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Georgia man dies while cave diving at Ginnie Springs

A Georgia man died Saturday while scuba diving in Devil’s System at Ginnie Springs. An experienced cave diver, John Louis Gregory, 63, of Marietta, Georgia, is believed to have had a medical emergency that led to his death. Lt. Jeff Manning of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, explained that deputies and emergency personnel from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs Council approves EMS construction bid

The Fanning Springs City Council held their January regular meeting on Tuesday, January 6. The Council chairman turned the meeting over to Judge Sheree H. Lancaster as she presented the Oath of Office to the newly elected officials. The Council elected Paul Chase to repeat as chairman. Jane Nogaki was elected by a unanimous vote to be the vice chair. Full Story »

Elected officials in Bell sworn in

The Bell Town Council met on Thursday, January 8, 2015 to conduct the business of the Town of Bell. The meeting began with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Derek Sanders, chairman of the Council called on David M. Duke Lang to conduct the swearing-in of the newly elected officials. Mr. Lang gave the Oath of Office to Tommy Brown, ... Full Story »

Legislative Delegation Meeting draws crowd

State Senator Charlie Dean and State Representative Keith Perry were in Gilchrist County on Friday for a Legislative Delegation Meeting. The two elected officials explained that they don’t know what their constituents want if they are not told, so they welcomed public comment from local elected officials and citizens, leading up to the 2015 Legislative Session. “If I don’t help ... Full Story »

American Legion will meet Thursday to re-open Post 91

The American Legion Department of Florida will have a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. to re-open the post and have elections for the officer positions. We request all members of Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, Trenton, to be part of this meeting and get the Post back on track. We would like to invite all the Veterans eligible for ... Full Story »

Super Bowl doesn’t warrant Sunday alcohol sales

There will be no alcohol sales in Gilchrist County on Super Bowl Sunday. Tom Sturgis, owner of Ellie Ray’s RV Resort, asked the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to amend a county ordinance that prohibits alcohol sales on Sunday for one day, Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 1, 2015. Since purchasing Ellie Ray’s over two years ago, Sturgis ... Full Story »