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New solar plant to be built near Chiefland

Duke Energy Florida announced that four new solar plants will be built in Florida in 2022. The new solar sites are part of $1-billion statewide solar investment planned for 2022. One of the new sites will be just NE of Chiefland near the Central Florida Electric Coop building. This family farmland property is owned by the Hardee Family which are ... Full Story »

The Santa Fe River is on the rise according to the Suwannee River Water

Management District. As of July 5, it was at 22.90 feet at Fort White and on July 13, the Santa Fe was at 27.49 feet. Flood stage at Fort White is 23 feet, and the record high there was 35.40 feet in 1964. National Weather service reported the river crested Sunday/Monday. On Monday, July 5, at the US 129 Bridge ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission proposes 2.5 mills for Ad Valorem property tax

The Trenton Commission took the first step to approve 2.5 mills for the Ad Valorem property tax on Monday evening during their first meeting in July. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson reported the City of Trenton must propose a millage rate in order to submit a TRIM (Truth in Millage) notice to the Florida Department of Revenue on a proposed Ad ... Full Story »

New Trenton resident complains, Code Enforcement is not doing their job

A Trenton resident addressed the Trenton Commission during their Monday, June 28th meeting and complained to the four member Commission, that the Code Enforcement department is not doing their job. Cindy, (who would not give her last name for fear of being harmed), told the Commission that the City of Trenton workers can drive around town, but they can’t do ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Dairyman Don Bennink making positive impact on youth

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu@IFAS_VP Every spring, a swarm of children, some not even 10 years old, cart away tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of Don Bennink’s cows with no more collateral than a pledge to bring them back within 48 hours. This annual rite of spring for 4-Hers and FFAers has been happening at North Florida Holsteins for ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections’ Office moves to West end of Courthouse

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez is happy to announce that her office has moved to the west end of the Gilchrist County Courthouse across from the Property Appraiser’s office. This office space became available when the Tax Collectors office moved to the Tax Collectors Annex next to the County Commission meeting room. It was reported that the Supervisor ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission denies SUP for Dollar General at SE 70th on SR 26

The Gilchrist County Commission heard an application request for a Special Use Permit to allow a 10,640 square foot commercial retail store to be located in an A-2 land use category, with a land use classification as “Neighborhood Commercial” as defined in the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan. Holly White represented Concept Development Inc., an agent for Norman M. Scoggins and ... Full Story »

Delinquent Tax List has been released

The 2020 Gilchrist County Delinquent Tax List, as well as the Tangible Personal Property List, is included in the May 13th issue of the Gilchrist County Journal. Per Florida Statute 197.402, .403, all unpaid taxes are advertised in the local newspaper prior to the 2021 tax certificate sale on June 1, 2021. Gilchrist County Tax Collector Michael McElroy said, “this ... Full Story »

Final Drive-Thru Covid Vaccine Clinic held on April 28

Wednesday, April 28, was the last Department of Health Vaccine drive through at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex between Trenton and Bell. The Gilchrist Department of Health vaccinated 6,300 people for Covid 19. Of those 6,300 people 2496 were Gilchrist residents. The vaccine clinic was held from March 11 until April 28, at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex, aka as ... Full Story »

City Commission clears up paving contract in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission took action Monday night to approve an independent contractor agreement between Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete and the City of Trenton to repave several streets in Northeast Trenton. Trenton attorney David M. Lang, Jr. presented the contract to the Commission as he explained, the City Manager will have to contact the Hicks company to identify the ... Full Story »