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Annual Black and White Ball a Success

By Chris Rogers The 2017 Black and White Ball was held Saturday night, June 17 at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club. The Black and White Ball is an annual event that raises money for one graduating high school senior. This year’s scholarship recipient was Miss Gabby Liddell. Gabby is the daughter of Jim and Wanda Liddell. Gabby is a graduate ... Full Story »

Henley honored for his 41 years of Service as a Sheriff’s Office Volunteer

Mr. Ted Henley, a Trenton native, has been a volunteer with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office for 41 years. Sheriff Bobby Schultz, along with the staff at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, hosted a dinner party to honor Mr. Henley on Monday evening, June 5. Mr. Henley’s wife Marjorie Henley along with their two sons Juan Henley of Trenton and ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers hoping to grow

The Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers represent a group of volunteer individuals working under the authority of the Gilchrist County Sheriff to assist the Sheriff’s Office in non-emergency tasks with the end result of community service. Our activities assist the patrol deputies allowing them to provide more essential service to our community. However minor the assist, the end result provides a larger ... Full Story »

Chiefland Watermelon Festival Queen

Submitted Catherine Bowman, the 22 year old daughter of Doug and Mandy Bowman, was crowned the 2017 Chiefland Watermelon Festival Queen. She is currently attending the University of Florida and working towards becoming a pharmacist. In her spare time Catherine works at Publix as a pharmacy tech and her hobbies are fishing, hunting and helping with her family’s hay farm. ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Honors and Remembers

A large number of citizens gathered at the Gilchrist County Memorial Courtyard on Monday to take part in the Annual Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony. Mr. Ted Henley of the Marine Corps League gave the invocation. The Bell High School JROTC students presented the colors, and Christie McElroy sang the National Anthem for those who had gather to honor with grateful ... Full Story »

Two local farmers honored with Stewardship Award at Soil and Water Conservation District Dinner

By Cindy Jo Ayers Family, friends and Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District directors attended the Annual Stewardship Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 16. This year Jack Cook presented the Stewardship plaque to longtime area farmer Barney Faircloth. Cook reminisced about Faircloth’s early days as a rodeo cowboy and how he participated in rodeos all over the country and made ... Full Story »

Jones Crowned Queen

Katie Jones of Trenton was crowned the 2017 Newberry Watermelon Festival Queen last weekend. Katie is the daughter of Troy and Mari-Michael Smith. Full Story »

Community Walk held in Trenton

Law enforcement officers of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and community leaders from the Northwest community of Trenton joined together to walk through the community inviting citizens to lunch at the Train Depot. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Sheryl Brown organized the event. Sheriff Bobby Schultz welcomed those gathered before the walk saying, “We are all a family ... Full Story »

17th Law Day held at Hart Springs

Gilchrist and Levy Counties’ law enforcement officers enjoyed a wonderful fried mullet dinner on the banks of the Suwannee River on Friday, May 5. This annual Gilchrist and Levy County event was attended by several judges in the Eighth Judicial Circuit as well as local elected officials from both counties. Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster and her husband Howell’s river ... Full Story »

Relay for Life to be held May 5, Teams busy raising funds

The Best Drugs Relay for Life Team has been working to raise funds for the The Tri-Counties 2017 Relay For Life. Best Drugs team, like many of the other teams in the Tri-County area are planning to be at Trenton High School Track on Friday, May 5, for this much awaited annual event. The opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 ... Full Story »