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Fish Fry nets $10,000 for scholarships

A larger than expected crowd attended the 3rd annual Fishing For Scholarships fish fry and helped raise $10,000 for scholarships. The fish fry is sponsored by the Gilchrist County Education Foundation and is held each year at Gilchrist County Ag Complex. Damon Leggett who is president of the Gilchrist County Education Foundation said, “I think it was the best turnout ... Full Story »

Hart Springs Park awarded $100,000 FRDAP grant

A new playground, basketball court and exercise trail are just a few of the improvement projects planned for Hart Springs Park. Gilchrist County has received a $100,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant that will fund Phase II and Phase III improvements at Hart Springs. Those projects include a new playground, basketball court, picnic facility, canoe launch, and exercise ... Full Story »

GCSO Patrol Sgt. involved in Bell crash

A patrol sergeant with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office was not injured in a Friday morning crash that sent a 17-year-old Bell driver to the hospital with minor injuries. Full Story »

Smith will deploy to Afghanistan

Recently, President Obama announced plans to send 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, among them will be 2011 Trenton High School graduate Caleb Smith. Full Story »

Alumni softball game raises over $6,000 for local cancer fighter

Trenton High School Alumni softball team held their annual game on Saturday, April 2 against the Bell Softball alumni. The Bell girls beat not only one team, but two teams, made up of former Trenton High School players. This well-attended community event made more than the fans from both sides of the county happy as the whole game was played ... Full Story »

22% pay increase for Supervisor of Elections

A new Florida law will raise the salaries of supervisors of elections across the state, and locally the supervisor of elections will receive a 22 percent pay increase. Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez currently makes  an annual salary of $78,728. When the new law takes effect on October 1, 2016, Sanchez’s salary will jump to $96,120. Full Story »

Lady Tigers honor 3 seniors

The Trenton Lady Tigers softball team honored three outstanding young ladies on Monday night as the softball team held their last regular season home game at Tiger Field. The seniors were: Miss Madyson Feather, Miss Kayla Costello and Miss Ginger Deen. Full Story »

Trenton interim city manager resigns

By John M Ayers The Trenton City Commission met on Tuesday, March 22 in a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Council member Marcia Hellams told the board that she had received a letter from a staff member advising that the Trenton City staff was ready to walk out because of friction among personnel at City Hall. The anonymous letter was ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Sale generates $917,312.48

By Carrie A. Mizell Three hundred and eighty five steers and swine sold at the 2016 Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale on Wednesday, March 23. Sales totaled $917,312.48 this year, which is down from the 2015 fair, when total sales were at $982,697. “We are so blessed and grateful by the outpouring of support for the young people ... Full Story »

Trenton banker provides insights on local residential development

By Diane Clifton Scott Guthrie, guest at the regular March meeting of the Gilchrist County Economic Development Advisory Committee, provided thoughtful insights about residential real estate development trends affecting Gilchrist County. Mr. Guthrie,  lifelong resident and the long-time Drummond Community Bank branch manager for Trenton, was recently promoted to President of Drummond. Mr. Guthrie first noted the availability of low ... Full Story »