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Suwannee River Youth Fair General Meeting planned for August 29

General Meeting and Election will be held on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. The directors whose terms are ending are Todd Begue and Heather Rucker (Dixie), Earl “Peewee” Jones and Michelle Walker-Crawford (Gilchrist), Frank Dola and Scott Mills (Levy), and Gary McKenzie (at large). This meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  Full Story »

Nathan Jordan won 2016 World Championship of SASS

Submitted Nathan Jordan a/k/a Little Man won the 2016  World Championship of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) in the category of Buckaroo (boys, age 10-13) in Edgewood, New Mexico recently. He competed with two single action pistols, a lever action rifle and a double barrel shotgun. This event took three days to complete. He is also a two-time State ... Full Story »

Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces Mandy Hughes’ promotion

Mandy Keller Hughes who is a corrections officer at the Gilchrist County Jail recently received a promotion to sergeant. Sgt. Hughes has been employed with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department since 2002.   Full Story »

Fundraiser plans underway to benefit two local young women

Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer (Tucker) Ragsdale will benefit from funds raised at a barbecue lunch to be held at the Bell Community Center on Friday, September 2nd. The meal will begin at 11 a.m. and last until the food runs out. The dinner will consist of smoked chicken, and two sides, a roll and dessert for only $8.00. Jennifer Mauldin ... Full Story »

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 »

15th Annual Suwannee River Friends of NRA Banquet draws large crowd

Area supporters of the NRA came out in a big way on Thursday, July 28 for the 15th Annual Suwannee River Friends of NRA Banquet. This year’s banquet was one of the larger events with some 330 tickets being sold at a cost of $40 per ticket. The event was held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in the northern part ... 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 »

Antoniette Meyer returns to Gilchrist for Internship

By Cindy Jo Ayers During the past couple of months you might have noticed several articles weekly in the Gilchrist County Journal written by  Antoniette Meyer. Antoniette contacted the Journal in the early spring requesting an internship with the local newspaper.  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 »