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Crystal Ice House in Trenton sells

One of the few remaining historic buildings in Trenton sold on Friday, April 6. The Crystal Ice House was purchased by R.E.A.C.H. aka Real Estate Acquisition for Children, LLC. for $280,000. The purchase was from current owners Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe LLC, Paul and Stephanie Metts. The Metts purchased the 1925 ice house and cold storage building and remodeled the ... Full Story »

Tip-a-cop raises $2,500

Tip-a-Cop night at Akins BBQ in Bell was a huge success this year. A large crowd of local citizens came out to support the Special Olympics of Florida and local law enforcement during this annual fundraiser. Local law enforcement from Lancaster Correctional and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to be waiters and waitresses on the evening of April 5. All ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County approves continuance for commercial bird farm

The Gilchrist County Commission approved a 1-year continuance of the Special Use Permit application 2018-01 to allow Tom Lucas and Lisa Moore to continue operating their commercial bird farm in North Gilchrist County to allow the applicants to work out details to keep their business operating. The Commission took this action during their April 2 board meeting after a continuance ... Full Story »

Community Supports Dale Lindsey Benefit

The Gilchrist community and surrounding areas came out to take part in the benefit and show their support of Dale Lindsey on Friday, March 23. Local longtime contractor Dale Lindsey has been battling cancer for nearly two years. A group of friends formed a committee to organize a benefit for his family. The event was held at the Gilchrist County ... Full Story »

John A. Vickers Field named

A large crowd gathered on Friday evening February 23, to attend the dedication of the Trenton High School softball field in honor of local Coach John Vickers. During the ceremony Coach Vickers was flanked on the right by the current varsity softball team and on the left by former THS softball players he had coached. Nick and Nicole and granddaughter ... Full Story »

Prayer event held for County Schools

Bernadette Brown organized a Chain of Prayer for the county schools on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18. Brown was inspired to organize the event after the recent bomb threat to Gilchrist County Schools. A large group of students, parents, and concerned citizens all gathered at the Trenton Depot to pray for local students and schools. Several local pastors lead the prayers ... Full Story »

Chamber Banquet a success

One of the highlights of the annual Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Banquet is the presentation of the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement award. Clif Bradley presented the award at the Tuesday, February 6, banquet. Bradley told the attendees, “For those of you who did not know him, Mr. Ayers was a fixture in Gilchrist County for several decades.” Bradley ... Full Story »

Santa Fe River Loop Park

Construction has begun on the expansion of the Santa Fe River Loop Park. John C. Hipp Construction has been busy clearing a linear park area further away from the river. The park facilities will be moved to this new part of the park. This park improvement project is funded by several grants. Full Story »

Time to help the babies, mothers and families

The good people at Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center work year around to make a difference in the lives of families in this area. January is an especially busy time of year at the center. Sunday, January 21 was Sanctity of Human Life Day which is a very important day at HPRC, because their main objective is to save the ... Full Story »