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2021 Suwannee River Youth Fair Board of Directors

During the Annual Meeting of the Suwannee River Fair Association held on Tuesday, August 25, several new programs, a new cattle show and a new cake decoration contest was announced. Other important events of the evening was the annual election of Fair Board Members. This year Dixie County had Tracy Groom and Dalton Long up for election. Gilchrist County had ... Full Story »

Fundraiser for Emma

Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a week after having her fifth birthday. Prior to diagnosis she was sleeping more, but her family just thought that she was getting adjusted to her new Pre-K routine at Trenton Elementary School. Her teacher noticed that she was drinking a lot more water than normal and using the rest room frequently and ... Full Story »

GCFR has five new CPR devices

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue has received five new Automated CPR Devices with the assistance of a State Department of Health Matching Grant. The five complete units were purchased from AED Professionals for $46,595. “Each of the five Advanced Life Support units staffed in our County will now have a device that, once applied to a patient suffering a cardiac arrest, ... Full Story »

Republican Meet and Greet

There was a great turnout at the Republican Meet and Greet, with close to 75 people in attendance. Every local candidate was also there. They answered a few questions they were given in advance and then spoke on their own about their campaigns and ideas. Representative Chuck Clemons was there, as was representatives from the Trump campaign, and Jennifer Bradley’s ... Full Story »

BOCC works through 2020-21 budget deficit

The Gilchrist County Commission held their second budget workshop on Monday afternoon, as the Finance Director reported Gilchrist County is working through a deficit as the budget has projected revenues of $21,300,000. Everitt Heaton attended the workshop representing Gilchrist Leagues. The Vice President of the Recreation Program in Gilchrist County reported the program has had some upsetting times as the ... Full Story »

Drivers License Services now available at Tax Collector Office in Trenton

The Tax Collector’s Office now provides Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class E or standard drivers license, Class E Learners Permit, Motorcycle Endorsement, Motorcycle only Drivers License, Financial Responsibility Reinstatements, Identification Cards, change of name/address and Immigrant Drivers License. They also do road tests. On their first day of issuing licenses they did four. The Tax Collector’s Office will be holding ... Full Story »

Lancaster Blvd in Trenton to be paved

Hopefully this week a SCOP Grant paving project in Trenton will begin on NE Lancaster Boulevard from Main Street all the way to Suwannee Valley Feeds. Then the paving project will turn left on NE 5th Terrace and travel down until it reaches State Road 47. The SCOP Grant was for $625,000, and the paving work will be done by ... Full Story »

Local author writes first book, Joy Ride

By Cindy Jo Ayers Ann Almond of Northeast Gilchrist County has written her first book, Joy Ride. Almond is an avid trail rider and lover of horses. She grew up in the Melbourne area of Florida moving to Gilchrist County in 1993. She and her husband Bill live at Raindance Farm and have two Arabian horses. The book, Joy Ride ... Full Story »

New Dollar General store could be coming to Bell

The Bell Town council welcomed Linda Biro and Paul Marcike to their Thursday, June 11 meeting. Ms Biro of HSC Bell, LLC the development group and Mr. Marcike, an engineer with JADE Consultants, were the representatives seeking a Conditional Use Permit for a site plan to construct a new larger Dollar General store in the Town of Bell. Attorney David ... Full Story »