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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 »

Hey, Wyatt’s wish came true!

By Carrie A. Mizell Though his 6th birthday is not until August, Wyatt Thomas’ wish came true last week when he had the opportunity to travel to West Monroe, Louisiana to meet the Robertson family of the hit A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty.” Full Story »

County officials cancel workshop on Ten Commandments monument

By Carrie A. Mizell A public workshop to discuss the possible placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the courthouse lawn was cancelled late last week. Scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m., the workshop was cancelled because Mr. Joe Anderson, who has offered to pay for the monument and any subsequent legal action, was unable to attend.  Full Story »

Hutto signs with St. John’s River State College

Surrounded by her family members, a smiling Shelbie Hutto signed a Letter of Intent to play softball at St. John’s River State College on Friday at the Bell High School Auditorium. The daughter of Shawn and June Hutto, Shelbie is a 2015 graduate of Bell High School.   Full Story »