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Trenton wins battle at Port St. Joe

By John Ayers The Trenton Tigers battled four quarters in their second full game of the season to defeat a very tough powerhouse in Port St Joe. The defense shut down the host Tiger Sharks in the fourth period and the offense put together an eight play drive as Randy Fuller and Montrez Jackson powered the Tigers’ ground game to ... Full Story »

Lindseys named Gilchrist County Cattleman of the Year

The Annual Cattlemen’s Meeting got off to a good start on Tuesday night, September 6. The top honor of the evening went to Jay and Sherry Lindsey who were named 2016 Gilchrist County Cattleman of the Year. The Lindseys have a 400 acre hay operation north of Bell. Full Story »

Illegal Dumping in the County

There are several container sites for trash throughout the County. The purpose of the sites is for convenience of dumping trash and to help reduce the litter in the County. Recently some of the sites have been abused. Trash is being left on the ground instead of being placed in the containers and materials that are not allowed are being ... Full Story »

Watermelon Queen visits Trenton

Last Wednesday, September 7, the 2016 Chiefland Watermelon Queen, Emma Sapp, came to the Gilchrist County Library in Trenton.  She read a book and gave out some fun watermelon activities and recipes to the kids. Brooke and Bryn were happy to get their picture taken with the queen.   Full Story »

Benefit in Bell Raises over $7,400

Even a hurricane couldn’t stop the benefit scheduled for Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer Ragsdale in Bell last Friday. Bill Martin drove around a fallen tree on CR 342 to get to town to fire up the line of smokers at 4 a.m. The 140 pounds of pork and over 300 pounds of chicken was cooked despite the pouring rain under ... Full Story »

Future Soldier from Gilchrist saves motorist from burning vehicle

Submitted On August 30th, Private Levi Sutton, left his hometown of Trenton to embark on a new life as a soldier in the United States Army. But, on Friday, August 26, then, future soldier Sutton  helped save someone’s life, demonstrating one of the Army’s seven core values: personal courage. On Friday, August 26, on his way to visit his Army ... Full Story »

Hundreds left without power after hurricane Hermine

By Cindy Jo Ayers Hurricane Hermine’s outer bands came through Gilchrist County during the early morning hours of Friday, September 2. The category one storm did little damage to the county other than many people losing power and trees falling on a few homes, cars and fences. Ralph Smith the Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director stated, “We had two shelters ... Full Story »

Mizell wins Florida Silvicultural Contractor of the Year

Submitted Callahan native Adam Mizell was recognized as the 2016 Silvicultural Contractor of the Year for the state of Florida on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting. Adam started Mizell Development, Inc. in February 2005 when he was 24-years-old. Initially, Adam operated on his own with a track hoe and a bulldozer, primarily working on logging ... Full Story »

Trenton races past Bell in lightning-shortened game

(Photo by Donny Joiner Photography)   By Matthew Harrell The Trenton Tigers avoided their first 0-2 start since 2008 by dominating the Bell Bulldogs in a lightning shortened game Friday night. Tigers’ quarterback Michael Smith ran and threw for a touchdown and the Tigers scored on their first four possessions to defeat the Bulldogs 27-0. The Bulldogs received the opening ... Full Story »

Local mom loses life in Auto Accident

The community was saddened to learn of a tragic three vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, August 24. Many lives were impacted as word spread that Kristine Marie McDonald had passed away as a result of a three car accident at the intersection of State Road 26 and County Road 307 at noon time.  Full Story »