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Danny Roberts passes away

The citizens of Gilchrist County were sad to learn that Danny Roberts passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 26. Roberts was a favorite around the county. He had moved to Georgia a few years ago and was the minister at Hardies Chapel Church of Christ in Gordon, Georgia near Milledgeville. Roberts is a Gilchrist County native, growing up in the ... Full Story »

2017-2018 Suwannee River Fair Board of Directors

Back row, left to right, Frank Bussard, Dixie County (Sec/Treas); Todd Begue, Dixie County; Taggert Siegel, Gilchrist County; Houston McKenzie, Gilchrist County; Adam Elliott, Gilchrist County; Loran Brookins, Levy County, was re-elected President; and Lint Jerrels of Levy County. Front row, left to right Jaime NesSmith, of Dixie County; Tracey Groom, of Dixie County, is the at-large member; Heather Rucker,  ... Full Story »

Commissioner Gray attends meeting in Washington, DC

Gilchrist County Commissioner Todd Gray traveled to Washington DC the latter part of July after receiving an invitation from the White House. Commissioner Gray was in DC from July 26-28 and during that time he met with other Florida County Commissioners that Congressman Neal Dunn represents. They discussed the issues facing this district. Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D.  said, “I enjoyed  ... Full Story »

Stars & Stripes Candle Co. and Suwannee Cottage open in Bell

A grand opening was held on Saturday, August 5 for Stars and Stripes Candle Co. and Suwannee Cottage Home and Garden. Both business are located inside Sweet Magnolia Salon in Bell. Megan Slayton, owner of Stars & Stripes Candle Co., first became interested in candle making when her husband was in the military. She said  really enjoys hand creating scented ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Friends of the NRA hold annual Banquet in Trenton

The 16th Annual Suwannee River Friends of the NRA Banquet was a big success on Thursday, July 27 at Trenton Elementary School. Over 300 supporters attended this annual event and enjoyed a steak dinner while raising funds to support the National Rifle Association. The event kicked off with a social time from 5:30 to 6:30, during this time the supporters ... Full Story »

Mock Land Group asks for water well from Town of Bell

The Bell Town Council held their July regular meeting on Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. This meeting began with a word of prayer and then followed by a salute to the American flag. Council president Derek Sanders recognized Keith Mock representing Mock Land Group of Alachua during the Reports and citizens request to address the Council. Keith Mock explained ... Full Story »

Dana Collins fulfills lifelong dream this summer

Dana Collins has obtained a life-long dream this summer. Dana, a native of the state of Georgia, has been a part of the staff at Bell High School and community for the past  29 years.  For the past few years she has been working in the guidance department and with home schooled students. Collins said, “It has been a lifelong ... Full Story »

Vets and Local Citizens come together for 4th of July Weekend

Submitted We all enjoyed a fun 4th of July weekend at ForVets Otter Springs last weekend. What made it special? Veterans of all services, and all wars from the last 100 years, joined together with good North Central Florida citizens of all ages, and shared lots of fun activities, camping, and swimming at the beautiful Otter Springs park. The park ... Full Story »

Healing Strong

Second Meeting of The Healing StrongTM . You are invited to join us July 17th at the Library in Trenton from 6:30-830. The Healing StrongTM will meet the third Monday night each month . The Healing StrongTM mission is to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based, non-toxic therapies through empowering community group. The ... Full Story »

Rolling Oaks Country Store to open

Rolling Oaks Country Store hopes to open for business this weekend. The Justin Edwards family of Bell will open the store with the help of several local employees to serve the Waccassassa community and all those passing by on Highway 26. Edwards’ daughter Alyssa Edwards will be the manager of Rolling Oaks Country Store. Justin Edwards said, “We are so ... Full Story »