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Wheeler indicted for First Degree Murder of two Bell men

Phillip David Wheeler, age 37 was indicted for the First Degree Murder of Kevin Lawrence Staley and Kevin Justice Staley, both of Bell. It is believed that Wheeler was a resident of Old Town and at one time Newberry. Kevin Lawrence Staley, 49, and his nephew Kevin Justice Staley, 19, were found dead at a mobile home located at 5730 ... Full Story »

The Young and the Elderly Unite to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By Monica Ondrick, Life Enrichment Coordinator Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center celebrated Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14th in the Main Dining Room at our center. The day started with hair and makeup appointments sponsored by Billy and Corliss Smith of Bell. Of course, glamorous hair and makeup wouldn’t be complete without an outfit to compliment. Susan Kruse of the ... Full Story »

Operation “No Doze” yields largest Crystal Methamphetamine Seizure in Sheriff’s Office History

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the early morning hours of Friday, January 27, 2017, after an extensive narcotic investigation, Operation “NO DOZE,”  yielded two arrests. Members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit, GCSO Special Response Team, Columbia County Drug Task Force, The Eighth Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office, and the Chiefland Police Department served a ... Full Story »

Weekend wind

A school zone sign in Bell was blown over Sunday. On January 22, Gilchrist County was placed under a severe weather and tornado warning. Gilchrist County sustained up to 25 mph winds with gusts reaching 60 mph. Gilchrist County received 1-2 inches of rain. Several residents reported power outages and all power to Gilchrist County had been restored as of ... Full Story »

Scoggin’s Chevrolet, Buick, Inc. in Chiefland Sells

Norman Scoggins of Chiefland sold his longtime Chevrolet dealership to Derrick Kelley of Kelley Buick GMC in Bartow, Florida. Kelley is a Polk County native and he has owned an automobile dealership since 1983, starting in the used car business. Scoggins Chevrolet, Buick, Inc. located on US 19 in Chiefland, was opened by Norman and Anita Scoggins back in 1973. ... Full Story »

Legislative Delegation Meeting held in Trenton on Thursday afternoon

By Cindy Jo Ayers State Senator Rob Bradley and State Representative Chuck Clemons were in Gilchrist County for the annual Legislative Delegation meeting on Thursday, January 5. Senator Bradley told those attending that their session did not start in Tallahassee until March 7, but that they would be working within their committees for most of January and February. County Commission ... Full Story »

Rexroat and Hale receive promotions

Sgt. Matthew Rexroat was recently promoted to Patrol Sergeant after working at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office for just over 3 years. Rexroat is a Trenton native. Sgt. Chris Hale works with the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Hale has been with the division for almost one year. When asked about the promotions Sheriff Bobby Schultz said, “Both Sgt. ... Full Story »