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The Country Grind Coffee Shop – Bell

Carlos and Danielle Cabrera opened The Country Grind coffee shop recently. The Cabrera’s moved to the Bell area three years ago. They love the rural life style and have two children enrolled at Bell Elementary School. Danielle said they were searching for a business to open locally when they decided on opening a coffee shop after much research and talking ... Full Story »

Cuttin’ Up Salon – Bell

Bell native Lydia Harrell opened Cuttin’ Up Family Hair and Nail Salon at 3179 East Bryant Avenue. Lydia Harrell, Tammy Sanders and Morgan Rose are stylists at the new salon and Ginger Fordham is the nail tech. Harrell and Sanders have been longtime stylists who worked at Libby’s Beauty & Barber Shop before Libby Blackburn’s retirement in 2018. Cuttin’ Up ... Full Story »

Trenton Community Church of the Nazarene installs Rev. Jack Lowe as new Pastor

On Sunday, September 15th the Trenton Community Church of the Nazarene (TCNC) installed Rev. Jack Lowe as the new pastor. The installation service was conducted by Florida District Superintendent Rev. Dale Schaeffer during the morning service. Rev. Lowe and his wife Patti come to TCNC from Hernando County. Rev. Jack has been a pastor, a youth pastor and has lead ... Full Story »

Harmony Pregnancy Center lending a hand to hurricane victims at Camp Anderson

By Cindy Jo Ayers Each year many donations of clothing, toys, diapers and supplies are given to Harmony Pregnancy Center in Chiefland by area citizens. Megan Hall, the Director at the center, with the help of volunteers, began processing the extra items of clothing and other essential supplies to pass on to those in need after a disaster several months ... Full Story »

Operation Christmas Child Kick Off event planned for Sept. 28

By Cindy Jo Ayers It’s almost time for the Operation Christmas Child Kick-Off event. Each year thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are packed and sent from the Tri-County area. Good hearted people who care about children around world buy gifts and pack them in shoeboxes. Those boxes are collected at churches or turned into a collection center in the ... Full Story »

Main Street Mercantile Opens in downtown Trenton

There is a new business in town, Main Street Mercantile. The Mercantile was opened a few weeks ago by Trenton’s Mayor Lee Deen and his wife Haley. Lee and Haley have been talking about opening a business together since before their wedding just a few months ago. Lee and Haley first met at the 2013 Florida Cattleman’s Convention on Marco ... Full Story »

Stacey Ellison to lead Florida 4-H into the future

By Cindy Jo Ayers Through the years Stacey Ellison has made this pledge hundreds of times, “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” When she joined Santa Fe 4-H Club many years ago neither ... Full Story »

Open House and Ribbon Cutting held at BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast

Vicki Sawyer-Lindo, the owner of BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast, hosted an Open House at her new business on Thursday, August 15. Sawyer-Lindo, surrounded by family, friends, and local citizens, was delighted to cut the ribbon which signified the beginning of the open house. Guests were treated to refreshments and taken on a guided tour of the eleven bedrooms. Each of ... Full Story »

Ken and Kay Corbin awarded FWC Landowner of the Year Award

At its July meeting in Stuart, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) presented Ken and Kay Corbin of Trenton with the Landowner of the Year award for the couple’s generous support of the FWC’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida. This program provides safe, educational, mentored hunts for 12 to 17 year olds so they can experience hunting and ... Full Story »

Chief Deputy Jeff Manning leaving GCSO after six years

Chief Deputy Jeff Manning retired from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, August 2. Chief Deputy Manning had been with the Sheriff’s Office for six and a half years. Before moving to Gilchrist County, Manning was with the St. Petersburg Police Department. The GCSO helped Manning celebrate his retirement on Friday by sending him off with a nice homemade ... Full Story »