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Citizens receive awards at Gilchrist Chamber Banquet

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Banquet on Tuesday, April 13, at Seven Hills Farm. The Annual event is held to honor citizens who have made a significant contributions to the citizens of the county, businesses and civic groups are also honored at this banquet. After a enjoyable meal catered by BubbaQue’s BBQ Restaurant in Trenton the ... Full Story »

Education Foundation honors Jose Cintron with Director Emeritus Award

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County honored longtime board member Jose Cintron with a plaque during last week’s meeting. Cintron had been a very active member of the Education Foundation Board for many, many years. Helping with all the major activities of the Education Foundation. Mr. Cintron was awarded the Director Emeritus by the Education Foundation Board. The Foundation had ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team to Represent State of Florida

The Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in the state contest in Gainesville on April 10th. They placed 3rd in the contest and earned the opportunity to travel to Kansas City for the American Royal to represent the State of Florida at this national contest. This group has been extremely dedicated, practicing throughout the year along with other team members ... Full Story »

Criminal Justice Students honor 911 Telecommunicators

Last week was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in America. The Bell High School Criminal Justice 911 Public Safety Telecommunication students honored our local 911 Telecommunication workers by inviting representatives from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to BHS. The students presented the 911 Telecommunicators with a cake and banner in appreciation of their hard work in our community. Michelle Jones, ... Full Story »

Students visit Emergency Operations Center

The 911 Public Safety Tele-communication students from Bell High School took a trip to the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, April 13th. Since the students learn about the different emergency response vehicles that fire fighters utilize, they were given the task of washing the vehicles for the firefighters. The students had a great time and the firefighters greatly ... Full Story »

Remembering Ramirez and Lindsey on Monday, April 19th

By Cindy Jo Ayers For much of the country, April 19, does not have any special meaning, it is not a holiday or an important date on the calendar. But, in all of Gilchrist County the date of April 19, will always have a special meaning. April 19, will always be a day to remember, a day to reflect on ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County First Responders Appreciation Dinner Saturday

Gilchrist County First Responders are reminded of their Appreciation Dinner that will be Saturday, April 17th. Those invited include employees of these Gilchrist County First Responders agencies: Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, of Corrections, Department of Agriculture, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Highway Patrol, Fire and Rescue, Ayers Health and Rehab Staff, Tri-County Nursing Home Staff and Palms ... Full Story »

Eleven-year old child was run-over Saturday in Old Town

An 11 year old girl was playing in a private driveway at 142 SE 894th Avenue in Old Town on Saturday at 12:22 p.m. when the little girl got inside a box that was in the drive way a few feet from the back of a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper reported ... Full Story »

Dixie County baseball shuts out Trenton

The Trenton Tiger baseball team traveled to Cross City on Friday to take on the District 7 rival Dixie County Bears. The Tigers had defeated the Bears earlier in the season in a 7-inning shoot-out. This game was expected to be a duel as both teams are striving to compete in the District 7 1A standings. The Bears’ Carson St. ... Full Story »

Runnin’ Bulldogs hit the Home Track one more time

By Brad Surrency The Runnin’ Bulldog Track and Field team hosted their last regular track meet of the season at the “Dawg Track” against the Union County Tigers on Tuesday, April 6th. Both boys’ and girls’ teams performed well, with the boys falling to Union County 80 to 43 and girls team defeating the Lady Tigers by a score of ... Full Story »