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Sudden loss of local 18-year-old saddens many

No matter how sick she was, Jordan Savannah Elmore was always happy. A 2016 graduate of Trenton Middle High School, Jordan celebrated her 18th birthday on July 1 and passed away suddenly on July 20, from complications related to health issues. Jordan had many friends and family members, who gathered with members of her graduating class at a special service ... Full Story »

Yes or No vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales in Gilchrist County

Registered voters in Gilchrist County will see a referendum on the November 8th General Election ballot. The referendum will give voters two choices on Sunday alcohol sales: a “yes” vote will allow alcoholic beverages to be sold in the county on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight. A “no” vote will not allow Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages within ... Full Story »

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Duthu to be New JROTC Instructor

By Antoniette Meyer Lieutenant Colonel Jim Duthu will be the Senior Army Instructor for the JROTC program at Bell High School starting the 2016-2017 school year. Lt. Col. Duthu and his family moved to Florida from Alabama in June of 2016. Lt. Col. Duthu has instructed ROTC at both the college and high school levels for five years. He taught ... Full Story »

Antoniette Meyer returns to Gilchrist for Internship

By Cindy Jo Ayers During the past couple of months you might have noticed several articles weekly in the Gilchrist County Journal written by  Antoniette Meyer. Antoniette contacted the Journal in the early spring requesting an internship with the local newspaper.  Full Story »

THS Varsity Cheer Team brings home trophy at UCA Camp

Submitted The Varsity Cheer Team from Trenton High School attended the UCA Camp held at UF. After three days of instruction, challenges, and laughter, the team participated  in the final competition of the camp.  They earned 1st Place-Small Varsity and Most Hardworking Team.  Full Story »

Tigers attend FCA Camp in Deland

The Trenton Tigers were in Deland July 15-17 attending a weekend Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer football camp at Stetson University. The Tigers were one of eleven teams from North Central Florida that attended this intense program. This camp gave the teams the opportunity to drill full contact football in the morning and the teams and coaches attended Bible study ... Full Story »

Judge Dismissed lawsuit against Sheriff Schultz and Sgt. Stephen Stalvey

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Thursday, July 21, 2016  United States District Judge Mark E. Walker ruled that all the claims against Defendants Sheriff Robert Schultz and Stephen Stalvey are “Dismissed with Prejudice.” The lawsuit was filed by Linda Walker against Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Schultz and Sergeant Stephen Stalvey in December of 2014. Walker was seeking damages in excess of ... Full Story »

Trenton native hired as new city manager

By John M. Ayers The Trenton City Commission made it official Thursday, July 14, hiring Lyle Wilkerson as the new Trenton City Manager. The Trenton native will start his new position at City Hall on Monday, July 25, 2016. New Trenton City Manager Lyle Wilkerson is shown with his wife, Jennifer, at left, and Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen, at right. ... Full Story »

Bell teen arrested for vandalizing high school

A 2015 Bell High School graduate was arrested on Friday, July 15 and charged with felony criminal mischief. Houston Trever Pope, 18, is accused of doing doughnuts on the Bell High School football field on Friday, July 8. Full Story »

Fanning Springs resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Friends and neighbors Rodger Nogaki, Wynne Falkowski, Michelle King, Nina and Cliff Bemis are shown celebrating Miss Lillian’s special day with birthday cake and pink lemonade.    Friends and neighbors  from the Suwannee River Springs Association helped celebrate the 103rd birthday of Miss Lillian Bemis on Friday, July 15 with cake and pink lemonade. Miss Bemis’ secret to long life ... Full Story »