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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 »

Bell woman is seriously injured in single vehicle accident Saturday

By John Ayers A Bell woman was traveling north on SW 70th Avenue near SW 10th Street on Saturday morning when she lost control of a Honda Civic she was driving and crashed. Trooper Hoover reported Donna Young Everett, 59, of Bell was driving the small car when it drifted to the right as she was traveling north on the ... 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 »

City honors Hauselman and Coleman with induction to Trenton Hall of Fame

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission on Monday evening approved the inducting of two outstanding residents into the Trenton Hall of Fame. Shirley Taylor Hauselman, a current resident of Trenton and James Odell “Jim” Coleman a former Mayor and businessman, a Trenton native that loved this community before his passing many years ago were the inductees. Mrs. Hauselman wrote ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office has new Mounted Posse program

Sheriff Bobby Schultz has implemented a new program at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse was formed in November. The Sheriff’s Posse is a non-profit group of volunteers who dedicate their time to the community and the local sheriff’s office. The local posse is headed up by posse captain Pam Parker Manning who said, ... Full Story »

Tracy Sanders announces his Candidacy for Mayor of Bell

I, Tracy Sanders, would like to announce my Candidacy to be your next Mayor of the Town of Bell.  I have deep roots in our quaint community, which comes with great desire and passion to serve you the citizens. I believe if elected I will always be available to you the citizens to listen, and in return be your voice ... Full Story »