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County grants extension for gas station at 47/340

Residents of north Gilchrist County who have been waiting for a convenience store to open at the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 340 will have to wait a little longer. Stoney Smith, representing Hudson Food Stores, Inc., told the Gilchrist County Commissioners last week that it takes time to secure the proper food vendors. Full Story »

Pray for the Nation

Gilchrist County residents gathered on the courthouse lawn on Thursday, May 19 to pray for God to restore America. Organizers said the only way America can be saved is with a spiritual revival. They prayed for God to forgive us and to heal our land. Full Story »

Local officials assess resources for Zika

The Florida Department of Health is sending out a clear message to Florida residents, drain standing water and wear mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito-borne diseases this summer. Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and has grown into an epidemic in Central and South America is a very real concern for Florida residents. The disease, which is ... Full Story »

MacLean is Co-Salutatorian of the THS Class of 2016

Liam has had a stellar academic career at Trenton High School.  He graduated on May 6, 2016 from Florida Gateway College with an Associates of Arts degree.  Few students achieve such an accomplishment.  While at Trenton High School, Liam completed the Engineering Program and obtained the Auto Cad and Solid Works industry certifications. Full Story »

Townsend signs with Webber International University

Devin Townsend put pen to paper on Thursday, May 20, at the Iris Roberts Auditorium on the campus of Bell High School. Devin earned a scholarship from Webber International University for his playing ability on the basketball court and his work in the classroom. Devin will graduate Friday night with a 3.7 GPA, and fond memories of his years at ... Full Story »

Baseball Parent Questions Disciplinary Action

An issue was brought in front of the school board on May 2 regarding an incident that occurred after a Trenton High School baseball game in Chiefland on April 22.  This incident lead to a parent’s concern about the issue of a volunteer coach’s right to discipline the players. Lolly Sumner, the concerned parent, requested to speak to the school ... Full Story »

Farmers recognized at CARES dinner

Several local farmers were honored on Thursday, May 5 for their outstanding achievements in preserving land and water resources. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam presented Florida Farm Bureau’s County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) awards to Frank and Mary Kate Colson of Colson Farms, Sidney Roberts of R & R Farms, and Brent Dukes of Dukes Hay, Inc. ... Full Story »

Cheevers wins 1st in state with high jump

Hamp Cheevers, a member of the Trenton High School track team, won first in the state for his high jump of 6’6” over the weekend. According to Coach Jim Akins, Hamp also placed 9th on the long jump with a jump of 21’3”. Congratulations Hamp!   Full Story »

School Board honors retirees

On May 2, the Gilchrist County School Board and Superintendent Rob Rankin honored retiring teachers. Pictured back row, left to right, retiree John Hauprich (Bus Garage Mechanic), School Board Attorney Lindsey Lander, Superintendent Rob Rankin, School Board members Bob Clemons, Julie Thomas, Michelle Walker-Crawford, Deen Lancaster, and Christie McElroy. Retiring teachers and administrators are pictured front row, left to right, ... Full Story »

5 adults, 9 juveniles charged in high school brawl

Three top Trenton High School athletes were among the 14 individuals facing charges for a brawl that occurred on the Trenton High School campus on March 14. Trevante Robert McCleese, 18, faces felony charges for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and affray. Trevante is a Trenton High School senior who committed to play college football at Warner University. Full Story »