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Cole White making his home town Proud, #Colestrong

By Cindy Jo Ayers Just five days before his high school graduation in 2015 Cole White was paralyzed in an accident on the Suwannee River. Cole was an outstanding athlete during his years at Bell High with many friends. Shortly after the accident the words “#Colestrong” began showing up on vehicles all over Gilchrist County as a way to encourage ... Full Story »

Republican Meet and Greet

There was a great turnout at the Republican Meet and Greet, with close to 75 people in attendance. Every local candidate was also there. They answered a few questions they were given in advance and then spoke on their own about their campaigns and ideas. Representative Chuck Clemons was there, as was representatives from the Trump campaign, and Jennifer Bradley’s ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz new Florida Sheriffs Association President

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2020-2021 year. The newly-elected President, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its ... Full Story »

Tourism thriving in Gilchrist County

On Monday, the Gilchrist County Commission learned that since the first of June 2020, people have been flocking to Gilchrist County springs, parks and the many overnight camping opportunities. Donna Creamer reported that the June 2020 receipts for the 3 percent bed tax hit a new all time record of just over $19,000 from one month of single overnight stays. ... Full Story »

BOCC works through 2020-21 budget deficit

The Gilchrist County Commission held their second budget workshop on Monday afternoon, as the Finance Director reported Gilchrist County is working through a deficit as the budget has projected revenues of $21,300,000. Everitt Heaton attended the workshop representing Gilchrist Leagues. The Vice President of the Recreation Program in Gilchrist County reported the program has had some upsetting times as the ... Full Story »

Naples man arrested on sexual battery charges

A Naples man is being held in the Gilchrist County Jail on a $945,000 bond after he sexually battered a group of women at Ginnie Springs. Emanuel Correa Herrera, 18, has been charged with three counts of Sexual Battery, one count of Attempted Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment and two counts of Battery. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 ... Full Story »

Drivers License Services now available at Tax Collector Office in Trenton

The Tax Collector’s Office now provides Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class E or standard drivers license, Class E Learners Permit, Motorcycle Endorsement, Motorcycle only Drivers License, Financial Responsibility Reinstatements, Identification Cards, change of name/address and Immigrant Drivers License. They also do road tests. On their first day of issuing licenses they did four. The Tax Collector’s Office will be holding ... Full Story »