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Shop Local this Saturday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Don’t forget to shop in the county on Saturday, November 24. Skip the rush of Black Friday and shop local which supports local jobs and your money spent locally will filter back into the community to support our schools and numerous other civic groups and events. Many citizens plan on “shopping small” this season and purchasing ... Full Story »

Commission to continue dairy SUP on Dec. 10

The Gilchrist County Commission will continue the Special Use Permit 2018-03 by Alliance Grazing Group to allow the Piedmont Farms Dairy near Trenton to improve their facilities, build three barns for their Holstein cows and keep their herd cool and more productive. Ron St John, managing partner of the Alliance Grazing Group told the Commission this is a move to ... Full Story »

Ginger Russell Fanning Springs City Council

The Fanning Springs City Council Seat 3 election ended in a tie on November 6. Ginger Russell, received 112 votes and June Ladewig received 112 votes. Per State of Florida rules, lots were to be drawn to settle the election. Both Ladies names were placed in a bucket and Ms. Russell’s name was drawn as the winner. She will replace ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook win coveted Statewide Honor from Farm Bureau

Florida Farm Bureau has presented Adam and Ashley Cook of Gilchrist County with its 2018 Achievement in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm production, development of the enterprise and service to Farm Bureau and the local community. Adam and Ashley are fifth generation farmers who both grew up in farming. Their family ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs man arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on a child

On Friday, October 19, 2018 a Levy County Deputy responded to a home in Fanning Springs when a parent found explicit conversations and images on her 13 year old child’s tablet. The mother told the deputy she took the tablet away from her daughter as a form of discipline and when looking through the tablet found an application downloaded. The ... Full Story »

Gilchrist sending help to Hurricane Michael Victims

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County is responding in a big way after hurricane Michael came through the panhandle of Florida and Georgia last week. With some 400,000 people without power after the hurricane hit last week, area power companies sent crews of local linemen into the heart of the devastation last week. Duke Energy, Central Florida Electric, Pike and ... Full Story »

Gilchrist resident complaints and Impact Fees topics at Commission meeting

The Gilchrist County Commission listened to Joyce Ferrante on Monday September 17th when the Gilchrist resident explained that she has experienced problems involving the truth and honesty relating to her probation and during the time she was in jail in Gilchrist County. She told the Commission that she had been charged for food and laundry and never used either of ... Full Story »

NE 1st Avenue gets a makeover

Crew of Hicks Seal Coating and Striping LLC, a local asphalt contractor, is shown resurfacing NE 1st Avenue in Trenton on Monday. The paving project was one block in length and ended at 1st Street. The street and the parking areas next to City Hall were all resurfaced for $16,575. This project was funded out of the City of Trenton’s ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission approves 2.25 mills and 5% increase of water and sewer rates

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held their first public meeting in September on Monday afternoon as they discussed the proposed tentative budgets for 2018-2019 fiscal year. Commissioner Haley proposed the City of Trenton approve a 2.25 millage rate and adopt a water and sewer rate increase of 5%. Commissioner Rutter gave a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-16 identifying ... Full Story »

J.M. Everett to be inducted into Florida FFA Hall of Fame on September 24

Florida FFA announced the inductees for the 2018 Florida FFA Hall of Fame. This year a longtime much admired resident of Gilchrist County, J.M. “Murph” Everett will be inducted to the Florida FFA Hall of Fame. Mr. Everett passed away in January of 2011. The Florida FFA Hall of Fame began in 2007 to pay tribute to those outstanding individuals ... Full Story »