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Trenton’s Darian Ingram Named Miss Softball

Senior pitcher Darian Ingram of Trenton High School has been named the Florida Dairy Farmers 2021 Miss Softball following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school softball coaches and media representatives. Ingram led her squad to its second straight Class 1A state title with an 18-1 record. She threw eight no-hitters, including a perfect game, ... Full Story »

Jones Sisters have great Rodeo Season

Sisters Jordyn and Jayme Jones of Trenton compete in the Florida Little Britches Rodeo Association (FLBRA). The 2020-2021 season had 18 rodeos around the State of Florida. Jayme competes in the Little Wranglers division ages 5-8 and Jordyn competes in the Junior Girls division ages 9-13 years old. Jayme was the 2020-2021 Little Wranglers All Around champion, Barrel Racing champion ... Full Story »

Mr. Carl Williams celebrates 90th Birthday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Longtime Gilchrist County resident and former School Superintendent Carl Williams celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday. Friends and family from far and near arrived at the Bell Community Center to help Mr. Williams celebrate his 90th Birthday at the event hosted by his family. Mr. Williams and his wife of 63 years, Francis live just northwest ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Dairyman Don Bennink making positive impact on youth

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu@IFAS_VP Every spring, a swarm of children, some not even 10 years old, cart away tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of Don Bennink’s cows with no more collateral than a pledge to bring them back within 48 hours. This annual rite of spring for 4-Hers and FFAers has been happening at North Florida Holsteins for ... Full Story »

Trenton United Methodist Pastor Dale Elzie retiring

Pastor Dale Elzie will be retiring as the Pastor of Trenton United Methodist Church after ten years. Pastor Elzie has been at Trenton United Methodist Church since June of 2010 when he replaced Pastor Hank Cribb. Pastor Elzie future plans include continuing to work for the Florida Cancer Specialist in Gainesville as a councilor. He also plans to spend more ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections’ Office moves to West end of Courthouse

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez is happy to announce that her office has moved to the west end of the Gilchrist County Courthouse across from the Property Appraiser’s office. This office space became available when the Tax Collectors office moved to the Tax Collectors Annex next to the County Commission meeting room. It was reported that the Supervisor ... Full Story »

Memorial Day brings back memories for area citizen Joe Salonia

Memorial Day is a time set aside to remember those that have fought and lost their lives in the US military. This day holds a lot of meaning in a lot of people’s hearts. Joe Salonia of Chiefland, chose to spend his Memorial Day honoring those who gave their lives defending the United States of America. Salonia and his daughter ... Full Story »