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Ground breaking held for a new hotel in Fanning Springs

Fanning Springs’ Mayor Trip Lancaster welcomed those attending the ground breaking for the area’s largest hotel on Thursday, November 7. The 95 room hotel will be a Best Western Premier facility. Mayor Lancaster said he felt the City of Fanning Springs has always served as a meeting place for the residents of the Tri-County area. Years ago, horse races as ... Full Story »

Suncoast Connector Open House held in Dixie

By Cindy Jo Ayers M-Cores Suncoast Connector held an Open House for citizens to learn more about the new road on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Old Town Education Center (former Old Town Elementary School). The Suncoast Connector is the new road that will be built through Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. The Open House was very well attended ... Full Story »

Man shot in Northeast Gilchrist County

On Tuesday, October 15, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 6929 NE 32nd Place, High Springs, FL after reports of a person being shot. With the help of GCSO investigators, it was determined that a disturbance occurred that ended with Jared Philman, age 44, allegedly shooting his girlfriend’s son, Alan Manning, age 25, with a ... Full Story »

Jimmie Sheffield named Cattleman of the Year

By Cindy Jo Ayers Jimmie Sheffield named Gilchrist County Cattleman of the Year The Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual membership dinner on Tuesday, October 8, at Otter Springs. Everyone enjoyed a dinner of locally raised Quincey Cattle Company beef burgers with all the trimmings. Chris Hardee of Hardee Farms and Toby Weeks sponsored the event. The highlight of ... Full Story »

News from the Legislative Delegation Meeting

Rob Bradley, Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 5th District in North Central Florida since 2016, attended his final Legislative Delegation Meeting in Trenton on Monday, October 7. Sen. Bradley ends his career as this area’s state senator because of term limits. He previously represented the 7th District from 2012 to 2016. Senator Bradley, a Green Cove Springs ... Full Story »

Trenton Solar Plant to be completed on time and a battery storage facility will be built here in near future

By Cindy Jo Ayers Danny Collins of Duke Energy was the guest speaker at the Gilchrist Rotary Club at noon this past Monday. Collin’s talk was mostly on the Solar Power Plant being built on CR307A just Northwest of Trenton. Collins said that Duke Energy serves half of Florida currently. He said they have begun investing in renewable power such ... Full Story »

Haven Tri-County Hospice Care Center in Chiefland to reopen Oct. 14

Haven recognizes the 24/7 responsibilities of family members caring for a seriously ill loved one. The Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center will open Monday, October 14, to provide respite care. The Haven respite care service allows caregivers to take a small break for up to five consecutive days to travel for personal or business reasons, relax and recharge, handle personal obligations ... Full Story »

Dorian, a very unpredictable hurricane

By Cindy Jo Ayers Hurricane Dorian has kept the meteorologists and the citizens of Florida guessing for over a week. During the latter part of last week gas stations in the Tri-County Area were running out of gas and if stations had gas some citizens were having to wait in line for gas. On Thursday, August 29, Dorian was a ... Full Story »

K-9 Axel is an important part of GCSO

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has officers that are well seasoned veterans of the force and some are fairly young and new to the important work of keeping the peace. Sgt. Dean Watson, himself a seasoned law enforcement officer, works daily with his partner Axel. The hardworking K-9 Axel is a 6 year old German Shepherd who ... Full Story »