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Help and Hope for a little Cowboy

On Sunday, March 17, Willis Alton Jones, age 5, suffered a severe head trauma when he was kicked in the head by a horse at his home in Monticello, Arkansas. Willis was transported to a local hospital, then shortly after was life-flighted to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willis is the son of Rusty and Lisa Jones ... Full Story »

Historical Gym floor to be Named the “John R. Rowe, Sr. Court” on March 29

Trenton Historical Gym’s floor will be officially named the “John R. Rowe, Sr. Court” on Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Coach Rowe was a very successful Varsity Basketball Coach at Trenton High School from 1962-66 and again from 1972-74. Trenton Historical Gym is located at Trenton Elementary School. The reception will include comments from former players, a PowerPoint of ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Participants win awards at Suwannee River Fair

The 2019 Suwannee River Fair has ended with awards returning home to Gilchrist with participants. The fair awards night was held on Tuesday, March 19. Fair President Loran Brookins thanked the many volunteers who help out yearly and the fair sponsors who support the fair each year. Brookins said, “Without the sponsors and volunteers it wouldn’t happen.” He also thanked ... Full Story »

Duke Energy announces 3 more solar power plants

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced the locations of its newest universal solar power plants, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers. The Trenton Solar Power Plant will occupy about 580 acres in Gilchrist County. The 74.9-MW plant will consist of approximately 280,000 tracking solar panels, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 23,000 ... Full Story »

City Commission extends moratorium to not allow simulated gambling businesses

The Trenton City Commission reviewed Resolution 2018-05, involving a temporary stop gap measure the City of Trenton took in 2018 to dispense with the simulated gambling businesses because they were taking over in the municipality and causing an increase in crime and other unnecessary problems. Trenton Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. explained to the five-member board in the Monday evening ... Full Story »

Trenton softball stays undefeated

By Todd Bryant Two weeks ago the Tigers had two district games. The first game was Tuesday, March 12th and the Tiger opponents were the Bronson Eagles. The Tigers started Keeli Zingaro on the mound. Zingaro did a great job allowing just two unearned runs on two hits and 1 walk with 1 strikeout. The Tiger bats were just too ... Full Story »

Trenton baseball improves to 8-3

The Trenton Tiger baseball team played two games last week; on Monday the Tigers defeated the Villages and on Tuesday were shutout by Seven Rivers Christian. The Tigers opened with Jacob Guthrie on the mound as he threw 4 innings allowing 1 earned run while striking out 3 Buffalo hitters. Sam Bryan took the mound in the 5th to slow ... Full Story »

Newberry’s Farmers Market opens

The farmers market is located near City Hall in downtown Newberry and is open between 4 and 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Natalia Derevianko is shown with a beautiful head of lettuce at the Newberry Farmers Market last week. Derevianko founded her farming business near Archer last July. She sells fresh local fruits, vegetables and eggs. Full Story »

Nine graduate from first School Guardian Program Program

The nine Gilchrist County School employees who completed the School Guardian program training were honored last Thursday, March 14, at The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The volunteers went through 144 hours of rigorous training conducted by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Edwin Jenkins was the training coordinator, Lt. Todd Holley and Sgt. Mike Simpson were the instructors. Assistant State ... Full Story »

Tax Collector Barbara Merritt Resigns

After 42 years working in the Tax Collector’s Office, Gilchrist County’s Tax Collector Barbara J. Merritt is leaving office. Merritt resigned as of February 4, 2019 as the Tax Collector for Gilchrist County. Merritt has notified Governor Ron DeSantis of her resignation and according to Merritt, an appointment is in progress. In the meantime Terry E. Trail CFCA, Assistant Tax ... Full Story »