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Addy Jones Road officially dedicated

By Cindy Jo Ayers A large crowd of family and friends gathered at the south end of County Road 337, also known as Addy Jones Road, on Sunday afternoon for the official dedication of the highway. Addy Jones Road is located in the Shady Grove area of the county off of State Road 26, and although the road was numbered ... Full Story »

Chamber Banquet a success

One of the highlights of the annual Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Banquet is the presentation of the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement award. Clif Bradley presented the award at the Tuesday, February 6, banquet. Bradley told the attendees, “For those of you who did not know him, Mr. Ayers was a fixture in Gilchrist County for several decades.” Bradley ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers win 3rd Straight District 7 Title

Coach Frye gets 100th Victory The Trenton Lady Tigers clinched their third straight District 7-1A basketball title on Friday night as they defeated runner-up Branford 72-38. Trenton Head Coach Bryant Frye received a 100th career win in this District Championship victory. “Our girls did a great job, they played well in this tournament and won our third straight District 7 ... Full Story »

Sunday Alcohol sales approved in City of Trenton

The Trenton City Commission approved Sunday alcohol sales beginning immediately for all retail sales inside the municipality Monday evening during the second and final reading of the ordinance. On a motion by Commissioner Haley and a second by Commissioner Davis to approve Ordinance 2018-01 to allow retail businesses to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday in the City of Trenton. Mayor ... Full Story »

Bulldogs split final two games, enter districts as one seed

By Matthew Harrell District 7-1A’s no. 1 seed, the Bell Bulldogs, will head into districts with a record of 20-5 after splitting their final two regular season games last week. On Monday, the top-ranked team in MaxPreps’ 1A rankings needed a late rally to escape Bell with a win. Bell led the Hawthorne Hornets for nearly 30 of the 32 ... Full Story »

Bulldogs hold top seed, Trenton third entering districts

By Matthew Harrell One school is looking to bounce back from a loss in the district final while the other looks to build on its best district finish in five years. This year’s district 7-1A tournament may be in Dixie County, but it has plenty of Gilchrist County storylines: Bell tries to regain its spot atop the district after last ... Full Story »

Walk-A-Thon has record year raising $20,008

They came, they walked and they raised a whole lot of money for the teachers and students of Gilchrist County. The annual Walk-a-Thon for education brought out a record crowd this year. Some eleven teams were signed up to participate in this annual walk through the streets of Trenton. The fundraising had been going on for months before the big ... Full Story »

Gilchrist to purchase voting equipment, save $ over leasing

The Gilchrist County Commission took action on Monday to purchase voting equipment instead of leasing the voting machines to save over $100K by the end of the ten-year lease program. Gilchrist Clerk of Court Todd Newton reported to the Commission that after the finance committee took a closer look at the lease, they determined that in the eighth year the ... Full Story »

Bell FFA does well at District Land Judging Contest

The 2018 District Land Judging event was hosted by Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District. FFA Chapters from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties participated. Gilchrist County was represented by Bell Junior and Senior FFA Chapters. FFA Advisors Debbie Jones and Bill Martin had three teams from each chapter competing in this year’s land judging competition. The winning Junior team was ... Full Story »

Boys District 7-1A tournament to be held in Dixie County

The Boys District 7-1A tournament will be hosted by Dixie County and starts Tuesday and concludes on Saturday, Feb. 17. Trenton will face sixth-seeded Cedar Key on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The winner will face the winner of the Branford-Dixie County game on Friday. Bell will face the winner of the Chiefland-Bronson game. The start times of the ... Full Story »