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Bell Baptist Church welcomes new Pastor Derek Lee

Bell Baptist Church is excited to announce the appointment of their new pastor, Brother Derek Lee. Pastor Lee and his wife, Dayla, are from Maxville, Florida and they have three children, son Gavin and his wife Haley and daughters, Dalys and Maddie. They are feeling so blessed and humbled to be able to become a part of our great community. ... Full Story »

Students with Perfect Scores on State Assessments Recognized at Gilchrist School Board Meeting

By Janet Bradley At the School Board Meeting on September 17, students were recognized for obtaining perfect scores on the spring 2019 state assessments. Recognitions were given for students receiving perfect scores on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), End of Course Exams (EOC), and the Florida Comprehensive Science Test. Students from Bell Elementary, Trenton Elementary, and Trenton High School were ... Full Story »

Spring Time Realty – Bell

Recently Spring Time Realty was opened by Brokers Jane E. Moore and Lisa M. Hayes. Jane and Lisa are sisters with 22 years of combined experience in the real estate field. They are very excited about going into business together in Bell. Hayes said, “We have talked about it forever.” Moore has been a real estate agent in the Bell ... Full Story »

The Country Grind Coffee Shop – Bell

Carlos and Danielle Cabrera opened The Country Grind coffee shop recently. The Cabrera’s moved to the Bell area three years ago. They love the rural life style and have two children enrolled at Bell Elementary School. Danielle said they were searching for a business to open locally when they decided on opening a coffee shop after much research and talking ... Full Story »

Cuttin’ Up Salon – Bell

Bell native Lydia Harrell opened Cuttin’ Up Family Hair and Nail Salon at 3179 East Bryant Avenue. Lydia Harrell, Tammy Sanders and Morgan Rose are stylists at the new salon and Ginger Fordham is the nail tech. Harrell and Sanders have been longtime stylists who worked at Libby’s Beauty & Barber Shop before Libby Blackburn’s retirement in 2018. Cuttin’ Up ... Full Story »

September 26, 2019 Obituaries

Bernice Elizabeth McClain Barber Bernice Elizabeth McClain Barber 80, of Cross City, passed away Monday September 16th after a long illness. Bernice was born on December 4, 1938 to Hardy Jennings McClain and Ellen Pearl Holland McClain in Shamrock, Florida. She was a housewife and army military wife. She loved cooking and canning. She also enjoyed Young and the Restless ... Full Story »

September 26, 2019 Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given by the Board of County Commissioners of Gilchrist County, Florida, serving as the Planning Commission, that it will consider at a public hearing the below described Application for a Variance at the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Facility located at 210 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida on October 24, 2019 ... Full Story »

Haven Tri-County Hospice Care Center in Chiefland to reopen Oct. 14

Haven recognizes the 24/7 responsibilities of family members caring for a seriously ill loved one. The Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center will open Monday, October 14, to provide respite care. The Haven respite care service allows caregivers to take a small break for up to five consecutive days to travel for personal or business reasons, relax and recharge, handle personal obligations ... Full Story »

Plans for 69th Suwannee River Fair underway

The Suwannee River Fair Association held their annual meeting last Tuesday Evening, September 10, at the Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. The meeting included the annual election of the Suwannee River Fair Board of Directors. Gilchrist County directors that were up for election were Houston McKenzie and Stephanie Douglas. Houston McKenzie was returned as a director. Douglas did not run ... Full Story »