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Walmart in Trenton will close January 28

Grocery carts were loaded to the hilt on Monday as shoppers stocked up on items marked 25 percent off at Walmart Neighborhood Market’s going out of business sale. Just seven months after the Walmart Neighborhood Market opened on State Road 26 in Trenton, Walmart officials announced on Friday that the store will close permanently on January 28 at 7 p.m. Full Story »

New Bell Town Councilmen sworn-in Thursday

The Bell Town Council started the new year with the swearing in of  new councilmen Gary Blankenship and Chris Sandlin. Current councilmen Michael Moore, who was re-elected without opposition, also took the Oath of Office from Bell Town Council  attorney David M. Lang, Jr. The Council also elected officers for the year 2016. Councilman Kenny Bass nominated Derek Sanders, the ... Full Story »

Bell’s Ashlee Thomas wins District Science Fair

  Every year, Trenton and Bell Elementary have a School Based Science Fair in December encouraging students to complete a project using the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method is a system of advancing knowledge by formulating a question, collecting data about it through observation and experiment, and testing a hypothetical answer. Full Story »

Fanning Springs Fire Chief suspended

Longtime Fanning Springs Fire Chief Ron McQueen was suspended from his job without pay on Friday, Jan. 8. Fanning Springs Mayor Howell E. “Trip” Lancaster, III, said he met with McQueen on Friday and advised him of the suspension. The mayor explained that McQueen does not hold a current certificate of compliance, which Florida Statutes now require. Full Story »

Lady Tigers remain undefeated

The Trenton Lady Tigers basketball team rolled over the visiting Dixie County Lady Bears 57-6 Friday night in Trenton. The Lady Tigers dominated their District 7 opponent in all facets of this game. Trenton freshman, Standrea McHenry was the Lady Tigers Player of the Game as she shot 20 points and 10 rebounds in this District victory. Full Story »

Gilchrist County has the second highest graduation rate in the state

Annually, the Florida Department of Education calculates a graduation rate for each school district in Florida.  According to the Florida Department of Education, the graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate with a standard diploma within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade. The Gilchrist County School District’s graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year is ... Full Story »

At Home With Frank and Mary Kate Colson

Frank and Mary Kate Colson met at the bowling alley in Fanning Springs. He remembers looking across the building and spotting a pretty girl, but not being able to work up the courage to talk to her. Over the next month, he went back to the bowling alley every night hoping she might come in again, and when she finally ... Full Story »

Construction begins on Rock Bluff Bridge

The Gilchrist County Commissioners picked a new paint color for the support pilings beneath the Rock Bluff Bridge on Monday. The pilings will be painted a vibrant  shade of safety yellow during construction on the bridge, which got underway on Monday, Jan. 4. According to Gilchrist County Road Department Superintendent Billy Cannon, there have been two recent incidents of boaters ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz to seek re-election

Submitted Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert (Bobby) Schultz has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2016. A 24 year veteran of law enforcement, Sheriff Schultz was elected to his first term as Sheriff of Gilchrist County in November of 2012. He is a 1988 graduate of Bell High School and received both his law enforcement, and corrections certification, from Lake ... Full Story »