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Watermelon Queen visits Trenton

Last Wednesday, September 7, the 2016 Chiefland Watermelon Queen, Emma Sapp, came to the Gilchrist County Library in Trenton.  She read a book and gave out some fun watermelon activities and recipes to the kids. Brooke and Bryn were happy to get their picture taken with the queen.   Full Story »

Future Soldier from Gilchrist saves motorist from burning vehicle

Submitted On August 30th, Private Levi Sutton, left his hometown of Trenton to embark on a new life as a soldier in the United States Army. But, on Friday, August 26, then, future soldier Sutton  helped save someone’s life, demonstrating one of the Army’s seven core values: personal courage. On Friday, August 26, on his way to visit his Army ... Full Story »

Mizell wins Florida Silvicultural Contractor of the Year

Submitted Callahan native Adam Mizell was recognized as the 2016 Silvicultural Contractor of the Year for the state of Florida on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Florida Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting. Adam started Mizell Development, Inc. in February 2005 when he was 24-years-old. Initially, Adam operated on his own with a track hoe and a bulldozer, primarily working on logging ... Full Story »

Trenton High Field of Faith

Students came from near and far to the first Field of Faith held at Trenton High School in many years. The home stands were filled on Wednesday evening, August 25.  Regardless of the heat and a few technical difficulties with the sound system, the 2016 Trenton High Field of Faith was a overwhelming success.  Full Story »

Local Trooper promoted to the Rank of Captain

Submitted Local resident and State Trooper Charlie Caulk recently was honored at a promotional ceremony where he was promoted to the rank of Captain with the Florida Highway Patrol. Captain Caulk is a 16 year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol and previously served the citizens of Gilchrist County with Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. During his career with the FHP, ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Youth Fair General Meeting planned for August 29

General Meeting and Election will be held on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. The directors whose terms are ending are Todd Begue and Heather Rucker (Dixie), Earl “Peewee” Jones and Michelle Walker-Crawford (Gilchrist), Frank Dola and Scott Mills (Levy), and Gary McKenzie (at large). This meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  Full Story »

Nathan Jordan won 2016 World Championship of SASS

Submitted Nathan Jordan a/k/a Little Man won the 2016  World Championship of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) in the category of Buckaroo (boys, age 10-13) in Edgewood, New Mexico recently. He competed with two single action pistols, a lever action rifle and a double barrel shotgun. This event took three days to complete. He is also a two-time State ... Full Story »

Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces Mandy Hughes’ promotion

Mandy Keller Hughes who is a corrections officer at the Gilchrist County Jail recently received a promotion to sergeant. Sgt. Hughes has been employed with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department since 2002.   Full Story »

Fundraiser plans underway to benefit two local young women

Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer (Tucker) Ragsdale will benefit from funds raised at a barbecue lunch to be held at the Bell Community Center on Friday, September 2nd. The meal will begin at 11 a.m. and last until the food runs out. The dinner will consist of smoked chicken, and two sides, a roll and dessert for only $8.00. Jennifer Mauldin ... Full Story »

Elected Officials Hold Thank You reception

A “Thank You” reception was held last Tuesday, July 26 for the citizens of Gilchrist County. This reception was a way of saying thank you from the local elected officials who did not receive any opposition during the 2016 political year. On hand to greet the guests and tell them thank you were County Commissioner Sharon Akins Langford, Property Appraiser ... Full Story »