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Elected officials in Bell sworn in

The Bell Town Council met on Thursday, January 8, 2015 to conduct the business of the Town of Bell. The meeting began with an invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. Derek Sanders, chairman of the Council called on David M. Duke Lang to conduct the swearing-in of the newly elected officials. Mr. Lang gave the Oath of Office to Tommy Brown, ... Full Story »

Students shine at Science Fair

                          Bell Elementary School student Marissa Lampp’s project, Medicine Mix-Up was named the top winner at the Elementary District Science Fair on Monday, Jan. 12. Full Story »

Legislative Delegation Meeting draws crowd

State Senator Charlie Dean and State Representative Keith Perry were in Gilchrist County on Friday for a Legislative Delegation Meeting. The two elected officials explained that they don’t know what their constituents want if they are not told, so they welcomed public comment from local elected officials and citizens, leading up to the 2015 Legislative Session. “If I don’t help ... Full Story »

American Legion will meet Thursday to re-open Post 91

The American Legion Department of Florida will have a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. to re-open the post and have elections for the officer positions. We request all members of Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, Trenton, to be part of this meeting and get the Post back on track. We would like to invite all the Veterans eligible for ... Full Story »

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 »