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Trenton’s Emerie Woodall starts Grit & Grace business

By Cindy Jo Ayers Grit & Grace all started when 16 year old Emerie Woodall needed something to do after last March’s shut down. Emerie had spent much of her extra time playing travel softball when she was not busy at Trenton High School. She went from a very busy life to as she said, “Nothing,” overnight. She admits that ... Full Story »

Bell’s Christmas Parade and Town Lighting shines festive light on the Holiday

The 2020 Bell Christmas Parade held on Saturday, Dec. 5 was a great celebration of the holiday season. The Bell Powerhouse Band preformed Christmas songs and colorful local made floats rounded out the parade. On Friday night, Dec. 4 the annual Bell Town Lighting was held. Over 30 happy children went home with free bikes from the Town Lighting and ... Full Story »

Operation Christmas Child another success!

11,453 Christmas Shoeboxes were collected from the Tri-County Area this year. Sandie and Johnny Johnson were in charge of collection week where thousands of Christmas Shoeboxes were dropped off at Bethel Baptist Church in Gilchrist County. Church volunteers were in charge of packing the cartons on the truck which left this area headed to Atlanta. Through Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau Women’s Group installs Free Community Library

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau Women’s Group is proud to announce that we have installed a Free Community Library in front of the Farm Bureau office in Trenton. Our mission in our Women’s group is to promote education and improve our community through outreach and fellowship. We think our Free Community Library is a great way to promote literacy in ... Full Story »

New brush truck dedicated to Alexander W. Hudson III, Friend, Brother and Leader of Trenton Fire Dept.

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held a special ceremony Monday evening to dedicated Trenton Fire Rescue new Brush truck, 2501 to Alexander William Hudson, III, a past fire chief for his tireless service and commitment to the community, friend, brother, and leader. Matt Rexroat, Trenton Public Safety Chief introduced Resolution 2020-02 as he read the information to the ... Full Story »

Local pecan company suppling quality nuts

Whether you pronounce it “pecans” or “pecons” this Native American nut is a favorite throughout this country. The United States produces 300 million pounds of pecans in a year and is the largest producer of pecans in the world. A few miles South of Trenton just across the Gilchrist/Levy line there is a barn where a Nut Buster pecan cracker ... Full Story »

Helping Hands 4-H Club wins Statewide contest

The Helping Hands 4-H club completed a beautification project in early 2020 at the Bell Library. This project was made possible by a statewide community pride grant from the Florida 4-H Foundation. The youth committee from the Helping Hands club completed a community needs assessment and decided that the Bell Library was the perfect place to submit for a grant. ... Full Story »

A very fun Halloween in Gilchrist County

Several hay rides took Trick or Treaters around downtown Trenton during Halloween. Several local businesses gave away candy and had games for the children. Full Story »

Gloria Myers from Lancaster C.I. Awarded District Principal of the Year

Submitted by Florida Department of Corrections Our very own, Education Supervisor, Ms. Gloria Myers was recently recognized by Secretary Mark Inch with the District Principal of the Year Award. Ms. Myers has served as the Education Supervisor at Lancaster CI for 19 of her 30-year career with FDC. She is known for her commitment to the education department, advocacy for ... Full Story »

Paula’s Art Studio and Gallery now open in Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Paula Shochet has opened a Art Studio and Gallery in downtown Trenton. During the interview Paula said, “It has always been a dream of mine to give art lessons to children.” Paula was born in Romania and graduated from art school in Europe. Paula’s husband Randy Shochet has opened Shochet Law in the other part of ... Full Story »