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Law Day held on the Suwannee

Law enforcement from Gilchrist and Levy Counties were treated to dinner on the Suwannee River. Deputies from both counties gathered to enjoy fried mullet, cheese grits and swamp cabbage. Law Day is a long standing tradition hosted each year by Judge Sheree Lancaster of Gilchrist County and Judge James T. Browning of Levy County, along with State Attorney Bill Cervone ... Full Story »

Names of Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey added to the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Capital

Gilchrist County lost two officers last year, they are two of the eleven who died while in the line of duty in the state of Florida. A total of 163 police officers lost their lives across the nation in 2018. Monday morning, Florida’s top elected officials, families, and fellow officers honored the officers that made the ultimate sacrifice. The annual ... Full Story »

Chief of Public Safety presents Firefighter of the Year Award to Breton and Cumbie

On April 23rd, a large crowd turned out for The Firefighter of the Year Awards presented by Restoration Specialists. The ceremony took place at the Trenton Community Center. Chief of Public Safety Matthew Rexroat presented the award. In 2018, hundreds of residents across Florida nominated firefighters in their communities who demonstrated exceptional performance on the job. The winners for Trenton ... Full Story »

Amy Scott Downing enjoys fundraiser held in her honor

By Cindy Jo Ayers Barbecue dinners were plated up and ready to go as many local folks arrived at the Trenton Community Center on Saturday, April 6. The turnout of support for Amy Scott Downing was very humbling to those involved with the event. The community purchased dinners, bid on a cake or participated in other ways to help Amy ... Full Story »

Historic gym floor named for Coach John Rowe

A large crowd gathered at Trenton’s Historic Gym to see longtime area Coach John Rowe as he was honored with the naming of the old gym floor in his honor. Trenton native Holton Browning gave the opening remarks about Coach Rowe saying, “You made a huge difference in a lot of young men’s lives. You made better men out of ... Full Story »

Help and Hope for a little Cowboy

On Sunday, March 17, Willis Alton Jones, age 5, suffered a severe head trauma when he was kicked in the head by a horse at his home in Monticello, Arkansas. Willis was transported to a local hospital, then shortly after was life-flighted to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willis is the son of Rusty and Lisa Jones ... Full Story »

Historical Gym floor to be Named the “John R. Rowe, Sr. Court” on March 29

Trenton Historical Gym’s floor will be officially named the “John R. Rowe, Sr. Court” on Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Coach Rowe was a very successful Varsity Basketball Coach at Trenton High School from 1962-66 and again from 1972-74. Trenton Historical Gym is located at Trenton Elementary School. The reception will include comments from former players, a PowerPoint of ... Full Story »

Newberry’s Farmers Market opens

The farmers market is located near City Hall in downtown Newberry and is open between 4 and 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Natalia Derevianko is shown with a beautiful head of lettuce at the Newberry Farmers Market last week. Derevianko founded her farming business near Archer last July. She sells fresh local fruits, vegetables and eggs. Full Story »