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Sheriff’s Office launches Ag Watch program

By Carrie A. Mizell The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite local farmers who own at least 50 acres, or an agribusiness, to join an Ag Watch program that is being formed to combat agriculture-related theft in Gilchrist County. Sgt. Leonard Knuckles and Deputy Scotty Douglas have been working to implement the Ag Watch program, which is funded ... Full Story »

Volunteers provide Thanksgiving dinner for 300 local families

Struggling families in Gilchrist County do not have to wonder where their Thanksgiving dinner will come from. Each year the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Volunteers organize a Thanksgiving food drive that provides turkey and all the trimmings to 300 local families. Volunteers work for months to collect donations and secure food for the drive, and this year Millie Blalock said the ... Full Story »

Push for 4 day work week falls short

Several months ago Seth Hastings, account administrator for the City of Trenton, made a presentation to the city commissioners showing the advantages of a four day work week. Hastings explained that if the employees of the City of Trenton could work four 10 hour days each week it would help morale among the employees. During the meeting Hastings showed commissioners ... Full Story »

Tigers advance after big win over Mayo 40-14

The Trenton Tigers dominated the visiting Lafayette County Hornets 40-14 in the Class 1A Region 3 semi-finals Friday evening. The Tigers were fired up as the music was rocking and the smoke was billowing from the tunnel as the reigning 1A State Champs entered the field carrying the American flag and the THS orange and black Tiger flag. The Tiger ... Full Story »

Christmas on Main Street will be Dec. 4

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will once again host Christmas on Main Street in downtown Trenton on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Charlie Brown and organizers are planning a costume contest for elementary age children to find the best Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Linus or Lucy in Gilchrist County. Christmas on ... Full Story »

Mannerstedt wins “Kicker of the Year” award

                          Marcus Mannerstedt, junior place kicker for the reigning Class 1A state football champions was presented the John Williams Award Friday night in a pre-game ceremony in The Jungle. Marcus was selected based on his 2014 football statistics, character, and classroom efforts, explained Shelton Crews, executive director of ... Full Story »

Shop local at Down Home Gilchrist

Great things happen when everybody chips in. A group of talented local artisans, crafters and sewers have come together to stock the shelves of Down Home, a gift shop that has opened inside the Gilchrist County Journal. Just Southern columnist Cindy Jo Ayers and her daughter, Carrie Ayers Mizell, editor of the Gilchrist County Journal, love to travel. While on ... Full Story »

American Legion Post 91 closes

There will be no more bingo at American Legion Jamerson Sheffield Post 91. The post, which is located on US 129 between Trenton and Bell, was closed on Monday, Nov. 17 by order of 4th District Commander Chuck Ferguson. All of the officers at Post 91 resigned on Sunday, Nov. 16. Florida Department Commander Jay Conti, Past Dept. Commander Larry ... Full Story »

Tough loss to Pierson Taylor ends Lady Bulldogs state run

The Bell Lady Bulldogs can hold their heads up high after a fantastic 2014 volleyball season. Though their hopes of a state championship title ended on Tuesday after a loss to Pierson Taylor, the Lady Bulldogs played hard all season and made their community proud. The third time proved to be the charm for the Lady Bulldogs. After coming up ... Full Story »

Neilson, McGowan win Rotary’s Pedal-Paddle- Run

The 1st Annual Trenton Rotary Club Pedal-Paddle-Run event was held Saturday, Nov. 8. It was 12 miles of biking from Trenton Depot to Hart Springs, 3 miles of kayaking on the Suwannee River and a 3 mile run through beautiful, wooded Hart Springs. The winners were a team composed of David Neilson and Todd McGowan who crossed the finish line ... Full Story »