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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 »

Quilt Festival draws visitors

Starting with a cool overcast morning, and concluding in a bright sunny afternoon, the Eighth Annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, March 21, 2015, was bigger and better than ever before.  Featuring 79 craft and food merchants, 20 quilt groups and numerous demonstrations, festival visitors enjoyed a special spring outdoor treat on Main Street. New this year were special  exhibits ... Full Story »

Free Movie Night at Fort Fanning

Fanning Springs Mayor Trip Lancaster will host the first of what he hopes will be a quarterly free, family friendly movie night at Fort Fanning on May 8. Families are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy “Big Hero 6” outdoors. The movie will begin at sunset, or around 8 p.m. Before the movie, there will be ... Full Story »

Sign up Saturday for the Explorers program

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Criminal Justice Academy at Bell High School to offer a Gilchrist County Explorers Program. An informational meeting will be held on  Saturday, March 14 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Facility, which is located at 4052 S. US 129 between Trenton and Bell. The Explorer program is open to young women ... Full Story »