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New Jail Referendum to be on General Election ballot

After months of discussion about the much needed new Gilchrist County Jail and the funding of additional staff for a new jail, the Gilchrist County Commissioners decided to put the issue on the ballot at their September 6 meeting. Gilchrist County Commissioners agreed to place a referendum on the General Election ballot to see if the voting public would support ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission approves 2.25 mills and 5% increase of water and sewer rates

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held their first public meeting in September on Monday afternoon as they discussed the proposed tentative budgets for 2018-2019 fiscal year. Commissioner Haley proposed the City of Trenton approve a 2.25 millage rate and adopt a water and sewer rate increase of 5%. Commissioner Rutter gave a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-16 identifying ... Full Story »

2018 Banquet celebrates accomplishments of 4-H members

Local 4-H members were excited to attend the annual Gilchrist County 4-H Banquet on Wednesday, August 22. Kalin Siegel welcomed those attending the celebration of their accomplishment in 2018. Siegel said, “We have had kids do everything from learning how to plant a garden, to learning how to cook or prepare their animals for the fair.” Jessica Altum Cooper, the ... Full Story »

4-H and FFA Fat Steer weigh-in at Suwannee River Fair

Alaina Brown of Trenton FFA was at the Suwannee River Fair grounds on Saturday to weigh-in her fat steer. There were 38 fat steers entered in the 2019 SRF during the weigh-in. The Feeder Steer weigh-in will be Friday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Swine tag-in will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 7:30 ... Full Story »

A Night of Hope Gala Planned for Oct. 11 at Camp Anderson

A Night of Hope Gala will be held on Thursday, October 11 at Camp Anderson near Old Town. The annual gala will benefit Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center in Chiefland. The Gala will begin at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. The center provides service for women who have an unplanned pregnancy in the Tri-County area. The Gala ... Full Story »

Bell defeats Franklin County for first win of season

By Matthew Harrell In their third game of the regular season, the Bulldogs finally accomplished the two big things they had not accomplished this season: Score a touchdown and win a game. The Bulldogs entered the game as 20-point underdogs to the Franklin County Seahawks Friday night, but they took an 8-0 lead just before the half and never lost ... Full Story »

South Sumter thumps Trenton

The Trenton Tigers traveled to Bushnell Friday night to take on 4A South Sumter. The Raiders jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the opening period. Sumter added 28 points in the second period to hold a 35-0 edge at halftime. The hosts added a score and extra point in the third period. The Tigers added a score in ... Full Story »

September 13, 2018 Obits

Master Sebastian James Speck Sebastian James Speck, 3 years old, earned his angel wings on Thursday, September 6, 2018, peacefully in his sleep. Sebastian was born on September 15, 2014 in Gainesville, FL and is survived by his mother, Michelle Speck; a little sister, Brooklyn Speck; maternal grandmother, Jeryl Speck and maternal grandfather, Brian Speck; maternal great-grandmother, Peggy Lewis; special ... Full Story »

September 13, 2018 Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2017-CA-00049 U. S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff. vs. JENAE C. CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CURTNEY CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CHRISTIANSEN; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; THE RIVERWALK OF FANNING SPRINGS OWNERSHIP ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENAE C. CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A JENAE CURTNEY CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A ... Full Story »