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Popular Bell preschool will close

After welcoming hundreds of local children with a warm smile and open arms, All Things Learning Center will close its doors on Tuesday, June 30. A fixture in the Town of Bell for the last 19 years, All Things came about when Mrs. Kathy Spears recognized the need for quality, affordable childcare in the community. “The greatest joy has been ... Full Story »

Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Patriotic quilt squares are dedicated to those who serve in the military

Stephanie Metts of the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe has added the final quilt block to the side of the old Coke building in Trenton. The four large quilt blocks have a patriotic theme and are dedicated to those who serve in the military. A recent sign was added which reads, “In honor of those who serve.” The Florida Quilt Trail ... Full Story »

Local woman arrested for child abuse

Investigators from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 44-year-old Chiefland woman and charged her with two counts of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age, two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child and child abuse by intentional act. Full Story »

Local Masons vote to rebuild lodge

Following the disastrous fire of June 1st, which destroyed William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge, the members met June 9th to decide the fate of the Lodge which has been a part of the Gilchrist County community since the late 1920’s. The meeting was held in the open behind the ruined Lodge, and was attended by some 35 people, including 22 ... Full Story »

Splash into Summer!

Temperatures reached 100 degrees in Gilchrist County this week, which made the swimming pool even more enticing for a group of local children who are attending Emma Kate Redd’s swim school. A Trenton native and current elementary education major at the University of Florida, Redd is teaching swimming lessons this summer in Trenton.  Full Story »

Gilchrist County to purchase patient containment system in case of Ebola

The Gilchrist County Commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday, June 15 to enter into an interlocal agreement with Alachua County to transport patients with highly infectious diseases, such as EBOLA, to the hospital. As outlined in the agreement, Gilchrist County will provide Alachua County with a $6,500 patient containment system. And if the containment system is used to transport a patient ... Full Story »

County officials honor Kenny Bass

After almost 14 years of working with the Gilchrist County Road Department, Kenny Bass recently retired. The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners honored Bass on Monday, June 15, 2015 with a plaque for his dedicated service to the citizens of Gilchrist County.     Full Story »

4-H agent to leave Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County 4-H Agent Chris DeCubellis has accepted a position as new associate program leader for 4-H Youth Development. DeCubellis will officially begin his new role at the 4-H State Headquarters in Gainesville on July 1, 2015, though he said he plans to fulfill his commitments to the youth in Gilchrist County throughout the summer.  Full Story »