Home >> News >> Features (page 10)


Senior’s celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Senior Center

On Friday, August 12, nearly 50 senior citizens gathered at the Senior Center in Trenton to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the center. During the entertainment portion of the celebration Ms. Ruth Knowles sang several popular songs and hymns. Later those attending had the opportunity to hear from the candidates running for public office in Gilchrist County.  Full Story »

Santa Fe River Park to be expanded

The Gilchrist County Commission is working with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Suwannee River Water Management District to improve the Santa Fe River Park located at the foot of the SR 47 Bridge on the beautiful Santa Fe River. The FDOT’s Small County Outreach Program agreement will fund up to $361,719 ... Full Story »

Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces Promotions at the Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Bobby Schultz is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Scotty Douglas has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has been assigned as Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Michelle Jones has been promoted to Lieutenant and has been assigned as Commander of the Patrol Division. Both Lt. Douglas and Lt. Jones ... Full Story »

Trenton native hired as new city manager

By John M. Ayers The Trenton City Commission made it official Thursday, July 14, hiring Lyle Wilkerson as the new Trenton City Manager. The Trenton native will start his new position at City Hall on Monday, July 25, 2016. New Trenton City Manager Lyle Wilkerson is shown with his wife, Jennifer, at left, and Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen, at right. ... Full Story »

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 »