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Longtime Bell bus driver loves his job

A gallon of gasoline sold for 63 cents in 1978, which is the same year Bell native Tommy Brown started driving a school bus for the Gilchrist County School District. Thirty seven years ago bus drivers didn’t have to worry about obtaining a commercial driver’s license or taking a 40-hour school bus driver course that the Florida Department of Education ... Full Story »

Trenton ranked #1 after victory over Williston

The Trenton Tigers are the No 1 ranked team in Class 1A following their 42-14 District 7 1A victory over Williston Friday night. The former No. 1 ranked Ft Meade Miners were shutout, 27-0 by their district rival, Pahokee Blue Devils Friday night in Pahokee. The Tigers are the only ranked team in 1A going into Week 9 that is ... 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 »

Big Jim Jones honored

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has awarded Director Emeritus status to Big Jim Jones in recognition of his many years of service. Education Foundation President Damon Leggett recently presented Big Jim with a plaque. “From my knowledge, Big Jim has been involved with the Education Foundation from the beginning,” Mr. Leggett said. “Big Jim has done so much, it’s ... Full Story »

Bail bonds office will be built near county jail

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve a special use permit to allow a bail bonds office to be built across US 129 from the Gilchrist County Jail. Fabian Lamenta of All Out Bail Bonds sought the special use permit so he can build an office on almost 3 acres he owns at 9299 US 129 in ... Full Story »

Trenton home destroyed by fire

Ms. Eva Trowbridge drove home from church on Wednesday night, Oct. 14 and parked her car under the carport outside her home like she has done countless times before. Unlike most Wednesday nights, which are pretty uneventful, Ms. Eva’s life changed last week when a fire started in the engine of her car and spread throughout the carport and then ... Full Story »

Sexual predator moves to Fanning Springs

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz, III would like to issue public notification under State Law 775.21(7) that a sexual predator has moved into the Fanning Springs area of Gilchrist County. Jason L. Caroll, 37, is now living at 7719 Canal Avenue in Fanning Springs. He is a white male, 6’1” tall and weighs 215 pounds, with blonde hair and ... Full Story »