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Gilchrist Fun Fest is a great success

The 2nd Annual Gilchrist Fun Fest was in full swing on Saturday, Oct. 24 as hundreds enjoyed a fun day at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex. This free, community event was organized by the Gilchirst County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Bobby Schultz. On Saturday, the arena was lined with over 20 booths including carnival style games and informational booths. The ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Volunteers will provide Thanksgiving dinners for local families in need

Once again, the Sheriff’s Volunteers are reaching out to county individuals and businesses for their support of this 18th year of distributing Thanksgiving turkeys, etc. to those in our community who are in need of help. Approximately 180 letters have been mailed to local businesses and generous individuals requesting their help. If you would like to contribute, but have not ... Full Story »

At Home with Doug Beach

Trenton native Doug Beach has held down the second seat from the front of the Trenton Church of Christ for the last 46 years. And there is nowhere the 87-year-old former postmaster would rather be than Gilchrist County. “There just ain’t no better place in this world to be than right here,” Mr. Doug said. Full Story »

Longtime Trenton city manager dies

Trenton lost a special friend on Sunday when Mrs. Kathryn Deen passed away suddenly, just 23 days after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A lifelong Trenton resident, Mrs. Deen worked for the City of Trenton for 26 years. She started out as a city clerk before moving up to city manager, which was a position she held for 20 years ... Full Story »

At Home with David and Margie Mikell

Trenton was playing Chiefland in basketball the day David Mikell looked across the gym and spotted the girl he would later marry walk through the door. A 26-year-old David had gone to the basketball game to watch his younger brother Billy play for the Tigers, not to get engaged, but he told his friends right then and there that he ... Full Story »

Little ladies enjoy a tea party in Trenton

Little girls dressed in their Sunday best and carrying their baby dolls enjoyed a formal tea party at the Ruffled Rose Tea Room in Trenton on Saturday, Sept. 19. Flanked by their grandmothers and/or mothers, the girls were often reminded to “sit up straight” or “keep your elbows off the table” as they enjoyed caramel tea or pink lemonade. Full Story »

At Home with Clyde Townsend

They jokingly call him a cat, because he seems to have multiple lives. And to sit down and talk with Mr. Clyde Townsend one would never know he’s whipped throat cancer and prostate cancer. He’s had seven bypasses, seven stents put in and recently lived through a stroke and later a fall. On October 12, Mr. Clyde will celebrate his ... Full Story »

Outstanding Cattleman of the Year awarded to Wes Grant

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Otter Springs. Cattlemen from throughout the county were on hand to see Wes Grant receive the annual Cattleman of the Year Award. Wes was joined by his wife Julie Corbin Grant and their three sons Arri, Darby and Reid as he accepted his plaque from Cattleman ... Full Story »

At Home with David and Vivian Welch

Down a long dirt drive, shaded by towering oak trees and palmetto fans, sits the Gilchrist County home of David and Vivian Welch. A large wooden sign hangs on the front porch, suspended above the steps leading up to the front door. The sign bears the words, “Beulah Land.” And though he knows the 40 acres he lives on cannot ... Full Story »

1 person killed in head-on collision north of Bell

By Carrie A. Mizell A Bell mother and her son were critically injured in a head-on collision Friday that left a St. Augustine man dead. The tragic accident caused traffic along County Road 340 west of US 129 to be re-routed for several hours.  Full Story »