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Gilchrist Chamber presents awards at annual banquet

The 2019 Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was so well attended that the event barn at the beautiful Seven Hills Farm was filled to capacity. Denise Hudson, the Chamber of Commerce President, and Michael McElroy were the emcees for the evening. After the welcome and the blessing of the food those attending enjoyed a wonderful meal of smoked brisket ... Full Story »

Fundraising dinner a huge success for GCSO

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at Cherry’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant in Trenton on the evening of Jan. 28. Residents from Gilchrist and surrounding counties filled each chair at the fundraising dinner and auction hosted by Jeff and Jessica Cherry. The event brought in well over $16,276 which will go to help fund a trip to the ... 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 »

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 »

Gilchrist Commission approves 795 acre solar farm

The Gilchrist County Commission took the first step to approve a 795-acre solar farm on the outskirts of Northwest Trenton Monday night. The board unanimously approved Special Use Permit 2019-01 by a 4-0 roll call vote. Commissioner Thomas filed a conflict of interest to the application after his employer, Piedmont Farms, Inc. is the largest of the two property owners ... Full Story »

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers have crested

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, Hart Springs Road/County Road 344 was flooded about 1000 feet before the Hart Springs Campground Road. Houses on the river front are only accessible by boat at this time. Several people at Hart Springs are still living in their homes. There was no boat traffic on the river in the early ... Full Story »

Trenton Man’s body recovered

By Major Scott Harden On Friday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Dixie County deputy was dispatched to the Suwannee River Bend Campground and RV Park in reference to a possible drowning. The campground is in Old Town and is bordered by canals from the Suwannee River on three sides of the campground. As the deputy was enroute and additional ... Full Story »

Bell High School’s Kylee Barry signs with Newberry College

Bell High School senior Kylee Barry signed with Newberry college to play softball on Friday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Iris Roberts Auditorium, Bell High School. Newberry College is located in Newberry, South Carolina. Kylee has played on the varsity softball team since 7th grade. She has competed in four State Final Fours (two softball, two volleyball) this ... Full Story »