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Suwannee River Youth Fair General Meeting planned for August 29

General Meeting and Election will be held on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. The directors whose terms are ending are Todd Begue and Heather Rucker (Dixie), Earl “Peewee” Jones and Michelle Walker-Crawford (Gilchrist), Frank Dola and Scott Mills (Levy), and Gary McKenzie (at large). This meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  Full Story »

Time to early vote!

Early voting will begin on Saturday, August 20 at the Gilchrist  County Courthouse in Trenton. The hours will be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., August 20-27, with early voting on Sunday, August 21 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those in need of an absentee ballot should contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 352-463-3194.  Full Story »

Senior’s celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Senior Center

On Friday, August 12, nearly 50 senior citizens gathered at the Senior Center in Trenton to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the center. During the entertainment portion of the celebration Ms. Ruth Knowles sang several popular songs and hymns. Later those attending had the opportunity to hear from the candidates running for public office in Gilchrist County.  Full Story »

Nathan Jordan won 2016 World Championship of SASS

Submitted Nathan Jordan a/k/a Little Man won the 2016  World Championship of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) in the category of Buckaroo (boys, age 10-13) in Edgewood, New Mexico recently. He competed with two single action pistols, a lever action rifle and a double barrel shotgun. This event took three days to complete. He is also a two-time State ... Full Story »

Jennifer Wingate New Band Director at Trenton Middle High

Trenton Middle High School has kicked off the school year with a new band Director. Jennifer Wingate, a native of Gainesville and a graduate of Buchholz High School will be teaching music at Trenton. Wingate will be teaching 6th grade band, 7th grade band, and high school band classes at the middle/high school. This year, for the first time in ... Full Story »

Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces Mandy Hughes’ promotion

Mandy Keller Hughes who is a corrections officer at the Gilchrist County Jail recently received a promotion to sergeant. Sgt. Hughes has been employed with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department since 2002.   Full Story »

Trenton’s Historic Gym to have new old score board

The old scoreboard has been restored and will be replaced in the Trenton’s Historic Gym. The restoration was done by Jeff Wilks who owns the MAACO Body Shop in Gainesville. Wilks did not want the sign to look brand new so he gave it an antique look which will go very well in the historic gym. Thanks to  Mr. Wilks ... Full Story »

Scholarship Showdown gleans $16,000 for Gilchrist County senior scholarships

Former teacher and principal Rick Reed won $1000 at the event. Damon Leggett shown on right. Don Thomas  on left, shown shaking Damon Leggett’s hand. Thomas would have been the big Showdown winner.    The board of directors of the Gilchrist County Education Foundation hosted the Annual Scholarship Showdown last Friday night, August 5 at the Suwannee River Fair arena. ... Full Story »

Republicans Host Candidates Forum in Trenton

District 21 State Representative candidates Tim Rogers and Chuck Clemons shown at the Candidates Forum on Thursday, August 4 in Trenton.  State Senator Rob Bradley and the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee (GCREC) hosted a Candidate Forum Thursday, August 4 at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club. Jay Anderson from 97.3 The Sky radio moderated the forum. Those invited to speak ... Full Story »

Fundraiser plans underway to benefit two local young women

Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer (Tucker) Ragsdale will benefit from funds raised at a barbecue lunch to be held at the Bell Community Center on Friday, September 2nd. The meal will begin at 11 a.m. and last until the food runs out. The dinner will consist of smoked chicken, and two sides, a roll and dessert for only $8.00. Jennifer Mauldin ... Full Story »