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Trenton Lady Tigers finish regular season 22-3

Top seed in District tournament this week in Trenton By John Ayers The Trenton Lady Tigers ran their regular season record to 22-3 this past week with wins over Williston and Newberry. The Lady Tigers host the District 7 1A basketball tournament beginning on Monday. The Lady Tigers have a bye though the first round and will play Thursday evening ... Full Story »

Bulldogs fall to 19-3 after 0-2 week

By Matthew Harrell The Bell Bulldogs’ record dropped from 19-1 to 19-3 last week after the Bulldogs dropped games to Hamilton County and Trinity Catholic. Thursday night, the Bulldogs hosted the Hamilton County Trojans. The Trojans were state semifinalists in 2016, falling to Chipley in Lakeland last season. Hamilton County took an early 6-3 lead in the first quarter before ... Full Story »

Trenton Varsity boys take two wins last week

By John Ayers The Trenton Varsity Boys basketball team took wins over Branford and Union County last week in class 1A basketball games. The Tigers were on the road Monday January 20 in Branford as they defeated the Bucs 50-29 in a District 7 1A game. On Tuesday night the Tigers were in Mayo to take on the Lafayette County ... Full Story »

Watermelon Queen Crowned in Sanibel, Thomas Runner-up

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Florida Watermelon Association held its 49th Annual Convention at Sanibel Resort and Spa Hotel in Sanibel, Florida on January 12-15, 2017. There were six beautiful young ladies that competed for the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen Title. Savannah Christensen of Arcadia, daughter of Liz Christensen, was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen. The ... Full Story »

Operation “No Doze” yields largest Crystal Methamphetamine Seizure in Sheriff’s Office History

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the early morning hours of Friday, January 27, 2017, after an extensive narcotic investigation, Operation “NO DOZE,”  yielded two arrests. Members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit, GCSO Special Response Team, Columbia County Drug Task Force, The Eighth Judicial Circuit’s State Attorney’s Office, and the Chiefland Police Department served a ... Full Story »

4-H members shine at County Events Day

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County 4-Hers gathered bright and early Saturday, January 28, at Pine Grove Baptist Church for the annual County Events Day. Local 4-H members competed in a wide variety of competitions, everything from cake baking to public speaking. When all the entries were tallied Mrs. Jessica Cooper, the county 4-H Agent, announced that Busy Bee 4-H ... Full Story »

Two vehicle accident seriously injures Trenton woman

A two vehicle accident occurred at NW 90th Avenue and SR 55 in Fanning Springs on January 23 at 4:25 in the afternoon. A Bell man driving a Dodge truck failed to yield the right of way and crashed into a Suzuki Forenza. Irwin Jerome White of Bell  was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram Truck west bound on NW 90 ... Full Story »

Karen Welch is Teacher of the Year, Sandy Johnson named Employee of the Year

Submitted On January 23, 2017 the Trenton Rotary Club recognized the Gilchrist County School District’s Teachers and Employees of the Year from each school. The Teacher of the Year was Karen Welch, who was given a plaque from the Trenton Rotary Club and a check for $500 sponsored by Saint Leo University. Welch teaches reading at Bell High School. The ... Full Story »

City of Trenton Commission splits on future of Trenton Police Department

The Trenton City Commission was not in harmony Monday night as a 3-2 vote to approve Option Four at a cost of $129,546.37 and save over $150,000 reducing the Police Department to a Public Safety Director and Code Enforcement-Administrator in the City of Trenton. The Trenton City staff presented a package of four options for the Commission to consider during ... Full Story »

The College of Central Florida expects the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus to be complete in August

By Cindy Jo Ayers The construction of the Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus of the College of Central Florida is well underway.  The just under 45,000 square foot building will include laboratories, general purpose classrooms, library, auditorium and exhibition area, student services and offices for instructors, administration and more. The Levy Campus is located north of the city limits of Fanning ... Full Story »