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Relay For Life raises over $67K

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Tri Counties raised $67,426.07 on Friday, May 1. Emotions were high at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex as citizens from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties gathered to celebrate success with cancer survivors, remember those who have lost their battles, and to encourage those currently fighting cancer. The annual Relay For Life ... Full Story »

Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties is Friday

With just under 17,000 residents, Gilchrist County is easily one of the smallest counties in Florida. Though it lacks in population and land mass, this county has many fine residents, who take the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself” to heart. From t-shirts and barbecues to beauty pageants and fishing tournaments, there are numerous fundraisers in the works for local ... Full Story »

36 boats fish Rotary Fishing Tournament on Saturday

Trenton Rotary Club conducted their 7th Annual Fishing Tournament, the friendliest tournament on the gulf coast, last Saturday but the Gulf of Mexico was not friendly for the saltwater fishermen. The tournament, hosted again by Allen Clark and Suwannee Marina, saw good results in the freshwater bass category but inshore boats had to fight high winds, high waves and a ... Full Story »

Torch Run for Special Olympics

  Officers from Lancaster Correctional Institute and the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, family members and friends walked and ran along the Greenway Trail on Friday in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. An annual event, the torch run raises money through donations and t-shirt sales for Special Olympics Florida. Full Story »

Cancer survivors, caregivers invited to Relay for Life

Survivors and Caregivers, We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. We come together every year at more than 5,200 community Relay For Life events around the country and celebrate those individuals who are winning the fight. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest support group for survivors and their caregivers. A cancer survivor ... Full Story »

Irvin receives John L. Levitow Award

Jeff and Shelly Irvin could not be more proud of their son Cory. A 2009 graduate of Bell High School, Cory recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Because he excelled under the demands and pressures of Airman Leadership School, Cory was recognized as the John L. Levitow Award recipient. Airman Leadership School consists ... Full Story »

Friday night Fish Fry will benefit Education Foundation

Did you or someone you love receive a scholarship from the Gilchrist County Education Foundation to help with college expenses? If so, then show your appreciation by attending the Education Foundation’s fish fry on Friday night at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex. Planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the fish fry will give citizens the chance to come out ... Full Story »

Local youth visit Tallahassee for 4-H Day at the Capitol

A group of 4-H members traveled from Gilchrist County to Tallahassee on Thursday, March 26 for 4-H Day at the Capitol. Joshua Akin, Kalin Siegel, Austin Roberts, Karina Turner, Adli Elliott, Marissa Lamp-Hill, Conner Kaim, and Cheyenne Siegel  enjoyed an educational day spent touring Tallahassee and the Capitol. The youth had a chance to visit with Rep. Keith Perry and ... Full Story »