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Commission approves new security cameras in Gilchrist Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission held an Emergency public meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 to consider emergency action to upgrade security cameras in the Gilchrist County Jail. Todd Gray, Vice Chairman of the Gilchrist Commission called this meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Gray recognized Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator to present the Emergency Action to the ... Full Story »

County residents sad to hear of the loss of Cecil Corbin

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mr. Cecil Corbin of Trenton passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the age of 92. Many long time county residents respected Mr. Corbin for his many years of service to the citizens of Gilchrist County as a County Commissioner for 36 years. He also worked for many years with the Suwannee Lumber Company which ... Full Story »

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 »