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Trenton girls take District win from Chiefland

The Trenton Tiger girls basketball team welcomed the Lady Indians into the Tigers’ Den Friday night as they took a 55-18, District 7 victory over the (2-1) Indians. Trenton Coach Bryant Frye explained that Trenton was flat and didn’t get into their game until the second quarter. Trenton took a 13-5 lead in the first period. The Tigers defense took ... Full Story »

Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm in their 22nd year

By Cindy Jo Ayers Oh Christmas Tree....Oh Christmas Tree. Bob and Joyce Neilson have been supplying the county with live and fresh cut Christmas trees since 1997. Through the years picking out a tree from Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm has become a family tradition for families in Gilchrist and surrounding counties. After the 2018 Christmas season the Neilsons intend to ... Full Story »

Commission approves new security cameras in Gilchrist Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission held an Emergency public meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 to consider emergency action to upgrade security cameras in the Gilchrist County Jail. Todd Gray, Vice Chairman of the Gilchrist Commission called this meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Gray recognized Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator to present the Emergency Action to the ... Full Story »

Great News from the North Florida Fair!

Submitted The North Florida Fair was held November 8 -18 in Tallahassee and Gilchrist 4-H sent 3 groups of judging teams this year. One group did farm judging, that team consisted of Brant Lane, Linden Teague, Aubrie Blair, Joyce Teague, Lane Blair, Adli Elliott, Madison Lane, Reagan Lane and Laina Teague. The junior team placed 3rd overall  with Aubrie Blair having ... Full Story »

Operations Christmas Child collected 15,778 shoe boxes in Tri-County area

Submitted Christmas Shoeboxes were collected for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child from churches and individuals in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. They were brought to the collection site at Bethel Baptist Church. Collection week was held from November 12 through November 19 in this area and a total of 15,778 shoeboxes were collected and shipped to Atlanta, GA for further ... Full Story »

Tiger girls defeat Newberry Monday

The Tiger girls basketball team rode into Newberry Monday night to take on the Lady Panthers. Trenton was on their game as they hustled to a 23-4 run in the first period before taking a 41-13 lead at half time. Trenton’s Standrea McHenry was the Lady Tigers’ Player of the Game. The senior forward shot 19 points and contributed 11 ... Full Story »

Bell Volleyball Runners-Up in Class 1-A State Championship

By Matthew Harrell Goliath won this one. The Bulldogs put their pebble in their sling and slung it with all of their might, but, instead of sinking into the giant’s skull, it was blocked by Sneads’ 6-foot-1 middle blocker, Michaela Edenfield, who had had 12 kills and a block for the Pirates and got hands on what felt like every ... Full Story »

Sunday afternoon house fire in Bell

It was reported that several people living in a home in Bell awoke from their nap to hear the fire alarm going off. The home is located at 7670 NW Strickland Ave within the Town of Bell. The fire started on the back porch of the concrete block home and traveled up into the roof line at 3:00 in the ... Full Story »

County residents sad to hear of the loss of Cecil Corbin

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mr. Cecil Corbin of Trenton passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the age of 92. Many long time county residents respected Mr. Corbin for his many years of service to the citizens of Gilchrist County as a County Commissioner for 36 years. He also worked for many years with the Suwannee Lumber Company which ... Full Story »

Felice Swalla volunteer of the year at Senior Center

Over 85 senior citizens enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday November 16, at the Senior Center in Trenton. Norm Conti headed up the event and welcomed the seniors as they arrived. The group enjoyed live music provided by Don Thomas, Dan Talley and Dwight Smith. Each year at this event one of the highlights is the naming of the ... Full Story »