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Carlisle family loses home to fire

By Cindy Jo Ayers Firemen from throughout the county received a call in the early morning hours of Monday, December 10. Firemen and trucks began arriving shortly after 12:30 a.m. to the home of Casey and Marianne Carlisle at 4022 SE 17th Trail, in the Waters Lake area of Gilchrist County. It was reported that Carlisle heard a noise and ... Full Story »

Sunday afternoon house fire in Bell

It was reported that several people living in a home in Bell awoke from their nap to hear the fire alarm going off. The home is located at 7670 NW Strickland Ave within the Town of Bell. The fire started on the back porch of the concrete block home and traveled up into the roof line at 3:00 in the ... Full Story »

Local Veterans honored with parade

Gilchrist County Citizens came out to support the Veterans Day parade on Monday November 12. The Sheriff, Bobby Schultz, lead the parade followed closely by the Grand Marshall of the Parade, Ted Henley. Mr. Henley was a former Marine who not only served his country well, but he continues to serve his fellow man in Gilchrist County daily. From visiting ... Full Story »

Jury selection for Porter trial began on Monday, Oct. 28

The First Degree Murder trial in the Joyce Burrow case began again on Monday, Oct. 28, with the start of jury selection for the trial. Joyce Burrow, 55 of Bell was found laying in the roadway in front of her home on July 24, 2013, at 3 a.m. Known locally as “Ms. Joyce,” Burrow had retired the year before after ... Full Story »

Craig Ruede to seek Seat 4 in Trenton City Commission Race

My name is Craig Ruede and I am announcing my candidacy for Seat 4 on the Trenton City Commission. I am married with two beautiful children. I have been a Public Servant for more than 20 years. I currently serve as a Lieutenant with the City of Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. I previously held Seat 4 as a City Commissioner ... Full Story »

Central Florida Electric holds annual meeting

By Chris Rogers Most of the morning was nice and cool as Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) held its annual meeting, Saturday, October 6. Members were greeted by Chiefland FFA students helping direct traffic. Members were immediately registered and given a gift bucket with lots of information and free goodies. The registration also entered each member in all of the ... Full Story »

Monday morning fire destroys home in Rolling Oaks

Jeff and A’Lisa Blankenship lost their home to a accidental home fire on Monday morning, October 1. The Blankenships have two children ages 16 and 12. Gilchrist Fire Rescue received the structure fire call just before 10 a.m. All Gilchrist Fire units including Trenton and Fanning Springs responded to the fire call. According to Gilchrist Fire Rescue Chief James Campbell ... Full Story »

Town of Bell to hold Election in December

The Town of Bell is planning to hold their 2018 election on December 4. Mayor, Group 3, Group 4, and Town Clerk are all up for election this year. The Mayor position is currently held by Thomas Brown. Group 3 is held by Derek Sanders and Group 4 is held by Kenny Bass. Michelle Rose holds the Town Clerk Position ... Full Story »