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The Civil War came to life over the weekend at Otter Springs

By Cindy Jo Ayers The sound of cannons roared on Saturday and Sunday at Otter Springs Park. Civil War Reenactors representing both the North and South gathered for battle skirmishes under the Black Jack Oaks at the park. Foot soldiers, cavalry men and artillery all took to the field for the battle. Soldiers’ wives could be seen watching the battle, ... Full Story »

Town of Bell makes ARPA funds gift to Gilchrist County

By John Ayers The Town of Bell approved a donation of $249,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding that was received by the Town of Bell in 2021. The Bell Town Council approved a first draw of these funds, $124,500 to Gilchrist County from a motion by Councilman Michael Moore to approve giving these funds to Gilchrist County. Councilman Chris ... Full Story »

North Florida Pharmacy in Ft. White Robbed

For the second time in less than a year the North Florida Pharmacy in Fort White, was robbed on Thursday, January 13th. Just before 4 p.m. a white man came into the pharmacy with a gun. The security camera photo shows the man with his head covered with a stocking and carrying a hand gun. Kyle Lichlyter the pharmacy manager ... Full Story »

Strawberry Season at the Farm Stand

By Cindy Jo Ayers Have you driven North through Gilchrist County on US 129 lately? If you have, you probably noticed that cute little white farmhouse trimmed with green, which as the Farm Stand sign on the front. The Farm Stand is located just two miles north of the Gilchrist/Suwannee county line. Last Saturday morning the old Florida farmstead was ... Full Story »

Trenton Softball Team have their 2021 State Championship Team Rings

The Lady Tiger’s 2021 Softball Team received their 2021 State Championship Rings between the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games on Friday evening, January 7, 2021. Coach Todd Bryant presented each girl with a custom designed ring while Basketball Coach Bryant Frye read a script that outlined this teams accomplishments during the past two years. Two groups of softball ... Full Story »

Community mourns loss of Hicks family in tragic accident

By Cindy Jo Ayers One of the most well respected and much loved families in Gilchrist County perished on Thursday evening, December 30th. Ronnie and Shelly Hicks and their children had left their home near Hart Springs in Gilchrist County, in their private helicopter. They flew to a young couple’s home southwest of Bronson. The couples and their children attended ... Full Story »

Rhoda Cribbs is new manager at Gilchrist Public Library

Gilchrist County Library has a new manager and she is a Gilchrist native. Rhoda Cribbs of Bell, has lots of experience in her field. She has served as a school library for 18 years in Pasco County, worked in the library system in Suwannee County, and then she was with the Levy County School District for the past three years. ... Full Story »

Raid of Otter Springs, a Civil War Reenactment to be held Jan. 15th-16th

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mr. Clement Lindsey said last week that he expects this year’s Raid of Otter Springs to be the best yet. He said, there will be more cannons and calvary this year. The Raid on Otter gives the visitors a close up reenactment of what a real Civil War battle was like. The reenactment battles are planned ... Full Story »

Brandon Davis will be live in Trenton on January 29

Tennessee native recording artist Brandon Davis will be in Trenton on Saturday, January 29th, for a country music concert. The event will include a Food Truck Rally, with eight or more food trucks to chose from. There will also be kids games, business specials and free admission to all. The City of Trenton and the Downtown Redevelopment Committee invite the ... Full Story »