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Gilchrist County has 8th COVID-19 case, 3 active cases at this time

Drive-Thru testing on May 26 and May 27 By John Ayers Ralph Smith, Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director informed the Commission on Monday afternoon that Gilchrist County has just received information from the Florida Department of Health that an 8th COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Gilchrist County. The director explained that Gilchrist County currently has 3 active cases. He ... Full Story »

Fifty-three Gilchrist Seniors to receive $1000 scholarships through Education Foundation

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has presented $53,000 in scholarships to 31 Bell High School seniors and 22 Trenton High School seniors. Sixteen of the scholarships were funded by civic organizations, private businesses, families, and four were given as memorials  in memory of local citizens. The Education Foundation oversees the funding of each  $1000 scholarship. Each student that was ... Full Story »

After 40 years at Best Drugs Theresa Gentry is retiring

Many Gilchrist County citizens will be sad to hear that longtime pharmacy tech Theresa Gentry has officially retired from Best Drugs in Trenton. Gentry started her job when she was in her mid 20s in 1980. She was hired by Larry Diaz, who owned the local drug store in Trenton, as a part time clerk. In the beginning she worked ... Full Story »

Lois Bachle wins $1000 scholarship from Department of Ag

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Lois Bachle of Trenton won a $1,000 Florida Prepaid 529 Scholarship for her essay entry in the inaugural Florida Agriculture History Award essay contest. “Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Agriculture History Award essay contest, and thank you to all who participated. Together, we’re ... Full Story »

Daniel Schreiber promoted to Lieutenant Colonel while serving in Japan

On May 1st, Daniel Schreiber, a 2001 graduate of Bell High School, was promoted to  Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony performed at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. Lt. Col. Schreiber is an instructor fighter pilot in the F-16 “Viper” at Misawa performing multiple mission sets to include Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses and Defensive/Offensive Counter Air operations.  He has ... Full Story »

FDOT adding turn lanes to State Road 26 in Gilchrist County

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has started work to add turn lanes at three intersections on State Road 26 in Gilchrist County. The $1.5 million project will include construction of a westbound right turn lane in Southeast Gilchrist on Southeast 70th Avenue or the road next to Ma and Paw’s convenience store. A westbound left turn lane  will be ... Full Story »

Longtime Tax Collector W.W. Welch passes away

Citizens of Gilchrist County were sad to learn that longtime and very much respected former Gilchrist County Tax Collector W.W. “Wimpy” Welch passed away on April 29, 2020 at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton.  Welch was the Gilchrist County Tax Collector  from 1973 to 2004. After his appointment to the office he only had one opponent in his ... Full Story »