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Armed suspect taken into custody Monday morning

At approximately 8:48 a.m. on Monday, June 19 Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received  a call in reference to a subject in the area of Bell Concrete, just north of Bell on US 129, who was holding what appeared to be a large stick. A second call was received from the area of the  Emergency Operations Center with a description of ... Full Story »

Motorcycle crash kills Gilchrist County Paramedic

An early morning motorcycle accident took the life of a Cross City man that was employed by Gilchrist County Fire Rescue on Friday, June 16, as he was leaving Gainesville at 12:50 a.m., reports a Florida Highway Patrol news release. Jordon Ward, 25, was driving a 2005 Suzuki GSXR west on SR 26 near NW 154th Street when he lost ... Full Story »

Annual Black and White Ball a Success

By Chris Rogers The 2017 Black and White Ball was held Saturday night, June 17 at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club. The Black and White Ball is an annual event that raises money for one graduating high school senior. This year’s scholarship recipient was Miss Gabby Liddell. Gabby is the daughter of Jim and Wanda Liddell. Gabby is a graduate ... Full Story »

State to buy Blue Springs for $5.25 Million

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 407 acres that contain Blue Springs will be purchased from the family that has owned it since the 1950s. Siblings Kimberly Davis and Matt Barr of Blue Springs Properties Inc. have had the property on the market since 2013 and it was reported they were asking 10 million for it. The state of Florida has ... Full Story »

Education Foundation Mini Grants helping teachers

The 2700 or so students in the Gilchrist County School District benefit in many ways from the work of The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County. The Board Members heard from the District Teacher of the Year, Karen Welch during the Education Foundation’s June 14th meeting. Karen Welch of Bell High School said she had spent her $500 mini grant that ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers hoping to grow

The Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers represent a group of volunteer individuals working under the authority of the Gilchrist County Sheriff to assist the Sheriff’s Office in non-emergency tasks with the end result of community service. Our activities assist the patrol deputies allowing them to provide more essential service to our community. However minor the assist, the end result provides a larger ... Full Story »

Player, Coach of the Year

Trenton Simmons, Trenton Senior was named the Gainesville Sun’s small schools player of the year. Simmons went 12-0 for the Class 1A state champions with a .074 ERA, 92 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched, allowed just 29 hits with 14 walks, and  faced 256 batters. Trent has signed with Hillsborough Community College. The Sun picked Trenton’s Baseball Coach Adam Burton ... Full Story »