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BBQ from the Hart, a fun day for all

By Chris Rogers Gilchrist County and the Gilchrist County Rotary Club partnered together to hold the first annual “BBQ from the Hart” event. On Saturday, October 16, the Hart Springs campground was a busy place to be. Even though we are use to cooler temperatures by the middle of October, the weather was almost perfect for the event. A lot ... Full Story »

Big Bend Chevrolet Buick sponsoring Tri-County area Truck Raffle again

Stop by the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser and Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections in the county courthouse to pick up a ticket for the Big Bend Chevrolet/Buick truck raffle. Local youth supporters can also go to bigbend20bucktruck.com to purchase tickets or stop in at the dealership in Chiefland. Proceeds from this raffle will go to the Suwannee River Fair and ... Full Story »

Chamber to host first annual Down Home Christmas

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce directors recently announced they will be hosting the first annual Down Home Christmas on Friday, December 10, 2021. Chamber President Leah Myrick, reported the event formally known as Christmas on Main will now be known as Down Home Christmas. The event has moved from Main Street in Trenton to the Depot/Greenway trails area, along ... Full Story »

Education Foundation Showdown another big event to raise funds for Scholarships

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County held their Education Showdown event on Saturday, September 11. This year’s 9th Annual Scholarship Showdown was a virtual event. Ed Foundation Board of Directors gathered at Billy Smith’s Watermelon Shed Office to spin the wheel for the winners of this much awaited event. The Education Showdown was board cast live on Facebook and raised ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Board holds annual meeting and approves new Fair Shows

The annual Suwannee River Fair Meeting was held on Thursday evening, September 9. The meeting started with Holly Houghton from Dixie Extension reviewing the Fair rule changes and taking any questions. Loran Brookins Fair President conducted the annual election of Fair Board Members. The Levy County Board Members stayed the same, Loran Brookins and Lint Jerrels were nominated with no ... Full Story »

9/11 Twentieth Anniversary, We Remember

We the citizens of this nation will observe the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 on Saturday, September 11, 2021. This timeline for September 11, 2001 is from National Parks Service, Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, it has been edited due to space, no wording was changed just parts left out due to space. Most of what follows is ... Full Story »

Former Sheriff Jim Floyd passes away

Many Gilchrist County citizens were sad to hear that former longtime Gilchrist County Sheriff, Jim Floyd passed away on August 24, at his home in Lake City. Sheriff Floyd was a United States Air Force veteran and a Florida Highway Patrolman for twenty years. After a career with the Highway Patrol, he was elected and served as Sheriff of Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Jo Buckles retires from Ayers Health and Rehab, Shelby Jackson new Administrator

This week there is a very important changing of the guards taking place in Gilchrist County. After 39 years at the helm, Joanna Buckles is handing over the ships wheel at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center to Shelby Jackson who is now the new administrator. Through the years Joanna has become near and dear to many Gilchrist County and Tri-County ... Full Story »