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Rotary holds fishing tournament

The Trenton Rotary Club held their 8th annual fishing tournament in Suwannee this past weekend.  The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all who attended. The event was kicked off Friday night with a Captain’s Dinner and Calcutta at the Salt Creek Restaurant. A delicious barbeque chicken and pork dinner was provided by the Suwannee Marina and fortified the ... Full Story »

Trenton Rotary’s 8th Annual Fishing Tournament is Saturday in Suwannee

Trenton Rotary Club will host the 8th Annual Fishing Tournament at Suwannee Marina on April 30th. The annual tournament is somewhat unique in that there are three categories of boats,  freshwater fishermen can fish for bass by going up the Suwannee and the many creeks that feed it, inshore fishermen will be searching for redfish and speckled trout on the ... Full Story »

Bell High School’s Runnin’ Bulldogs

  The Bell High School Runnin’ Bulldogs Girls and Boys Track and Field Team competed in the 2016 FHSAA 1A District 5 Track Meet at Oak Hall High School on Wednesday, April 20th. Out of 14 district teams, both girls and boys teams finished in third place behind track powerhouses P.K. Younge and Oak Hall. Bell teams finished over district ... Full Story »

Fundraising underway for Relay For Life

This year the Relay For Life of Tri-Counties will be held at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion on May 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight. The Suwannee River Fair Association has graciously agreed to donate the use of the pavilion for our event.  This will enable many survivors that are unable to be around dust to participate in the ... Full Story »

BOCC wants to purchase property west of 4-H building

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to move forward with the purchase of two lots just west of the Gilchrist County 4-H building on CR 307A. The lots are valued separately at $6,975 and $10,610. Michael McElroy, of Mimack LC, which is based in Waxhaw, North Carolina, owns both lots and has offered them to Gilchrist County for ... Full Story »

Students have green thumbs

Do you want to know how to grow a garden? Just ask any third grade student at Bell Elementary School. Jessica Altum Cooper, Gilchrist County 4-H agent, told the County Commissioners last week that third grade students at BES have been hard at work expanding their vegetable garden. With the assistance of the 4-H agent, the students planted a 14 ... Full Story »

CR 334/334A project engineer speaks to complaints

Lee Mills and  Andrew Carswell, of Mills Engineering, appeared before the Gilchrist County Commissioners on Monday, April 18, to discuss problems on the CR 334/334A paving project. Mr. Mills said that he hasn’t been on the job site, due to a rash of family members dying. In his place, Andrew Carswell has been the engineer/inspector on the project. Full Story »

Church camp to be built on CR 337

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, April 18 to approve a special use permit amendment and site plan for Church Camp Ministries, Inc. Clay Sweger, of EDA Engineers-Surveyors-Planners, Inc., presented a slideshow to the Board on the overnight recreation park that will be built on 80 acres located at 1679 NE CR 337. Full Story »

Jacob Cohen recovering after US 129 accident

Jacob Cohen’s father stopped by the Gilchrist County Journal office on Monday to let readers know that his 15-year-old son is recovering from a March 20th accident on US 129. Jacob’s father, David Cohen said that Jacob is now able to dress himself, walk to the bathroom and is able to feed himself. Jacob is also writing and playing video ... Full Story »

14 will face charges for high school brawl

After an extensive investigation, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has charged 14 defendants related to a brawl at Trenton High School on March 14. More than 20 charges, ranging from misdemeanor offenses of affray to aggravated  battery and assault felonies have been filed with the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Full Story »