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Stolen truck recovered from Suwannee River in Gilchrist County

A stolen truck was recovered from the Suwannee River on Saturday, May 16. The truck was  reported to be stolen from Levy County. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived at the Gilchrist side of the Suwannee River after they were notified by a boater that saw a man drive a truck into the river. Levy Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Watermelons starting to move in Gilchrist

Wilkerson’s Farm workers were busy loading watermelons between Bell and Trenton on Monday morning.  Harvesting is May through June and done by cutting the melon from the vine by hand.    According  to Brittany Lee of Alachua County Farm Bureau Farm Facts, the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, Levy County has the largest acreage of watermelons in the state, with Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County has 8th COVID-19 case, 3 active cases at this time

Drive-Thru testing on May 26 and May 27 By John Ayers Ralph Smith, Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director informed the Commission on Monday afternoon that Gilchrist County has just received information from the Florida Department of Health that an 8th COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Gilchrist County. The director explained that Gilchrist County currently has 3 active cases. He ... Full Story »

Fifty-three Gilchrist Seniors to receive $1000 scholarships through Education Foundation

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has presented $53,000 in scholarships to 31 Bell High School seniors and 22 Trenton High School seniors. Sixteen of the scholarships were funded by civic organizations, private businesses, families, and four were given as memorials  in memory of local citizens. The Education Foundation oversees the funding of each  $1000 scholarship. Each student that was ... Full Story »

After 40 years at Best Drugs Theresa Gentry is retiring

Many Gilchrist County citizens will be sad to hear that longtime pharmacy tech Theresa Gentry has officially retired from Best Drugs in Trenton. Gentry started her job when she was in her mid 20s in 1980. She was hired by Larry Diaz, who owned the local drug store in Trenton, as a part time clerk. In the beginning she worked ... Full Story »

Lois Bachle wins $1000 scholarship from Department of Ag

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Lois Bachle of Trenton won a $1,000 Florida Prepaid 529 Scholarship for her essay entry in the inaugural Florida Agriculture History Award essay contest. “Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Agriculture History Award essay contest, and thank you to all who participated. Together, we’re ... Full Story »

Kevin Whitaker announces his candidacy for Gilchrist County School Superintendent

Dear Voters, My name is Kevin Lomax Whitaker and I am seeking the Office of Superintendent for the Gilchrist County School District. As the campaign season pushes on during these trying times in our great nation, I want to reach out and introduce myself personally to each of you.  I have worked in the field of education for over 30 ... Full Story »

Natural Resources Conservation Service moving Levy Field Office to Trenton

According to Renee Bodine, NRCS, Public Affairs Florida the Natural Resources Conservation Service is moving the Bronson Field Office to Trenton on Thursday, May 14. The Trenton NRCS office will continue to serve Farmers and Ranchers in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. The new address for the NRCS field office is 1727 East Wade Street, Suite D, (next to the ... Full Story »

Hair Salons and Barber Shops open again, customers are very Thankful

Local stylist Shelby Mullis shown cutting a customer’s hair Monday morning. Mullis is the owner operator of Blue Door Salon located at 219 North Main Street in Trenton. Needless to say, Mullis was happy to be open again and her customers were very pleased to have fresh cuts. Full Story »

Daniel Schreiber promoted to Lieutenant Colonel while serving in Japan

On May 1st, Daniel Schreiber, a 2001 graduate of Bell High School, was promoted to  Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony performed at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. Lt. Col. Schreiber is an instructor fighter pilot in the F-16 “Viper” at Misawa performing multiple mission sets to include Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses and Defensive/Offensive Counter Air operations.  He has ... Full Story »