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Bell’s new Dollar General opens

The new Dollar Store in Bell is now open for business. The store has had a brisk business since it opened on Thursday, February 11. The Dollar General store was formally located at 1780 N. Main Street and it has moved to the new much larger building at 1470 N. Main Street in Bell. Full Story »

Coach Rowe passes away on January 26

Former students, friends and fellow church members were sad to learn last week that John R. Rowe, Sr., had passed way on January 26, 2021. Coach Rowe as he is fondly known around the Tri-County area would have turned 87, on February 4. Coach Rowe was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the seventh child of William Hugh Rowe and Daphne Elizabeth ... Full Story »

Sam’s Sweet Shop features from scratch recipes

By Cindy Jo Ayers From scratch is really important to local baker Sami Johnson-Streit. One taste of Sami’s home baked treats will make a believer of anyone who has the slightest sweet tooth. Sami’s love for baking started at a very young age, in her grandmother’s kitchen. Ms. Betty Streit served as her baking instructor, inspiration and friend. Along the ... Full Story »

D. Ray Harrison, Jr., inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame

The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners met Monday, January 25, to induct D. Ray Harrison, Jr. into the Trenton Hall of Fame. Many friends and family members were in attendance at the beginning of the 5:30 p.m. meeting. Trenton Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. introduced the honoree, which in Gilchrist County needs no introduction. Attorney Lang went on to ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Citizens saddened to learn Susan Bryant passed away

By Cindy Jo Ayers Much loved former Supervisor of Elections Susan Bryant passed away on Friday, January 15th, after a long illness. She loved her family as well as Gilchrist County and was proud to call it home. Many people who knew her as Mrs. Sue will remember her as a giver, who often did kind deeds for those who ... Full Story »

Chamber Banquet rescheduled for April 13

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled their Annual Banquet for Tuesday, April 13, at Seven Hills Farm. Awards nominations can still be made for the annual banquet awards. Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Civic Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement awards are still open. The nominations will be open until ... Full Story »

No COVID-19 Vaccine appointments at this time, until additional vaccines arrive

On Monday morning, January 11, the Gilchrist County Health Department reported that they were out of Covid-19 vaccines. On Monday the Health Department was not scheduled to receive a shipment of vaccines this week. Wesley Asbell of the Health Department said, that the schedule for vaccine delivery could change at any time. “We are temporarily suspending appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations ... Full Story »

Constitutional Officers sworn back in

Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Tax Collector Michael McElroy, Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, and Property Appraiser Damon Leggett shown being sworn in for another term by County Court Judge Sheree H. Lancaster. Full Story »

Barbara Locke honored by County Board

Gilchrist County Commissioners Kenrick Thomas, Marion Poitevint, Sharon A. Langford, longtime Health Department Administrator Barbara Locke, Commissioners Bill Martin and Darrell Smith. During the January 4th Commission meeting, the County Commission honored Barbara Locke with a Proclamation for her many years of service at the Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie Counties. Full Story »

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center and Tri-County Nursing Home residents and staff have received Covid-19 Vaccines

Joanna Buckles, Administrator of Ayers Health and Rehabilation Center said on Tuesday that CVS would be vaccinating the residents and staff on Wednesday, January 6. Buckles stated, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to take the vaccine and the improved protection from Covid.” Tri-County Nursing Home in Fanning Springs reported on Tuesday that their staff and residents were vaccinated ... Full Story »