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22% pay increase for Supervisor of Elections

A new Florida law will raise the salaries of supervisors of elections across the state, and locally the supervisor of elections will receive a 22 percent pay increase. Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez currently makes  an annual salary of $78,728. When the new law takes effect on October 1, 2016, Sanchez’s salary will jump to $96,120. Full Story »

Lady Tigers honor 3 seniors

The Trenton Lady Tigers softball team honored three outstanding young ladies on Monday night as the softball team held their last regular season home game at Tiger Field. The seniors were: Miss Madyson Feather, Miss Kayla Costello and Miss Ginger Deen. Full Story »

Trenton interim city manager resigns

By John M Ayers The Trenton City Commission met on Tuesday, March 22 in a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Council member Marcia Hellams told the board that she had received a letter from a staff member advising that the Trenton City staff was ready to walk out because of friction among personnel at City Hall. The anonymous letter was ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Sale generates $917,312.48

By Carrie A. Mizell Three hundred and eighty five steers and swine sold at the 2016 Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale on Wednesday, March 23. Sales totaled $917,312.48 this year, which is down from the 2015 fair, when total sales were at $982,697. “We are so blessed and grateful by the outpouring of support for the young people ... Full Story »

Trenton banker provides insights on local residential development

By Diane Clifton Scott Guthrie, guest at the regular March meeting of the Gilchrist County Economic Development Advisory Committee, provided thoughtful insights about residential real estate development trends affecting Gilchrist County. Mr. Guthrie,  lifelong resident and the long-time Drummond Community Bank branch manager for Trenton, was recently promoted to President of Drummond. Mr. Guthrie first noted the availability of low ... Full Story »

BBQ fundraiser will benefit local family after fire

A barbecue dinner fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 1 to assist Luke and Molly Grant after their home caught fire last week. The fundraiser will be held at the Field of Dreams from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the pork dinners will be sold $7 each. Gilchrist County Fire Rescue Chief Mitch Harrell said the Grant family ... Full Story »

Trenton High School retires Cheevers’ and Rogers’ jerseys

By Cindy Jo Ayers It was a night that the Trenton football players will not soon forget, a night to celebrate their amazing season. So amazing in fact that MaxPrep ranked the Tigers as the number three small school football team in the whole nation. Trenton was beaten out by two private schools who took the first and second places. ... Full Story »

Search continues for missing local woman

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about Brenda Czaban, a local resident, who was reported missing on February 26, 2016. Brenda is 50-years-old. She is 5’6” and 132 pounds with brown eyes, and strawberry blonde hair with feathered bangs. Brenda has a tattoo of an Indian on her left ankle and a tattoo of a hummingbird on ... Full Story »

Bill Wiles hired as THS football coach

By Carrie A. Mizell It’s been 15 years since Bill Wiles coached the Trenton Tiger football team. The seasoned football coach will suit up in a Trenton shirt and return to The Jungle this summer as head coach of the defending state champion Trenton Tigers. Wiles will replace Andrew Thomas, who is leaving Trenton on April 1 for a job ... Full Story »

Local youth shine at 2016 Suwannee River Fair

Bell Middle FFA member Melonie Piechocki wore her late grandfather, Bob Piechocki’s New York state FFA jacket into the show ring at the Suwannee River Fair on Tuesday morning, and left the ring with Reserve Champion honors. Melonie said her 740-pound steer, Rocky, who was named Reserve Champion Feeder Steer at the 2016 fair, is a very calm, good steer. ... Full Story »