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Local author writes first book, Joy Ride

By Cindy Jo Ayers Ann Almond of Northeast Gilchrist County has written her first book, Joy Ride. Almond is an avid trail rider and lover of horses. She grew up in the Melbourne area of Florida moving to Gilchrist County in 1993. She and her husband Bill live at Raindance Farm and have two Arabian horses. The book, Joy Ride ... Full Story »

Young family involved in boating accident on Sunday

A young local family was involved in a serious boating accident on Sunday, June 21, in the Manatee Springs area of the Suwannee River. Zachary Miles Andrews, 29 of Old Town along with his wife, Sunny Kay Andrews, 26, and their 2 year old daughter, Tillie were in a 14 foot open fishing boat on the Suwannee River around 5:45 ... Full Story »

Traveling Cactus Nursery and Greenhouse keeping local entrepreneur busy

Years ago when Christin Williams attended Trenton High School she never dreamed that one day she would be the owner of Traveling Cactus Greenhouse. Back then she had just moved to Trenton from Fort Myers and was a little homesick. After school Christin spent a good many years working as a waitress in several local restaurants. After 22 years Christin ... Full Story »

New Dollar General store could be coming to Bell

The Bell Town council welcomed Linda Biro and Paul Marcike to their Thursday, June 11 meeting. Ms Biro of HSC Bell, LLC the development group and Mr. Marcike, an engineer with JADE Consultants, were the representatives seeking a Conditional Use Permit for a site plan to construct a new larger Dollar General store in the Town of Bell. Attorney David ... Full Story »

Brett Wasden to be new FFA Advisor at Bell High School

Mr. Brett Wasden will be the new Bell High School Agriscience Teacher. Wasden earned a B.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Florida and an M.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Wasden lead a national agricultural mechanics program and served as a teaching assistant for the agricultural ... Full Story »

Daniel Hart announces his run for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 3

Hey Folks, my name is Daniel Hart and I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and announce that I am a candidate for Gilchrist County Commissioner District 3. I am a 3rd generation Gilchrist Countian on both sides of my family. I am a Christian and active member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. I retired from Law Enforcement ... Full Story »

Watermelon Field Intentionally Killed

Gilchrist County Farmer loses approximately $400,000 worth of melons, in an Alachua field, after someone adds herbicides to his sprayer. The farmer had his tractor with pull behind sprayers filled with spray to control disease in the 55 acre field. Apparently someone came into the field and added herbicides into the sprayers and the next morning, when the field was ... Full Story »

Six Bell Seniors to join the military

Six of the 98 members of the Bell High School senior class have signed up to serve the citizens of the United States of America by joining the military. Brandon Thomas Adams enlisted in the Army and shipped out on May 26. Keith Dean Foster enlisted in the Army - Air Borne Infantry, he ships out on June 29. Keelin ... Full Story »

Springhouse Quilters Guild moves into new building

A new 2,500 square foot building officially became the new home of the Springhouse Quilters Guild on Tuesday, June 9, with a ribbon cutting. The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ribbon cutting event which was held at 10 a.m. The 28 year old quilter’s guild is located at 8580 SW 55th Avenue, Trenton or between Trenton and Fanning ... Full Story »

Duthu appointed to United States Coast Guard Academy Scholarship Program

Wyatt Duthu, a 2020 Trenton High School graduate, received and accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program. Wyatt will attend Prep School at Marion Military Institute in Alabama next year and will complete his education and training at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Wyatt plans to pursue a Bachelors of Science in ... Full Story »