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Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival to be held March 19-21

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival now known as Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival will be held on March 19-21, 2021. This three day event will begin on Friday, March 19th, with a free Movie Night at the Trenton Depot. On Saturday, March 20th, quilts will be displayed on Main Street and NW First Street. Antique and craft venders along with ... Full Story »

City Commission denies Construction Plan for First Baptist Church expansion

The Trenton City Commission held a public meeting on Monday evening to discuss several issues involving the future growth of the City of Trenton. The four member Commission listened to Attorney David M Lang, Jr. present the Site and Development Plan SD 2021-01 that identified the church’s intent to have a 8,503 square foot single storey multi-purpose building constructed on ... Full Story »

Commission splits on Site Plan Approval for Pine Ridge RV Park

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission listened to residents, living in the area surrounding the proposed Pine Ridge RV Park, tell the board that this 120 unit RV Park development is not compatible with the Agriculture 2 and Ag 5 zoning areas that will surround the proposed park on SR 47 in Northeast Gilchrist County. Several of the residents ... Full Story »

Body of Starke woman discovered in Northeast Gilchrist

GCSO released the following information on Monday, January 4, 2021, about an ongoing death investigation. A body, discovered on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in NE Gilchrist County, has been identified as 37-year-old Jessica L. Bradshaw, white female, of Starke, Florida. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation by FDLE, GCSO, and 8th Circuit Medical Examiners Office. Anyone ... Full Story »

Town of Bell election results

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Town of Bell held their election on Tuesday, December 1. The voter turnout was 17% with 49 of the 292 registered voters casting a ballot on election day. Kristopher Beasley won his incumbent Group 4 seat with a vote of 26 and his opponent Edmund Morgan received 23 votes. Libbie Estes is the new Mayor, ... Full Story »

Aimee’s Acres Christmas Trees holds grand opening

By Cindy Jo Ayers Over 26 million fresh Christmas trees are sold each year in America. This year Gilchrist County citizens can purchase a fresh Christmas tree grown in county. Aimee’s Acres Christmas Trees opened for the first time on Friday, November 27. Aimee Fike, who moved to Trenton from Charlotte County in South Florida just 3 years ago, started ... Full Story »

The county’s oldest civic group honors Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11th, the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club honored local Veterans with breakfast. The club formally known as the Trenton Woman’s Club was founded in 1929. This group of active ladies has hosted a Veteran’s Breakfast for many years. The ladies cook the meal from scratch and also bring in fruit trays and baked goods to round ... Full Story »

Annual Torch Run cancelled

The Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run was cancelled this year, due to COVID. Thankfully the Gilchrist County students were still able to come visit the courthouse. They got to meet the Judge, the Sheriff, and several other County officials. Braxton Bivens held the torch. Full Story »

Barb’s Pet World opens in downtown Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Pet folks will be happy to know that Gilchrist County has it’s very own pet store. Barbara Scott who has lived in the county since 2002 opened Barb’s Pet World recently. The store which features birds, exotic fish, reptiles, puppies, kittens and other small animals is located next door to Cherry’s Restaurant at 320 N. Main ... Full Story »