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Karen Perry retires from Best Drugs

Karen Perry has retired from Best Drugs in Trenton after working there for the past 15 years. Perry’s future plans include working at First Place Academy in Trenton. Karen’s many friends will miss her kind assistance at Best Drugs. Full Story »

Frances Martin Celebrates 100th Birthday

A very special occasion will be observed this week as Mrs. Frances Martin Celebrates her 100th Birthday on September 17th. Frances Fellows grew up in Ashford, Alabama. She was one of seven girls in her family. She married O.S. Martin of Bell in July of 1940. She and Mr. O.S. lived on a farm outside Bell for many years. She ... Full Story »

Darby Allen to be new Assistant Superintendent

During the September 1 Gilchrist County School Board meeting, Board Members’ vote was unanimous for Darby Allen to become the new Assistant Superintendent. The position became open after longtime Assistant Superintendent Ronda Parrish resigned for a job with NEFEC (North East Florida Educational Consortium). Darby Allen came to the Gilchrist County School District three years ago as the Director of ... Full Story »

Large RV Park may be coming to Northeast Gilchrist County

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Planning Commission aka the Gilchrist County Commission will consider a Special Use Permit on property zoned Agriculture (A-2) and (A-5) land use. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. The Special Use Permit 2020-07 was requested by Gary Dounson of Gary Dounson & Associates for Aliventures, LLC ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook to bring Fall vegetables to local tables

By Cindy Jo Ayers Do you love fresh local garden vegetables? Adam and Ashley Cook of Cook Farms started on a new venture last Spring when they planted peas and sweet corn to sell to the public on their farm in the Flatwoods. After their Spring garden success they leased land on Sugar Hill which faces State Road 26, between ... Full Story »

2020 Education Showdown was a sell out

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 2020 Education Showdown had a new spin this year. With social distancing and the pandemic in mind the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County was not sure if the Showdown was a possibility this year. During an Ed Foundation Board meeting it was decided to hold the annual Showdown as a virtual event. The Education Foundation ... Full Story »

Citizens for Holding Ginnie Springs Accountable request Noise Ordinance be enforced

The Gilchrist County Commission listened when Eddy Scott, a member of the Citizens for Holding Ginnie Springs Accountable asked the Commission to have the Gilchrist County Noise ordinance enforced at Ginnie Springs Park. Mr Scott is a resident of the community that lives within an area that is often disturbed by the loud music and people attending the park, partying ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts named American Star in Agriscience Finalists

Earlier this week Lauren Roberts was named an American Star in Agriscience Finalists for her research work while at Trenton High School. Four members are selected out of all the students who are to receive their American Degree this year at the National FFA Convention. Lauren Roberts started her research supervised agricultural experience program (SAE) in tenth grade. Her project ... Full Story »

Historic Rutledge Home transformed into Airbnb by local family

By Cindy Jo Ayers “My heart skipped a beat the first time I saw it”, said Sue Livesay when she drove by the old Rutledge house near downtown Trenton. The windows were boarded up, all the paint was peeling and the yard was a jungle. Even in its poor condition it wasn’t hard to convince her husband, Terry Livesay, a ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz new Florida Sheriffs Association President

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2020-2021 year. The newly-elected President, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its ... Full Story »