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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 »

Shop local for holiday fruitcakes

The smell of fruitcakes baking greets visitors when they walk in the door of the fellowship hall at the Bell Church of God. ‘Tis the season for fruitcake and it’s hard to find one better than the fruitcakes the Bell Church of God members have been baking up for the last 19 years. According to pastor Dale Thigpen Jr. the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Fun Fest is a great success

The 2nd Annual Gilchrist Fun Fest was in full swing on Saturday, Oct. 24 as hundreds enjoyed a fun day at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex. This free, community event was organized by the Gilchirst County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bobby Schultz. On Saturday, the arena was lined with over 20 booths including carnival style games and informational booths. The ... Full Story »