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Education Foundation Scholarship Showdown is Aug. 7

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold it’s 3rd Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The scholarship showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you do not need to be present to ... Full Story »

BOCC holds first budget crunch meeting

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners took their first look at the 2015-16 general revenue budget in the first workshop meeting held for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Monday afternoon. Jacki Johnson, finance director, presented the proposed budget of $26,406,801.00 in estimated revenue based on 8.5 mills. She explained to the five commissioners that Gilchrist County is still missing ... Full Story »

Jumping sturgeon injures 2 Monday

Two Dixie County residents were injured on Monday when they were struck by a jumping sturgeon in the Suwannee River near Branford. Nicholas and Jamie Bradley were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where they were treated for their injuries. Full Story »

Gilchrist County Library’s ‘Heroic’ Reading Program

The annual Summer Reading Program is in full swing; the Gilchrist County Library proudly proclaiming that ‘Every Hero Has a Story.’  This year, as the program’s title suggests, centers around the theme of superheroes and heroines. This becomes evident when entering the library’s back room, which showcases a cardboard city skyline, complete with high-rise buildings and Batman’s Bat-Signal shining against ... Full Story »

Parrish elected State FFA President

Thirty years after his father served as Florida FFA president, Trenton’s own Brooks Parrish will carry on the family tradition in 2015-2016. At the last session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, July 3, Brooks Parrish heard his name called out as the new state FFA president. “I am beyond excited and completely ready to give my ... Full Story »

Fishing tournament held for Riley Hardy

A fishing tournament to benefit Riley Hardy, a local boy fighting leukemia, raised $11,909.40 on Saturday, June 27. Pictured left to right, Jason and Kate Hunter, tournament organizers, Riley Hardy, Hailie Leggett and Cody Hardy, Riley’s parents. The tournament was a huge success and Riley is doing amazingly well. On Monday, Riley went for physical therapy, chemo and labs. His ... Full Story »

Trenton Rotary Club honors Harrison for 51 year membership

The Trenton Rotary Club honored D. Ray Harrison, Jr. on Monday, June 29 for his 51 year membership in the local service organization. Harrison joined Rotary in 1964, after he and his wife Diana moved to Trenton with their two small children. At the time, he worked as a funeral director at Harrison Funeral Home in Trenton. “In 1963, Rotary ... Full Story »

4-H agent to leave Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County 4-H Agent Chris DeCubellis has accepted a position as new associate program leader for 4-H Youth Development. DeCubellis will officially begin his new role at the 4-H State Headquarters in Gainesville on July 1, 2015, though he said he plans to fulfill his commitments to the youth in Gilchrist County throughout the summer.  Full Story »

Memorial Day Remembrance

The Gilchrist County Historical Society and Veterans Service Office welcomed the many people who attended the Memorial Day Remembrance program held in the Gilchrist County Memorial Courtyard on Monday at 10 a.m. Jim Mash welcomed the public as he said, “May we never forget the sacrifices made for freedom. This is a tribute to those who have given their lives ... Full Story »