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Tornado or micro burst?

On February 7 this large Oak tree was uprooted by wind and fell over damaging a storage shed. Several residents in the Northeastern portion of the county reported hail and extreme winds last Tuesday night, damaging horse barns, relocating small metal storage sheds, and flattening a section of a wooden fence. Gilchrist County Emergency Management asks that if you have ... Full Story »

Walk-A-Thon raises $17,000 for Students and Schools in Gilchrist County

The much awaited annual Gilchrist County Education Foundation   Walk-A-Thon was once again a wonderful success. All totalled  $17,000 was collected to benefit the classroom teachers, students and seniors throughout the county. A fun competition within the school system raises the majority of the funds each year. Students, parents, teachers and staff at all county schools work tirelessly to bring ... Full Story »

Watermelon Queen Crowned in Sanibel, Thomas Runner-up

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Florida Watermelon Association held its 49th Annual Convention at Sanibel Resort and Spa Hotel in Sanibel, Florida on January 12-15, 2017. There were six beautiful young ladies that competed for the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen Title. Savannah Christensen of Arcadia, daughter of Liz Christensen, was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Florida Watermelon Queen. The ... Full Story »

At Home with Trenton’s Monnye Brown

If you are a member of Trenton Rotary, or stopped in at the local nursing home there is a good chance that the pretty piano music that you hear is coming from the talented fingers of Monnye Shelby Brown. Monnye Brown has lived in Trenton for nearly thirty years, but her connections to Trenton and Gilchrist County go much further ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Miss Alice White to Celebrate her 102nd Birthday

Miss Alice White of Trenton will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Miss White is a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Trenton. She lives by this truth and her favorite quote, “Treat everybody just like you want to be treated and you will get along good in this world” and “Do unto others as you would ... Full Story »

Constitutional Officers Sworn-in

Gilchrist County Tax Collector Barbara Merritt, Supervisor of Election Connie Sanchez, Sheriff Robert Schultz, Property Appraiser Damon Leggett and Clerk of Court Todd Newton were all sworn back into office by Gilchrist County Court Judge Sheree Lancaster.     Full Story »

City Commissioners Sworn-in

City of Trenton Attorney Duke Lang swearing in City Commissioners Randy Rutter, Marcia Hellams, and Lee Deen.   Full Story »

Coach Malloy will be long remembered

Former students, athletes and friends were saddened to hear that Coach Tommy Malloy had passed away. Coach Malloy passed away on December 23, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Coach Malloy and his wife Beverly moved to Chiefland in 1967, where he coached JV football, basketball, varsity football and baseball during his 20 years at Chiefland High School. ... Full Story »

Former Trenton Commissioner dies after lengthy illness

Former Trenton City Commissioner Tim Kinsey died on December 22, 2016. Kinsey served the citizens of Trenton as a Trenton City Commissioner for 18 years. Kinsey was a Trenton native.   Full Story »

Local volunteers make Christmas Special for 26 county families

What started out over a decade ago with one family helping another during the Christmas season has turned into a quiet little movement that you might not have even heard of before. This Secret Santa movement started back in 2002 when Bruce and Julie Thomas returned to their home county after Dr. Thomas finished his eleven years in the U.S. ... Full Story »