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Gilchrist County Delegation Meeting held last week

The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation held it’s annual public hearing on Wednesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. The meeting was held in the Gilchrist County Commissioners’ meeting room. State Senator Rob Bradley, Republican from Fleming Island and State Representative Charles “Chuck” Clemons, Republican from Newberry came to hear the concerns and requests from local citizens and local elected officials. Todd ... Full Story »

Kimberly Hines receives Hospitality award

The Gilchrist County Character Council’s recipient for the award for Hospitality is Kimberly Hines. Kimberly is an outstanding example of the character trait “hospitality.” Employed in Gilchrist County since 1996, she currently teaches 6th grade Language Arts at Trenton Middle/High School. Both there and during her time at Trenton Elementary, she has been known for being open and friendly to ... Full Story »

David Aderholt longtime School Resource Officer retires

By Cindy Jo Ayers If you ask almost anyone who came through the Gilchrist County School system in the past 20 years they will know Deputy David Aderholt. On Thursday, January 17, Sheriff Bobby Schultz and his team gathered in the Sheriff’s Office conference room to honor Deputy Aderholt for a job well done. Sheriff Schultz told his friends and ... Full Story »

City of Fanning Springs to hold Special Election

The City of Fanning Springs will be holding a non-partisan special election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. If a primary election is required it will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The special election will be to replace Council Member and Vice Chair Jennifer Padot-Collins. Council Member Padot-Collins has served on the Fanning Springs City Council for the past ... Full Story »

Trenton girls top Chiefland

The Trenton girls basketball team took control of the Chiefland Indians floor Friday night as they jumped out to a 22-3 first quarter lead before defeating the host 61-20 in this District 7 1A battle. Trenton’s Taniah Bowers was on fire in this game as the senior point guard turned in a quadruple double to become the Lady Tiger’s Player ... Full Story »

Lindsey May benefit to be held Feb.1st and 2nd

Lindsey Martin May, a young woman who grew up in this county has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Lindsey is 29 years old and is married to Cody May. Lindsey and Cody have a little girl, Harper. A group of Lindsey’s longtime friends have joined together to hold a benefit in her honor. Tyler Black said last week, “We just ... Full Story »

Home destroyed by Fire last week in Fanning Springs

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 there was a house fire at 3:45 a.m. at 9649 Indiana Street in Fanning Springs. Gilchrist County Fire Services responded to the fire. According to Fire Chief James Campbell the home of Deborah Veneable was a total loss. According to Chief Campbell the homeowner woke up to flames in her bedroom and went to her ... Full Story »

Nestlé Waters North America Purchases Bottling Facility in Northeast Gilchrist County

Nestlé Waters North America announced that they have acquired a bottling facility in Northeast Gilchrist County Florida from Ice River Springs Marianna LLC. The 300,000 square foot facility will be NWNA’s third manufacturing location in Florida, including its operations in Madison and Pasco counties. The transaction closed on December 28, 2018. “We are evolving our operations to better support the ... Full Story »

Judge Griffis and Judge Lancaster sworn in last week

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Stanley H. Griffis III and County Court Judge Sheree H. Lancaster were sworn in to office for another term on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Judge Griffis swore in Judge Lancaster then Judge Lancaster swore in Judge Griffis. Both Judges’ new terms began on January 8, 2019 and last until January 6, 2025. Judge Griffis and ... Full Story »