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Stacey Ellison to lead Florida 4-H into the future

By Cindy Jo Ayers Through the years Stacey Ellison has made this pledge hundreds of times, “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” When she joined Santa Fe 4-H Club many years ago neither ... Full Story »

Open House and Ribbon Cutting held at BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast

Vicki Sawyer-Lindo, the owner of BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast, hosted an Open House at her new business on Thursday, August 15. Sawyer-Lindo, surrounded by family, friends, and local citizens, was delighted to cut the ribbon which signified the beginning of the open house. Guests were treated to refreshments and taken on a guided tour of the eleven bedrooms. Each of ... Full Story »

Robbery suspect caught in Fanning Springs

On Sunday afternoon August 11, 2019 at approximately 3:06 PM the Levy County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call from the clerk at the Citgo Stop-N-Go convenience store located at 8731 NW 174 Street in Fanning Springs. The clerk reported a robbery that just occurred. The store clerk told 911 operators that a man who was armed with a ... Full Story »

Student arrested for selling drugs on Bell campus

By Cindy Jo Ayers The first week of school in Gilchrist County came and went with only one big incident. A Bell High School Student, Rachel Vanthul, allegedly made the mistake of bringing prescription drugs to school. Fortunately, Bell High School’s Resource Deputy Davidson, along with BHS staff, initiated an investigation into possible narcotic activity on the BHS campus. According ... Full Story »

Christopher Brandon Balkcom Obituary

Christopher Brandon Balkcom died unexpectedly on July 24th. Chris was born in Gainesville on November 20, 1989. He lived in Trenton from 1995 until 2018. Chris is survived by his parents, twin daughters, brother, sisters, numerous nieces and nephews and by his grandparents. There will be a celebration of Chris’ life at the Trenton Community Center on Sunday, August 25th ... Full Story »

August 22, 2019 Legals

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on June 3, 2019: Sidney Roberts, 5439 NW CR 342, Bell, FL 32619, has submitted an application for new Water Use Permit number 2-041-234793-1, authorizing a maximum average daily use of 0.1172 million ... Full Story »

Wilcox man arrested and charged with Child Abuse

On August 5th, 2019, Deputy Rebecca Cumbie responded to a disturbance in the Wilcox area of Gilchrist County. Based on her scene investigation, Scotty Dale Hagan, a white male 33 years of age, was arrested and charged with abuse of a child. This arrest began an additional intensive investigation with both GCSO Investigator Sergeant Windy Ponce and Department of Children ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission takes action to purchase new City Hall building

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission took the recommendation of City Manager Lyle Wilkerson to move forward with the option to purchase the Gray Construction office at 500 North Main Street to become the Trenton City Hall. The five member board discussed the $190,000 offered price and estimated with the renovations to the new facility the Commission would be ... Full Story »