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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 »

County Residents sad to learn that Gary Rexroat passed away over the weekend

Gary Rexroat, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 18, after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Gary as he was fondly known by those who knew him best in Gilchrist County. Rexroat moved to this area when he was just 24 years old and was the county’s physician’s assistant. He saw patients at the old University of Florida Clinic which ... Full Story »

Captain Charlie Caulk retires from the Florida Highway Patrol

On June 30, 2020, Captain Charlie Caulk retired from the Florida Highway Patrol after a total of 24 years of law enforcement service. Captain Caulk served over 20 years with the FHP, over 2 years with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and 1 year with the Chiefland Police Department. He also served as a 911 dispatcher for the Citrus and ... Full Story »

Gilchrist receives over $39K in PILT funds from SRWMD

Hugh Thomas, Executive Director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, addressed the Gilchrist County Commission on June 29, to bring the board up to date on the many programs that are on going in the 15 county district, including his home county of Gilchrist. Mr. Thomas introduced Ben Glass, a legislative liaison that accompanied the Executive Director representing the ... Full Story »

Watermelon season huge success in Gilchrist and Levy Counties

Watermelon growers in Gilchrist and Levy Counties were pleased with the outcome of the 2020 watermelon season. Longtime growers received record prices this year with some growers selling melons for .25 cents per pound, it was reported that some even sold for .28 cents a pound. The watermelon yield this year was good in this area. This is the most ... Full Story »

Local children raising money to help baby Kit and family

Addy Faye and Rye were very busy passing out free lemonade and cookies for a donation on Saturday morning. The lemonade stand was set up in front of their grandfather Doug Crawford and their Uncle Justin Jones’ business BMP Logic in Trenton. The children were collecting money to help Kit Kennedy. Kit Kennedy, is a ten month old baby boy ... Full Story »

Young family involved in boating accident on Sunday

A young local family was involved in a serious boating accident on Sunday, June 21, in the Manatee Springs area of the Suwannee River. Zachary Miles Andrews, 29 of Old Town along with his wife, Sunny Kay Andrews, 26, and their 2 year old daughter, Tillie were in a 14 foot open fishing boat on the Suwannee River around 5:45 ... Full Story »

Traveling Cactus Nursery and Greenhouse keeping local entrepreneur busy

Years ago when Christin Williams attended Trenton High School she never dreamed that one day she would be the owner of Traveling Cactus Greenhouse. Back then she had just moved to Trenton from Fort Myers and was a little homesick. After school Christin spent a good many years working as a waitress in several local restaurants. After 22 years Christin ... Full Story »