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It’s Shoebox Time! Annual Packin’ Party a big success

By Cindy Jo Ayers Good people came from far and wide to help with the third annual Operation Christmas Child Kickoff event and Community Wide Packin’ Party that was held on Saturday, October 13. One of the highlights of the annual Packin’ Party is a guest speaker who talks about their experience receiving a shoebox. This year’s guest speaker was ... Full Story »

David Robertson holds a meet and greet in Gilchrist County

David Robertson, who is a candidate for the 8th Judicial Circuit Court Judge, held a meet and greet on Friday, October 12 at Cherry’s Seafood Restaurant in Trenton. Robertson’s wife Bonnie was on hand to greet the citizens of Gilchrist County. David Robertson had planned to be at the event, but he was activated to duty in the Florida Army ... Full Story »

Leggett receives Bob Walden Award

Submitted On October 4, 2018 Gilchrist County Property Appraiser, Damon Leggett received the R.R. “Bob” Walden Award. The award was presented at Pensacola Beach, Florida and is given for sincere sense of dedication and outstanding service to the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida at their annual conference. Leggett has been the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser since 2004 and has worked ... Full Story »

New Jail Referendum to be on General Election ballot

After months of discussion about the much needed new Gilchrist County Jail and the funding of additional staff for a new jail, the Gilchrist County Commissioners decided to put the issue on the ballot at their September 6 meeting. Gilchrist County Commissioners agreed to place a referendum on the General Election ballot to see if the voting public would support ... Full Story »

A Night of Hope Gala Planned for Oct. 11 at Camp Anderson

A Night of Hope Gala will be held on Thursday, October 11 at Camp Anderson near Old Town. The annual gala will benefit Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center in Chiefland. The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. The center provides service for women who have an unplanned pregnancy in the Tri-County area. The Gala ... Full Story »

The Circus is coming to Gilchrist County

The Gilchrist County Character Council is sponsoring the Loomis Brothers Circus which will be preforming in Gilchrist County. This year’s Circus events will be held on Friday Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The circus will be located at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex at 4050 South US Highway 129, between ... Full Story »

Palms Medical holds Open House at Bell office

By Cindy Jo Ayers The staff at Palms Medical Group in Bell were pleased to welcome the community to the newly renovated Palms Medical in Bell on Tuesday evening, August 21. The new expansion doubled the size of the former facility. The original part of the building was remodeled and refreshed. The providers were giving the community guided tours of ... Full Story »