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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 »

Shop Local this Saturday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Don’t forget to shop in the county on Saturday, November 24. Skip the rush of Black Friday and shop local which supports local jobs and your money spent locally will filter back into the community to support our schools and numerous other civic groups and events. Many citizens plan on “shopping small” this season and purchasing ... Full Story »

Marvine Deer has 100 year old WWI reverse painting

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mrs. Marvine Hoylman Deer of Bell has a 100 year old painting that her grandfather had brought home from France at the end of World War I. Deer said that the painting had been passed down to her from her mother, Martha Louise Selbe Hoylman. Martha’s father, Ervin Selbe of West Virginia, fought in the United ... Full Story »

Riverside shuts-out Newberry Christian

The Riverside Wranglers shutout the visiting Newberry Christian Panthers Friday night 51-0. It was Senior Night at Riverside Christian as the hometown team honored Cohen Begue, the only senior on the Wranglers 9-1 football team. Cohen led the Wranglers with 4 touchdowns, 11 tackles, and 2 assists. The win advances the Wranglers into the post season as they host #3 ... Full Story »

Trenton tips-off regular season with win over Oak Hall

By John Ayers The Trenton Lady Tigers opened their 2018-19 regular season with a 63-24 non-district victory over the Oak Hall Lady Eagles Monday night, November 19, in The Tigers’ Den. Trenton’s stifling defense set up the Lady Tigers break away running game that kept the Eagles trying to get the ball down the court in the first period. Trenton’s ... Full Story »

Mkuu and Townsend do well at Regional Cross Country meet

By Brad Surrency Rayanah Mkuu and Tristan Townsend represented Bell Middle/High School at the 2018 District 1A, Region 2 Regional Cross Country Meet at Santa Fe College on Friday, November 2. In the girl’s run, Mkuu ran the 3.2 mile run in 24 minutes 31.30 seconds. On the boy’s side, Townsend’s time was 18 minutes 37.44 seconds and he finished ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers XC places third at Districts, compete at Regionals

By Stan Griffis The Trenton boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams traveled to St. Francis Catholic School on October 24 to compete in the Class 1A, District 5 Championship. Thirteen schools were represented at the District meet. After an undefeated regular season, the Lady Tigers placed third in District 5, behind perennial running powers Oak Hall and P.K. Yonge. Top runners ... Full Story »

Bulldogs hold off Tiger rally for first-ever state playoff win

By Matthew Harrell For the first time ever, a team from Bell High School will play in a state final. It took some work as the Bulldogs had to hold off a furious Trenton comeback, but the Bulldogs won Saturday’s all-Gilchrist state semifinal, 3-2, to advance to the Class 1A championship match. Bell jumped out to a two-sets-to-none lead before ... Full Story »

Local Veterans honored with parade

Gilchrist County Citizens came out to support the Veterans Day parade on Monday November 12. The Sheriff, Bobby Schultz, lead the parade followed closely by the Grand Marshall of the Parade, Ted Henley. Mr. Henley was a former Marine who not only served his country well, but he continues to serve his fellow man in Gilchrist County daily. From visiting ... Full Story »