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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 »

Ten Mowers and a Trailer stolen from Green’s Outdoor and More

Green’s Outdoors and More store employees arrived at work on Monday morning and discovered that ten mowers and one trailer were missing from the property. Upon further investigation the business owner, J. D. Green, learned that ten Gravely commercial zero turn mowers, as well as a large trailer that would haul three mowers at a time were stolen. It is ... Full Story »

2018 Banquet celebrates accomplishments of 4-H members

Local 4-H members were excited to attend the annual Gilchrist County 4-H Banquet on Wednesday, August 22. Kalin Siegel welcomed those attending the celebration of their accomplishment in 2018. Siegel said, “We have had kids do everything from learning how to plant a garden, to learning how to cook or prepare their animals for the fair.” Jessica Altum Cooper, the ... Full Story »

Bill Martin elected County Commissioner for District 2

When the last ballot was counted in the Primary Election, on Tuesday, August 28, 30.88 percent of Gilchrist County’s 11,557 registered voters cast a ballot. Four years ago in 2014 only 25 percent of voters cast a ballot. The only local race was for County Commissioner District 2 seat. Bill Martin won with 1,245 votes, he was followed by Robert ... Full Story »