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County Commissioners receive Oath of Office last week at Special Meeting

The Gilchrist County Commission held a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 17 as newly elected Commissioner Darrell Smith and unopposed Commissioners Sharon Langford and Kenrick Thomas received the Oath of Office from attorney David M. Lang, Jr. The Commissioners took their seats following the swearing in ceremony as Commissioner Smith took a minute to tell the board members and the ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Shin Dig raises over $5,000 for Middle and High FFA Chapters

Needless to say, Bell FFA Chapter Advisors Debbie Jones and Brett Wasden were delighted with the 2020 Bell FFA Alumni Shin Dig. The final tally for the fund raising event was $5,317. This year the funds raised will go directly to the FFA Chapters. Bell Middle and Senior FFA Chapters have 217 members this year, which is 100% enrollment. The ... Full Story »

The county’s oldest civic group honors Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11th, the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club honored local Veterans with breakfast. The club formally known as the Trenton Woman’s Club was founded in 1929. This group of active ladies has hosted a Veteran’s Breakfast for many years. The ladies cook the meal from scratch and also bring in fruit trays and baked goods to round ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau Women’s Group installs Free Community Library

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Women’s Group is proud to announce that we have installed a Free Community Library in front of the Farm Bureau office in Trenton. Our mission in our Women’s group is to promote education and improve our community through outreach and fellowship. We think our Free Community Library is a great way to promote literacy in ... Full Story »

BHS Volleyball 3rd in State

By: Katie Lovett The Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team ended their season as 3rd in the State Final Four tournament. They had one heck of a season, from winning their District Championship for the 3rd straight year in a row and clinching the Regional Championship with a sweep against Union County, which ultimately thrust them into the 2020 FHSAA Volleyball State ... Full Story »

How Gilchrist County Voted

(Last week half of this article was accidently left off of the front page story of the Gilchrist County Journal, we are sorry about the error.) Gilchrist County voted 77.88% during the November 3, General Election. The County has 12,516 registered voters and 9,748 cast a ballot. Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, her staff Tracy Sanders and Lisa ... Full Story »

County Commission directs attorney to amend alcohol ordinance for Sunday sales

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took a step closer to approving Sunday alcohol sales. On Monday afternoon they voted 5-0 to amend Ordinance 80-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist County. The five-member Commission was addressed by Stoney Smith, representing the convenience stores located in the rural areas of Gilchrist County. He told ... Full Story »

New brush truck dedicated to Alexander W. Hudson III, Friend, Brother and Leader of Trenton Fire Dept.

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held a special ceremony Monday evening to dedicated Trenton Fire Rescue new Brush truck, 2501 to Alexander William Hudson, III, a past fire chief for his tireless service and commitment to the community, friend, brother, and leader. Matt Rexroat, Trenton Public Safety Chief introduced Resolution 2020-02 as he read the information to the ... Full Story »

Local pecan company suppling quality nuts

Whether you pronounce it “pecans” or “pecons” this Native American nut is a favorite throughout this country. The United States produces 300 million pounds of pecans in a year and is the largest producer of pecans in the world. A few miles South of Trenton just across the Gilchrist/Levy line there is a barn where a Nut Buster pecan cracker ... Full Story »

Bell Woman arrested after Levy County Landfill Theft

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Wanda Sue Sheffield (4/20/63) of Bell, Florida today after a lengthy investigation. In September of 2019 the Levy County Finance Director was asked by the Levy County Landfill Director to take a detailed look at monies being collected at the landfill. The Finance Director alerted the Sheriff’s Office when he discovered ... Full Story »