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Brooks Parrish selected as a National FFA Officer Candidate

Gilchrist County and the state of Florida will be well represented by one of our own, as Brooks Parrish proceeds through the process of hopefully becoming a national officer at the 2017 National FFA Convention in October. Brooks graduated from Trenton High School in 2015 where he served as the Chapter President his senior year. Then he moved on to ... Full Story »

Boyce Arrested in Bell

On Monday April 17, 2017 Lead Detective Windy Ponce who is the sex crimes investigator for Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office along with other members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshals Service and a member of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Randy Edward Boyce located at 6469 NW CR 340 in ... Full Story »

Relay for Life to be held May 5, Teams busy raising funds

The Best Drugs Relay for Life Team has been working to raise funds for the The Tri-Counties 2017 Relay For Life. Best Drugs team, like many of the other teams in the Tri-County area are planning to be at Trenton High School Track on Friday, May 5, for this much awaited annual event. The opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 ... Full Story »

Mr. Thomas Scott Retires from County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, April 19 a retirement reception was held for Mr. Thomas Scott for his recent retirement from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bobby Schultz presented Mr. Scott with this plaque of appreciation for his 12 years of full-time service to the Sheriff’s office and Gilchrist County. Prior to this Mr. Scott was a reserve officer for many years. ... Full Story »

Cracker Box Restaurant Robbed Tuesday

Misty Seager arrived at work at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, to find that the dead bolt on the back door was jammed. Then she realized that a back window of the Cracker Box Restaurant in Trenton had been shattered. When she entered the building she found that the cash register had been opened and the start-up cash for the ... Full Story »

Rachel Perryman signs with AMDA

Thursday, April 13, Rachel Perryman signed with AMDA College at the TES Auditorium. “As her drama coach I am proud of all she has accomplished on the stage, as her mother I am proud of all she has accomplished in life.” These are the words shared by Rachel Perryman’s mother, Krista Perryman who is also her drama teacher as she ... Full Story »

Prom Promise a success

Students who attended last weekend’s two county proms spent last Thursday afternoon at the Prom Promise event which was held at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex. The location is about midway between Bell and Trenton High Schools. While at prom promise the students saw the reenactment of a traffic accident that could occur on any road in the county. Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Car Fire at Log Landing last week

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Fire Rescue units were called to a vehicle fire at Log Landing Boat ramp on Wednesday, April 12. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, reported that Engine 1 arrived to find a mid-size 4 door sedan fully engulfed in flames. Captain S. Taylor and Firefighter Robertson quickly donned their thermal and ... Full Story »

Bell Softball Field now officially the David J. Halter Field

A large crowd gathered at the softball field last Thursday afternoon to enjoy and support the pre-game naming of the softball field. Alumni softball players returned to their hometown to congratulate their longtime softball coach David J. Halter during the dedication. Shawn Hutto, Bell High alumni and former athlete who once played for Coach Halter, compiled this profile of Coach ... Full Story »

Local Children helping Grandmother as she fights cancer

On Wednesday, March 22, two Gilchrist County youth stepped into the sale ring at the 65th Suwannee River Fair and told the auctioneer that they would like to give the proceeds from selling their hogs to their grandmother who has cancer. Shaylyn Parrish and her cousin Quade Rain made the selfless  donation to their grandmother Angie Rain. Angie said, “I ... Full Story »