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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 »

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 »

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 »

County has new Emergency Alert Program — Sign up now!

Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director Ralph Smith is requesting that residents of Gilchrist County sign up to the new emergency alert program. Smith said on Thursday, August 23, that he was happy that after only 24 hours of the program starting, over 200 residents had already signed up. Smith said “I don’t mind helping one bit, if they need help ... Full Story »