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Gilchrist County Farm Bureau awards three scholarships

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau announced their 2020 Scholarship recipients last week. The Bell High School winner of the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau was J.W. Ripley. Sali Nadine Powers was the Trenton High School Farm Bureau scholarship recipient. Amie Jones was the Dixie County High School Farm Bureau Scholarship recipient. Each student received a $1000 scholarship to further their education. ... Full Story »

The Bell High School Class of 2020 has first ever Senior Parade

By Cindy Jo Ayers Of course the 2020 pandemic has changed a lot of things, including the graduating ceremony of Bell High School. This year’s graduation was closed to the general public with each graduate selecting four friends or family members as their special guests. But the administration at Bell High, lead by Principal Lisa Barry, worked hard to make ... Full Story »

A Graduation to remember for the Trenton High Senior Class of 2020

By Cindy Jo Ayers Bright shiny balloons, senior banners and all manner of vehicles rolled down Trenton’s Main Street as the 2020 Senior Class traveled by cheering crowds of onlookers, family and friends on Friday evening, May 22.  Seniors and families went the extra mile to make the Processional/Parade a sweet memory for the Class of 2020. After Seniors arrived ... Full Story »

Fifty-three Gilchrist Seniors to receive $1000 scholarships through Education Foundation

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has presented $53,000 in scholarships to 31 Bell High School seniors and 22 Trenton High School seniors. Sixteen of the scholarships were funded by civic organizations, private businesses, families, and four were given as memorials  in memory of local citizens. The Education Foundation oversees the funding of each  $1000 scholarship. Each student that was ... Full Story »

Lois Bachle wins $1000 scholarship from Department of Ag

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that Lois Bachle of Trenton won a $1,000 Florida Prepaid 529 Scholarship for her essay entry in the inaugural Florida Agriculture History Award essay contest. “Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Agriculture History Award essay contest, and thank you to all who participated. Together, we’re ... Full Story »

Kevin Whitaker announces his candidacy for Gilchrist County School Superintendent

Dear Voters, My name is Kevin Lomax Whitaker and I am seeking the Office of Superintendent for the Gilchrist County School District. As the campaign season pushes on during these trying times in our great nation, I want to reach out and introduce myself personally to each of you.  I have worked in the field of education for over 30 ... Full Story »

Bell and Trenton Graduations to be held May 21, 22 at School’s track

The Gilchrist County School District announced last week that graduation from Bell and Trenton High Schools will be held as planned on May 21 in Bell and May 22 in Trenton. Both graduations will begin with a processional at 6 p.m. Citizens are invited to line the main street of both Bell and Trenton to take part in the processional ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Schools to be closed for remainder of the school year

The Gilchrist County School Superintendent Robert Rankin stated on Monday, April 20, that all Gilchrist County Schools will continue distance learning through the rest of this school year. Principals will be in contact with students over the next few weeks on closing out the 2019-2020 school year. They will address picking up personal items that may be a the schools, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Students Participating in Home Instruction During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Janet Bradley With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic across the state of Florida, Gilchrist Schools are providing a method for students to continue their instruction.  School closures were mandated by the state until May 1, and at that time the situation will be reevaluated as to whether students will return to their schools or continue their instruction from ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair sells 376 Market Animals

The annual fair sale was held last Wednesday following a busy three weeks of SRF events. Grand Champion Swine exhibited by Caroline Martin of Trenton Middle FFA had a sale weight of 280 pounds. The hog sold for $27.00 a pound and the buyers were: Long’s Fencing, Robbie and Tracy Lee, Gene and Darlene Higginbotham, Sanchez Farms, Mike and Jill ... Full Story »