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Chamber Banquet rescheduled for April 13

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled their Annual Banquet for Tuesday, April 13, at Seven Hills Farm. Awards nominations can still be made for the annual banquet awards. Award categories include Citizen of the Year, Civic Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement awards are still open. The nominations will be open until ... Full Story »

Bell Town Council Officials sworn in

Town of Bell council officials were sworn in Thursday evening at the beginning of the meeting. Kris Beasley Council member, Michelle Rose Town Clerk, Derek Sanders Council member, Libbie Estes Mayor, and David M. “Duke” Lang, Jr. Attorney presented the oath of office to each of the newly elected officials. Full Story »

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling has Resumed in Gilchrist County

The Department of Health in Gilchrist County announced that they were taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Individuals who are 65 or older, front line health care workers and first responders may schedule an appointment by calling 352-463-3120. Scheduling will continue until vaccine allotments are depleted. Residents are ask to be patient as phone ... Full Story »

Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival to be held March 19-21

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival now known as Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival will be held on March 19-21, 2021. This three day event will begin on Friday, March 19th, with a free Movie Night at the Trenton Depot. On Saturday, March 20th, quilts will be displayed on Main Street and NW First Street. Antique and craft venders along with ... Full Story »

January 21, 2021 Obituaries

Nancy Susan Jones Bryant Nancy Susan Jones Bryant passed away on Friday, January 15th. She was born September 18, 1949 to Addy and Edith Jones of Trenton FL. She loved her family, as well as Gilchrist County and was proud to call it home. She was a lady who answered to many names. These names included Mama, Nanny, Aunt, Mrs. ... Full Story »

January 21, 2021 Legals

SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for permit was received on January 8, 2021: John Chastain, 5619 NW 37th Ct, Bell, FL 32619-4073 has submitted an application to modify an existing Water Use Permit number 2-041-220384-3, authorizing an additional 6-inch well with no ... Full Story »

Kallee Smith to be new Senior FFA Advisor at Trenton High School

Trenton High School Principal Cheri Langford announced that Kallee Smith will be the new Trenton High School Senior FFA Advisor. Kallee and her husband Garrett Smith currently live in Plant City where she has been a Middle School Advisor for the past five years. Kallee met her husband Garrett while they were both attending UF. Garrett grew up in this ... Full Story »

City Commission denies Construction Plan for First Baptist Church expansion

The Trenton City Commission held a public meeting on Monday evening to discuss several issues involving the future growth of the City of Trenton. The four member Commission listened to Attorney David M Lang, Jr. present the Site and Development Plan SD 2021-01 that identified the church’s intent to have a 8,503 square foot single storey multi-purpose building constructed on ... Full Story »