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Let’s Shop Gilchrist, on Small Business Saturday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County still has some small local owned businesses who need our support. Over the past week two local small businesses, The Wildflower Gift Shop inside Trenton Hardware & Farm Supply and Best Drugs also of Trenton held open houses. Bell and Trenton both have local owned businesses who could use the support of local shoppers ... Full Story »

Bell Concrete Products One of the older Gilchrist Businesses

Bell Concrete Products is one of Gilchrist County’s oldest continuous businesses. Jack Smith and Mike Hayes teamed up to buy Bell Concrete in 1972 after it had been closed for several years. They purchased the concrete plant from Jimmy Fields and Joseph Brialmont who had started the business ten years or so before they purchased it  for $10,000. Jack’s father, ... Full Story »

3rd Annual Fields of Faith in Bell

By Matthew Harrell Bell High School students took to the football field Wednesday night not in search of a win, but to spread the Word of God at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ third annual Fields of Faith. FCA member Jarrett Douglas opened the night with a joke and a prayer, then gave way to Bell High School students from ... Full Story »

Kickoff Party for Operation Christmas Child went amazingly well Saturday at Camp Anderson

Over three hundred  area citizens attended the  Operation Christmas Child Kickoff Party Saturday morning. The event included  people from all walks of life from throughout Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. Those attending all had one thing  in common and that was a caring heart, a heart willing to spend the day packing boxes to spread the story of Christmas around ... Full Story »

October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The staff at the Gilchrist County Tax Collector’s Office were wearing pink “I Care” t-shirts  promoting the End Breast Cancer License Plate last week. Barbara Merritt, the county Tax Collector said “When you buy an End Breast Cancer license plate, $25.00 is given to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research.” October is National Breast Cancer Awareness ... Full Story »

SSgt. Jon Raegan Guzman Retires from Army

Submitted Recently SSgt. Jon Raegan Guzman, son of Carl and Geneva Cornwell, of Trenton, welcomed his parents to Ft. Campbell Kentucky, where they, along with other family members, joined him at an Army Retirement ceremony there. Guzman has spent 24 years serving our country, which has included two consecutive overseas tours in Germany and two overseas tours in Afghanistan. Among ... Full Story »

Sgt. Leonard Knuckles Retires from Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces the retirement of Sgt. Leonard Knuckles. Sgt. Knuckles has given 40 years of Honorable and dependable service to the citizens of the state of Florida and Gilchrist County. The vast majority of Sgt. Knuckles career was spent with the Department of Corrections. In addition, Sgt. Knuckles served the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office as a ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau Dinner and Meeting draws large crowd

Local Farm Bureau President Roy Wilson, along with local agents Larry Merritt and Ben Colson were busy welcoming farmers, ranchers and local members to the Annual Meeting last week.  The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting was held last Thursday evening, September 22. Mr. Roy Wilson who has served as the local Farm Bureau President since the 1970s told the ... Full Story »

Lindseys named Gilchrist County Cattleman of the Year

The Annual Cattlemen’s Meeting got off to a good start on Tuesday night, September 6. The top honor of the evening went to Jay and Sherry Lindsey who were named 2016 Gilchrist County Cattleman of the Year. The Lindseys have a 400 acre hay operation north of Bell. Full Story »