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OCC Packing Party held at Union Baptist Church

The Union Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child packing party was held on Saturday, October 19, Christy Jones, Nature Coast Area OCC Team and coordinator of the event said, “Special thanks to our Union Baptist Church family, sister church families, and the Trenton High School football team for their assistance in assembling the shoebox gifts.” There was a good turnout of ... Full Story »

Carsen McKenzie wins Soil and Water Speech Contest

Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speech contest on Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m. at the Gilchrist County School Board Office. There were eight students vying for the title of best public speaker at this year’s contest. The participants were Tomias Richards, Gracy Maurer, Seanna Langford, Kelsie Turner, AJ Class, Emily Mullinax, Cheyenne Wallen and Carsen ... Full Story »

Alan Mikell re-elected to Central Florida Electric Cooperative Board

The Central Florida Electric Cooperative members were out early Saturday morning, October 5, to attend the annual meeting which was held at the Central Florida Electric Cooperative complex in Chiefland. Members  enjoyed  being entertained by the gospel group Reign Down from Gainesville. Door prizes and drawings for cash were a fun part of the annual meeting. Around 10 a.m. the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Woman rescued from sinkhole

On October 4th, 2019, Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded with Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office  to reports of a person trapped in a sinkhole. GCSO initially responded to the residence located near the Santa Fe River and US 129 because of a missing person report. Upon the Deputy’s arrival, it was discovered that the missing person had fallen into an approximately ... Full Story »

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive Underway in Tri-County Area

The big news this year from Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox campaign is that the new boxes are 25% bigger. That’s right, more room to send Christmas gifts for a child in need in America and worldwide. The Kick-Off breakfast was held at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday, September 28. Churches from throughout the area were represented at the event. Geneva ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau holds Annual Meeting

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 2019 Annual Gilchrist Farm Bureau meeting began with Gray Smith, the local Farm Bureau Board President welcoming the membership to the packed cafeteria. The meeting was held at Trenton Elementary School on Thursday evening, September 26. Smith went over some of the accomplishments of the past year. He introduced the staff which included Danny Wirick ... Full Story »

Bell Baptist Church welcomes new Pastor Derek Lee

Bell Baptist Church is excited to announce the appointment of their new pastor, Brother Derek Lee. Pastor Lee and his wife, Dayla, are from Maxville, Florida and they have three children, son Gavin and his wife Haley and daughters, Dalys and Maddie. They are feeling so blessed and humbled to be able to become a part of our great community. ... Full Story »

Spring Time Realty – Bell

Recently Spring Time Realty was opened by Brokers Jane E. Moore and Lisa M. Hayes. Jane and Lisa are sisters with 22 years of combined experience in the real estate field. They are very excited about going into business together in Bell. Hayes said, “We have talked about it forever.” Moore has been a real estate agent in the Bell ... Full Story »

The Country Grind Coffee Shop – Bell

Carlos and Danielle Cabrera opened The Country Grind coffee shop recently. The Cabrera’s moved to the Bell area three years ago. They love the rural life style and have two children enrolled at Bell Elementary School. Danielle said they were searching for a business to open locally when they decided on opening a coffee shop after much research and talking ... Full Story »

Cuttin’ Up Salon – Bell

Bell native Lydia Harrell opened Cuttin’ Up Family Hair and Nail Salon at 3179 East Bryant Avenue. Lydia Harrell, Tammy Sanders and Morgan Rose are stylists at the new salon and Ginger Fordham is the nail tech. Harrell and Sanders have been longtime stylists who worked at Libby’s Beauty & Barber Shop before Libby Blackburn’s retirement in 2018. Cuttin’ Up ... Full Story »