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Trenton residents avoid near head-on crash

Occupants of two vehicles traveling on SE 70th Street, just south of SR 26, escaped serious injury on Friday afternoon after one of the vehicles crossed the center line. Full Story »

City gives Cherry’s Seafood OK on outdoor dining

Jeff Cherry, owner of Cherry’s Seafood and Steaks in Trenton, came before the City of Trenton Board of Adjustment to present plans for an outdoor dining room located next to the restaurant at the Board of Adjustment meeting held on March 24. The plan was approved by the Trenton City Commission, acting as the Board of Adjustment. Full Story »

Bell tops Trenton in District 6 1A battle

The Bell Lady Bulldogs were on top of their game Friday evening as they defeated the Lady Tigers of Trenton 6-5. Bell took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Lady Tigers tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the third inning. Bell scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and 1 in the 4th ... Full Story »

Local youth visit Tallahassee for 4-H Day at the Capitol

A group of 4-H members traveled from Gilchrist County to Tallahassee on Thursday, March 26 for 4-H Day at the Capitol. Joshua Akin, Kalin Siegel, Austin Roberts, Karina Turner, Adli Elliott, Marissa Lamp-Hill, Conner Kaim, and Cheyenne Siegel  enjoyed an educational day spent touring Tallahassee and the Capitol. The youth had a chance to visit with Rep. Keith Perry and ... Full Story »

BOCC considers budget cuts, tax increase

Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. That’s the message the Gilchrist County Commissioners gave to constitutional officers on Monday during a budget workshop. Todd Newton, Gilchrist County Clerk of Court, said that Gilchrist County is not currently in a financial crisis, but if changes aren’t made it will be. Newton advised the constitutional officers to plan for ... Full Story »

Quilt Festival draws visitors

Starting with a cool overcast morning, and concluding in a bright sunny afternoon, the Eighth Annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, March 21, 2015, was bigger and better than ever before.  Featuring 79 craft and food merchants, 20 quilt groups and numerous demonstrations, festival visitors enjoyed a special spring outdoor treat on Main Street. New this year were special  exhibits ... Full Story »

Blood drive will benefit local boy with leukemia

The LifeSouth blood mobile will be at the Gilchrist County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a blood drive specifically for Riley Hardy. Individuals who wish to donate blood can give blood at any LifeSouth location and use the number 21104-01023 and credit will be given to Riley. The 3-year-old son of Hailie Leggett ... Full Story »

TES teacher receives Governor’s Shine Award

On Tuesday, March 26 during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott presented Governor’s Shine Awards to four outstanding teachers from around the state for their commitment to Florida’s students. Trenton Elementary School teacher Christy Russel, who is the Gilchrist County School District Teacher of the Year, was among the recipients. The Governor’s Shine Award is presented to Florida ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival where tractors and quilts meet on Main

By Diane Clifton It is just a few days until Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015. For the last three years, the members of the North Florida Antique Tractor Club have shown some of their beautifully restored antiques at the Festival.  They will be on hand again this year, entertaining guests with ... Full Story »

Powell hired as building official

The Gilchrist County Commission took action in their Monday, March 16 meeting to hire Bell native Tim Powell to the vacant Building Inspector/Code Enforcement officer position in Gilchrist County. The Commission’s action followed an  introduction by County Administrator Bobby Crosby, who presented handouts from the reviewing committee of the two applicants. Commissioner D Ray Harrison, Jr. made a motion to ... Full Story »