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New handicap accommodations at Hart Springs

Hart Springs is very handicap accessible after the installation of the new parking areas, play ground equipment, sidewalks, picnic sheds and a lift for the springs. Park Manager Mitchell Gentry stated that the park is now one of the most handicap accessible in the state. Working with two FERDAP grants, and an ADA Grant totaling some $273,000 the park now ... Full Story »

Tommy and Elaine Jones named Cattlemen of the Year

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen held their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at the lodge of Otter Springs. Cattlemen throughout the county gathered for a meal and fellowship as well as an interesting program. Tommy and Elaine Jones were presented a plaque and named 2018 Cattlemen of the Year. Longtime Gilchrist cattleman Charles Bryant presented the award to the Jones. ... Full Story »

Benefit Ropin’ for Willis a big success

The Benefit Ropin’ for Willis Jones that was held on Saturday was a big success. Cowboys and cowgirls from miles around came to enjoy the day on their horses participating in a sport they love. A caring community turned out to rope a calf, purchase a dinner, buy custom hat, or pick up a raffle ticket to support Willis Jones. ... Full Story »

Willis Jones Benefit Ropin’ and Fundraiser Saturday

It’s true that many hands make light work, especially in the effort to raise funds for the Willis Jones Family. Friends, family, church family and neighbors will come together this Saturday, May 18, (starting at 9:00 a.m.) to help a special five year old boy, Willis, as he travels down the long road of recovery. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, ... Full Story »

Law Day held on the Suwannee

Law enforcement from Gilchrist and Levy Counties were treated to dinner on the Suwannee River. Deputies from both counties gathered to enjoy fried mullet, cheese grits and swamp cabbage. Law Day is a long standing tradition hosted each year by Judge Sheree Lancaster of Gilchrist County and Judge James T. Browning of Levy County, along with State Attorney Bill Cervone ... Full Story »

Names of Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey added to the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Capital

Gilchrist County lost two officers last year, they are two of the eleven who died while in the line of duty in the state of Florida. A total of 163 police officers lost their lives across the nation in 2018. Monday morning, Florida’s top elected officials, families, and fellow officers honored the officers that made the ultimate sacrifice. The annual ... Full Story »

Chief of Public Safety presents Firefighter of the Year Award to Breton and Cumbie

On April 23rd, a large crowd turned out for The Firefighter of the Year Awards presented by Restoration Specialists. The ceremony took place at the Trenton Community Center. Chief of Public Safety Matthew Rexroat presented the award. In 2018, hundreds of residents across Florida nominated firefighters in their communities who demonstrated exceptional performance on the job. The winners for Trenton ... Full Story »