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School Safety Plan Presented to School Board

By Janet Bradley On March 13 Gilchrist County School Officials, in conjunction with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department, presented the School Safety Plan during a Safety Workshop. The Board Room was packed with representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, Trenton Police Department, Emergency Management, county administrators, GCSD administrators, and parents. Superintendent Rankin shared the current safety practices and procedures put in ... Full Story »

Gilchrist youth do well at Fair Heifer Show

The Suwannee River Fair Heifer Show was held on Saturday, March 10 at the fair barn in Fanning Springs. Some 75 heifers were entered in the show. The judge for the event was Chandler Akins from Nashville, Georgia. Scott Mills oversaw the show, Mills heads up the fair’s Beef Division. Judge Akins worked his way through the 15 classes of ... Full Story »

Trenton Middle FFA Livestock Judging Teams Wins at State FFA Competition

By Cindy Jo Ayers Trenton Middle School FFA Livestock Judging team brought home the first place plaque from the State FFA Livestock Judging Contest. This annual event was held at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. The team judged market hogs, market lambs, market steers and breeding stock during the contest on Saturday morning, March 10. Trenton’s Middle School team ... Full Story »

Ancient City Ensemble brings beat to Trenton

Have you noticed the sounds of drums coming from southwest Trenton on Saturdays? More than likely you are hearing a very elite group of percussionists. Laura Beard, with help from her husband Douglas Beard started the Ancient City Ensemble, an indoor percussion ensemble back in 2012. Laura Beard also teaches music at both Gilchrist County elementary schools. Earlier in her ... Full Story »

O’Sullivan and Noyes Valedictorians, Weeks and Johnson Salutatorians

The 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorians were announced recently for Bell and Trenton High Schools. Molly Shay O’Sullivan is the 2018 Bell High School Valedictorian. Molly had a Numeric GPA of 99.484. Alexis Marie Weeks is the Salutatorian at Bell High with a Numeric GPA of 99.328. The Trenton High School Valedictorian is Trevor David Noyes. Trevor had a Numeric GPA ... Full Story »

Schools closed Friday, Feb. 16, because of bomb threat

By Cindy Jo Ayers Robert Rankin, Superintendent of Gilchrist County Schools made a public announcement on Thursday evening Feb. 15, that all the schools in Gilchrist County would be closed on Friday, Feb. 16, due to a bomb threat. Superintendent Rankin stated on Thursday, “Around 8 p.m. this evening, we received an email threat to the Gilchrist County District. With ... Full Story »

Walk-A-Thon has record year raising $20,008

They came, they walked and they raised a whole lot of money for the teachers and students of Gilchrist County. The annual Walk-a-Thon for education brought out a record crowd this year. Some eleven teams were signed up to participate in this annual walk through the streets of Trenton. The fundraising had been going on for months before the big ... Full Story »

Bell FFA does well at District Land Judging Contest

The 2018 District Land Judging event was hosted by Dixie Soil and Water Conservation District. FFA Chapters from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy Counties participated. Gilchrist County was represented by Bell Junior and Senior FFA Chapters. FFA Advisors Debbie Jones and Bill Martin had three teams from each chapter competing in this year’s land judging competition. The winning Junior team was ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County 4-H Events Day bring local clubs together

County Events Day was held last Saturday, January 27 in Bell. Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks are one of the most important ways our 4-H members learn...by doing! For this event, youth will show and tell judges about their chosen project. Juniors demonstration winner was Kaydence Faught with a red ribbon, 1st in category. Intermediates winners were Evelyn Frazier with a ... Full Story »