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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program Recognizes Andy Jones

NASA’s Stennis Space Center employee Andy Jones (second from left), a native of Trenton, Florida and resident of Slidell, Louisiana, is presented a NASA Space Flight Awareness Honoree award June 27. He is joined by astronaut James Kelly (left to right), fiancé Jamie, Stennis Associate Director Ken Human, and NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Bill Hill.    ... Full Story »

Palms Medical Group in Bell receives Award

Submitted On May 4, 2016, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell made the announcement that over $260 million in funding will be given to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. Health centers like Palms Medical Group in Bell, will use this funding to increase their patient capacity and ... Full Story »

Local officials assess resources for Zika

The Florida Department of Health is sending out a clear message to Florida residents, drain standing water and wear mosquito repellent to prevent mosquito-borne diseases this summer. Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and has grown into an epidemic in Central and South America is a very real concern for Florida residents. The disease, which is ... Full Story »

Farmers recognized at CARES dinner

Several local farmers were honored on Thursday, May 5 for their outstanding achievements in preserving land and water resources. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam presented Florida Farm Bureau’s County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) awards to Frank and Mary Kate Colson of Colson Farms, Sidney Roberts of R & R Farms, and Brent Dukes of Dukes Hay, Inc. ... Full Story »

Rotary holds fishing tournament

The Trenton Rotary Club held their 8th annual fishing tournament in Suwannee this past weekend.  The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all who attended. The event was kicked off Friday night with a Captain’s Dinner and Calcutta at the Salt Creek Restaurant. A delicious barbeque chicken and pork dinner was provided by the Suwannee Marina and fortified the ... Full Story »

Fundraising underway for Relay For Life

This year the Relay For Life of Tri-Counties will be held at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion on May 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight. The Suwannee River Fair Association has graciously agreed to donate the use of the pavilion for our event.  This will enable many survivors that are unable to be around dust to participate in the ... Full Story »

Jacob Cohen recovering after US 129 accident

Jacob Cohen’s father stopped by the Gilchrist County Journal office on Monday to let readers know that his 15-year-old son is recovering from a March 20th accident on US 129. Jacob’s father, David Cohen said that Jacob is now able to dress himself, walk to the bathroom and is able to feed himself. Jacob is also writing and playing video ... Full Story »

Longtime residents open River Run Olive Oil Company

Local cooks will be pleased to learn that two well known families around Gilchrist County have teamed up to bring the first olive oil store to the area.  Mike and Connie Casey with Ron and Marcia St. John have teamed up  to open River Run Olive Oil Company in downtown High Springs. The Casey’s were inspired by the olive oil ... Full Story »

Trenton banker provides insights on local residential development

By Diane Clifton Scott Guthrie, guest at the regular March meeting of the Gilchrist County Economic Development Advisory Committee, provided thoughtful insights about residential real estate development trends affecting Gilchrist County. Mr. Guthrie,  lifelong resident and the long-time Drummond Community Bank branch manager for Trenton, was recently promoted to President of Drummond. Mr. Guthrie first noted the availability of low ... Full Story »