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Camp Valor Project Phase 1 Groundbreaking Inspiring

By Cindy Jo Ayers An amazing project to help the severely wounded veterans got underway on Saturday, May 19, right here in Gilchrist County. The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 1 of the Camp Valor Project was held at Otter Springs Park. A large group of members of Veterans organizations, local dignitaries, and supportive citizens, as well as Camp Valor Project ... Full Story »

Murrel Hines receives Soil and Water Stewardship Award

Jack Cook, who is a long time supervisor with the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District, presented the 2018 Conservation Stewardship Award to Murrel Hines. Cook said, “Murrel is a personal friend of mine.” Cook went on to say that he appreciated the examples he has set on the farm and throughout his life. Cook read a brief history about ... Full Story »

SunStop Market holds Grand Opening at new Trenton store

Southwest Georgia Oil President Glennie Bench and Mike Harrell, the company’s CEO, are shown cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening of SunSpot Market on Thursday, May 17. Southwest Georgia Oil is the parent company of SunStop Market in Trenton. Patrons of the store enjoyed lots of free samples from the deli. Nettles Sausage Company was giving away sausage sandwiches. ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts Newberry Watermelon Festival Teen Queen

Trenton High School’s own Lauren Roberts was crowned the 2018 Teen Queen for the Newberry Watermelon Festival on Saturday, May 12. Lauren is the daughter of Franne Martin and Jason Roberts, and she is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts. The 2018 Newberry Watermelon Festival will take place on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Rotary 10th Annual Fishing Tournament

Submitted Our Gilchrist Rotary 10th Annual Fishing Tournament was our best year yet!  Thanks to Allen Clark and the Suwannee Marina for all of the enthusiasm, great food and support for this successful fundraising event for the youth of Gilchrist County. Friday’s Captain’s Dinner and Calcutta was held at the Salt Creek Restaurant in Suwannee.  Anglers enjoyed a delicious BBQ ... Full Story »

Rodeo Season ends well for Jones Sisters

Jordyn and Jayme Jones wrapped up their first season participating in the South Eastern Little Britches Rodeo. Jordyn, age 9, won the Champion Pole Bender buckle for the Little Wrangler class, as well as earning the Reserve Champion for Barrels and Goat Untying for the same class which is for youth ages 5-9. Jayme, age 4, won the All Around ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Sr. selected as one of Florida’s Finest chapters

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters. Trenton Sr. Chapter was one of the 37 Florida Chapters who received this award. The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture and ... Full Story »

Bulldogs enter final week of spring practice

By Matthew Harrell The Bell Bulldogs held an open practice Friday night as they get ready for their last week of spring practice. Head Coach Joey Whittington said the energy and effort have stuck out to him this spring. “We’ve had good senior leadership so far,” Whittington said. “Our running backs, some of our skill guys and linebackers, they’ve brought ... Full Story »