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Mayree Johnson exhibits Reserve Champion Swine

Ten year old Mayree Johnson of Trenton was very proud when her pig “Mayo” took the Reserve Champion trophy on Monday evening. Mayree is the daughter of Joshua and Ashlee Johnson. Mayree is a member of Eastside Explorers 4-H Club. This was her first year showing an animal at the fair. Bronson FFA Chapter hog won the Grand Champion trophy. ... Full Story »

Large Wether Goat Show held at the Suwannee River Fair

Alaina Blair of County Line 4-H Club in Gilchrist County exhibited the Grand Champion Wether Goat at the 2021 Suwannee River Fair. Vivian Johnson Cassidy showed Dixie Sr. FFA Chapter Wether Goat. The chapters goat took home the Reserve Grand Champion trophy. All total there were 56 Wethers entered this year ranging from 55 to 160 pounds. This show has ... Full Story »

Joel Hodge shows Reserve Champion Home Grown Steer

Joel Hodge of Lil Farmers 4-H in Gilchrist County is shown with his Reserve Champion Home Grown Steer. Steer Judge Todd Thrift is shown on left and Show Superintendent Scott Mills is in middle. Photo by Chuck Elton, courtesy of Suwannee River Fair. Full Story »

Trenton’s Quilt and Artisan Festival to be held this weekend

One of the featured quilt exhibits at the Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival will be by Lynne Dallmeyer-Hartman of the Jacksonville Beach area. Hartman has been quilting and entering quilts into shows for many years. Her quilts have won several awards including Judge’s Choice Award at the Vermont Quilt Festival in 2019. In 2020 her quilt won Honorable Mention at ... Full Story »

DOH Gilchrist County now scheduling vaccine appointments for individuals 60 years plus

The Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County is now scheduling appointments for next week’s drive thru event. Individuals 60 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Governor Ron Desantis has announced that beginning March 15, 2021 the following expanded groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine: Long -term care facility residents; Persons 60 ... Full Story »

Bryan Freeman is Hart Springs Park Manager

The Gilchrist County Commission hired Bryan Freeman as Hart Springs Park Manager in the March 1, 2021 Commission meeting. Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby recommended Mr. Freeman be hired as the Park Manager. “Bryan Freemen truly loves Hart Springs and can continue to do a great job at the park,” explained Mr. Crosby. Commissioner Darrell Smith thanked Bryan Freeman for ... Full Story »

Trenton Artisan and Quilt Festival to feature a Native American quilter

One of the more interesting quilt displays will be one made by Anna Lopez who is a Native American quilter. Anna will be at the festival on Saturday, March 20 to visit with those attending the festival and where she will explain the many meaning of the symbols on her quilt. The title of her quilt is Walking Bear. As ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Teachers receive Classroom Enrichment grants

Some very happy teachers could be found at all the County’s schools on Friday. A group of Education Foundation of Gilchrist County Board Members traveled from school to school to present the grant checks. Shouts of joy and a good deal of jumping up took place when the surprised teachers received their checks. “The Classroom Enrichment Grants are sponsored by ... Full Story »

Fair Dog Show has winners

4-H and FFA dog owners turned out on Saturday, February 27, for the sixth annual Suwannee River Fair Dog Show. The Dog Show kicks off the start of the 69th Annual Suwannee River Fair. Gilchrist County was well represented by Chevy Jones of Bell who attends Bell Middle School and is a Gilchrist 4-H member, Kimberly King of Old Town, ... Full Story »

Madison County defeats Trenton Boys

The Trenton Tigers hosted the Madison County Cowboys on Tuesday, February 23 in the Region 3 Finals of the 1A Boys State Basketball playoffs in the Tiger’s Den in Trenton. The Tigers played an outstanding game, but the Cowboys in the fourth period out scored Trenton 17-6 to come from behind and win this Region 3 final. 64-50. The Tigers ... Full Story »