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Fanning Springs resident celebrates 103rd birthday

Friends and neighbors Rodger Nogaki, Wynne Falkowski, Michelle King, Nina and Cliff Bemis are shown celebrating Miss Lillian’s special day with birthday cake and pink lemonade.    Friends and neighbors  from the Suwannee River Springs Association helped celebrate the 103rd birthday of Miss Lillian Bemis on Friday, July 15 with cake and pink lemonade. Miss Bemis’ secret to long life ... Full Story »

Library Program presents Mystic Jungle

By Antoniette Meyer On Thursday, July 14, the Kids Summer Program continued at the Gilchrist County Public Library in Trenton. This week, the library had a Mystic Jungle program. Mystic Jungle Educational Facility, located in Live Oak, is the home to many exotic and native animals. Mystic Jungle Educational Facility is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation, preservation ... Full Story »

Jackie Ray Barron, Jr. Benefit has huge turnout

Shortly after the doors opened at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club building last Friday morning, friends, neighbors, church family and just well-meaning citizens of this county began crossing the threshold to support Jackie Ray Barron, Jr. at a benefit held in his honor. Jackie Ray has spent just over a year going through various treatments for liver cancer after his ... Full Story »

At home with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Shepherd

Jimmie and Nina Sue Shepherd were both born into farming families in the small community of Curtis which is located a few miles west of Bell. Mr. Jimmie’s family moved further north of Bell about a half mile from the Suwannee River when he was about a year old. Full Story »

Local Family Opens Events Venue at Seven Hills Farm

By Cindy Jo Ayers Brothers Jay Becker and Brian Becker, aka Boo, along with Boo’s wife Cori, have turned their 100 plus acre family farm into a unique wedding venue. Cori said Boo came up with the idea of establishing an event venue on their farm after attending a wedding several years ago at a farm that serves as an ... Full Story »

Blanche Johns finds Button Art is her creative niche

Buttons, buttons and more buttons are the art medium of Trenton resident Blanche Johns. Blanche likes to stay busy and she loves to use her creative abilities. For many years she said, “I have tried every craft out there at one time or another.” Through the years she has dabbled in upholstery, sewing, crochet and drawing just to name a ... Full Story »

22nd Annual Black and White Ball funds another Scholarship

By Cindy Jo Ayers Some twenty two years ago Louise Bell came up with the idea of having a nice event in Trenton where everyone could dress up and have a evening out. Shortly after a committee was formed that included Louise Bell, Evelyn Copeland, Margie Henley, Mary Davis, Tangie Rome, Lessie Jackson and Charlotte Kearney. The committee came together ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Public Library has new Manager

By Antoniette Meyer Sylvia Hiers Emmons has been working at the Gilchrist County Public Library of Trenton for two and a half years. She was a part time employee of the library up until June 1 of this year. Mrs. Emmons chose to start working at the library two and a half years ago because she thought it was an ... Full Story »