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Lynetta Usher Griner, Levy Forester named Florida Farmer of the Year

Submitted Lynetta Usher Griner has received a prestigious honor for her business success and her contributions to her community. Earlier this month a panel of judges selected Griner as the 2018 Florida Farmer of the Year. Officially titled the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Florida Farmer of the Year, the award recognizes outstanding agriculturists in each of the 10 states in ... Full Story »

Governor Scott visits Gilchrist County

Florida Governor Rick Scott, Rep., made a campaign stop in Gilchrist County last Tuesday evening, July 10. The Governor’s meet and greet was held at Akin’s Bar-B-Que in Bell. Governor Scott, a two term governor, announced in April that he was challenging longtime United States Senator Bill Nelson, Dem., who was first elected in 2000. Governor Scott has held a ... Full Story »


It’s interesting how fast life motors along and how few times we have to stop to think about the shaping forces in our lives. At the end of my Army career this year, I determined that I would give it some serious thought. I will sort of start at the core and work my way out. First of all, our ... Full Story »

July 19, 2018 Obituaries

Mr. Eugene Virgil “Gene” Coons Eugene Virgil “Gene” Coons, departed his earthly home in Cross City, peacefully in his sleep, and entered into his heavenly home on Monday, July 9, 2018. Bro. Gene was born August 11, 1941 in Gallatin, New York and proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy. Praise the Lord for the Navy because that ... Full Story »

July 19, 2018 Legals

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP, holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the Description of the property, and the Name in which it is assessed as follows: File #: 18-0015-TD ... Full Story »

Kourtney’s Hope for the Animals Fundraiser is Friday

Submitted A fundraiser dinner will be held July 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street, Trenton, in honor of Kourtney Dunnam Lambert. Plates are $10 each, and you will have your choice of smoked pork or chicken. Baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, dessert, and a roll will be included as well. All money raised will be donated ... Full Story »

At Home with William and Helen Roberts

By Lauren Roberts Lake City native Helen Roberts, the daughter of Norman and Corine Witt, remembers riding over to visit her aunt’s farmhouse in Trenton as a young little girl. This fun-loving city girl absolutely hated the trip as the countryside was empty in her opinion, and she would’ve much rather spent her day at the skating rink with her ... Full Story »

Kids beat the summer heat at Hart Springs splash park

As summer temperatures soar into the 90s, local families and visitors alike, have found a cool, fun spot to relax at Hart Springs Park. As one of the largest spring-fed swimming areas in the state, Hart Springs has long been a favorite destination. This summer, Hart Springs unveiled a new splash park to rave reviews. Gilchrist County utilized FRDAP grant ... Full Story »

Candidates set for 2018 local elections

Qualifying ended on Friday, June 22 to run for a public office in 2018. Gilchrist County only has one race on the ballot this year and it will be for County Commission District 2. Robert B. Clemons, Richard L. Fuller, William (Bill) Martin, and John Yencho all qualified for the seat currently held by D. Ray Harrison, Jr., all the ... Full Story »