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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 »

Smith will deploy to Afghanistan

Recently, President Obama announced plans to send 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, among them will be 2011 Trenton High School graduate Caleb Smith. 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 »

At Home with Maxine Asbell Parrish

Mrs. Maxine Asbell Parrish remembers meeting her future husband, Eudell Parrish at a pound party held at Asbell Creek. She was 16 at the time. And though she can’t recall what food item she brought to the party, she still remembers how she felt when she first set eyes on Eudell. “I liked him pretty good,” Mrs. Maxine recalls with ... Full Story »

Joyful Heart Quilters and Crafters

Members of the Joyful Heart Quilters and Crafters of North Gilchrist County know that life is better when you’re laughing. The ladies gather at the North Gilchrist Volunteer Fire Department on County Road 138 every Wednesday morning for fellowship. Joyful Heart started almost 20 years ago as an offshoot of the Levy County Quilt Museum. The late Winnelle Horne, who ... Full Story »

At Home with Pauline Sauls

Pauline Philman Sauls was born on September 18, 1937 in Bell, Florida. She was the only child born to Johnnie and Ola Philman. When Pauline was just 2-years-old, her mother died of a tubal pregnancy. “Back then we didn’t talk about such things, I was a mother myself before I knew what my mama died from,” Ms. Pauline explained. Her ... Full Story »

Local man builds home for the homeless

Don Richard has a heart for homeless veterans. That’s why he spent the weekend transforming a 8x20 shipping container into a dorm room size home for the homeless. With shelving for clothes and space for a twin size bed, the homes will have space for a hot plate and/or microwave. Each 80 sq. ft. home will also have a heat ... Full Story »