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Gilchrist natives ask Commission to protect residents from corporate agriculture

The Gilchrist County Commission listened to fourth generation Gilchrist County natives, James E. and Carolyn Fletcher Vickers on Monday when she asked the board for protection from corporate agriculture that borders their homestead residence at 6969 SE 30th Street in Trenton. Mrs. Vickers explained that she represented the fourth generation that has lived on the Fletcher farm where she and ... Full Story »

Cohen Begue Signs with Warner University

Riverside Christian School Superstar Senior Football Player, Cohen Begue has signed with Warner University in Lake Wales Florida. Begue had a total of 12 offers from D2, NAIA, D3 levels. Begue picked Warner because it’s closer to home and he believes he will make an instant impact. Begue led the Wranglers to their first ever six Man State Championship. Over ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers Softball Team is State Champions

By Todd Bryant The Lady Tiger Softball team made the Final Four again this year and was in hopes of avenging the disappointment of finishing second in 2018. The team traveled down to Vero Beach to Historic Dodgertown on Monday, May 20th to get ready to play Wewahitchka in the state semi finals on Tuesday May 21st. In 2018, the ... Full Story »

Honoring our fallen warriors

The Gilchrist County Memorial Day Remembrance was held on Monday, May 27, at the Memorial Courtyard next to the County Courthouse in Trenton. Bell High School Junior JROTC presented the United States flag and those gathered said the pledge of allegiance led by Steve Hutson. Pat Watson sang the National Anthem and later in the program Michael and Christy McElroy ... Full Story »

Tommy and Elaine Jones named Cattlemen of the Year

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen held their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at the lodge of Otter Springs. Cattlemen throughout the county gathered for a meal and fellowship as well as an interesting program. Tommy and Elaine Jones were presented a plaque and named 2018 Cattlemen of the Year. Longtime Gilchrist cattleman Charles Bryant presented the award to the Jones. ... Full Story »

Bell High Class of 2019 Graduates

Smiling parents filled the seating on the high school football field Thursday evening, May 23, to proudly watch their children graduate. This year Bell High School graduated eighty-three seniors. During the Commencement Ceremony Vanessa Merle, the class Vice President, welcomed those attending the special event saying, “Thank you, we will never forget the school that shaped us into the people ... Full Story »

2019 Trenton High Seniors Graduate

On Friday evening, May 24, eighty Trenton High School seniors walked onto the football field to Pomp and Circumstance played by the THS Band. 2019 senior Lauren Roberts lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States. Senior Grace Guthrie welcomed guests to the graduating ceremony. Guthrie said, “Our class has been a winner.” Referring to the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist approves Special Use Permit for another solar farm

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission approved Special Use Permit 2019-02 to allow Coronal Energy through Leroy Solar Center, LLC to construct a 40MWac solar energy generating facility on 452 acres adjacent to SR 26 in southeast Gilchrist County during their Monday meeting in Trenton. Ryan Gilchrist, Director of Project Development for the Charlottesville, Virginia based company explained to ... Full Story »