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September 9, 2021 Obituaries

Osborn “Oz” Gray Barker Osborn “Oz” Gray Barker, 56, from Chiefland, FL met face to face with Jesus on August 29, 2021 surrounded by his family that loves him dearly. Oz was born in Gainesville, FL on December 24, 1964 to the late Cecil Gray Barker and Geneva Baird Turner. Oz loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, adored his ... Full Story »

Ayers Health and Rehab holds Bob and Barbara Mills Infinity Garden Dedication

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center held a dedication for the Bob and Barbara Mills Infinity Garden on Thursday, August 26. This beautiful garden is located on the back lawn of the center. It truly is an Infinity Garden as the garden walkway forms two large circles that you can walk or be pushed in a wheelchair for an infinity or ... Full Story »

Former Sheriff Jim Floyd passes away

Many Gilchrist County citizens were sad to hear that former longtime Gilchrist County Sheriff, Jim Floyd passed away on August 24, at his home in Lake City. Sheriff Floyd was a United States Air Force veteran and a Florida Highway Patrolman for twenty years. After a career with the Highway Patrol, he was elected and served as Sheriff of Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Jo Buckles retires from Ayers Health and Rehab, Shelby Jackson new Administrator

This week there is a very important changing of the guards taking place in Gilchrist County. After 39 years at the helm, Joanna Buckles is handing over the ships wheel at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center to Shelby Jackson who is now the new administrator. Through the years Joanna has become near and dear to many Gilchrist County and Tri-County ... Full Story »

Bulldogs shut out Seahawks

By Katie Lovett The Bell Bulldogs started their regular season off against the Franklin County - Seahawks with a 36-0 win. The offensive line had several stand outs with senior Haden Brown leading the way with 4 carries 30 yards, 3/4 passing, 118 yards passing, and 1 TD, Connor Hastings had 2 catches 56 yards, 8 carries, 118 yards, and ... Full Story »

Trenton Tigers defeat Jefferson County, to go 2-0

The Trenton Tigers football team posted a 34-28 victory Friday night over host, Jefferson County Tigers in Monticello. “The Trenton Tigers improve their record to 2-0 as they had a total team effort in this win. The Tigers battled adversity all week but never gave up,” explained Bill Wiles, Head Coach of the Trenton Tigers. The Tigers were on the ... Full Story »

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19 center now open near High Springs

The Florida Department of Health has opened over 20 Monoclonal antibody treatments centers in the state. These centers were set up to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death in high-risk patients who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19. The treatment is free and vaccination status does not matter. If you are 12 years and older and are at high ... Full Story »

Scholarship Showdown to be Facebook Live Event, on Sept. 11

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has rescheduled the 9th Annual Scholarship Showdown for Saturday, September 11th, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Education Showdown will be a Facebook Live Event. Since the Ed Foundation was unable to have the dinner as planned, they have increased the prizes and the number of winners. The prizes are valued at over $11,700 (more ... Full Story »

September 2, 2021 Legals

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ATCF II FLORIDA-A, LLC, holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the Description of the property, and the Name in which it is assessed as follows: File #: 21-0006-TD ... Full Story »