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Jenny-Lynn Johnson, former Trenton softball player, is now a standout in South Carolina

Jenny-Lynn Johnson played softball for the Lady Tigers back in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Even then, local fans knew she had outstanding abilities when it came to softball. After leaving Trenton, she attended school for a short while at Santa Fe and then moved to South Carolina where she picked up her glove and bat again this season. Her coach ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Dairyman Don Bennink making positive impact on youth

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu@IFAS_VP Every spring, a swarm of children, some not even 10 years old, cart away tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of Don Bennink’s cows with no more collateral than a pledge to bring them back within 48 hours. This annual rite of spring for 4-Hers and FFAers has been happening at North Florida Holsteins for ... Full Story »

Trenton United Methodist Pastor Dale Elzie retiring

Pastor Dale Elzie will be retiring as the Pastor of Trenton United Methodist Church after ten years. Pastor Elzie has been at Trenton United Methodist Church since June of 2010 when he replaced Pastor Hank Cribb. Pastor Elzie future plans include continuing to work for the Florida Cancer Specialist in Gainesville as a councilor. He also plans to spend more ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections’ Office moves to West end of Courthouse

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez is happy to announce that her office has moved to the west end of the Gilchrist County Courthouse across from the Property Appraiser’s office. This office space became available when the Tax Collectors office moved to the Tax Collectors Annex next to the County Commission meeting room. It was reported that the Supervisor ... Full Story »

Trenton State Champs honored with 1A Player and Coach of the Year

Darian Ingram and Todd Bryant named Florida Dairy Farmers top picks of 1A in 2021 softball. Trenton senior Darian Ingram was selected the 1A Player of the Year. As the Ace in the Lady Tigers team for over four years, she posted a .61 ERA and struck out 232 batters in 114 innings as the Tigers finished the 2021 season ... Full Story »

Trenton man arrested for Sexual Battery on child under 12 years of age

On June 1 2021, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ryan Christopher Taylor, 24 of Trenton, on one count of Sexual Battery by a person over the age of 18 on a child under the age of 12, and one count of felony child neglect. Taylor is currently being held at the Gilchrist County Jail without bond. Full Story »

Memorial Day brings back memories for area citizen Joe Salonia

Memorial Day is a time set aside to remember those that have fought and lost their lives in the US military. This day holds a lot of meaning in a lot of people’s hearts. Joe Salonia of Chiefland, chose to spend his Memorial Day honoring those who gave their lives defending the United States of America. Salonia and his daughter ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Chapters Holds Annual Banquet

By Carsen McKenzie, Trenton Sr. FFA Reporter It was a night full of laughs, achievements, and memories. On May 13, 2021, the Trenton Middle and Senior FFA Chapters combined to hold their annual banquet. This year’s theme was, “Growing Leaders for Success”. The banquet was started by the invocation from Trenton Sr. Chaplain, Dalton NesSmith. Food was catered by Dustin’s. ... Full Story »

Gilchrist ACTFOR Soccer Team Wins Championship

This spring, the BHS boys’ varsity soccer coach Douglas Beard along with his wife Laura Beard and colleague Kyle Blomquist started 14U and 11U soccer teams based out of Bell to play in the ACTFOR league. The teams were comprised of players from Gilchrist County and competed against teams from Alachua and Levy Counties. On Sunday, our 11U team won ... Full Story »

Braley Hines wins Gilchrist Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau held their annual speech contest on May 17th, at the Trenton Community Center. A total of five young women entered the competition. Those entered were Kiara Cobb, Emily Mullinax and Bertha Sutterfield, all three girls are Bell FFA Sr. Chapter members. Braley Hines and Lois Bachle are Trenton FFA Chapter members. The 2021 topic chosen ... Full Story »