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Suncoast Connector could come through the Tri-County area

Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/SB 7068: Transportation in mid May. The bill will most likely effect the Tri-County area (Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties). The Suncoast Connector which will run from Citrus County to Jefferson County, will most likely run through this part of the state. A representative from the Department of Transportation stated last week that Tallahassee has given ... Full Story »

Beautiful Rock Bluff Springs opens to the public

Friday morning, May 31 a ribbon cutting which marked the official opening of the J. H. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Park Rock Bluff Springs was held. Citizens from throughout the area, members of the Alachua Conservation Trust, and Suwannee River Water Management District were all in attendance. The Suwannee River Water Management District acquired the 175 acre property back in 2017, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist approves Special Use Permit for another solar farm

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission approved Special Use Permit 2019-02 to allow Coronal Energy through Leroy Solar Center, LLC to construct a 40MWac solar energy generating facility on 452 acres adjacent to SR 26 in southeast Gilchrist County during their Monday meeting in Trenton. Ryan Gilchrist, Director of Project Development for the Charlottesville, Virginia based company explained to ... Full Story »

Area grocery chain sells, improvements planned

Last week all the Hitchcock’s Markets and the Trenton Foodway store were purchased by Carlos Alvarez. The Old Town Hitchcock’s Market was the only store not included in the chain grocery store purchase. According to Alan Hitchcock who sold the stores to a Minnesota based grocery store chain back in 2008, the new owner is very excited about buying the ... Full Story »

Duke Energy announces 3 more solar power plants

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced the locations of its newest universal solar power plants, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers. The Trenton Solar Power Plant will occupy about 580 acres in Gilchrist County. The 74.9-MW plant will consist of approximately 280,000 tracking solar panels, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 23,000 ... Full Story »

City Commission extends moratorium to not allow simulated gambling businesses

The Trenton City Commission reviewed Resolution 2018-05, involving a temporary stop gap measure the City of Trenton took in 2018 to dispense with the simulated gambling businesses because they were taking over in the municipality and causing an increase in crime and other unnecessary problems. Trenton Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. explained to the five-member board in the Monday evening ... Full Story »

Tax Collector Barbara Merritt Resigns

After 42 years working in the Tax Collector’s Office, Gilchrist County’s Tax Collector Barbara J. Merritt is leaving office. Merritt resigned as of February 4, 2019 as the Tax Collector for Gilchrist County. Merritt has notified Governor Ron DeSantis of her resignation and according to Merritt, an appointment is in progress. In the meantime Terry E. Trail CFCA, Assistant Tax ... Full Story »