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Operation Christmas Child Kick Off event planned for Sept. 28

By Cindy Jo Ayers It’s almost time for the Operation Christmas Child Kick-Off event. Each year thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are packed and sent from the Tri-County area. Good hearted people who care about children around world buy gifts and pack them in shoeboxes. Those boxes are collected at churches or turned into a collection center in the ... Full Story »

Dorian, a very unpredictable hurricane

By Cindy Jo Ayers Hurricane Dorian has kept the meteorologists and the citizens of Florida guessing for over a week. During the latter part of last week gas stations in the Tri-County Area were running out of gas and if stations had gas some citizens were having to wait in line for gas. On Thursday, August 29, Dorian was a ... Full Story »

Eveline Wright is American Legion’s Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

Eveline Wright was nominated and selected by The Department of The State of Florida American Legion for school year 2018-2019. August started a new year and many new students will experience the excellent teaching techniques she has mastered. Mrs. Eveline Wright started her career in education in 2001, working as a paraprofessional while seeking her degree in Exceptional Student Education ... Full Story »

2019 Lady Bulldog Volleyball

Bell Varsity Volleyball team: Back row: Coach Drue Barry, Michelle Heilig, Taylor Tompkins, Taria Liles, Maddy Sapp, Hailey Pope, Jillian Cassube, Emma Hutto and Brittany Lane. Front row: Aubrey Brown, Melonie Piechocki, Shelby Waddle and Adrianna Leon-Vasquez. Full Story »

2019 Lady Tiger Volleyball

Trenton Varsity Volleyball team: Back row: Samarie McHenry, Chloe Wilkerson, Gracie Langford, Bri Becker and Nickie Deen. Front row: Mikaya Smith. Middle row left to right: Jenith Hodge, Kinsey Akins, Raelin Colley and Alaina Brown. Full Story »

BHS Runnin’ Bulldogs Cross Country Team

The Bell High School Runnin’ Bulldogs Cross Country team had its 2019 season debut on Saturday, August 24th at the Wolf Pack Invitational hosted by St. Francis Catholic High School in Gainesville. The Lady Bulldogs finished in 2nd place behind cross country juggernaut Gainesville High School, beating out schools from Santa Fe, Eastside and the Rock School. The Lady Bulldogs ... Full Story »

Main Street Mercantile Opens in downtown Trenton

There is a new business in town, Main Street Mercantile. The Mercantile was opened a few weeks ago by Trenton’s Mayor Lee Deen and his wife Haley. Lee and Haley have been talking about opening a business together since before their wedding just a few months ago. Lee and Haley first met at the 2013 Florida Cattleman’s Convention on Marco ... Full Story »

Gilchrist 4-H Awards Banquet

4-Hers came from all parts of Gilchrist County to attend the 2018-2019 4-H Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet was held at Clark Plantation Venue. The banquet was well attended by local 4-H members and their families. County Council President Kalin Siegel gave the welcoming address followed by Aubrie Blair who led the Pledge of Allegiance and Alaura Brown led the ... Full Story »

K-9 Axel is an important part of GCSO

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has officers that are well seasoned veterans of the force and some are fairly young and new to the important work of keeping the peace. Sgt. Dean Watson, himself a seasoned law enforcement officer, works daily with his partner Axel. The hardworking K-9 Axel is a 6 year old German Shepherd who ... Full Story »