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GCSO escorts Noel to first day of school

Noel Ramirez Jr. being escorted to his first day of school at Chiefland Elementary by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, his mother Gigi and GCSO Deputies. The deputies and sheriff escorted little Noel to school on behalf of his father Noel Ramirez Sr. who was shot and killed while on duty on April 19, 2018 in Trenton. Full Story »

Jeff Beach Renowned Saddle Maker

Story and Photo By Bob Stone Jeff Beach skillfully fashions about two dozen custom saddles a year in the shop behind his home in rural Gilchrist County, near Trenton. Strikingly beautiful examples of functional artistry, he decorates most of them with graceful, hand-tooled or “carved” designs. Although Jeff will make any type of saddle, most he builds are used in ... Full Story »

Full house at Annual NRA Banquet

By Cindy Jo Ayers Just over 330 supporters, a sell out crowd, attended the 17th Annual Suwannee River Friends of the NRA at Trenton Elementary Cafeteria. Several Judges were on hand to enjoy the evening, including Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster, as well as Judge James Browning of Levy County. Also several Sheriffs attended including Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz ... Full Story »

Local company working with area farmers to save water

It’s the water...seems like a simple statement but as Florida’s population grows, so does concerns over the water supply. BMP Logic is a family owned company headquartered on SR129 in South Trenton. You may have passed by the white building located next door to A-1 Pest Control many times and never knew about the innovative water saving device that the ... Full Story »

Newberry Lions raise $3000 for Trenton Firemen

The benefit breakfast for Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie was a big success last Saturday morning, July 21. Newberry Lions Club members were happily flipping pancakes, stirring grits and frying sausage for the two Trenton Firemen. Breton and Cumbie were seriously hurt during an automobile accident on SR 129 while returning from a call in the Waccasassa area on Thursday, ... Full Story »

Community saddened by loss of Marjorie Henley

The Trenton Community was saddened on Monday morning to hear that longtime resident Marjorie Henley passed away Sunday evening, July 15. Mrs. Henley worked with the Gilchrist County School District for some 38 years. During her lifetime she was a mentor to many local school children. She first worked as secretary to John Morris and later as secretary in the ... Full Story »


It’s interesting how fast life motors along and how few times we have to stop to think about the shaping forces in our lives. At the end of my Army career this year, I determined that I would give it some serious thought. I will sort of start at the core and work my way out. First of all, our ... Full Story »

At Home with William and Helen Roberts

By Lauren Roberts Lake City native Helen Roberts, the daughter of Norman and Corine Witt, remembers riding over to visit her aunt’s farmhouse in Trenton as a young little girl. This fun-loving city girl absolutely hated the trip as the countryside was empty in her opinion, and she would’ve much rather spent her day at the skating rink with her ... Full Story »

Good turnout for Denny George’s Meet and Greet

On Friday afternoon, June 29, Central Florida Electric Cooperative hosted a Meet and Greet for their new General Manager Denny George. A large crowd of cooperative members, former employees of CFEC, as well as current employees turned out to meet and visit with Denny and Hallie George. The event featured a nice selection of food as well as a great ... Full Story »

Local 4-H members enjoying a busy Summer

4-H has been busy the first half of the summer! Local youth have participated in day camps during summer weeks 1 and 2 such as beginner cooking camp and kebob grilling camp where they learned about food safety and handling, cooking and grilling techniques, selecting healthy food options, and kitchen safety. Additionally youth were able to go visit a local ... Full Story »