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BOCC votes 3-2 to set proposed millage rate at 10 mills

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 4 to set the proposed millage rate for TRIM at 10 mills. On a motion from Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.,  Commissioners Kenrick Thomas, Todd Gray and Harrison voted in favor of setting the proposed millage rate at 10 mills. Commissioners Sharon Langford and Marion Poitevint voted No. ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs awarded $1.4 million in grants for hotel infrastructure

The City of Fanning Springs has received two grants, totaling just over $1.4 million to fund infrastructure for the new Holiday Inn Express. City officials first received word that a Rural Infrastructure grant in the amount of $415,700 had been awarded. Then, last week City Clerk Sheila Watson said City officials learned they had received a Economic Development grant for ... Full Story »

Mt. Nebo members reach out to help people in need

Members of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church family gathered on Saturday morning to open the doors of the Bell church to the community for their annual Caring and Sharing Day. An outreach ministry, the church’s annual Caring and Sharing Day helps fulfill needs of the community by providing clothes, shoes, household appliances, and lots of other donated items. Although the ... Full Story »

Caring and Sharing Day at Mt. Nebo Baptist

Join us at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 4200 NW Highway 340, 3 miles North of Bell, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be “FREE” shoes, clothing, household items, school supplies, furniture, tools, etc. Everything is on a first come, first served basis! For more info, call our Church office at (386) 935-3575. This ... Full Story »

Corbin’s new album debuted at #1

If you’ve seen Gilchrist County native Easton Corbin’s latest country music video “Let’s Ride” then you may have noticed the country music recording artist driving a Dodge truck. Corbin’s new song is inspired by his partnership with Ram trucks and is all about the memories and adventures you share with your truck. “It’s easy to write a song like ‘Let’s ... Full Story »

Teresa’s Tea, One Sweet Event

Friends came from near and far to enjoy a day with Trenton resident Teresa Miller and help her with financial expenses related to her illness. Teresa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago and she is now in the middle of her third round of chemotherapy treatments. Full Story »

Education Foundation Scholarship Showdown is Aug. 7

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold it’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The scholarship showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you do not need to be present to ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz elected to Florida Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz was nominated and chosen to serve on the Florida Sheriff’s Association’s Region 2 Board of Directors. Sheriff Schultz will serve alongside Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter and Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. Twelve Florida Sheriffs from four regions serve on the Board of Directors. Sheriff Schultz said he is humbled and looks forward to the ... Full Story »

Fatal accident at CR 340/SR 47

By Carrie A. Mizell A 78-year-old Gainesville man died on July 14 when he pulled into the path of an oncoming log truck at the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 340. Floyd L. Davis, 78, of Gainesville, died at the scene of the 3:45 p.m. accident. Davis was driving a 2008 Ford F150 pickup truck west on ... Full Story »