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Dear Gilchrist County Citizens

Submitted Dear Gilchrist County Citizens: My name is Bill Martin and it is an honor to introduce myself as a candidate for County Commissioner District 2. My family has resided in Gilchrist County for 3 generations. My grandfather was a farmer in this area. My father was in the U.S. Air Force for twenty three years, after retirement we came ... Full Story »

Facility at Palms Medical Group in Bell to double in size

Construction is underway at the Palms Medical Group in Bell. The expansion will more than double the size of the existing facility. Palms Medical Group was awarded a grant from Health and Human Services for the expansion of the facilities. Palms was one of 290 health centers to receive this funding. Anita Riels, Chief Executive Officer of Palms Medical Group ... Full Story »

Sunday Alcohol sales approved in City of Trenton

The Trenton City Commission approved Sunday alcohol sales beginning immediately for all retail sales inside the municipality Monday evening during the second and final reading of the ordinance. On a motion by Commissioner Haley and a second by Commissioner Davis to approve Ordinance 2018-01 to allow retail businesses to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday in the City of Trenton. Mayor ... Full Story »

Gilchrist to purchase voting equipment, save $ over leasing

The Gilchrist County Commission took action on Monday to purchase voting equipment instead of leasing the voting machines to save over $100K by the end of the ten-year lease program. Gilchrist Clerk of Court Todd Newton reported to the Commission that after the finance committee took a closer look at the lease, they determined that in the eighth year the ... Full Story »

Wood arrested for the murder of Gilchrist County woman

Over the weekend the Gilchrist County SheriffÕs Office put out a Missing and Endangered Person Notice for Heather Lamb, last seen on Saturday, January 20. Albert Charles Wood, 27 of Gilchrist County, was arrested in Dixie County on the afternoon of Sunday, January 21st. WoodÕs arrest occurred during a missing person investigation being conducted by the Gilchrist County SheriffÕs Office. ... Full Story »

Bell council members take oath of office on Jan. 11

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council held their January regular meeting on Thursday night as President Derek Sanders opened the meeting with an invocation and a salute to the American flag. The first order of business was to present the Oath of Office to three unopposed elected officials. Council members Gary Blankenship, Michael Moore and Chris Sandlin took the ... Full Story »

Madison man dies in accident early New Year’s morning in Trenton

On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office  patrol vehicle. The pedestrian was identified as Max D. Bailey, 28 years of age of Madison, Florida. According to the press release, Bailey crossed in front of a GCSO patrol vehicle driven by K-9 Sergeant Stephen W. Stalvey resulting ... Full Story »

Dixie chase leads to arrest in Gilchrist

On Wednesday afternoon, December 20, deputies from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office were on their way to a residence to serve an arrest warrant when they met a small extended cab pick-up.  As they passed the vehicle, they thought they recognized the passenger to be the individual with the warrant.  When the deputies turned around their vehicle, the driver accelerated ... Full Story »