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Construction begins on new Dollar General

The new Dollar General Store in Bell is underway. The site plan states the store will be 10,640 square feet with 43 parking spaces. There will also be landscape buffers around the building. The project developer is the Hix Snedeker Company from Daphne, Alabama. It was reported that Dollar General is no longer building the larger format Dollar General Markets ... Full Story »

Remembering 9/11 19 years later

On Friday, September 11, the country will once again pause to remember the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, some 19 years ago. When hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives. Some 400 brave firefighters and policeman ... Full Story »

Alcoholic Beverage Referendum and Six Amendments to be on General Election Ballot

The November 3, General Election ballot will not only have the Presidential race to vote on but also a local referendum pertaining to alcoholic beverage sales in the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist County. Currently alcoholic beverages can not be sold from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday in the county. Voters will have the choice to approve alcoholic beverage ... Full Story »

McElroy, Surrency and Smith Elected

38.33% vote in Primary Election. When the final vote was counted in Gilchrist County a total of 4,659 votes were cast. 983 Democrates voted, 3,441 Republicans voted, 218 No Party Affiliation voted and 17 other party voted in the Primary Election. Gilchrist County has a total of 12,214 registered voters. There were a total of 1,434 absentee ballots and 811 ... Full Story »

Time to early vote, Primary Election Tuesday, August 18

Early Voter showing her identification to Lisa Darus of the Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office. Tracy Sanders was handing early voters their ballots. Connie Sanchez, the Supervior of Elections, set up the early voting so voters move in a large circle to promote distancing. As of noon on Tuesday, August 11, 11.69% of the registered voters in Gilchrist County ... Full Story »

Cole White making his home town Proud, #Colestrong

By Cindy Jo Ayers Just five days before his high school graduation in 2015 Cole White was paralyzed in an accident on the Suwannee River. Cole was an outstanding athlete during his years at Bell High with many friends. Shortly after the accident the words “#Colestrong” began showing up on vehicles all over Gilchrist County as a way to encourage ... Full Story »

Naples man arrested on sexual battery charges

A Naples man is being held in the Gilchrist County Jail on a $945,000 bond after he sexually battered a group of women at Ginnie Springs. Emanuel Correa Herrera, 18, has been charged with three counts of Sexual Battery, one count of Attempted Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment and two counts of Battery. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 ... Full Story »

City of Trenton plans to start charging late fees on water/sewer bills

The City of Trenton has been waiving late fees and not turning off peoples water service for the past four months now. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson told the City Commissioners during their July 13th regular meeting that he felt it was time to stop waiving the late fees and time to start turning off water for those who have not ... Full Story »

County Tax Collector’s Office in Trenton moves to new location

Tax Collector Michael McElroy was pleased to open the front door to the Tax Collector’s new Office in Trenton. The building is situated next door to the County Commission Meeting Room that was formerly Trenton Church of Christ. The new Tax Collector’s building was used years ago as the church’s Sunday School annex. More recently the county owned building was ... Full Story »

Lock your car doors in Trenton

On July 8th, GCSO posted that residents of Trenton should lock their car doors. During the July 13th Trenton City Commission Meeting, Public Safety Chief Matthew Rexroat stated that some 16 cars had been broken into in the Northeast section of town from Trenton Apartments North. None of the car doors were locked. Full Story »