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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 »

Richard Fuller to run for County Commissioner

Submitted My name is Richard Fuller, and I am running for County Commissioner District 2. I am a motivated family man who cares about the people of Gilchrist County. I am married to my wife Sarah and our son is Caleb. I’ve lived in Gilchrist County over 30 years. Paul and Mary Fuller are my parents, my dad worked for ... Full Story »

Full house at Annual NRA Banquet

By Cindy Jo Ayers Just over 330 supporters, a sell out crowd, attended the 17th Annual Suwannee River Friends of the NRA at Trenton Elementary Cafeteria. Several Judges were on hand to enjoy the evening, including Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster, as well as Judge James Browning of Levy County. Also several Sheriffs attended including Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz ... Full Story »

Local company working with area farmers to save water

It’s the water...seems like a simple statement but as Florida’s population grows, so does concerns over the water supply. BMP Logic is a family owned company headquartered on SR129 in South Trenton. You may have passed by the white building located next door to A-1 Pest Control many times and never knew about the innovative water saving device that the ... Full Story »