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Denny George to head up Central Florida Electric

By Cindy Jo Ayers Denny George of Trenton will be heading up Central Florida Electric which serves Gilchrist, Dixie and Levy Counties with electrical service. The position was advertised in February of this year. After an extensive process, George was chosen by the Board of Trustees. According to a news release from CFEC, Barbara Townsend of Bell and a longtime ... Full Story »

Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival to be held Saturday June 23

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Fallen Heroes Memorial Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23, at the Rodeo Arena. The event begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The whole family is invited to come out and enjoy a day of fun and fellowship at the festival. Some of the fun events planned for the festival are ... Full Story »

J. M. “Murph” Everett to be Inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the inductees for the 2018 Florida FFA Hall of Fame. J.M. “Murph” Everett will be one of five who will be inducted at the Florida FFA Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony. The Induction will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. Mr. ... Full Story »

SunStop Market holds Grand Opening at new Trenton store

Southwest Georgia Oil President Glennie Bench and Mike Harrell, the company’s CEO, are shown cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening of SunSpot Market on Thursday, May 17. Southwest Georgia Oil is the parent company of SunStop Market in Trenton. Patrons of the store enjoyed lots of free samples from the deli. Nettles Sausage Company was giving away sausage sandwiches. ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts Newberry Watermelon Festival Teen Queen

Trenton High School’s own Lauren Roberts was crowned the 2018 Teen Queen for the Newberry Watermelon Festival on Saturday, May 12. Lauren is the daughter of Franne Martin and Jason Roberts, and she is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts. The 2018 Newberry Watermelon Festival will take place on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 ... Full Story »

Rodeo Season ends well for Jones Sisters

Jordyn and Jayme Jones wrapped up their first season participating in the South Eastern Little Britches Rodeo. Jordyn, age 9, won the Champion Pole Bender buckle for the Little Wrangler class, as well as earning the Reserve Champion for Barrels and Goat Untying for the same class which is for youth ages 5-9. Jayme, age 4, won the All Around ... Full Story »

At Home with D. Ray and Diana Harrison

By Carrie A. Mizell As they look out over the Suwannee River, from their home at Hart Springs, D. Ray and Diana Harrison reflect on almost 60 years of marriage, and an unparalleled political career that will soon come to an end. At 80 years old, D. Ray is easily Gilchrist County’s longest serving elected official and he credits his ... Full Story »

Trenton honors residents with Hall of Fame Award

The Trenton City Commission honored residents Mrs. Mary Love Davis and Mr. Chesley “Bubba” Beck Monday night as they were inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame. The five-member board took action by passing Resolutions to place these two outstanding people into the Hall of Fame. Mary Love Davis is a life long citizen of Trenton as she grew up ... Full Story »

Motorcade for our Fallen Heroes

The GCSO along with law enforcement from throughout the area participated in a motorcade from Gainesville to the funeral home in Trenton on Friday evening, April 20. The procession included some 75 vehicles. One participant in the motorcade said there were hundreds of supporters who lined the route from Jonesville through Newberry and on into Trenton. Those individuals waited for ... Full Story »

Crystal Ice House in Trenton sells

One of the few remaining historic buildings in Trenton sold on Friday, April 6. The Crystal Ice House was purchased by R.E.A.C.H. aka Real Estate Acquisition for Children, LLC. for $280,000. The purchase was from current owners Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe LLC, Paul and Stephanie Metts. The Metts purchased the 1925 ice house and cold storage building and remodeled the ... Full Story »