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Sign up Saturday for the Explorers program

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Criminal Justice Academy at Bell High School to offer a Gilchrist County Explorers Program. An informational meeting will be held on  Saturday, March 14 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Facility, which is located at 4052 S. US 129 between Trenton and Bell. The Explorer program is open to young women ... Full Story »

It’s time to plant watermelons

  Local farmer Jenner Ridgeway submitted this photograph of workers planting watermelons between Trenton and Bell on Monday. According to Ridgeway, the workers can plant 50 acres of watermelons a day while seated on planters attached to a tractor. Marvin Weaver, Gilchrist County extension agent, gave a conservative estimate that over 2,000 acres of watermelons will be planted in Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Fundraiser on Friday for Payton Stanley

There will be a fundraiser luncheon on Friday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the employee parking lot at Capital City Bank in Trenton to assist Payton Stanley. Payton, age 8, was seriously injured in an ATV accident and had to have her right hand amputated as a result. Payton is the daughter of Jackie Folds Colson ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Journal goes to Peru

All my life I have wanted to go to Machu Picchu, and this was the year. So we set out to Peru, South America - me, my friend Phill and the Gilchrist County Journal. We visited Lima, the capital of Peru, with its millions of people and great seafood. From there we went to Cusco, which is 13,000 feet up ... Full Story »