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New Lions Club to be formed in Trenton

Several Lions Club members were in Trenton on Monday circulating around town inviting business leaders, community leaders and retirees to become a Charter Member of the new Trenton Lions Club. Mr. Carl Harrell, one of the New Club Development Consultants was inviting community minded citizens to the first organizational meeting. This meeting will be held on Thursday, May 13th at ... Full Story »

Newberry Festival Saturday, May 15th

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Newberry Watermelon Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Country Way Townsquare in Newberry on Saturday, May 15th. The festival parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will travel down Main Street. The parade will feature queens, businesses, sports teams, schools, and golf carts. The golf cart competition is new ... Full Story »

13th Annual Gilchrist Rotary Fishing Tournament

Everyone fished hard on Saturday for the 13th Annual Gilchrist Rotary Fishing Tournament and if they didn’t win anything, we think that they had a really good time. The weather was good, saltwater fishermen didn’t have to contend with the strong winds offshore that everyone has been complaining about for the past two weeks. And despite the snook, that are ... Full Story »

Torch Run passes through Trenton on Friday

The Gilchrist County portion of the area Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Trenton on Friday, April 30. The Life Skills Class from Bell met the runners at the Gilchrist County Courthouse where they cheered the runners on. Anita Barrow, an officer at Lancaster Correctional and coordinator of the Torch Run, said the first leg of the torch run in ... Full Story »

Jonathan Fussell to become Eagle Scout

Bell resident Jonathan Fussell, son of Aaron and Nicole Fussell, will become an Eagle Scout on Saturday, May 15. Jonathan will also turn 18 years old on that date. Needless to say, his family will be celebrating Jonathan’s accomplishments on that date. The presentation of the Eagle Scout Award will take place during his Court of Honor held at his ... Full Story »

Education Foundation honors Jose Cintron with Director Emeritus Award

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County honored longtime board member Jose Cintron with a plaque during last week’s meeting. Cintron had been a very active member of the Education Foundation Board for many, many years. Helping with all the major activities of the Education Foundation. Mr. Cintron was awarded the Director Emeritus by the Education Foundation Board. The Foundation had ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County First Responders Appreciation Dinner Saturday

Gilchrist County First Responders are reminded of their Appreciation Dinner that will be Saturday, April 17th. Those invited include employees of these Gilchrist County First Responders agencies: Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, of Corrections, Department of Agriculture, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Highway Patrol, Fire and Rescue, Ayers Health and Rehab Staff, Tri-County Nursing Home Staff and Palms ... Full Story »

Visitation opens, with hugs included, at Ayers Health and Rehab Center

Residents and patients of Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton opened its doors to visitors recently. Joanna Buckles, who has been the Administrator at the Ayers Health and Rehab for the past 31 years said on Monday, “It was a beautiful experience this weekend watching all the hugs.” For many residents this was actually the first hugs they have ... Full Story »

Sisters and their buggy making events special

By Cindy Jo Ayers The old homestead surrounded by a grove of Spanish moss draped oaks has become the backdrop for many weddings in recent years. An antique surrey pulled by a draft horse only makes the setting at Cannon Farm Plantation even more special. The horse drawn surrey brings back nostalgic memories of days gone by, when farm wagons ... Full Story »

Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival happens in spite of damp weather

Well over 50 vendors turned out for the Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 20, 21. Those attending enjoyed meandering through the antiques booths. Judson Hodges Antiques and Collectables, had a very nice collection displayed and Jolly’s Antiques and Shabby Chics from over in Chiefland came with their pretty wares to sell on Saturday, as well ... Full Story »