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Leggett receives Bob Walden Award

Submitted On October 4, 2018 Gilchrist County Property Appraiser, Damon Leggett received the R.R. “Bob” Walden Award. The award was presented at Pensacola Beach, Florida and is given for sincere sense of dedication and outstanding service to the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida at their annual conference. Leggett has been the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser since 2004 and has worked ... Full Story »

New Jail Referendum to be on General Election ballot

After months of discussion about the much needed new Gilchrist County Jail and the funding of additional staff for a new jail, the Gilchrist County Commissioners decided to put the issue on the ballot at their September 6 meeting. Gilchrist County Commissioners agreed to place a referendum on the General Election ballot to see if the voting public would support ... Full Story »

A Night of Hope Gala Planned for Oct. 11 at Camp Anderson

A Night of Hope Gala will be held on Thursday, October 11 at Camp Anderson near Old Town. The annual gala will benefit Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center in Chiefland. The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. The center provides service for women who have an unplanned pregnancy in the Tri-County area. The Gala ... Full Story »

The Circus is coming to Gilchrist County

The Gilchrist County Character Council is sponsoring the Loomis Brothers Circus which will be preforming in Gilchrist County. This year’s Circus events will be held on Friday Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The circus will be located at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex at 4050 South US Highway 129, between ... Full Story »

Palms Medical holds Open House at Bell office

By Cindy Jo Ayers The staff at Palms Medical Group in Bell were pleased to welcome the community to the newly renovated Palms Medical in Bell on Tuesday evening, August 21. The new expansion doubled the size of the former facility. The original part of the building was remodeled and refreshed. The providers were giving the community guided tours of ... Full Story »

GCSO escorts Noel to first day of school

Noel Ramirez Jr. being escorted to his first day of school at Chiefland Elementary by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, his mother Gigi and GCSO Deputies. The deputies and sheriff escorted little Noel to school on behalf of his father Noel Ramirez Sr. who was shot and killed while on duty on April 19, 2018 in Trenton. Full Story »

Jeff Beach Renowned Saddle Maker

Story and Photo By Bob Stone Jeff Beach skillfully fashions about two dozen custom saddles a year in the shop behind his home in rural Gilchrist County, near Trenton. Strikingly beautiful examples of functional artistry, he decorates most of them with graceful, hand-tooled or “carved” designs. Although Jeff will make any type of saddle, most he builds are used in ... Full Story »