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Little ladies enjoy a tea party in Trenton

Little girls dressed in their Sunday best and carrying their baby dolls enjoyed a formal tea party at the Ruffled Rose Tea Room in Trenton on Saturday, Sept. 19. Flanked by their grandmothers and/or mothers, the girls were often reminded to “sit up straight” or “keep your elbows off the table” as they enjoyed caramel tea or pink lemonade. Full Story »

At Home with Clyde Townsend

They jokingly call him a cat, because he seems to have multiple lives. And to sit down and talk with Mr. Clyde Townsend one would never know he’s whipped throat cancer and prostate cancer. He’s had seven bypasses, seven stents put in and recently lived through a stroke and later a fall. On October 12, Mr. Clyde will celebrate his ... Full Story »

Outstanding Cattleman of the Year awarded to Wes Grant

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Otter Springs. Cattlemen from throughout the county were on hand to see Wes Grant receive the annual Cattleman of the Year Award. Wes was joined by his wife Julie Corbin Grant and their three sons Arri, Darby and Reid as he accepted his plaque from Cattleman ... Full Story »

At Home with David and Vivian Welch

Down a long dirt drive, shaded by towering oak trees and palmetto fans, sits the Gilchrist County home of David and Vivian Welch. A large wooden sign hangs on the front porch, suspended above the steps leading up to the front door. The sign bears the words, “Beulah Land.” And though he knows the 40 acres he lives on cannot ... Full Story »

Hundreds gather to pray for the country

By Cindy Jo Ayers Christians from almost every denomination in Gilchrist County gathered on the courthouse lawn with humble hearts to pray for the United States of America. Many residents said they feel the nation is slipping away from its Christian foundation and it is time for Christians to stand up for their beliefs. Full Story »

At Home with C.D. and Louetta Moore

For many years the Bell home of C.D. and Louetta Moore has been filled with laughter, singing and the delicious aroma of good ‘ol Southern cooking. The center of the Moore’s home has always been God, and Mrs. Louetta’s table has fed countless family members, friends and visiting preachers over the years. Married for 60 years, the Moore’s have three ... Full Story »

Mt. Nebo members reach out to help people in need

Members of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church family gathered on Saturday morning to open the doors of the Bell church to the community for their annual Caring and Sharing Day. An outreach ministry, the church’s annual Caring and Sharing Day helps fulfill needs of the community by providing clothes, shoes, household appliances, and lots of other donated items. Although the ... Full Story »

Education Foundation Scholarship Showdown is Aug. 7

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold it’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The scholarship showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you do not need to be present to ... Full Story »

BOCC holds first budget crunch meeting

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners took their first look at the 2015-16 general revenue budget in the first workshop meeting held for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Monday afternoon. Jacki Johnson, finance director, presented the proposed budget of $26,406,801.00 in estimated revenue based on 8.5 mills. She explained to the five commissioners that Gilchrist County is still missing ... Full Story »