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Four seats up for election in Town of Bell

The Mayor of the Town of Bell issued a Proclamation to hold a General Election for the Town of Bell on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This election will be held for the position of Mayor which is currently held by Thomas Brown, Town Council member Seat 3 which is currently held by Derek Sanders; Seat 4, which is currently held ... Full Story »

Community Open House for the Suncoast Connector Sept. 29 in Trenton

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Open House will be held at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 2107 S. Bronson Memorial Hwy (CR 339), Trenton, FL 32693. The Woman’s Club is located just ... Full Story »

2021 Suwannee River Youth Fair Board of Directors

During the Annual Meeting of the Suwannee River Fair Association held on Tuesday, August 25, several new programs, a new cattle show and a new cake decoration contest was announced. Other important events of the evening was the annual election of Fair Board Members. This year Dixie County had Tracy Groom and Dalton Long up for election. Gilchrist County had ... Full Story »

Fundraiser for Emma

Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a week after having her fifth birthday. Prior to diagnosis she was sleeping more, but her family just thought that she was getting adjusted to her new Pre-K routine at Trenton Elementary School. Her teacher noticed that she was drinking a lot more water than normal and using the rest room frequently and ... Full Story »

GCFR has five new CPR devices

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue has received five new Automated CPR Devices with the assistance of a State Department of Health Matching Grant. The five complete units were purchased from AED Professionals for $46,595. “Each of the five Advanced Life Support units staffed in our County will now have a device that, once applied to a patient suffering a cardiac arrest, ... Full Story »

Republican Meet and Greet

There was a great turnout at the Republican Meet and Greet, with close to 75 people in attendance. Every local candidate was also there. They answered a few questions they were given in advance and then spoke on their own about their campaigns and ideas. Representative Chuck Clemons was there, as was representatives from the Trump campaign, and Jennifer Bradley’s ... Full Story »

BOCC works through 2020-21 budget deficit

The Gilchrist County Commission held their second budget workshop on Monday afternoon, as the Finance Director reported Gilchrist County is working through a deficit as the budget has projected revenues of $21,300,000. Everitt Heaton attended the workshop representing Gilchrist Leagues. The Vice President of the Recreation Program in Gilchrist County reported the program has had some upsetting times as the ... Full Story »

Drivers License Services now available at Tax Collector Office in Trenton

The Tax Collector’s Office now provides Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class E or standard drivers license, Class E Learners Permit, Motorcycle Endorsement, Motorcycle only Drivers License, Financial Responsibility Reinstatements, Identification Cards, change of name/address and Immigrant Drivers License. They also do road tests. On their first day of issuing licenses they did four. The Tax Collector’s Office will be holding ... Full Story »

Lancaster Blvd in Trenton to be paved

Hopefully this week a SCOP Grant paving project in Trenton will begin on NE Lancaster Boulevard from Main Street all the way to Suwannee Valley Feeds. Then the paving project will turn left on NE 5th Terrace and travel down until it reaches State Road 47. The SCOP Grant was for $625,000, and the paving work will be done by ... Full Story »

4th Annual Vet-Fest coming Sat., Aug. 1, to Otter Springs

Come join in the fun at Otter Springs on Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission to the 4th Annual Vet-Fest is free and the day will be loaded with lots of fun and entertainment. This year the remote plane exhibition will be returning, two live bands and a magician will also be part of the festival. ... Full Story »