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2021 Walk-A-Thon raises over $22,000 for local senior scholarships

The 2021 Walk-A-Thon was another record setting event. Saturday’s gloomy weather did not affect the attendance of this annual Education Foundation of Gilchrist County event. When the final count of funds raised was totaled a new record of $22,419.00 was set. Last year’s Walk-A-Thon was also a record breaker raising $20,008.00. Before the winners were announced Ed Foundation President Damon ... Full Story »

GCSO arrest ten-time felon

On February 3, 2021, Ten-time convicted felon, Bobby Ray Hurst, was arrested for trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine, using paraphernalia to transport Narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hurst’s total bond $210,000.00 set by Judge Tatum Davis. While on patrol, Deputy David Reeves observed a red pickup commit a traffic infraction in Gilchrist County. Deputy Reeves ... Full Story »

Trenton girls win 6th Straight District basketball title

The Trenton girls basketball team won their 6th straight District basketball crown Friday night by defeating Branford 51-39, in the home of the Tigers. This was the second straight season that the Lady Tigers and the Lady Bucs have battled in order for the winner to take the crown. “We are real proud of these girls and the way they ... Full Story »

February 11, 2021 Obituaries

Albert “Snook” Dozier Cassidy Albert “Snook” Dozier Cassidy, Jr., 82, of Cross City, FL passed away February 3, 2021. Mr. Cassidy was born December 15, 1938 to the late Elizabeth and Albert Cassidy, Sr. in Cross City, but had lived in Louisiana for several years prior to moving back to Cross City over 15 years ago. He was a Veteran ... Full Story »

February 11, 2021 Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 21-2020-DR-157 CHERE COMBS AND ROBERT CRUCE PLAINTIFF, and KYLE D. COURTERIER AND JACQUELINE PLANT, Respondent. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Petition for temporary custody by extended family. TO: Jacqueline Plant, 5001 SW 20th Street, Ocala, FL 34474. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Sheriff Promotes four officers to Sergeant

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Schultz and the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office announced on January 15, that four members of his team were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Elmer Brown and Sgt. Jonathan Sheffield of the Corrections Division were promoted along with Sgt. Rebecca Cumbie and Sgt. Robert Whitaker of the Operations Division. Sheriff Schultz said, “Please join ... Full Story »

Taria Liles of Bell signs with Florida Gateway College

On January 19, 2021 Taria Kali Liles of Bell, signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at Florida Gateway College. The 6’1” outside hitter leaves Bell High School with 940 Career kills over 500 digs and over 150 aces. She will be leaving with a 78-12 record, two finals appearances, two final fours, three regional finals, and three ... Full Story »

2020-2021 Trenton Middle School Boys Basketball Team

Left to right, standing: William Davis-Soto, Mason VunCannon, Noah Owens, Lukys Benson, Wyatt Vanlandingham, and Kenden Heaton. Seated: Rylan Woodall, Clark Hausner, Javon Hampton, and Braylon Ford. Not pictured: Zaiden Bon, Dawson Perry, and Lucas Klinkenberg. Full Story »

Commission adopts “NO BUILD” Option on any portion of the Suncoast Connector Toll Highway that might be built in Gilchrist

The Gilchrist County Commission held their first public meeting in February on Monday at 4 p.m. The five-member board adopted Resolution 2021-02 which opposes the new construction of the proposed Florida toll road (M-Cores Suncoast Connector) up through Gilchrist County. Commissioner Darrell Smith spoke out during the discussion of this resolution, reminding the board that former Commission Chairman Gray asked ... Full Story »

Coach Rowe passes away on January 26

Former students, friends and fellow church members were sad to learn last week that John R. Rowe, Sr., had passed way on January 26, 2021. Coach Rowe as he is fondly known around the Tri-County area would have turned 87, on February 4. Coach Rowe was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the seventh child of William Hugh Rowe and Daphne Elizabeth ... Full Story »