnet U and interning as a videographer for WILX Channel 10. Other than journalism, her passions include playing and watching golf and working out.
Many small businesses continue to be affected by COVID-19. As the pandemic surges on, businesses are having to adapt as they try to survive these tumultuous times. For one resale boutique in Williamston, they celebrated their one-year anniversary this August. A first-year that was unexpected and full of uncertainty. “It was definitely worrying,” said co-owner Garrett Gabriel.
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, many businesses are feeling the negative effects. Golf is the next to feel the aftermath. All golf courses were ordered to close due to Governor Whitmer’s executive order and it is uncertain when they will be allowed to reopen.
The Williamston Hornets are fighting for their eighth straight league title as they face off against Mason on Feb. 28. As they look forward to Districts, they will have a chance to redeem themselves from one of the two losses on the season, when they play Lansing Eastern in the first round.
The Golden Dandelion opened in August 2019 in Williamston. They just recently celebrated the six month anniversary of its opening. The Golden Dandelion is a women’s resale shop, tailored to selling clothes at affordable prices. The store is co-owned by a mother and son, Sheila and Garrett Gabriel.
The Williamston City Council met on Feb. 10 to discuss the results of their Redevelopment Ready Communities evaluation. RRC Planner Brett Hanlon presented to the council about his findings and what they have to proceed to do to reach certification. Williamston will continue on the path to becoming a certified RRC community in the coming month.
The Williamston City Council met on Jan. 27 to discuss initiating an economic development policy. City Manager Corey Schmidt asked for guidance on the policy regarding tax abatements with businesses in the industrial park and downtown district. Action will be taken at an upcoming city council meeting when the draft of the proposed policy is finalized.