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Adam and Ashley Cook win coveted Statewide Honor from Farm Bureau

Florida Farm Bureau has presented Adam and Ashley Cook of Gilchrist County with its 2018 Achievement in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm production, development of the enterprise and service to Farm Bureau and the local community. Adam and Ashley are fifth generation farmers who both grew up in farming. Their family ... Full Story »

Gilchrist sending help to Hurricane Michael Victims

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County is responding in a big way after hurricane Michael came through the panhandle of Florida and Georgia last week. With some 400,000 people without power after the hurricane hit last week, area power companies sent crews of local linemen into the heart of the devastation last week. Duke Energy, Central Florida Electric, Pike and ... Full Story »

NE 1st Avenue gets a makeover

Crew of Hicks Seal Coating and Striping LLC, a local asphalt contractor, is shown resurfacing NE 1st Avenue in Trenton on Monday. The paving project was one block in length and ended at 1st Street. The street and the parking areas next to City Hall were all resurfaced for $16,575. This project was funded out of the City of Trenton’s ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission approves 2.25 mills and 5% increase of water and sewer rates

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held their first public meeting in September on Monday afternoon as they discussed the proposed tentative budgets for 2018-2019 fiscal year. Commissioner Haley proposed the City of Trenton approve a 2.25 millage rate and adopt a water and sewer rate increase of 5%. Commissioner Rutter gave a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-16 identifying ... Full Story »

County has new Emergency Alert Program — Sign up now!

Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director Ralph Smith is requesting that residents of Gilchrist County sign up to the new emergency alert program. Smith said on Thursday, August 23, that he was happy that after only 24 hours of the program starting, over 200 residents had already signed up. Smith said “I don’t mind helping one bit, if they need help ... Full Story »

Steven Hutson to be new Veterans Service Officer

Gilchrist County will have a new Veterans Service Officer on September 17. Steven Hutson of Trenton will be filling the post which has been held by Jim Mash since February 14, 2007. Mash will be retiring fully on December 31. Hutson is retired Army and he and his wife Ann Marie, have lived in Trenton for about a year and ... Full Story »

Main Street dip is smooth once again

The Department of Transportation crew is back in Trenton this week repairing a dip in Main Street. The dip was caused when clay was used to fill over a sewer line after a repair. The material being used to fill the hole is excavatable flowable fill. The job supervisor said that sometime in the future if the City of Trenton ... Full Story »