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Bell Volleyball splits preseason matches

By: Matthew Harrell Looking to build off of last season in which the Bulldogs went undefeated in district play during the regular season and reached the regional semifinals, Bell volleyball hosted five teams in their preseason classic Saturday. Bell hosted Eastside, Gainesville, Columbia, Branford and Oak Hall, but only played Eastside and Gainesville as FHSAA rules only allow teams to ... Full Story »

Trimm Auction Ribbon Cutting

J.R. Trimm, owner of Trimm Auction Services, LLC, cut the ribbon at his new building on US 26 across from the Post Office in Trenton on Saturday, August 11 during the grand opening. Trimm’s father John Trimm is shown on left and his grandfather Milton Barber is shown on the right. A large crowd of over 200 people were on ... Full Story »

Showdown has record ticket sales

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County had a record number of ticket sales for the 6th annual Scholarship Showdown. The event was held at the Suwannee River Fair barn in Fanning Springs on Friday, August 10. Those attending enjoyed a wonderful catered meal by Cowboyz Bar-B-Q and Catering out of Archer. The evening started off with a social time followed ... Full Story »

Trenton Sr. FFA named a National 2 Star Chapter

Lauren Roberts, Gracie Langford, Alizabeth Morehouse, and Miranda Gartin have been named national finalists in the National Agriscience Fair for their respective categories. They will display their research and interview during the 91st National FFA Convention during the week of Oct. 24 - 27, 2018 in Indianapolis. The Trenton Sr. FFA chapter has been named a 2018 National 2 Star ... Full Story »

GCSO escorts Noel to first day of school

Noel Ramirez Jr. being escorted to his first day of school at Chiefland Elementary by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, his mother Gigi and GCSO Deputies. The deputies and sheriff escorted little Noel to school on behalf of his father Noel Ramirez Sr. who was shot and killed while on duty on April 19, 2018 in Trenton. Full Story »

Commission approves up to $200K for Jail project plans

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took action to approve up to $200K for schematic design and design development for the proposed new Gilchrist County Jail that is being designed by Clemons, Rutherford & Associates Inc. of Tallahassee. Commissioner Gray recently attended a meeting with County Administrator Bobby Crosby and the architect design group. Mr. Crosby gave the Commission ... Full Story »

Gilchrist School District Employees’ Welcome Back

County wide employees of the Gilchrist County School District enjoyed the welcome back barbecue lunch last week at Bell High. The Gilchrist County Education Foundation hosted the meal. It was catered by Akins BBQ Restaurant in Bell and Sabal Trail Transmission sponsored it. Tiffany Bodiford, Stephanie Smith and Natasha Allen are shown. Full Story »

Trenton FFA goes to Washington D.C.

By Lauren Roberts Last week, Trenton FFA members Adam Smith, Makenzie Smith, Lauren Roberts and advisor Ashley Thoron traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Leadership Conference hosted by the National FFA Organization to learn about servant leadership. On their first morning they paid their respects to those who had died fighting for our freedom at the Arlington National ... Full Story »

Local Law Enforcement receive awards

Gilchrist County law enforcement was given a good meal and accolades for a job well done during their annual awards luncheon on Thursday August 2, at Otter Springs Lodge. The lodge was filled to capacity as the GCSO staff, corrections officers and deputies along with their families filled the room. Chief Deputy Jeff Manning welcomed those attending and told them ... Full Story »

Jeff Beach Renowned Saddle Maker

Story and Photo By Bob Stone Jeff Beach skillfully fashions about two dozen custom saddles a year in the shop behind his home in rural Gilchrist County, near Trenton. Strikingly beautiful examples of functional artistry, he decorates most of them with graceful, hand-tooled or “carved” designs. Although Jeff will make any type of saddle, most he builds are used in ... Full Story »