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Super Bowl doesn’t warrant Sunday alcohol sales

There will be no alcohol sales in Gilchrist County on Super Bowl Sunday. Tom Sturgis, owner of Ellie Ray’s RV Resort, asked the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to amend a county ordinance that prohibits alcohol sales on Sunday for one day, Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 1, 2015. Since purchasing Ellie Ray’s over two years ago, Sturgis ... Full Story »

Officials honor national FFA winner

Trenton FFA member Matthew George’s daylilly business blossomed from a single bed his Paw Paw helped him start in the backyard of his Trenton home. Over the last seven years Matthew’s business, Daylilies Buy George has flourished, making it all the way to the national stage in 2014. Full Story »

14 month investigation leads to federal, state convictions

During the summer of 2013 multiple burglaries occurred in Gilchrist, Levy, Alachua and Columbia counties, which resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms  (ATF) Special Agent Victor Washington, Chiefland Police Department Captain Ray Tremblay and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Michelle Jones combined investigative efforts and were able to ... Full Story »

Two-vehicle crash in Trenton

    A rear-end collision on State Road 26 in Trenton slowed traffic on Friday morning and sent two local drivers to the hospital. Both vehicles were traveling east on State Road 26 just before 8 a.m. when Jennifer M. Hachman, 29, of Chiefland slowed to turn left onto NE 7th Street. Michelle L. Rodgers, 49, of Fanning Springs, was ... Full Story »

Mrs. Alice White to celebrate her 100th birthday

A 100th birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17 for Mrs. Alice White. The party will begin at 5 p.m. at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club in Trenton. Dinner will be served. Come out and celebrate Mrs. Alice’s 100th birthday with her! There will be music and birthday cake to mark this very special lady’s 100th birthday. Full Story »

Gilchrist County Journal goes to Peru

All my life I have wanted to go to Machu Picchu, and this was the year. So we set out to Peru, South America - me, my friend Phill and the Gilchrist County Journal. We visited Lima, the capital of Peru, with its millions of people and great seafood. From there we went to Cusco, which is 13,000 feet up ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers defeat Chiefland Indians

The Trenton Lady Tigers played hard in the second half to take a 54-45 rival area win from the (7-6) Chiefland Lady Indians. The Lady Indians jumped out to a 21-14 first half lead on Monday night when they hosted the (10-3) Lady Tigers in Chiefland. The intermission made the difference in this game as the Tigers coaching staff put ... Full Story »

Hutto is Volleyball Player of the Year

Bell High School senior Shelbie Hutto is not only a fantastic athlete, but she’s also a sweet girl. Shelbie was recognized last week as the Gainesville Sun’s High School Volleyball Player of the Year. Her coach, Lisa Barry was also recognized by the Gainesville Sun as the Small School Volleyball Coach of the Year for leading the Lady Bulldogs to ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers win Bell Christmas tournament

The THS Lady Tigers basketball team is now 10-3 after winning the Bell Christmas Tournament Championship 50-38, Tuesday night in Bell. The Tigers’ Jaycee Thomas, a sophomore guard was honored as the Player of the Game as she delivered 4 points and 8 rebounds in the championship game. Full Story »

Gilchrist County’s 2014 Year in Review

January - Gilchrist County Commissioners denied a request by Ellie Ray’s Resort to allow for alcohol sales on Sundays. - Michael Moore and Carol Murray were sworn-in as members of the Bell Town Council. - Everritt Heaton was sworn-in as a newly elected Trenton City Councilman. - Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Winter Banquet drew 200 people who looked ... Full Story »