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The county’s oldest civic group honors Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11th, the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club honored local Veterans with breakfast. The club formally known as the Trenton Woman’s Club was founded in 1929. This group of active ladies has hosted a Veteran’s Breakfast for many years. The ladies cook the meal from scratch and also bring in fruit trays and baked goods to round ... Full Story »

Annual Torch Run cancelled

The Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run was cancelled this year, due to COVID. Thankfully the Gilchrist County students were still able to come visit the courthouse. They got to meet the Judge, the Sheriff, and several other County officials. Braxton Bivens held the torch. Full Story »

Barb’s Pet World opens in downtown Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Pet folks will be happy to know that Gilchrist County has it’s very own pet store. Barbara Scott who has lived in the county since 2002 opened Barb’s Pet World recently. The store which features birds, exotic fish, reptiles, puppies, kittens and other small animals is located next door to Cherry’s Restaurant at 320 N. Main ... Full Story »

Four seats up for election in Town of Bell

The Mayor of the Town of Bell issued a Proclamation to hold a General Election for the Town of Bell on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This election will be held for the position of Mayor which is currently held by Thomas Brown, Town Council member Seat 3 which is currently held by Derek Sanders; Seat 4, which is currently held ... Full Story »

Community Open House for the Suncoast Connector Sept. 29 in Trenton

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The Open House will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Open House will be held at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club, 2107 S. Bronson Memorial Hwy (CR 339), Trenton, FL 32693. The Woman’s Club is located just ... Full Story »

2021 Suwannee River Youth Fair Board of Directors

During the Annual Meeting of the Suwannee River Fair Association held on Tuesday, August 25, several new programs, a new cattle show and a new cake decoration contest was announced. Other important events of the evening was the annual election of Fair Board Members. This year Dixie County had Tracy Groom and Dalton Long up for election. Gilchrist County had ... Full Story »

Fundraiser for Emma

Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a week after having her fifth birthday. Prior to diagnosis she was sleeping more, but her family just thought that she was getting adjusted to her new Pre-K routine at Trenton Elementary School. Her teacher noticed that she was drinking a lot more water than normal and using the rest room frequently and ... Full Story »

GCFR has five new CPR devices

Gilchrist County Fire Rescue has received five new Automated CPR Devices with the assistance of a State Department of Health Matching Grant. The five complete units were purchased from AED Professionals for $46,595. “Each of the five Advanced Life Support units staffed in our County will now have a device that, once applied to a patient suffering a cardiac arrest, ... Full Story »

Republican Meet and Greet

There was a great turnout at the Republican Meet and Greet, with close to 75 people in attendance. Every local candidate was also there. They answered a few questions they were given in advance and then spoke on their own about their campaigns and ideas. Representative Chuck Clemons was there, as was representatives from the Trump campaign, and Jennifer Bradley’s ... Full Story »

BOCC works through 2020-21 budget deficit

The Gilchrist County Commission held their second budget workshop on Monday afternoon, as the Finance Director reported Gilchrist County is working through a deficit as the budget has projected revenues of $21,300,000. Everitt Heaton attended the workshop representing Gilchrist Leagues. The Vice President of the Recreation Program in Gilchrist County reported the program has had some upsetting times as the ... Full Story »