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Rachel Perryman signs with AMDA

Thursday, April 13, Rachel Perryman signed with AMDA College at the TES Auditorium. “As her drama coach I am proud of all she has accomplished on the stage, as her mother I am proud of all she has accomplished in life.” These are the words shared by Rachel Perryman’s mother, Krista Perryman who is also her drama teacher as she ... Full Story »

Prom Promise a success

Students who attended last weekend’s two county proms spent last Thursday afternoon at the Prom Promise event which was held at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex. The location is about midway between Bell and Trenton High Schools. While at prom promise the students saw the reenactment of a traffic accident that could occur on any road in the county. Gilchrist ... Full Story »

School Board gives OK to naming of Bell and Trenton Softball Fields

By Cindy Jo Ayers During the Tuesday, April 4th Gilchrist County School Board meeting the board approved the naming of both softball fields in the school district. Shawn Hutto presented to the board the Bell Site Committee’s recommendation to name the Bell High softball field after former Coach David Halter. Halter coached at Bell High School from 1974 to 2016, ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Plant Sale

Trenton FFA annual plant sale was a big success last Saturday, April 1st. Chapter members sold plants, loaded plants and assisted their many customers with their purchases. Shown from left to right are, Ellie Sessler, Lillian Wilkerson and Makenzie Smith. FFA Advisors Ashley Thoron and Heather Rucker and the FFA members would like to thank those who came out and ... Full Story »

County’s Youth do well at Suwannee River Fair

Colton Rucker of Trenton Sr. FFA won the Farm Credit Scholarship during the Suwannee River Fair Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, March 21. A large crowd of parents and grandparents gathered to see the annual event held at the fair pavilion in Fanning Springs. FFA and 4-H members from throughout Gilchrist County received numerous  awards. Alina Williams of the Shooting ... Full Story »

Trenton Music Student Earns Superior Rating at State Solo and Ensemble MPA

Over Spring Break, Ethan Carter, a 9th grade student at Trenton Middle/High School competed in the Florida Bandmaster Association’s State Solo and Ensemble MPA Competition at the University of North Florida. Ethan performed all four movements of Sonata in G Minor by Henry Eccles on the bass clarinet and earned a Superior rating. Ethan has been performing with the Trenton ... Full Story »

Briar Mitchell’s Homegrown Market Steer is Reserve Champion of Homegrown Show

The Mitchell brothers have done it again, this time Briar Mitchell’s homegrown market steer, “Payday,” took the Reserve Champion spot in the Homegrown Fat Steer Show. Briar’s  1375 pound steer is a Simmental/Black Baldy cross. This year’s Suwannee River Fair Home Grown Market Steer show was held Saturday, March 18. The Grand Champion home grown steer was exhibited by Jaslyn ... Full Story »

Gilchrist youth take Primary Swine Showmanship event held Monday

A good crowd showed up at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion on Monday morning to watch the Swine Showmanship competition. The event Judge was Paul Wigley of Calhoun County,  Georgia. Wigley is a retired county agent and swine producer as well as an avid turkey hunter. The Primary Showmanship winners were all from Gilchrist County. Kinsey Colley of Buckaroos 4-H ... Full Story »

Gabe Mitchell’s Homegrown Heifer wins Reserved Grand Champion

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 65th Suwannee River Fair kicked off last weekend with several shows including the much awaited Heifer Show. Some 67 heifers were entered in the show by 4-H and FFA members from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties. Ryleigh Locke exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer, Ryleigh is a member of Kountry Kids 4-H of Levy County. Gabe ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County takes Dairy Cow Show at the Fair

Dalton Coleman of Osceola 4-H had the Grand Champion Dairy Cow and Austin Bagby of Bell Sr. FFA won Reserve Champion Dairy Cow at the Suwannee River Fair over the weekend. The Grand Champion Diary Heifer was exhibited by Easton Douglas of Southern Style 4-H. Kaylee Douglas of Bell Middle FFA had the dairy heifer that took the Reserve Champion ... Full Story »