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Constitutional Officers Sworn-in

Gilchrist County Tax Collector Barbara Merritt, Supervisor of Election Connie Sanchez, Sheriff Robert Schultz, Property Appraiser Damon Leggett and Clerk of Court Todd Newton were all sworn back into office by Gilchrist County Court Judge Sheree Lancaster.     Full Story »

City Commissioners Sworn-in

City of Trenton Attorney Duke Lang swearing in City Commissioners Randy Rutter, Marcia Hellams, and Lee Deen.   Full Story »

Coach Malloy will be long remembered

Former students, athletes and friends were saddened to hear that Coach Tommy Malloy had passed away. Coach Malloy passed away on December 23, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Coach Malloy and his wife Beverly moved to Chiefland in 1967, where he coached JV football, basketball, varsity football and baseball during his 20 years at Chiefland High School. ... Full Story »

Former Trenton Commissioner dies after lengthy illness

Former Trenton City Commissioner Tim Kinsey died on December 22, 2016. Kinsey served the citizens of Trenton as a Trenton City Commissioner for 18 years. Kinsey was a Trenton native.   Full Story »

Local volunteers make Christmas Special for 26 county families

What started out over a decade ago with one family helping another during the Christmas season has turned into a quiet little movement that you might not have even heard of before. This Secret Santa movement started back in 2002 when Bruce and Julie Thomas returned to their home county after Dr. Thomas finished his eleven years in the U.S. ... Full Story »

Trenton honors Commissioner Craig Ruede at his last meeting

The Trenton City commission honored one of their own Monday night as Mayor Thigpen presented a plaque to Commissioner Craig Ruede as he was fulfilling his Commission duties in his last meeting in December. The seat will be filled by Wesley “Lee” Deen, the recently elected Commissioner in Group Four. He will receive the Oath of Office in the next ... Full Story »

Cane Grinding a Taylor Family Tradition

By Matthew Harrell Every year – except for the year we had to rebuild the kettle – the Taylor family holds cane grinding on the second weekend in December. It is a tradition my Papa, Philip Taylor, has maintained for nearly forty years. The process of grinding cane and making it into syrup is a year-long process that includes hoeing ... Full Story »

Parade in Bell and Christmas on Main bring the Joy of the Season to Locals

The roadsides along Hwy. 129 were lined with spectators as the 36th Annual Bell Christmas Parade got underway on Saturday afternoon. Antique tractors, church floats and the All County High School Band added much to one of the favorite county events.  The Christmas on Main event was held in Trenton Thursday evening, December 1. The large crowd enjoyed the ice ... Full Story »

Area Packs 14,888 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

By Cindy Jo Ayers Christmas boxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child  from churches in Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties were trucked into the collection site at Bethel Baptist Church. Collection week was held from November 14 through November 21 in this area and a total of 14,888 shoeboxes were collected. During the week, the collection site packed the 9,637 ... Full Story »

Trenton Graduate Katie Quincey FFA Advisor in Suwannee County

Katie Quincey, a Trenton High School graduate is teaching agriculture and is the  Suwannee Middle School FFA Advisor in Live Oak, Florida.  Last year Katie worked at Trenton Elementary School where she was a fourth grade teacher. Quincey was very active in Trenton FFA growing up. Quincey said, “I was extremely involved in FFA in high school, in fact that ... Full Story »