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Teamwork at Sheriff’s Office resulted in quick arrest in Quilt Shop burglary

On December  1, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Deputy Noel Ramirez responded to reported burglaries at the Suwannee  Valley Quilt Shoppes in Trenton. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Keagon Weatherford and Clint Anderson were called to the scene to assist in the investigation. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that someone had illegally entered the Suwannee Valley ... Full Story »

Lily Thigpen of Bell Middle wins Gilchrist School District Spelling Bee

Submitted On Friday, December 2nd, some of the county’s top spellers represented their schools in the Gilchrist County District Spelling Bee at Bell Elementary. There were 11 contestants, in grades 4-8, representing 6 schools.  The contestants from Bell Elementary were Evan Cobb and Ashley Nickols;  Trenton Elementary Connor Jordan and Katelyn Mariki; Bell Middle School Lily Thigpen; Trenton Middle School ... Full Story »

Former Bell Student researching Foodborne Bacterial Pathogen

Submitted Lauren Hudson, a doctoral student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, researches a foodborne bacterial pathogen, to which immuno-compromised populations like pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly are especially susceptible. Lauren Hudson is the a 2008 graduate of Bell High School and the daughter of David and Lisa Hudson. In 2011, a pathogen on cantaloupe from Jensen ... Full Story »

Leann Shelley Represents THS in Thanksgiving Parade

Submitted Leann Shelley represented Trenton High School as a UCA All-American Cheerleader in the Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Day Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or ... Full Story »

Area Packs 14,888 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

By Cindy Jo Ayers Christmas boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child  from churches in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties were trucked into the collection site at Bethel Baptist Church. Collection week was held from November 14 through November 21 in this area and a total of 14,888 shoeboxes were collected. During the week, the collection site packed the 9,637 ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office has new Mounted Posse program

Sheriff Bobby Schultz has implemented a new program at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse was formed in November. The Sheriff’s Posse is a non-profit group of volunteers who dedicate their time to the community and the local sheriff’s office. The local posse is headed up by posse captain Pam Parker Manning who said, ... Full Story »

Trenton Commissoner Craig Ruede to Seek Re-Election

I am asking for your support and vote on December 6th to be reelected as your City Commissioner. Two years ago I began another chapter in my life of public service. I became City Commissioner for the City of Trenton. It was something I thought I would never do. I was not nor do I still consider myself a politician. ... Full Story »

Ashley Biddle signs with Florida Gulf Coast University

By John Ayers For Trenton’s Ashley Biddle, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 was a day that she has long awaited. Ashley explained that she loves the game of softball to the many fellow students, and friends that attended her special day on Tuesday when she signed a national letter of intent to play for the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles. Mrs. ... Full Story »

Trenton Graduate Katie Quincey FFA Advisor in Suwannee County

Katie Quincey, a Trenton High School graduate is teaching agriculture and is the  Suwannee Middle School FFA Advisor in Live Oak, Florida.  Last year Katie worked at Trenton Elementary School where she was a fourth grade teacher. Quincey was very active in Trenton FFA growing up. Quincey said, “I was extremely involved in FFA in high school, in fact that ... Full Story »