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Local horses do well in Harness Racing

Verlin Yoder of Bell has been a busy man for the past few years. He trains Standardbred horses at Gilcrest Farms in Gilchrist County for much of the year. Yoder’s two year old filly Woodside Charm won the 2018 Breeders Crown. Yoder drove Woodside Charm to a 1:54.1 win in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot final at The Downs ... Full Story »

Grand Opening held at Excellent Carwash

A large crowd gathered at the new car wash in Trenton on Friday, Jan. 4 to celebrate the opening of the new business. Regina Kirksey is the new business owner. Kirksey moved to Trenton two years ago from Ft. White. She said she enjoys living here and is excited about her new business venture. The company, Excellent Carwash, offers a ... Full Story »

Trenton Floral’s new owners hold ribbon cutting and Grand Opening

The new owners of Trenton Floral held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 5. The business changed hands on Dec. 28, 2018 from Jewel Kirby who had owned the business for about 20 years. Ms. Kirby sold the business to Marty Rogers Langford and George Langford. Marty Langord has an extensive background as a special events designer ... Full Story »

Geri Cruse retires from local bank

Geri Cruse retired on December 31 from Capital City Bank in Trenton. Cruse began her banking career in the St. Petersburg area in 1977. She has worked as a Personal Banker with Capital City Bank for over 24 years. Cruse worked for many years at the front of the bank and always greeted those who entered the bank with a ... Full Story »

Retirees Recognized at School Board Meeting

Plaque to Honor J.M. “Murphy” Everett By Janet Bradley School personnel who will be retiring in December were recognized at the December 11 School Board Meeting for their many years of service in education. Those retiring are bus drivers Karen Latham, who has served the Trenton schools, and Nancy “Darlene” Thomas, who has served the Bell schools. Trenton Elementary Food ... Full Story »

Christmas on Main Street

Pony rides, ice sledding, live Nativity, Christmas music, free bikes and lots of good food all came together to make a very festive Christmas on Main. The annual Chamber of Commerce sponsored event was a huge success this year in Trenton. Chilly weather made Thursday evening, December 6, just right for lots of free food for those 2000 or so ... Full Story »

Altar’d State’s Mission Monday to benefit Food Pantry backpack program

By Cindy Jo Ayers Back in September of this year Angie McKenzie of Trenton was shopping in the Altar’d State store in the Oaks Mall when she noticed a drawing entry form at the check out counter. McKenzie quickly filled out the form and dropped it into the jar. Several weeks later she received a call from Tori Sausse, the ... Full Story »

Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm in their 22nd year

By Cindy Jo Ayers Oh Christmas Tree....Oh Christmas Tree. Bob and Joyce Neilson have been supplying the county with live and fresh cut Christmas trees since 1997. Through the years picking out a tree from Neilson’s Christmas Tree Farm has become a family tradition for families in Gilchrist and surrounding counties. After the 2018 Christmas season the Neilsons intend to ... Full Story »

Operations Christmas Child collected 15,778 shoe boxes in Tri-County area

Submitted Christmas Shoeboxes were collected for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child from churches and individuals in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. They were brought to the collection site at Bethel Baptist Church. Collection week was held from November 12 through November 19 in this area and a total of 15,778 shoeboxes were collected and shipped to Atlanta, GA for further ... Full Story »

Felice Swalla volunteer of the year at Senior Center

Over 85 senior citizens enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday November 16, at the Senior Center in Trenton. Norm Conti headed up the event and welcomed the seniors as they arrived. The group enjoyed live music provided by Don Thomas, Dan Talley and Dwight Smith. Each year at this event one of the highlights is the naming of the ... Full Story »