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1 person killed in head-on collision north of Bell

By Carrie A. Mizell A Bell mother and her son were critically injured in a head-on collision Friday that left a St. Augustine man dead. The tragic accident caused traffic along County Road 340 west of US 129 to be re-routed for several hours.  Full Story »

Ayers Art Gala showcases residents’ work

By Cindy Jo Ayers The  community was invited to spend an evening at the Ayers Art Gala which showcased the works of it’s residents on Thursday, Aug. 20. A group of Ayers residents have been busy painting beautiful botanicals since they began painting classes over a year ago. Full Story »

Hundreds gather to pray for the country

By Cindy Jo Ayers Christians from almost every denomination in Gilchrist County gathered on the courthouse lawn with humble hearts to pray for the United States of America. Many residents said they feel the nation is slipping away from its Christian foundation and it is time for Christians to stand up for their beliefs. Full Story »

Trenton City Commission passes fire assessment on 3-2 vote

The Trenton City Commission heard from board members and business leaders asking them not to  approve a Fire Special Assessment during the Tuesday, Aug. 11 public hearing. Yet the commission, by a 3-2 vote, approved the Fire Special Assessment for the City of Trenton. Councilman Everritt Heaton and Mayor Glen Thigpen voted No on the Fire Tax.  Full Story »

Solar Farms may be in Gilchrist County’s future

A Virginia based solar company is eyeing two different parcels of land in Gilchrist County to build solar farms on so they can generate and sell power to Duke Energy. “We like Gilchrist County because it’s high and dry, agriculture land,” said Kyle West, director of project development at Coronal Development Services. Full Story »

Back to School

With big smiles, and a few tears in the PreK classrooms, Gilchrist County students went back to school on Monday, Aug. 17 for the 2015-16 school year. Superintendent Robert Rankin reported that it was a smooth first day of school for students and faculty at Bell and Trenton schools. At press time, there were 2,658 students enrolled in Gilchrist County ... Full Story »

At Home with C.D. and Louetta Moore

For many years the Bell home of C.D. and Louetta Moore has been filled with laughter, singing and the delicious aroma of good ‘ol Southern cooking. The center of the Moore’s home has always been God, and Mrs. Louetta’s table has fed countless family members, friends and visiting preachers over the years. Married for 60 years, the Moore’s have three ... Full Story »

Fall Football Preview

Coach Andrew Thomas’ perspective on the season: How many years have you coached at Trenton? 5 Overall record at THS: 46-5 Record last season: 10-2 Number of Tiger players: 44 Number of seniors: 17 Starting quarterback: Michael Smith --- Full Story »

Crime rate down 28% in first half of 2015

Drug arrests are up in Gilchrist County and the number of reported burglaries is down. According to Sheriff Bobby Schultz, crime is down 28 percent countywide for the first six months of 2015, compared to statistics taken from January to June of 2014. The sheriff said there is a direct correlation between drug use and property crimes, with users stealing ... Full Story »