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Trenton FFA Continues Winning Traditions at the 93rd Florida FFA State Convention

By: Carsen McKenzie Trenton SR. FFA Reporter It wasn’t the picture-perfect start to a week that is supposed to be all sunshine. The Trenton FFA Chapters loaded onto a school bus in the front parking lot of Trenton High School, with it pouring down rain, and the rain had no end in sight. All three hours on that bus ride ... Full Story »

New Trenton resident complains, Code Enforcement is not doing their job

A Trenton resident addressed the Trenton Commission during their Monday, June 28th meeting and complained to the four member Commission, that the Code Enforcement department is not doing their job. Cindy, (who would not give her last name for fear of being harmed), told the Commission that the City of Trenton workers can drive around town, but they can’t do ... Full Story »

New Concealed Weapons Intake System up and running at Tax Collectors Office

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Tax Collector Michael McElroy said on Monday that his office now has the Concealed Weapons Intake System up and running. McElroy has been working with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for months to have this system installed at his office. County residents can now conveniently apply for their Concealed Weapons License without ... Full Story »

2021 Gilchrist School Guardian Graduation held

A very special graduation was held last Friday, June 25, at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility. These School Guardian students are special because they are the brave individuals who are willing to take up arms to defend the students of Gilchrist County. The class was made up of employees from each of the county schools as well as ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Chapters attend 93rd Florida Convention

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 93rd Florida FFA Convention and Expo was held June 14-18, 2021 at the Caribe Royal Orlando in Orlando. Twenty-three students, Advisors Brett Wasden and Debbie Jones and several parents attended the much awaited event. Bell FFA members represented the county well by winning an award for 100% FFA membership. Several students won awards during the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Students attend Ambassador Leadership Summit

Gilchrist County middle and high students who are members of the Ambassador program attended a Leadership Summit on June 8th and 9th. The event was held at Bell High School and a large group of students from both Bell and Trenton attended. During the Summit they were instructed by Laura Holly covering such topics as resiliency, grit, and leadership skills. ... Full Story »

GCSD Retirees Recognized at School Board Meeting

By Janet Bradley Eleven long-time employees retiring from the Gilchrist County School District were recognized at the School Board Meeting on June 15. Employees retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year are Penny Schwab, Elisabeth Diamond, Deborah Roberts, Carolyn Thomas, Emma Garcia, Lisa Hudson, Billy Mikell, Donna Watson, Connie Loy, Lee Atwood, and John Yencho. Dr. James Surrency, ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Darian Ingram Named Miss Softball

Senior pitcher Darian Ingram of Trenton High School has been named the Florida Dairy Farmers 2021 Miss Softball following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school softball coaches and media representatives. Ingram led her squad to its second straight Class 1A state title with an 18-1 record. She threw eight no-hitters, including a perfect game, ... Full Story »

Jones Sisters have great Rodeo Season

Sisters Jordyn and Jayme Jones of Trenton compete in the Florida Little Britches Rodeo Association (FLBRA). The 2020-2021 season had 18 rodeos around the State of Florida. Jayme competes in the Little Wranglers division ages 5-8 and Jordyn competes in the Junior Girls division ages 9-13 years old. Jayme was the 2020-2021 Little Wranglers All Around champion, Barrel Racing champion ... Full Story »

Mr. Carl Williams celebrates 90th Birthday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Longtime Gilchrist County resident and former School Superintendent Carl Williams celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday. Friends and family from far and near arrived at the Bell Community Center to help Mr. Williams celebrate his 90th Birthday at the event hosted by his family. Mr. Williams and his wife of 63 years, Francis live just northwest ... Full Story »