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CFEC raises $3,735 for Haven Hospice

Central Florida Electric Cooperative employees worked to raised $3,735 for Haven Hospice with an Employee Cake Auction.  The auction was held during their Annual Cooperative Family Fish Fry in November. CFEC has served the Tri-County area since 1939. Currently CFEC has over 35,000 active services in six counties in north central Florida. CFEC is also an active participant in various ... Full Story »

39th Bell Christmas Parade was a huge success

Highway 129 was lined with happy people awaiting the annual Bell Christmas parade last Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade was a huge success with lots of floats, a marching band, tractors, horses and riders. On Friday night, Dec. 6 Bell citizens enjoyed a town lighting event. Full Story »

Christmas on Main Street is Dec. 12 in downtown Trenton

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special appearance in Trenton for the Annual Christmas on Main Street event on Thursday, December 12. Santa can’t wait to see all the good little girls and boys at Capital City Bank beginning at 6 p.m. Each year the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the free community event, which gives citizens ... Full Story »

County Seniors Celebrate Thanksgiving at annual dinner

Some eighty plus Gilchrist County senior citizens gathered on Friday, November 22, for the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving lunch and volunteer of the year presentation held each year at the Gilchrist County Senior Citizens Center on 307A near Trenton. Norm Conti presented the volunteer of the year award to a couple this year. Conti said they enjoy the help of ... Full Story »

Taste of the Nature Coast benefit a big success with over $10,000 raised

Nine chefs competed for the title of top chef at the annual “Taste of the Nature Coast” benefit for the Tri-County Community Resource Center in Chiefland. The event was held on Thursday, November 7, at the Suwannee River Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. This event brought in over $10,000 for our Resource Center, and over 180 people attended the annual ... Full Story »

County renames Hart Springs Road D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way

Longtime county resident D. Ray Harrison, Jr. was given a great honor on Sunday, November 10. Friends, family members, and the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners gathered at the intersection of SW CR-232 and SW CR-344 (Hart Springs Road) to honor former County Commissioner and Property Appraiser, with the renaming of CR-344 to D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way. Last ... Full Story »

The 2019 4-H Scarecrow results are in!

The 4-H Clubs throughout Gilchrist County participate in a scarecrow competition during the month of October each year in honor of National 4-H week  which was October 6-12, 2019. The scarecrows which were displayed on the county courthouse lawn, gave those visiting and passing through Trenton a nice Fall welcome. Full Story »

Brotherhood Ride came through Trenton on Wednesday to honor Lindsey and Ramirez

Last Wednesday, October 23, the 2019 Brotherhood Ride came through Trenton. The riders stopped at Ace China restaurant where Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey and Sergeant Noel Beltran Ramirez, Jr. of Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were shot while on duty on April 19, 2018. While at the restaurant the 50 or so riders were thanked  by  Sheriff Bobby Schultz for their ... Full Story »

OCC Packing Party held at Union Baptist Church

The Union Baptist Church Operation Christmas Child packing party was held on Saturday, October 19, Christy Jones, Nature Coast Area OCC Team and coordinator of the event said, “Special thanks to our Union Baptist Church family, sister church families, and the Trenton High School football team for their assistance in assembling the shoebox gifts.” There was a good turnout of ... Full Story »

Carsen McKenzie wins Soil and Water Speech Contest

Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District held their annual speech contest on Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m. at the Gilchrist County School Board Office. There were eight students vying for the title of best public speaker at this year’s contest. The participants were Tomias Richards, Gracy Maurer, Seanna Langford, Kelsie Turner, AJ Class, Emily Mullinax, Cheyenne Wallen and Carsen ... Full Story »