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Local mother of 3 killed in hit-and-run accident

A local mother of three died last week in a hit-and-run accident along County Road 232, one quarter mile west of US 41 in Alachua County. The Florida Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver of a maroon vehicle that is believed to have hit Jennifer Nicole “Nikki” Jones-Robinson, 36, whose body was found in a patch of high ... Full Story »

Tobacco harvest underway in southeast Gilchrist

Gilchrist County farmer Joey Langford, II has grown a 140 acre field of tobacco on his farm this season and the harvest is now underway. A large group of local workers are in the process of cropping, packing and drying the tobacco. A tobacco picker strips off leaves from the mature tobacco stalks, two rows of tobacco at a time. ... Full Story »

Duke Energy to build Operations Center near Fanning Springs

Duke Energy plans to build a 9,433 square foot operations center near Fanning Springs. The Gilchrist County Commissioners unanimously approved a preliminary site plan for the project during the August 4 commission meeting. The facility will be constructed at 8650 SW 85th Street on just over 45 acres that Duke Energy currently owns. Full Story »

BOCC votes 3-2 to set proposed millage rate at 10 mills

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday, Aug. 4 to set the proposed millage rate for TRIM at 10 mills. On a motion from Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.,  Commissioners Kenrick Thomas, Todd Gray and Harrison voted in favor of setting the proposed millage rate at 10 mills. Commissioners Sharon Langford and Marion Poitevint voted No. ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs awarded $1.4 million in grants for hotel infrastructure

The City of Fanning Springs has received two grants, totaling just over $1.4 million to fund infrastructure for the new Holiday Inn Express. City officials first received word that a Rural Infrastructure grant in the amount of $415,700 had been awarded. Then, last week City Clerk Sheila Watson said City officials learned they had received a Economic Development grant for ... Full Story »

Caring and Sharing Day at Mt. Nebo Baptist

Join us at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 4200 NW Highway 340, 3 miles North of Bell, on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be “FREE” shoes, clothing, household items, school supplies, furniture, tools, etc. Everything is on a first come, first served basis! For more info, call our Church office at (386) 935-3575. This ... Full Story »

Corbin’s new album debuted at #1

If you’ve seen Gilchrist County native Easton Corbin’s latest country music video “Let’s Ride” then you may have noticed the country music recording artist driving a Dodge truck. Corbin’s new song is inspired by his partnership with Ram trucks and is all about the memories and adventures you share with your truck. “It’s easy to write a song like ‘Let’s ... Full Story »

Teresa’s Tea, One Sweet Event

Friends came from near and far to enjoy a day with Trenton resident Teresa Miller and help her with financial expenses related to her illness. Teresa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago and she is now in the middle of her third round of chemotherapy treatments. Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz elected to Florida Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz was nominated and chosen to serve on the Florida Sheriff’s Association’s Region 2 Board of Directors. Sheriff Schultz will serve alongside Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter and Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith. Twelve Florida Sheriffs from four regions serve on the Board of Directors. Sheriff Schultz said he is humbled and looks forward to the ... Full Story »