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Cracker Box Restaurant Robbed Tuesday

Misty Seager arrived at work at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, to find that the dead bolt on the back door was jammed. Then she realized that a back window of the Cracker Box Restaurant in Trenton had been shattered. When she entered the building she found that the cash register had been opened and the start-up cash for the ... Full Story »

Rachel Perryman signs with AMDA

Thursday, April 13, Rachel Perryman signed with AMDA College at the TES Auditorium. “As her drama coach I am proud of all she has accomplished on the stage, as her mother I am proud of all she has accomplished in life.” These are the words shared by Rachel Perryman’s mother, Krista Perryman who is also her drama teacher as she ... Full Story »

Prom Promise a success

Students who attended last weekend’s two county proms spent last Thursday afternoon at the Prom Promise event which was held at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex. The location is about midway between Bell and Trenton High Schools. While at prom promise the students saw the reenactment of a traffic accident that could occur on any road in the county. Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Car Fire at Log Landing last week

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Fire Rescue units were called to a vehicle fire at Log Landing Boat ramp on Wednesday, April 12. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, reported that Engine 1 arrived to find a mid-size 4 door sedan fully engulfed in flames. Captain S. Taylor and Firefighter Robertson quickly donned their thermal and ... Full Story »

Bell Softball Field now officially the David J. Halter Field

A large crowd gathered at the softball field last Thursday afternoon to enjoy and support the pre-game naming of the softball field. Alumni softball players returned to their hometown to congratulate their longtime softball coach David J. Halter during the dedication. Shawn Hutto, Bell High alumni and former athlete who once played for Coach Halter, compiled this profile of Coach ... Full Story »

Local Children helping Grandmother as she fights cancer

On Wednesday, March 22, two Gilchrist County youth stepped into the sale ring at the 65th Suwannee River Fair and told the auctioneer that they would like to give the proceeds from selling their hogs to their grandmother who has cancer. Shaylyn Parrish and her cousin Quade Rain made the selfless  donation to their grandmother Angie Rain. Angie said, “I ... Full Story »

Track has become a Surrency Family tradition

The  tradition of Surrency family members coaching and running track  stretches over forty years in Gilchrist County. It all started back in 1974 when Dr. Jim Surrency got a job coaching track at Trenton High. He coached with former high school coach Brainard Richardson. Dr. Surrency went on to coach track for five years. He moved into the principal position ... Full Story »

School Board gives OK to naming of Bell and Trenton Softball Fields

By Cindy Jo Ayers During the Tuesday, April 4th Gilchrist County School Board meeting the board approved the naming of both softball fields in the school district. Shawn Hutto presented to the board the Bell Site Committee’s recommendation to name the Bell High softball field after former Coach David Halter. Halter coached at Bell High School from 1974 to 2016, ... Full Story »

Construction of New Masonic Lodge Building underway

On Thursday, April 6 a final cleanup was taking place in preparation for rebuilding the new Masonic Lodge building in Trenton. The William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge No 46 building, which was located at 125 NE 2nd Avenue in Trenton was destroyed by fire back in June of 2015.  The fire was determined to be the result of arson. Rock ... Full Story »