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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 »

The 7th Annual J.M. Everett Cattle Show held last weekend

The annual J.M. Everett Cattle Show was held this past weekend in Fanning Springs at the Suwannee River Fair barn. Some 63 head of cattle were entered in the show, 34 heifers, 16 prospect steers, and 13 market steers. Showmanship show junior winners were first place Lane Whitehurst, second place Linden Teague and third place Brandon Weber. Intermediate Showman winners ... Full Story »

County Deputies help a young first-time driver

When Xander Bowland got his restricted drivers license his first stop was the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of the visit was for Xander to experience a simulated traffic stop. This plan for a mock traffic stop formed a year or so ago when Xander’s parents, Heather and Chad Bowland came to Sheriff Bobby Schultz with their concerns. They ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission moves forward with Sunday alcohol sales

The Trenton City Commission took a step forward in the name of supporting their businesses in the municipality as the three-member board directed Attorney David M Lang, Jr. to amend the current ordinance to allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The Trenton City Commission with newly sworn-in Mayor Lee Deen and new Commissioner Kayla Davis received the Oath of ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Receives blast of cold weather

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County residents experienced extremely cold temperatures last week. Several mornings the temperatures dropped down into the 20s. Several inches of rain and temperatures down in the low 20s brought ice to the county on Wednesday, January 3. The north part of the county looked like a winter wonderland as the ice encrusted the trees and ... Full Story »

Sunday Alcohol Sales to be discussed at Trenton Commission meeting

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Monday, January 8th, Trenton City Commission Meeting agenda lists Sunday Alcohol Sales as a discussion item. City Manager Lyle Wilkerson said last week that several owners and managers of local convenience stores had approached him about wanting the long standing ordinance, which prohibits alcohol sales within the city limits of Trenton on Sundays to be ... Full Story »

Pvt. Robert A. Cole Graduates from Boot Camp

Submitted Pvt. Robert A. Cole, 18, of Trenton, graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island on December 15, 2017. Pvt. Cole successfully completed 13 weeks on intensive basic training at MCRO Parris Island as one of 87 recruits in Training Platoon 1088, Company B. Following ten days home on leave he ... Full Story »