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Darby Allen to be new Assistant Superintendent

During the September 1 Gilchrist County School Board meeting, Board Members’ vote was unanimous for Darby Allen to become the new Assistant Superintendent. The position became open after longtime Assistant Superintendent Ronda Parrish resigned for a job with NEFEC (North East Florida Educational Consortium). Darby Allen came to the Gilchrist County School District three years ago as the Director of ... Full Story »

Remembering 9/11 19 years later

On Friday, September 11, the country will once again pause to remember the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, some 19 years ago. When hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives. Some 400 brave firefighters and policeman ... Full Story »

Tigers defeat Blue Wave in Overtime

The Trenton Tigers kicked off their 2020 high school football regular season Friday night as the COVID-19 regulations took a back seat to the 7:30 p.m. scheduled kickoff. The THS Principal had been notified by FHSAA field officials that the game start time would be changed to 8:17 p.m. Trenton and PK Yonge fans were asked to leave “The Jungle” ... Full Story »

2020 Trenton Varsity Football Team

Top row, left to right: Coach Jacob Ertzberger , Coach Chet Normand, Coach Wendell Roberts, Coach Wes Lackey, Coach Lyle Wilkerson, Head Coach Bill Wiles, Coach Terry Parrish, Coach Hunter Parrish, Coach John Perry , and Trainer Joe Schildwachter. Fifth row, left to right: Angel Garcia, Todd Bass, Kolby Wright, Blain Dorsett, Clayton Bass, Jonah Johnson, Nathan Michael, Curtis McConnell. ... Full Story »

2020 Bell Varsity Football Team

Standing, left to right, Coach John Oslager, Coach Jared Thomas, Head Coach Joey Whittington, Colby Herring, Marc Exendine, Jayson Marino, Marley Padilla, Tanner Potts, Connor Strickland, Landon Johnson, Caden Hastings, Rhett Rankin, Blake Carpenter, Jordan Hernandez, Trent Steedley, Cory Tuten, Ty Powell, Lindsey Hutson, Johann Peterson, Waylen McCumber, Luke Rewis, Will Fuller, Tommy Riordan, Coach Rick Carnley, and Coach Troy ... Full Story »

Large RV Park may be coming to Northeast Gilchrist County

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Planning Commission aka the Gilchrist County Commission will consider a Special Use Permit on property zoned Agriculture (A-2) and (A-5) land use. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. The Special Use Permit 2020-07 was requested by Gary Dounson of Gary Dounson & Associates for Aliventures, LLC ... Full Story »

2021 Suwannee River Youth Fair Board of Directors

During the Annual Meeting of the Suwannee River Fair Association held on Tuesday, August 25, several new programs, a new cattle show and a new cake decoration contest was announced. Other important events of the evening was the annual election of Fair Board Members. This year Dixie County had Tracy Groom and Dalton Long up for election. Gilchrist County had ... Full Story »

2020 Education Showdown was a sell out

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 2020 Education Showdown had a new spin this year. With social distancing and the pandemic in mind the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County was not sure if the Showdown was a possibility this year. During an Ed Foundation Board meeting it was decided to hold the annual Showdown as a virtual event. The Education Foundation ... Full Story »

GCSD student numbers are down this school year

The student numbers at Bell and Trenton schools are down from last school term by a total of 249 students. A total of 2,546 students are attending school at the actual school campuses. Another 278 students are attending Gilchrist Virtual School. This is the breakdown from each school. Bell Elementary School has a total of 498 students attending school and ... Full Story »