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Lauren Shepherd signs with Georgia Southwestern State University

On Friday, March 6th, Lauren Shepherd signed her letter of intent with Georgia Southwestern State University to play basketball.  Many friends, family, and faculty came out to show their love and support for Lauren. Everyone is so excited to see what the future holds for this amazing young lady. Go ‘Canes! Full Story »

Fanning Springs to hold Special Election May 12th

The City of Fanning Springs, FL will hold a Special Election on May 12, 2020, or if a primary election is required, it will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This Special Election will be held to fill the vacant seats of Group 2 and Group 5 Councilmen in Fanning Springs. Resolution 2020-02 identifies the Florida Statutes require the ... Full Story »

Local family loses young lambs to predators

Johnny and Sandi Johnson awoke on Sunday, March 1, to find eight of their young lambs dead. The Johnsons live near Bethel Baptist Church on County Road 313 about six miles West of Trenton. The Johnson’s raise Cameroon Sheep, a meat sheep, to sell at market once a year. The Johnson have 15 ewes and have been raising sheep for ... Full Story »

Home Grown Dairy Judge returns to Suwannee River Fair to Judge Dairy Show

Those attending the  Suwannee River Fair were happy to have a former fair alumni return to judge the Dairy Show on Saturday, March 7th. Colleen Casey Larson of Okeechobee returned to the fair where she once showed dairy cows,   swine and rabbits in her youth to judge the 2020 Dairy Show. Larson is a 1997 graduate of Trenton High School. ... Full Story »

GCSO forms overdose task force and receives $50,000 grant

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz held a kick-off meeting for the newly formed Overdose Task Force on Thursday, March 5. Different segments of local law enforcement were on hand to learn about ODMAP which the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is receiving as part of a grant that Seminole County received. Sheriff Schultz opened the meeting telling his deputies that “Law ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers defeat two 4A opponents last week

By Todd Bryant This past week the Tigers had two games with non-conference opponents.  The 4A Dunnellon Tigers came to town on Tuesday to try to revenge a previous loss in Dunnellon.  Dunnellon started senior Cam Fagan on the mound.  Although Fagan normally plays shortstop (Virginia Tech commit) she is a hard throwing righty that is very competitive at whatever ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Dog Show lots of fun for young Gilchrist 4-H dog owners

Saturday was a day filled with a great deal of obedience, agility, and showmanship at the annual Suwannee River Fair Dog Show. The annual Dog Show had lots of entries this year with some twelve students participating in the event. The Obedience part of the show had three winners in the Basic Category, they were Cameron Colbert who took first ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Alumni Cake Auction a big success

Sweet cakes were well appreciated at the FFA Alumni Cake Auction on Friday evening at the Trenton High auditorium. When area auctioneer Daniel Jerrels took the last bid, a total of $6,100 had been raised. The Alumni raise funds each year by holding events like the cake auction to financially support the FFA students.  These funds are used when students ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office Annual Chili Cook-Off raised $1,000 for Relay for Life

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office employees and Sheriff Bobby Schultz came together to host the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 19. The winning cooks were Lindsey Lander who won the competition and Jeannie Pfannschmidt placed second. Everyone enjoyed a fun pie in the face contest at this year’s Cook-Off. Money collection jars were set up with Sheriff Schultz, Lt. ... Full Story »

2020 Bell High School Track Team

Left to right, top row: Francis Riordan, Germonte Graham, Johnny Branson, Austin Arban, John Spigelmyer, Riley Kilgore, Josh Mendoza, Hunter Marangoni, Ty Powell, Austin Miller, Kyle Wilson and Jayson Marino. Middle row:  Helen Kreinbihl, Nathan Gray, Toni Stevens, McKinnley Downing, Brittany Hunt, Jaden Riess, Angie Moses, Melonie Piechocki, Susannah Gray, Savana Thomas, Kendra Roberts, Rayanah Mkuu, Nicole Shepherd, Sabrina Holmes, ... Full Story »