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Lauren Roberts Newberry Watermelon Festival Teen Queen

Trenton High School’s own Lauren Roberts was crowned the 2018 Teen Queen for the Newberry Watermelon Festival on Saturday, May 12. Lauren is the daughter of Franne Martin and Jason Roberts, and she is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts. The 2018 Newberry Watermelon Festival will take place on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 ... Full Story »

Rodeo Season ends well for Jones Sisters

Jordyn and Jayme Jones wrapped up their first season participating in the South Eastern Little Britches Rodeo. Jordyn, age 9, won the Champion Pole Bender buckle for the Little Wrangler class, as well as earning the Reserve Champion for Barrels and Goat Untying for the same class which is for youth ages 5-9. Jayme, age 4, won the All Around ... Full Story »

At Home with D. Ray and Diana Harrison

By Carrie A. Mizell As they look out over the Suwannee River, from their home at Hart Springs, D. Ray and Diana Harrison reflect on almost 60 years of marriage, and an unparalleled political career that will soon come to an end. At 80 years old, D. Ray is easily Gilchrist County’s longest serving elected official and he credits his ... Full Story »

Trenton honors residents with Hall of Fame Award

The Trenton City Commission honored residents Mrs. Mary Love Davis and Mr. Chesley “Bubba” Beck Monday night as they were inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame. The five-member board took action by passing Resolutions to place these two outstanding people into the Hall of Fame. Mary Love Davis is a life long citizen of Trenton as she grew up ... Full Story »

Motorcade for our Fallen Heroes

The GCSO along with law enforcement from throughout the area participated in a motorcade from Gainesville to the funeral home in Trenton on Friday evening, April 20. The procession included some 75 vehicles. One participant in the motorcade said there were hundreds of supporters who lined the route from Jonesville through Newberry and on into Trenton. Those individuals waited for ... Full Story »

Crystal Ice House in Trenton sells

One of the few remaining historic buildings in Trenton sold on Friday, April 6. The Crystal Ice House was purchased by R.E.A.C.H. aka Real Estate Acquisition for Children, LLC. for $280,000. The purchase was from current owners Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe LLC, Paul and Stephanie Metts. The Metts purchased the 1925 ice house and cold storage building and remodeled the ... Full Story »

Tip-a-cop raises $2,500

Tip-a-Cop night at Akins BBQ in Bell was a huge success this year. A large crowd of local citizens came out to support the Special Olympics of Florida and local law enforcement during this annual fundraiser. Local law enforcement from Lancaster Correctional and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to be waiters and waitresses on the evening of April 5. All ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County approves continuance for commercial bird farm

The Gilchrist County Commission approved a 1-year continuance of the Special Use Permit application 2018-01 to allow Tom Lucas and Lisa Moore to continue operating their commercial bird farm in North Gilchrist County to allow the applicants to work out details to keep their business operating. The Commission took this action during their April 2 board meeting after a continuance ... Full Story »

Community Supports Dale Lindsey Benefit

The Gilchrist community and surrounding areas came out to take part in the benefit and show their support of Dale Lindsey on Friday, March 23. Local longtime contractor Dale Lindsey has been battling cancer for nearly two years. A group of friends formed a committee to organize a benefit for his family. The event was held at the Gilchrist County ... Full Story »