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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 »

Carlisle family loses home to fire

By Cindy Jo Ayers Firemen from throughout the county received a call in the early morning hours of Monday, December 10. Firemen and trucks began arriving shortly after 12:30 a.m. to the home of Casey and Marianne Carlisle at 4022 SE 17th Trail, in the Waters Lake area of Gilchrist County. It was reported that Carlisle heard a noise and ... Full Story »

Sunday afternoon house fire in Bell

It was reported that several people living in a home in Bell awoke from their nap to hear the fire alarm going off. The home is located at 7670 NW Strickland Ave within the Town of Bell. The fire started on the back porch of the concrete block home and traveled up into the roof line at 3:00 in the ... Full Story »

Local Veterans honored with parade

Gilchrist County Citizens came out to support the Veterans Day parade on Monday November 12. The Sheriff, Bobby Schultz, lead the parade followed closely by the Grand Marshall of the Parade, Ted Henley. Mr. Henley was a former Marine who not only served his country well, but he continues to serve his fellow man in Gilchrist County daily. From visiting ... Full Story »