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School District holds Welcome Back event

Gilchrist County teachers and school staff members are revved up and ready to go. Some 380 Gilchrist County School District employees came together on Wednesday, August 3 to celebrate the beginning of the school year. The morning began with a breakfast of Krispy Kreme donuts, fruit, bottled water and coffee sponsored by Florida Credit Union at the Bell High Gym. ... Full Story »

Elementary schools welcome new Music Teacher

For more than a dozen years now the students at Bell and Trenton Elementary Schools have been without a music teacher, but with the new school year beginning  on Thursday the schools will have a full time music teacher, Laura Antoni Beard. Laura Beard will spend the first half of the year teaching music at Trenton Elementary and the second ... Full Story »

Stars & Stripes Candle Co. and Suwannee Cottage open in Bell

A grand opening was held on Saturday, August 5 for Stars and Stripes Candle Co. and Suwannee Cottage Home and Garden. Both business are located inside Sweet Magnolia Salon in Bell. Megan Slayton, owner of Stars & Stripes Candle Co., first became interested in candle making when her husband was in the military. She said  really enjoys hand creating scented ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Chapter members headed for Nationals in October

Trenton FFA will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in October. Tyler Herrington was announced as a National Silver Proficiency winner for his Agricultural Sales SAE program. At the Florida FFA State Convention in June Tyler was named the state winner and his application was forwarded to National FFA. Tyler’s SAE is based on his business JTC Beef which ... Full Story »

State Representative Chuck Clemons Announces Trenton Office Hours

State Representative Chuck Clemons (R-Newberry) has announced that his staff will hold office hours in Trenton on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist constituents with state agency concerns and to gather public input on legislative issues. The office is located at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, ... Full Story »

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center receive Governor’s Gold Seal Award

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce that our center and partners have received the Governor’s Gold Seal Award. This award recognizes Long Term Care Centers that consistently provide their residents with exceptionally high levels of care. Governor Rick Scott said, “Gold Seal facilities represent the very best nursing homes that Florida has to offer. Our state is ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Friends of the NRA hold annual Banquet in Trenton

The 16th Annual Suwannee River Friends of the NRA Banquet was a big success on Thursday, July 27 at Trenton Elementary School. Over 300 supporters attended this annual event and enjoyed a steak dinner while raising funds to support the National Rifle Association. The event kicked off with a social time from 5:30 to 6:30, during this time the supporters ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Safety Patrols visit Washington

Submitted Early in June the combined Gilchrst County Safety Patrols from Bell and Trenton Elementary Schools enjoyed a week-long trip to visit Williamsburg, VA, Washington DC and the surrounding country. Tours of several of our nation’s monuments and memorials were involved in this busy week. From the Smithsonian Museums to Arlington National Cemetery to the Vietnam Memorial to the WWII ... Full Story »

Largest Heroin Seizure in County history made last week

On Tuesday, July 18, approximately one ounce of heroin was seized as well as synthetic narcotics in pill form. The heroin seizure occurred after a traffic stop in Fanning Springs.  Gilchrist County law enforcement officers Detective Sergeant Clint Anderson, with assistance of Lt. Scotty Douglas and Detective Sgt. Keagon Weatherford, Sgt. Edwin Jenkins, K-9 Deputy Matthew Rexroat and Deputy Mike ... Full Story »