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Commission approves vegetative buffer for Trenton Solar Plant

The Gilchrist County Commission listened to Gilchrist Planning and Zoning Director, David M Lang, Jr. when he presented a Site Plan and proposed vegetative buffer for the Trenton Solar Plant that is located in northwest Trenton. Mr. Lang reported that Mortenson, the contractor that built the solar complex has submitted a buffer that will eliminate the public’s view of the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County 4-H holds Events Day

The 4-H County Events were held Saturday, January 25th at Bell Baptist Church. 4-H members from throughout the county worked hard to make the day a great success. In the Demonstrations category were Cloverbuds: Christian Fussell-peanut butter and jelly demonstration, green ribbon. Emma Jones-cookie dough balls demonstration, green ribbon. In the Juniors: Justin Holtsclaw-shaving demonstration, category winner, blue ribbon.  Addyson ... Full Story »

Open House to be held for Suncoast Connector and Northern Turnpike Corridor in Levy

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host an Open House for the Suncoast Connecter and an Open House for the Northern Turnpike Corridor at the same time on Tuesday, January 28. Levy County as well as Gilchrist County and Dixie County will be  affected by these proposed large roads. The M-cores release stated, Open House for the Suncoast Connector ... Full Story »

Duke Energy Florida files for recovery of costs from Hurricane Dorian

Duke Energy Florida filed with the Florida Public Service Commission to recover costs related to the company’s storm response to Hurricane Dorian, as well as the smaller Tropical Storm Nestor, both in 2019. Storm costs are estimated to be $171 million for Hurricane Dorian and $400,000 for Tropical Storm Nestor. Hurricane Dorian, which peaked as a Category 5 storm, initially ... Full Story »

Drummond Community Bank makes donation to Haven Hospice

Drummond Community Bank also donated their annual bake sale proceeds to Haven this year, totaling $1,580. This was the bank’s 15th annual bake sale for Haven; they are always held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Drummond Community Bank Vice President, Ben Lott said the Chiefland community has a lot of people that cook and bake really well, and that they love ... Full Story »

Hornes bottling Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County native Lyle Horne and his wife KJ have started a pepper sauce making business. The recipe has taken about 20 years to prefect. Horne said the inspiration to make a good pepper sauce was due to arthritis in his hip. After learning that he was allergic to the normal pain medicines given for arthritis, ... Full Story »