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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 »

Patriotic quilt squares are dedicated to those who serve in the military

Stephanie Metts of the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe has added the final quilt block to the side of the old Coke building in Trenton. The four large quilt blocks have a patriotic theme and are dedicated to those who serve in the military. A recent sign was added which reads, “In honor of those who serve.” The Florida Quilt Trail ... 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 »

A Stars and Stripes Salute

  Memorial Day. A day set aside for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces. On Saturday, May 16 a group of veterans and non-veterans gathered at Otter Springs Park as members of Rolling Thunder, Inc. Florida Chapter #3 presented a flag pole and flags  to Camp Valor and ForVets, Inc. Full Story »

Heads were shaved after PMG met Relay goal

At the beginning of Relay for Life season, two of the Palm Medical Group providers said that if the  Palms Medical Group team reached the goal of $5,000 they would shave their heads in honor of the ones fighting and who have fought the battle with cancer. At the Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties event on May 1, Palms ... Full Story »

Relay For Life raises over $67K

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Tri Counties raised $67,426.07 on Friday, May 1. Emotions were high at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex as citizens from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties gathered to celebrate success with cancer survivors, remember those who have lost their battles, and to encourage those currently fighting cancer. The annual Relay For Life ... Full Story »

Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties is Friday

With just under 17,000 residents, Gilchrist County is easily one of the smallest counties in Florida. Though it lacks in population and land mass, this county has many fine residents, who take the verse “Love your neighbor as yourself” to heart. From t-shirts and barbecues to beauty pageants and fishing tournaments, there are numerous fundraisers in the works for local ... Full Story »

36 boats fish Rotary Fishing Tournament on Saturday

Trenton Rotary Club conducted their 7th Annual Fishing Tournament, the friendliest tournament on the gulf coast, last Saturday but the Gulf of Mexico was not friendly for the saltwater fishermen. The tournament, hosted again by Allen Clark and Suwannee Marina, saw good results in the freshwater bass category but inshore boats had to fight high winds, high waves and a ... Full Story »