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Quilt Festival Welcomes Large Crowd on a Picture-Perfect Day

Submitted On Saturday, March 18th, Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival visitors enjoyed a wonderful spring day on Main Street strolling among the booths of over sixty craft and antique sellers, and those of numerous quilting groups. With quilts hung all over downtown, quilt lovers could take a very close look at many colorful exemplars. Visitors expressed their amazement at the ... Full Story »

County Law Enforcement honored at Annual Banquet

Members of Gilchrist County law enforcement attended the annual banquet held in their honor at Bell High School. The annual event was held on Tuesday, March 14, and is hosted each year by the Criminal Justice students from Bell High School and their advisor Mark Lundy. Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Schultz praised the Criminal Justice students saying, “These fine young men ... Full Story »

Bell Baseball to hold fishing tournament April 1

By Matthew Harrell The Bell High School baseball program is holding their third annual fishing tournament April 1 in Suwannee. The captains’ meeting and Calcutta will be held on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Suwannee Marina. The entry fee is $100 per boat until March 27. After March 27, the entry fee will increase to $125 per boat. There ... Full Story »

Ladies of Living Praise Church busy making Easter Candy

The residents of Gilchrist County and the area have an opportunity to help a worthy cause by shopping for their Easter Candy locally this Easter. If you are looking for really good Easter candy for Easter Baskets the Ladies Ministries of Living Praise Church of God in Trenton can fill your orders. On Thursday morning the ladies were busy melting ... Full Story »

Annual Cattlemen’s Dinner big success

Gilchrist County Cattlemen President Toby Weeks opened the 2017 Cattleman’s Dinner on Tuesday night, February 21, by greeting those who were on hand to support the local Cattlemen. Those attending enjoyed a great steak dinner. Quincey Cattle Company in Levy County provided the steak. Weeks introduced the Florida Cattlemen’s Association President elect Ken Griner. Griner reminded local cattlemen that March ... Full Story »

Never too late to give back

By Cindy Jo Ayers Wayland Wadley, 93, keeps a very organized tool shed, every well used tool has a place on the wall. Mr. Wadley uses the tools to build swings/gliders by hand for friends and family. He has made 24 or 25 swings through the years.  Last year when Donna Hayes, a church member donated a lawn mower to ... Full Story »

Tornado or micro burst?

On February 7 this large Oak tree was uprooted by wind and fell over damaging a storage shed. Several residents in the Northeastern portion of the county reported hail and extreme winds last Tuesday night, damaging horse barns, relocating small metal storage sheds, and flattening a section of a wooden fence. Gilchrist County Emergency Management asks that if you have ... Full Story »

Walk-A-Thon raises $17,000 for Students and Schools in Gilchrist County

The much awaited annual Gilchrist County Education Foundation   Walk-A-Thon was once again a wonderful success. All totalled  $17,000 was collected to benefit the classroom teachers, students and seniors throughout the county. A fun competition within the school system raises the majority of the funds each year. Students, parents, teachers and staff at all county schools work tirelessly to bring ... Full Story »

Watermelon Queen Crowned in Sanibel, Thomas Runner-up

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Florida Watermelon Association held its 49th Annual Convention at Sanibel Resort and Spa Hotel in Sanibel, Florida on January 12-15, 2017. There were six beautiful young ladies that competed for the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen Title. Savannah Christensen of Arcadia, daughter of Liz Christensen, was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen. The ... Full Story »