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Robert Manley of Morriston wins the Truck

By Cindy Jo Ayers Morriston’s Robert Manley was very surprised to learn last week that he had won the Chevrolet pick up given away by Big Bend Chevrolet/Buick in Chiefland. The truck has been part of a fundraiser which started back in September of 2019. Tickets were sold for $20 each and the drawing was held on Wednesday, March 18, ... Full Story »

UF Health anesthesiology team devises respirator mask made from existing hospital materials

Reprinted with permission from University of Florida Health By Leah Buletti With respiratory masks used by health workers battling the coronavirus in short supply, the University of Florida Health’s department of anesthesiology has developed masks that can be produced in large quantities using materials already found in hospitals and medical facilities. UF Health workers are crafting masks out of materials ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair sells 376 Market Animals

The annual fair sale was held last Wednesday following a busy three weeks of SRF events. Grand Champion Swine exhibited by Caroline Martin of Trenton Middle FFA had a sale weight of 280 pounds. The hog sold for $27.00 a pound and the buyers were: Long’s Fencing, Robbie and Tracy Lee, Gene and Darlene Higginbotham, Sanchez Farms, Mike and Jill ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Sheriff not releasing inmates due to corona virus

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz announced over the weekend that he will not be releasing Gilchrist County Jail inmates to curb the coronavirus risk. The sheriff said he has received questions from residents regarding the release of inmates. Unless a judge issues a court order requiring him to release inmates, Schultz said he will not do so. He went on ... Full Story »

Update on Coronavirus given at Emergency County Meeting

Gilchrist County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Commisson Meeting Room  to discuss the Coronavirus and its possible effects on the County. Ralph Smith, County Emergency Management Director, reported that as of Monday there were 35 cases of the virus in Alachua County but still at that time there were none in Gilchrist County. ... Full Story »

Local ladies making much needed face masks

By Cindy Jo Ayers A few good women can do a great deal of good during a tough time. Last Saturday a handful of ladies from Springhouse Quilt Guild gathered at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe building in Trenton to put their talented hands to work for others. These ladies joined by a couple more Springhouse members sewing from home ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers remain #5 in Max Prep National Poll

By Todd Bryant Trenton softball had two games last week.  The first game was at home on Tuesday, March 10 against the non-conference Mayo Hornets and the second game was on Friday, March 13 against conference rival Chiefland Indians. The Hornets came to Trenton ranked #6 in the state 1A polls.  The Tigers started their ace, Darian Ingram, who put ... Full Story »