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M-CORES maybe gone for good

By Cindy Jo Ayers It was announced last week that (Senate Bill) SB100 passed the Florida Senate and House on April 27. SB100 repeals the M-CORES toll roads program. It was reported that the M-CORES program would come with a price tag of $25 billion dollars. The project, which included 330 miles of new toll roads, was to begin by ... Full Story »

Dinner held for Gilchrist First Responders

First Responders throughout Gilchrist County were treated to an enjoyable evening out on Saturday, April 17th. This event, the Gilchrist First Responders Day dinner, was planned months ago and rescheduled several times due to COVID. Mark and Kim Kenney of Bell were inspired to host the dinner for First Responders. Mark Kenney said, that when his mother, Jane Rushford-Kenney passed ... Full Story »

Citizens receive awards at Gilchrist Chamber Banquet

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, April 13, at Seven Hills Farm. The Annual event is held to honor citizens who have made a significant contributions to the citizens of the county, businesses and civic groups are also honored at this banquet. After a enjoyable meal catered by BubbaQue’s BBQ Restaurant in Trenton the ... Full Story »

Remembering Ramirez and Lindsey on Monday, April 19th

By Cindy Jo Ayers For much of the country, April 19, does not have any special meaning, it is not a holiday or an important date on the calendar. But, in all of Gilchrist County the date of April 19, will always have a special meaning. April 19, will always be a day to remember, a day to reflect on ... Full Story »

Eleven-year old child was run-over Saturday in Old Town

An 11 year old girl was playing in a private driveway at 142 SE 894th Avenue in Old Town on Saturday at 12:22 p.m. when the little girl got inside a box that was in the drive way a few feet from the back of a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper reported ... Full Story »

Career Criminal Arrested by GCSO

On March 29, 2021, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary and grand theft at a business located near the city of Trenton. With the assistance of the business owners, employees and detectives, a suspect was quickly developed. Within hours Jared Dwayne Holder (white male, D.O.B: 2/23/1986) of Old Town, FL, was located with the assistance of the ... Full Story »

Wellborn youth killed in SUV accident

A 16-youth old youth was driving a Sport Utility Vehicle north on 37th Road in Suwannee County at 12:00 a.m. Sunday, March 28, when he drove through the intersection of US-27, reported Corporal Beagle of the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver failed to stop at the Stop sign and crossed over both travel lanes on US-27. When the SUV landed, ... Full Story »

DOH Gilchrist County now scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals 60 years plus

The Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County is now scheduling appointments for next week’s drive thru event. Individuals 60 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Governor Ron Desantis has announced that beginning March 15, 2021 the following expanded groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine: Long -term care facility residents; Persons 60 ... Full Story »

Construction on Fanning Springs Hotel stopped, construction company files suit

Over the last several months, area citizens have been questioning why work on the new Fanning Springs hotel has stopped. Apparently several complaints have been filed by the contractor and the development group. Nature Coast Development Group, LLC held a groundbreaking for the hotel in November 2019. At that time the hotel was to be a Best Western Premier facility ... Full Story »

GCSO arrest ten-time felon

On February 3, 2021, Ten-time convicted felon, Bobby Ray Hurst, was arrested for trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, using paraphernalia to transport Narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hurst’s total bond $210,000.00 set by Judge Tatum Davis. While on patrol, Deputy David Reeves observed a red pickup commit a traffic infraction in Gilchrist County. Deputy Reeves ... Full Story »