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Irvin receives John L. Levitow Award

Jeff and Shelly Irvin could not be more proud of their son Cory. A 2009 graduate of Bell High School, Cory recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Because he excelled under the demands and pressures of Airman Leadership School, Cory was recognized as the John L. Levitow Award recipient. Airman Leadership School consists ... Full Story »

Friday night Fish Fry will benefit Education Foundation

Did you or someone you love receive a scholarship from the Gilchrist County Education Foundation to help with college expenses? If so, then show your appreciation by attending the Education Foundation’s fish fry on Friday night at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex. Planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the fish fry will give citizens the chance to come out ... Full Story »

Local youth visit Tallahassee for 4-H Day at the Capitol

A group of 4-H members traveled from Gilchrist County to Tallahassee on Thursday, March 26 for 4-H Day at the Capitol. Joshua Akin, Kalin Siegel, Austin Roberts, Karina Turner, Adli Elliott, Marissa Lamp-Hill, Conner Kaim, and Cheyenne Siegel  enjoyed an educational day spent touring Tallahassee and the Capitol. The youth had a chance to visit with Rep. Keith Perry and ... Full Story »

Quilt Festival draws visitors

Starting with a cool overcast morning, and concluding in a bright sunny afternoon, the Eighth Annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, March 21, 2015, was bigger and better than ever before.  Featuring 79 craft and food merchants, 20 quilt groups and numerous demonstrations, festival visitors enjoyed a special spring outdoor treat on Main Street. New this year were special  exhibits ... Full Story »

Free Movie Night at Fort Fanning

Fanning Springs Mayor Trip Lancaster will host the first of what he hopes will be a quarterly free, family friendly movie night at Fort Fanning on May 8. Families are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy “Big Hero 6” outdoors. The movie will begin at sunset, or around 8 p.m. Before the movie, there will be ... Full Story »

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 »