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Joyful Heart Quilters and Crafters

Members of the Joyful Heart Quilters and Crafters of North Gilchrist County know that life is better when you’re laughing. The ladies gather at the North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department on County Road 138 every Wednesday morning for fellowship. Joyful Heart started almost 20 years ago as an offshoot of the Levy County Quilt Museum. The late Winnelle Horne, who ... Full Story »

At Home with Pauline Sauls

Pauline Philman Sauls was born on September 18, 1937 in Bell, Florida. She was the only child born to Johnnie and Ola Philman. When Pauline was just 2-years-old, her mother died of a tubal pregnancy. “Back then we didn’t talk about such things, I was a mother myself before I knew what my mama died from,” Ms. Pauline explained. Her ... Full Story »

Local man builds home for the homeless

Don Richard has a heart for homeless veterans. That’s why he spent the weekend transforming a 8x20 shipping container into a dorm room size home for the homeless. With shelving for clothes and space for a twin size bed, the homes will have space for a hot plate and/or microwave. Each 80 sq. ft. home will also have a heat ... Full Story »

At Home with Cecil Corbin

Mr. Cecil Corbin has lived all his 90 years of life in Gilchrist County. It’s his home, not simply because it’s the place of his birth, but because of the love that runs deep in his heart for the people of Gilchrist County. “Some of the changes I’ve seen over the years have been good, some not so good,” Mr. ... Full Story »

Walmart in Trenton will close January 28

Grocery carts were loaded to the hilt on Monday as shoppers stocked up on items marked 25 percent off at Walmart Neighborhood Market’s going out of business sale. Just seven months after the Walmart Neighborhood Market opened on State Road 26 in Trenton, Walmart officials announced on Friday that the store will close permanently on January 28 at 7 p.m. Full Story »

At Home With Frank and Mary Kate Colson

Frank and Mary Kate Colson met at the bowling alley in Fanning Springs. He remembers looking across the building and spotting a pretty girl, but not being able to work up the courage to talk to her. Over the next month, he went back to the bowling alley every night hoping she might come in again, and when she finally ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz to seek re-election

Submitted Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert (Bobby) Schultz has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2016. A 24 year veteran of law enforcement, Sheriff Schultz was elected to his first term as Sheriff of Gilchrist County in November of 2012. He is a 1988 graduate of Bell High School and received both his law enforcement, and corrections certification, from Lake ... Full Story »

300 local families get Christmas food baskets

By Carrie A. Mizell Hope for the holidays. That’s what generous donations and volunteer support provided 300 local families with on Thursday, Dec. 17. The Food Pantry of Gilchrist County partnered with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas baskets to struggling families from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties. Volunteers from throughout Gilchrist County arrived as early as 7 a.m. on ... Full Story »

At Home with Roy and Vonnelle Langford

At home with the Langfords, Roy and Vonnelle, on Thanksgiving week includes a large cane grinding and syrup cooking. During the four day process, a whole host of friends and family stop by to eat and see how the syrup making is coming along. Roll the clock back about 62 years and you would find  Roy at an Air Force ... Full Story »