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Here comes Peter Cottontail

Destinee Brogdon, of Bell, enjoyed hunting Easter eggs on Saturday at Fanning Springs Fire Rescue’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event drew several hundred children to Fort Fanning.

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Trenton couple injured in Sunday crash on SR 47

By John M. Ayers
A Trenton couple was traveling south on SR 47 just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday when a 2013 Lexus GS350 failed to stop at the red caution light on CR 340 and hit their vehicle.

Damage to Faye and Billy Hurst’s vehicle was estimated at $8,900.

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Burglary suspects sought

In the early morning hours of April 5, the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office received a burglary and theft report at an Old Town convenience store.

It was reported that during the theft, there were several items taken, including cigarettes and a large amount of lottery tickets.
According to Major Scott Harden, of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, a man attempted to cash in some of those tickets later that evening. Video was obtained from the convenience store.

Education Foundation hosts “Fishing For Scholarships”

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County held a fish fry fundraiser on Friday evening at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex. Though final numbers were not available at press time, the crowd of several hundred people seemed to enjoy the fried fish, cole slaw, baked beans, grits, swamp cabbage and homemade desserts.

A table full of Gilchrist County residents who attended the fish fry are shown from left, Thomas Bryant,
Maxine Cummings, Ed Philman, Pat Chesborough, Lowell Chesborough, Charlie Smith, Jo Buckles,
Hazel Bryant, and Imogene McLeod.

ForVets, Inc. takes over management of Otter Springs

By Carrie A. Mizell
It’s official, Gilchrist County entered into a lease with ForVets, Inc. to take over management of Otter Springs Park on Tuesday, Apr. 8.
ForVets, Inc., a local non-profit organization, has since taken over day-to-day operations of the park, which will continue to be open to the public seven days a week.

As of April 8, ForVets, Inc. now manages Otter Springs Park. Pictured back row, left to right: Clerk of Court Todd Newton, County Attorney Duke Lang, and County Administrator Bobby Crosby. Front row, left to right: Dan Cavanah of ForVets, Inc. and County Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr.

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