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FWC to hold local workshop on boating safety zones

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled workshops to address possible changes to the boating safety zones affecting vessel speed during flood conditions in the Santa Fe and lower Suwannee rivers. The FWC is considering revisions within the portion of the Suwannee from County Road 340, going south to Fowler’s Bluff, and also the Santa Fe, beginning ... Full Story »

Log Landing boat ramp revitalized

It was just starting to rain on Thursday, April 16 when the Gilchrist County Commissioners cut a ribbon to inaugurate the opening of Log Landing to the public. Located along the Suwannee River, Log Landing lies between Rock Bluff and Sun Springs. At a cost of $325,681.44 the boat ramp was revitalized through a grant-funded program provided by the Florida ... Full Story »

City officials will consider liquor store in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment, will meet on Tuesday, April 28 to consider a special exception petition for a package liquor store that will be located at 1027 East Wade Street, or the former Roadside Grille in Trenton. The applicant proposing the package liquor store is Bobby Patel. The Board will hear public comment at ... Full Story »

BOCC approves $600K tax break for hotel

The Gilchrist County Commission approved their first application for an economic development ad valorem tax exemption for a 71-bed, three story hotel that is expected to be constructed in Fanning Springs. Following a lengthy discussion, the Commission voted 4-0 to approve Ordinance 2015-03 on a motion from Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. In passing the ordinance, the Commission has agreed ... Full Story »

Father of child accused of bullying at TES speaks out

The father of a fifth grade student who has been accused of bullying spoke out at the Gilchrist County School Board meeting on Monday and asked that the mother of the accuser not be allowed on campus. According to the father, his child and the other child started having problems on the first day of fifth grade at Trenton Elementary ... Full Story »

Vandalism in Dixie County cemetery is under investigation

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating the person(s) responsible for vandalism in the Sand Hill Cemetery over the weekend. According to Major Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding the desecration of graves at the Sand Hill Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, March 21. When a deputy arrived ... Full Story »

City gives Cherry’s Seafood OK on outdoor dining

Jeff Cherry, owner of Cherry’s Seafood and Steaks in Trenton, came before the City of Trenton Board of Adjustment to present plans for an outdoor dining room located next to the restaurant at the Board of Adjustment meeting held on March 24. The plan was approved by the Trenton City Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment. Full Story »

BOCC considers budget cuts, tax increase

Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. That’s the message the Gilchrist County Commissioners gave to constitutional officers on Monday during a budget workshop. Todd Newton, Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, said that Gilchrist County is not currently in a financial crisis, but if changes aren’t made it will be. Newton advised the constitutional officers to plan for ... Full Story »