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County receives tourism marketing award

The Gilchrist County Tourist Development Council has won a 2015 Flagler Award for the Blueway Trail marketing campaign. Donna Creamer, of the Tourist Development Council, presented the Flagler trophy to the Gilchrist County Commissioners on Monday. Creamer explained that the Flagler Awards were established in 2000 to recognize outstanding tourism marketing in Florida. Full Story »

County applies for $1,592 EMS grant

The Gilchrist County Commissioners have submitted an EMS grant application to the Florida Department of Health for $1,592. According to Chief Mitch Harrell, Gilchrist County EMS responded to 1,742 calls from January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015. Of those calls, 1,197 were transported to the hospital and 476 were non-transports. This means that EMS responded to the 911 call, ... Full Story »

Trenton makes statement in 48-13 win over PSJ

“I am real proud of our guys in the statement performance they made here Friday night over Port St Joe,” Head Coach Andrew Thomas said. He told the Tigers this was a big game, but now the season starts, as the District 7 1A schedule will get underway September 25 in Cross City as the Tigers face the 1-1 Dixie ... Full Story »

Bell celebrates Homecoming

It’s been a week of revelry at Bell Middle/High School as the Bulldogs celebrate Homecoming. This year’s theme is “Homecoming Time Machine 2015!” The student body is remembering Bulldogs of years past, present and future while celebrating Bulldog pride with theme days throughout the week. Full Story »

At Home with Clyde Townsend

They jokingly call him a cat, because he seems to have multiple lives. And to sit down and talk with Mr. Clyde Townsend one would never know he’s whipped throat cancer and prostate cancer. He’s had seven bypasses, seven stents put in and recently lived through a stroke and later a fall. On October 12, Mr. Clyde will celebrate his ... Full Story »

Citizens speak out against tax increase

A handful of citizens spoke against county officials raising taxes next year before the Gilchrist County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday, Sept 3 to set the millage rate at 9.5 mills for 2016. On a motion from Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. and a second by Commissioner Kenrick Thomas, a roll call vote was taken on Resolution 2015-27, which sets ... Full Story »

Trenton Tigers roll past Bell Bulldogs 50-0

For the second consecutive week, Trenton’s football game was delayed because of a power outage. For the second consecutive week, Trenton’s football team put up half-a-hundred as the Tigers pounded Bell in the annual rivalry game. Full Story »

Outstanding Cattleman of the Year awarded to Wes Grant

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Otter Springs. Cattlemen from throughout the county were on hand to see Wes Grant receive the annual Cattleman of the Year Award. Wes was joined by his wife Julie Corbin Grant and their three sons Arri, Darby and Reid as he accepted his plaque from Cattleman ... Full Story »

Homecoming festivities kick-off next week at BHS

It’s that time of year again! Bell Middle/High School Homecoming is here and it’s going to be more exciting than ever! This year’s theme is “Homecoming Time Machine 2015!”. We will be remembering Bulldogs of years past, present, and future as we celebrate our Bulldog Pride with different themes throughout the week. Spirit week will be as follows: Full Story »

BOCC splits 3-2 on 9.5 mills

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners split 3-2 on setting the millage rate for ad valorem taxes at 9.5 mills for the upcoming year. Last week, Commissioners Sharon Langford and Marion Poitevint were not in favor of 9.5 mills, but Commissioners D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Todd Gray and Kenrick Thomas were in favor of setting the millage rate at ... Full Story »