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Mrs. Willie Mae turns 90

Seated is Mrs. Willie Mae Stalvey Jones at her 90th Birthday celebration. In the back from left to right are her three sons, Johnny Jones, Tommy Jones and Grady Jones. Mrs. Jones enjoyed a barbecue dinner and birthday cake at the Bell Community Center on Sunday, January 27. For many years Mrs. Jones served the people of Gilchrist County as ... Full Story »

Kimberly Hines receives Hospitality award

The Gilchrist County Character Council’s recipient for the award for Hospitality is Kimberly Hines. Kimberly is an outstanding example of the character trait “hospitality.” Employed in Gilchrist County since 1996, she currently teaches 6th grade Language Arts at Trenton Middle/High School. Both there and during her time at Trenton Elementary, she has been known for being open and friendly to ... Full Story »

David Aderholt longtime School Resource Officer retires

By Cindy Jo Ayers If you ask almost anyone who came through the Gilchrist County School system in the past 20 years they will know Deputy David Aderholt. On Thursday, January 17, Sheriff Bobby Schultz and his team gathered in the Sheriff’s Office conference room to honor Deputy Aderholt for a job well done. Sheriff Schultz told his friends and ... Full Story »

Lindsey May benefit to be held Feb.1st and 2nd

Lindsey Martin May, a young woman who grew up in this county has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Lindsey is 29 years old and is married to Cody May. Lindsey and Cody have a little girl, Harper. A group of Lindsey’s longtime friends have joined together to hold a benefit in her honor. Tyler Black said last week, “We just ... Full Story »

Nestlé Waters North America Purchases Bottling Facility in Northeast Gilchrist County

Nestlé Waters North America announced that they have acquired a bottling facility in Northeast Gilchrist County Florida from Ice River Springs Marianna LLC. The 300,000 square foot facility will be NWNA’s third manufacturing location in Florida, including its operations in Madison and Pasco counties. The transaction closed on December 28, 2018. “We are evolving our operations to better support the ... Full Story »

Judge Griffis and Judge Lancaster sworn in last week

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Stanley H. Griffis III and County Court Judge Sheree H. Lancaster were sworn in to office for another term on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Judge Griffis swore in Judge Lancaster then Judge Lancaster swore in Judge Griffis. Both Judges’ new terms began on January 8, 2019 and last until January 6, 2025. Judge Griffis and ... Full Story »

Local horses do well in Harness Racing

Verlin Yoder of Bell has been a busy man for the past few years. He trains Standardbred horses at Gilcrest Farms in Gilchrist County for much of the year. Yoder’s two year old filly Woodside Charm won the 2018 Breeders Crown. Yoder drove Woodside Charm to a 1:54.1 win in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot final at The Downs ... Full Story »

Grand Opening held at Excellent Carwash

A large crowd gathered at the new car wash in Trenton on Friday, Jan. 4 to celebrate the opening of the new business. Regina Kirksey is the new business owner. Kirksey moved to Trenton two years ago from Ft. White. She said she enjoys living here and is excited about her new business venture. The company, Excellent Carwash, offers a ... Full Story »

Geri Cruse retires from local bank

Geri Cruse retired on December 31 from Capital City Bank in Trenton. Cruse began her banking career in the St. Petersburg area in 1977. She has worked as a Personal Banker with Capital City Bank for over 24 years. Cruse worked for many years at the front of the bank and always greeted those who entered the bank with a ... Full Story »