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Gilchrist County Remembers April 19, 2018 with prayer

County Administrator Bobby Crosby opened the Monday meeting with this Memorial message. On April 19th, 2018, 3 years ago today, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey, while on duty, were killed as they ate lunch at a local restaurant. Alan Jackson wrote a song after 911 titled, “Where Were You”. For many of this community, I am sure ... Full Story »

A Gilchrist resident complains of air cannon noise, families want peace and quiet

A Gilchrist County resident, Felicia Jascelyn told the Gilchrist County Commission during the Monday afternoon meeting that a loud air cannon has been going off at all times of the night and it is keeping her family and others residents awake in the rural areas of Gilchrist County. Ms Jascelyn, a resident of 4149 SE 57th in District 5, explained ... Full Story »

Old Gilchrist County Jail up for sale for $139,990

According to the Old Gilchrist County Jail website the jail was built in 1928 when Gilchrist County was only two years old. The county was formed by the legislature on December 4, 1925. The jail was used as a jail from 1928 until 1968 when the current jail was completed. The eight-cell, two-story jail is listed for $139,990. Matt Perry ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Rotary receives 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club Banner from District Governor

By Rosemary McDaniel On Monday, Gilchrist Rotary Club had the pleasure of welcoming Jan Pooley, our District Governor of Rotary International District 6940 who provided updates on many things Rotary. Jan is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach, FL and is serving as District Governor for the 2020-2021 year. Prior to Jan’s updates, another guest, John ... Full Story »

Rotary Fishing Tournament to be held May 1st

The 13th Annual Gilchrist Rotary Club Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Suwannee Marina in Suwannee, FL. The tournament will feature a $1,500 minimum guaranteed first prize and a $1 raffle drawing for great prizes. This will be a Bass/Redfish Shootout and funds raised will support Gilchrist League Youth Sports. Minimum Guaranteed Inshore Payout is ... Full Story »

Trenton Artisan and Quilt Festival to feature a Native American quilter

One of the more interesting quilt displays will be one made by Anna Lopez who is a Native American quilter. Anna will be at the festival on Saturday, March 20 to visit with those attending the festival and where she will explain the many meaning of the symbols on her quilt. The title of her quilt is Walking Bear. As ... Full Story »

Santa Fe and Suwannee Rivers on the Rise

The Santa Fe River on the northern border of Gilchrist County has been rising for the past few weeks. According to National Weather Service the Santa Fe at Three Rivers Estates went from 17 feet on Sunday, February 20, to 18.53 feet on Tuesday, February 23. When the river reached 17 feet it went into minor flood stage. It is ... 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 »

Bell Town Council Officials sworn in

Town of Bell council officials were sworn in Thursday evening at the beginning of the meeting. Kris Beasley Council member, Michelle Rose Town Clerk, Derek Sanders Council member, Libbie Estes Mayor, and David M. “Duke” Lang, Jr. Attorney presented the oath of office to each of the newly elected officials. Full Story »