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Masonic Lodge Honors Tom Scott

On February 11th, Brother Thomas Scott of William T. Carlton Lodge No. 46 was honored with a certificate and pin presented by newly installed Worshipful Master Bill Schreiber noting his 55 years of faithful service to the Masonic fraternity in general and the local Lodge in particular.  Bro. Scott has served Carlton Lodge as Worshipful Master as well as many lesser offices, including Lodge ... Full Story »

City Commission approves Hicks Asphalt Paving of streets in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission took action to approve a paving estimate from Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete to resurface several streets in Northeast Trenton during their first monthly meeting in February. Trenton City Manager Lyle Wilkerson presented the Commissioners with the estimate showing the road milling and paving of Northeast First Avenue, Northeast Third, Northeast Fourth, Northeast Fifth, and Northeast ... Full Story »

Chris Beasley appointed to Bell Council

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council in their Thursday, February 13 meeting discussed the vacant council seat that remained open from the recent resignation of former Councilman Kenny Bass. As the discussion of the open seat evolved, Bell resident Christopher K Beasley was attending the meeting and told the Council that he was interested in serving on the Bell ... Full Story »

Jeff Beach passing his saddle making artistry down to the next generation

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County is now home to a second generation of saddle makers. Jeff Beach of Beach Saddlery made his first saddle back in 1986. As a roper he understands what ropers need in a handmade saddle. Through the years the demand for Beach’s saddles has only grown. Beach said his reputation as a saddle maker is ... Full Story »

Ninth Annual J.M. “Murph” Everett Memorial Cattle Show

This is the ninth year Trenton FFA has hosted the J. M. “Murph” Everett Memorial Cattle Show. Mr. Everett was a long time agriculture teacher, having taught in both Lafayette and Trenton High Schools. The annual show was held on Saturday, January 25, at the Suwannee River Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. The Grand Champion Market Steer was exhibited by ... Full Story »

Ronda Adkins announces her candidacy for Gilchrist County School Superintendent

To the citizens of Gilchrist County, my name is Ronda Adkins, and I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce my candidacy for the office of Superintendent of Schools for Gilchrist County and humbly ask for your support. I am married to Terry Adkins, and we have called Gilchrist County our home for over 38 years.  We have ... Full Story »

Miss Alice White has 105th birthday

Alice White or Miss Alice as she is fondly known  around Trenton, celebrated her 105th birthday  last Friday, January 17. Miss Alice spent part of December and January at Ayers Rehab after she fell and broke her hip on December 19. She was delighted to come home just before her 105th birthday. A family member said she was still doing ... Full Story »

Terry Trail seeks Tax Collector position

I, Terry E. Trail, would like to announce my candidacy for Tax Collector of Gilchrist County. I have been privileged to serve our community for the last 21 years in the Gilchrist County Tax Collector’s Office. Originally hired by the Honorable Winfred “Wimpy” Welch on January 2, 1999. In 2011, I became the Assistant Tax Collector under the direction of ... Full Story »

Superintendent Rob Rankin will not seek re-election

To the Citizens of Gilchrist County, It has been an honor to serve and lead our school district since 2012. However, I have decided to not seek re-election and will retire this November. We have a school district that has been able to keep its rich academic tradition and remain one of the top in the state, year in and ... Full Story »

Ronald “Darrell” Smith seeks County Commission Seat 3

To the citizens of Gilchrist County, I am thankful to have lived most of my life (57 years) in Gilchrist County. I believe our county is a great place to live, raise a family, work, relax, and retire because we are still strong in conservative values. Also, it’s a great place to live because of our rural landscape, springs and ... Full Story »