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Caleigh Robinson is Trenton’s Sr. FFA Advisor

Caleigh Robinson, a Levy County native, will be the new Sr. FFA Advisor at Trenton High School. Robinson graduated from Chiefland High School in 2017, where she was very involved with FFA. She began her career in FFA back in sixth grade at Bronson Middle High. Her Agriculture teacher was Mrs. Marcia Smith and when she transferred to Chiefland her ... Full Story »

Local Funeral Home has new owner

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County has a new Funeral Director. In fact, as of May, the county has a new Funeral home owner. Garrett Milton, a native of Mcclenney, purchased Watson Funeral Home in Trenton. Clay Watson, the longtime owner sold the business and is enjoying retirement. Garrett Milton has spent several years working in the Funeral Service business. ... Full Story »

The Santa Fe River is on the rise according to the Suwannee River Water

Management District. As of July 5, it was at 22.90 feet at Fort White and on July 13, the Santa Fe was at 27.49 feet. Flood stage at Fort White is 23 feet, and the record high there was 35.40 feet in 1964. National Weather service reported the river crested Sunday/Monday. On Monday, July 5, at the US 129 Bridge ... Full Story »

Trenton shooting suspect arrested last week

On Tuesday afternoon, July 6, Dontavis Jamar Pollock, was arrested for his involvement in a shooting in the Northwest Section of Trenton on June 27th. Three others have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the shoot out which occurred near the intersection of NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue. Pollock, a resident of Trenton was charged with one ... Full Story »

Education Foundation Scholarship Showdown tickets being sold now

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold its Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 6, at 7:00 p.m., at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The scholarship showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you do not need to be present to win. ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission proposes 2.5 mills for Ad Valorem property tax

The Trenton Commission took the first step to approve 2.5 mills for the Ad Valorem property tax on Monday evening during their first meeting in July. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson reported the City of Trenton must propose a millage rate in order to submit a TRIM (Truth in Millage) notice to the Florida Department of Revenue on a proposed Ad ... Full Story »

Shooting in Trenton’s Northwest Section results in arrests

On June 27, 2021, at 1:27 a.m., Gilchrist County Sheriff Office deputies responded to what sounded like gunfire in the northwest section of the City of Trenton. Shortly thereafter, near the intersection of NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue, deputies made contact with Ziryell Mincey of Gainesville, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. As GCSO deputies were rendering emergency ... Full Story »

Trenton Middle/High Cafeteria and Parking Lot work in progress

The 16 million dollar Trenton Middle High School building project is underway. The cafeteria and auditorium building in Phase I of this project is expected to cost a little over half the 16 million. The cafeteria includes walls of bleacher seats, so it can be used as an auditorium, also. Phase I projects include a new configuration of the bus ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County 4-H has Successful Rib Sale

4-H members met their goal of preselling 200 slabs of ribs and they had additional customers walk up to buy ribs during the July 1-2 fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards national trips for the livestock judging team. It was a successful fundraiser and 4-H members are very grateful for all of the support from the community. They do plan ... Full Story »

Brown signs with Fort Lauderdale

Trenton High School graduate Alex Brown shown signing with the University of Fort Lauderdale to play football. Alex is shown with Eagles Head Coach Chris Chambers. Full Story »