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Blanche Johns finds Button Art is her creative niche

Buttons, buttons and more buttons are the art medium of Trenton resident Blanche Johns. Blanche likes to stay busy and she loves to use her creative abilities. For many years she said, “I have tried every craft out there at one time or another.” Through the years she has dabbled in upholstery, sewing, crochet and drawing just to name a ... Full Story »

THS Girls defeat 5A Bishop Verot for basketball title

Pictured from left to right: Savannah Jones, Jacquelyn Kincaid, Taniah Bowers, Thalia Jackson, Dalyce Suggs, Coach Jose Fernandez, Coach Bryant Frye, Jaycee Thomas, Standrea McHenry, Janiyah King, Amaya Jackson, Zakyah Frazier and Coach Sharonda Green. Submitted The Trenton Lady Tigers Basketball team went down to Tampa and competed in the USF Team Camp from Friday June 17th - 19th.  The ... Full Story »

22nd Annual Black and White Ball funds another Scholarship

By Cindy Jo Ayers Some twenty two years ago Louise Bell came up with the idea of having a nice event in Trenton where everyone could dress up and have a evening out. Shortly after a committee was formed that included Louise Bell, Evelyn Copeland, Margie Henley, Mary Davis, Tangie Rome, Lessie Jackson and Charlotte Kearney. The committee came together ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County students shine at State FFA Convention

By Antoniette Meyer The 88th Florida FFA convention was held last week in Orlando.  This year’s convention theme was Cultivate a Legacy. The students from Gilchrist County had the opportunity to conduct FFA business, attend workshops, and elect new FFA state and district officers. Bell FFA state finalists include Dakota Smith who received his State Star Discovery Degree  finalist award. Full Story »

Local Investigation uncovers multi-county Burglary Ring

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department had a team of detectives working on several burglaries that occurred throughout Gilchrist County when they discovered information that Larry Teckenbrock might be involved. Larry Duane Teckenbrock, 30 of Trenton was suspected of being involved in a burglary that occurred in Gilchrist County earlier in the year. With the help of the ... Full Story »

Susan P. Owens running for Gilchrist County School Board

Submitted My name is Susan P. Owens and I am running for Gilchrist County School Board District 2. I am a Christian and an active member of the Trenton Community Nazarene Church. I am a member of the Gilchrist County Women’s Club. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Mitchell, for 36 years. We have four beautiful daughters ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Public Library has new Manager

By Antoniette Meyer Sylvia Hiers Emmons has been working at the Gilchrist County Public Library of Trenton for two and a half years. She was a part time employee of the library up until June 1 of this year. Mrs. Emmons chose to start working at the library two and a half years ago because she thought it was an ... Full Story »

Five Months worth of Investigations net arrests and convictions

After receiving complaints from City of Trenton residents about individuals selling narcotics in their community, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of investigations in and near Trenton. Over the past five months officers from GCSO have conducted a series of investigations of individuals suspected of selling illegal narcotics in and around the city of Trenton. Due to some ... Full Story »

Arrests made after possible burglary reported in Waccasassa Area

On June 8, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for a possible burglary that occurred at a home located at 7179 SE 69th Lane in the Waccasassa area. Sgt. Tim Langford located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle on SE 70th Avenue. G.C.S.O. Deputy Beasley, K-9 units (Deputy Rexroat and Sgt. Gatson), and Investigator ... Full Story »

TES Teacher Seeks Funding

By Antoniette Meyer Audrey Allen has been a first grade teacher for three years at Trenton Elementary School. Due to the desktop computers she originally had in her classroom no longer working, she noticed a need for laptop computers in her classroom. The computer situation has been an issue for years, and Mrs. Allen said that she understands that the ... Full Story »