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Elected Officials Hold Thank You reception

A “Thank You” reception was held last Tuesday, July 26 for the citizens of Gilchrist County. This reception was a way of saying thank you from the local elected officials who did not receive any opposition during the 2016 political year. On hand to greet the guests and tell them thank you were County Commissioner Sharon Akins Langford, Property Appraiser ... Full Story »

Sudden loss of local 18-year-old saddens many

No matter how sick she was, Jordan Savannah Elmore was always happy. A 2016 graduate of Trenton Middle High School, Jordan celebrated her 18th birthday on July 1 and passed away suddenly on July 20, from complications related to health issues. Jordan had many friends and family members, who gathered with members of her graduating class at a special service ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Friends and neighbors Rodger Nogaki, Wynne Falkowski, Michelle King, Nina and Cliff Bemis are shown celebrating Miss Lillian’s special day with birthday cake and pink lemonade.    Friends and neighbors  from the Suwannee River Springs Association helped celebrate the 103rd birthday of Miss Lillian Bemis on Friday, July 15 with cake and pink lemonade. Miss Bemis’ secret to long life ... Full Story »

Library Program presents Mystic Jungle

By Antoniette Meyer On Thursday, July 14, the Kids Summer Program continued at the Gilchrist County Public Library in Trenton. This week, the library had a Mystic Jungle program. Mystic Jungle Educational Facility, located in Live Oak, is the home to many exotic and native animals. Mystic Jungle Educational Facility is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation, preservation ... Full Story »

Jackie Ray Barron, Jr. Benefit has huge turnout

Shortly after the doors opened at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club building last Friday morning, friends, neighbors, church family and just well-meaning citizens of this county began crossing the threshold to support Jackie Ray Barron, Jr. at a benefit held in his honor. Jackie Ray has spent just over a year going through various treatments for liver cancer after his ... Full Story »

At home with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Shepherd

Jimmie and Nina Sue Shepherd were both born into farming families in the small community of Curtis which is located a few miles west of Bell. Mr. Jimmie’s family moved further north of Bell about a half mile from the Suwannee River when he was about a year old. Full Story »

Local Family Opens Events Venue at Seven Hills Farm

By Cindy Jo Ayers Brothers Jay Becker and Brian Becker, aka Boo, along with Boo’s wife Cori, have turned their 100 plus acre family farm into a unique wedding venue. Cori said Boo came up with the idea of establishing an event venue on their farm after attending a wedding several years ago at a farm that serves as an ... Full Story »