Councilwoman Dannielle Larkin at the St. George City Council meeting in St. George, Utah, April 1, 2021.

David Dudley, St. George News

St. George City Council passes resolution to 'support Dixie'

By David Dudley, St. George News | Posted - Apr. 2, 2021 at 3:27 p.m.

ST. GEORGE — The St. George City Council unanimously vote Thursday in favor of a resolution to continue to support the use of the term "Dixie."

After the vote, council member Dannielle Larkin said that she is aware that the term means different things to different people.

"I'm in support of the regional meaning," Larkin said during the meeting. "But it's important to remember that there are no villains in this discussion."

Larkin added that she believes it's part of her pioneer heritage to be able to engage with self-awareness, and the importance of avoiding short-sighted solutions.

Mayor Michele Randall agreed with Larkin, then pointed to an example of what she thought was a viable approach to parsing out differences.

"I was at the last Dixie State Name Change Committee meeting," she said. "It was very civil. But I'm deeply saddened by conflict within the community."

Read the full article at St. George News.

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