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Gilchrist County closes public boat ramps on local rivers

The Gilchrist County Commission held a public meeting on Monday, August 16, 2021 in the Commission Meeting Facility. Madam Chair Sharon Langford called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. as Commissioner Darrell Smith presented a prayer and Commissioner Bill Martin led the public in the salute to our American Flag. Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby reported that Gilchrist County ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Commissioners propose tentative millage rate of 9.4 mills for General Fund

The Gilchrist County Commission held a budget workshop on Monday, August 2, 2021 and agreed to propose a tentative millage rate of 9.4 mills for the General Fund. Gilchrist County Financial Director Richard Romans explained to the board that this proposal is required to be put on the TRIM notices that will be sent to the property owners and tax ... Full Story »

City of Trenton approves Golf Cart Ordinance Monday evening

The Trenton City Commission approved ordinance 2020-01 to allow the operation of golf carts on the City Streets and Avenues in the municipality. This was the second and final reading of this proposed ordinance that was first considered for adoption in September 2020, reported City of Trenton attorney David M. Lang, Jr. A motion by Commissioner Randy Rutter was made ... Full Story »

4-H Campers aim to keep Gilchrist County beautiful

These barrels will be displayed in different parks and spring locations around the county to encourage everyone to use a trash receptacle and keep Gilchrist beautiful. All 10 barrels were prepped, painted, and sealed by 4-H campers of all ages. Full Story »

VetFest this weekend at Otter Springs

Friday night, August 6, will kick off the 2021 VetFest weekend at Otter Springs. The public is invited to attend the Jeans and Gems Dinner Dance and Silent Auction. The dinner is chicken cordon bleu with roasted broccoli, seasoned baby potatoes, roll, and dessert. Available drinks will be coffee, tea, or water. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the ... Full Story »

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 »