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Lindsey May benefit to be held Feb.1st and 2nd

Lindsey Martin May, a young woman who grew up in this county has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Lindsey is 29 years old and is married to Cody May. Lindsey and Cody have a little girl, Harper. A group of Lindsey’s longtime friends have joined together to hold a benefit in her honor. Tyler Black said last week, “We just ... Full Story »

Home destroyed by Fire last week in Fanning Springs

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 there was a house fire at 3:45 a.m. at 9649 Indiana Street in Fanning Springs. Gilchrist County Fire Services responded to the fire. According to Fire Chief James Campbell the home of Deborah Veneable was a total loss. According to Chief Campbell the homeowner woke up to flames in her bedroom and went to her ... Full Story »

Nestlé Waters North America Purchases Bottling Facility in Northeast Gilchrist County

Nestlé Waters North America announced that they have acquired a bottling facility in Northeast Gilchrist County Florida from Ice River Springs Marianna LLC. The 300,000 square foot facility will be NWNA’s third manufacturing location in Florida, including its operations in Madison and Pasco counties. The transaction closed on December 28, 2018. “We are evolving our operations to better support the ... Full Story »

Judge Griffis and Judge Lancaster sworn in last week

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Stanley H. Griffis III and County Court Judge Sheree H. Lancaster were sworn in to office for another term on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Judge Griffis swore in Judge Lancaster then Judge Lancaster swore in Judge Griffis. Both Judges’ new terms began on January 8, 2019 and last until January 6, 2025. Judge Griffis and ... Full Story »

Trenton girls fall from No. 1 in 1A FL girls basketball poll

The Trenton Tigers fell to fifth in the 1A Max-Prep state basketball rankings after being toppled 54-38 by the Lafayette Hornets Tuesday in Mayo. From the opening tip the Hornets were on their game as they held a 30-10 lead at halftime. The Lady Tigers came out hot in the third period outscoring the host 15-9 to close the Hornets ... Full Story »

January 17, 2019 Obituaries

Robert Leighton Barber Robert Leighton Barber, 82, of High Springs, passed away Monday, January 7th. Mr. Barber was born on August 5, 1936 in Alachua County to the late Ormond and Laura Wilson Barber. He was a life long resident of High Springs. He was a member of both Ramsey Bend and Rocky Creek Hunting Clubs and enjoyed hunting and ... Full Story »

January 17, 2019 Legals

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEW RULES, REVISE AND/OR AMEND EXISTING RULES AND REPEAL OLD RULES Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Gilchrist County, Florida intends to adopt new rules, and revise and/or amend existing rules of the Board after a public hearing, as follows: POLICY 3.061(new) Domestic Security, Copies of the proposed new rules, and revised ... Full Story »

Bell Elementary School Brings Christmas to Cottondale students

This Christmas, students at Bell Elementary School embarked on what would be called their Kindness Project. The intent was to spread Christmas cheer to students affected by Hurricane Michael. The project began as a third grade activity and quickly blossomed into school wide giving. The third graders of BES started by taking their Kindness Tour field trip. Students traveled to ... Full Story »