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4 Bell residents face drug charges

Four Bell residents were arrested over the holiday weekend on illegal drug charges. After a lengthy drug investigation, officers from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1249 NW County Road 341 in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 2. Gregory Alexander Gibb, 31, and Melanie A. Davis, 23, both of Bell, were charged with drug ... Full Story »

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Trenton

Wearing warm smiles and green vests, sales associates at Trenton’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market greeted customers on Wednesday, July 1 at the store’s grand opening. The new 12,000 square feet store, which is located at 1209 E. Wade Street in Trenton, will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Full Story »

Celebrate the 4th with fireworks

Independence Day is celebrated in grand fashion throughout the tri-county area, as fireworks bam, pop and sizzle throughout the holiday weekend. The City of Williston will be hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 3, with a parade beginning at 5 p.m. The Independence Day Celebration will follow at Horseman’s Park, located at 803 SW 19th Avenue in ... Full Story »

Local residents divided on possible Ten Commandments monument

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners are considering an offer by Dixie County resident Joe Anderson to provide a Ten Commandments monument at the corner of US 129 and SR 26. The granite monument would be placed on the courthouse lawn facing the only traffic light in Gilchrist County. The Gilchrist County Journal recently polled residents to see if ... Full Story »

City approves Sons of Confederate Veterans clubhouse

The Trenton City Commission heard from Toni Collins, representing the John Hance O’Steen Camp 770, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Gilchrist County, last week. Ms. Collins presented an application for a Special Exception for a clubhouse and lodge on NE Fourth Avenue in Trenton during the Trenton Board of Adjustment meeting on Monday, June 23. Full Story »

Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Popular Bell preschool will close

After welcoming hundreds of local children with a warm smile and open arms, All Things Learning Center will close its doors on Tuesday, June 30. A fixture in the Town of Bell for the last 19 years, All Things came about when Mrs. Kathy Spears recognized the need for quality, affordable childcare in the community. “The greatest joy has been ... Full Story »

Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Local woman arrested for child abuse

Investigators from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 44-year-old Chiefland woman and charged her with two counts of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age, two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child and child abuse by intentional act. Full Story »