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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 »

1 person killed in head-on collision north of Bell

By Carrie A. Mizell A Bell mother and her son were critically injured in a head-on collision Friday that left a St. Augustine man dead. The tragic accident caused traffic along County Road 340 west of US 129 to be re-routed for several hours.  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 »

Jumping sturgeon injures 2 Monday

Two Dixie County residents were injured on Monday when they were struck by a jumping sturgeon in the Suwannee River near Branford. Nicholas and Jamie Bradley were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where they were treated for their injuries. Full Story »

Gilchrist County Library’s ‘Heroic’ Reading Program

The annual Summer Reading Program is in full swing; the Gilchrist County Library proudly proclaiming that ‘Every Hero Has a Story.’  This year, as the program’s title suggests, centers around the theme of superheroes and heroines. This becomes evident when entering the library’s back room, which showcases a cardboard city skyline, complete with high-rise buildings and Batman’s Bat-Signal shining against ... Full Story »

Parrish elected State FFA President

Thirty years after his father served as Florida FFA president, Trenton’s own Brooks Parrish will carry on the family tradition in 2015-2016. At the last session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, July 3, Brooks Parrish heard his name called out as the new state FFA president. “I am beyond excited and completely ready to give my ... Full Story »