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Local residents divided on possible Ten Commandments monument

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners are considering an offer by Dixie County resident Joe Anderson to provide a Ten Commandments monument at the corner of US 129 and SR 26. The granite monument would be placed on the courthouse lawn facing the only traffic light in Gilchrist County. The Gilchrist County Journal recently polled residents to see if ... Full Story »

City approves Sons of Confederate Veterans clubhouse

The Trenton City Commission heard from Toni Collins, representing the John Hance O’Steen Camp 770, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Gilchrist County, last week. Ms. Collins presented an application for a Special Exception for a clubhouse and lodge on NE Fourth Avenue in Trenton during the Trenton Board of Adjustment meeting on Monday, June 23. Full Story »

Fishing tournament held for Riley Hardy

A fishing tournament to benefit Riley Hardy, a local boy fighting leukemia, raised $11,909.40 on Saturday, June 27. Pictured left to right, Jason and Kate Hunter, tournament organizers, Riley Hardy, Hailie Leggett and Cody Hardy, Riley’s parents. The tournament was a huge success and Riley is doing amazingly well. On Monday, Riley went for physical therapy, chemo and labs. His ... Full Story »

Trenton Rotary Club honors Harrison for 51 year membership

The Trenton Rotary Club honored D. Ray Harrison, Jr. on Monday, June 29 for his 51 year membership in the local service organization. Harrison joined Rotary in 1964, after he and his wife Diana moved to Trenton with their two small children. At the time, he worked as a funeral director at Harrison Funeral Home in Trenton. “In 1963, Rotary ... Full Story »

Restoration work to begin on Trenton’s old gym

The Gilchrist County School Board voted to award the construction bid to Oelrich Construction, Inc. for the restoration of the Old Gym. The Old Gym, which was built in 1939, now sits at Trenton Elementary School after being relocated from the high school campus. The Old Gym was relocated over ten years ago to its current location. The bid amount ... Full Story »

Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Popular Bell preschool will close

After welcoming hundreds of local children with a warm smile and open arms, All Things Learning Center will close its doors on Tuesday, June 30. A fixture in the Town of Bell for the last 19 years, All Things came about when Mrs. Kathy Spears recognized the need for quality, affordable childcare in the community. “The greatest joy has been ... Full Story »

Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Patriotic quilt squares are dedicated to those who serve in the military

Stephanie Metts of the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe has added the final quilt block to the side of the old Coke building in Trenton. The four large quilt blocks have a patriotic theme and are dedicated to those who serve in the military. A recent sign was added which reads, “In honor of those who serve.” The Florida Quilt Trail ... Full Story »