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Trenton’s Quilt and Artisan Festival to be held this weekend

One of the featured quilt exhibits at the Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival will be by Lynne Dallmeyer-Hartman of the Jacksonville Beach area. Hartman has been quilting and entering quilts into shows for many years. Her quilts have won several awards including Judge’s Choice Award at the Vermont Quilt Festival in 2019. In 2020 her quilt won Honorable Mention at ... Full Story »

Bryan Freeman is Hart Springs Park Manager

The Gilchrist County Commission hired Bryan Freeman as Hart Springs Park Manager in the March 1, 2021 Commission meeting. Gilchrist County Administrator Bobby Crosby recommended Mr. Freeman be hired as the Park Manager. “Bryan Freemen truly loves Hart Springs and can continue to do a great job at the park,” explained Mr. Crosby. Commissioner Darrell Smith thanked Bryan Freeman for ... Full Story »

Fair Dog Show has winners

4-H and FFA dog owners turned out on Saturday, February 27, for the sixth annual Suwannee River Fair Dog Show. The Dog Show kicks off the start of the 69th Annual Suwannee River Fair. Gilchrist County was well represented by Chevy Jones of Bell who attends Bell Middle School and is a Gilchrist 4-H member, Kimberly King of Old Town, ... Full Story »

School District celebrates the Gilchrist County Character Council for their many years of service to the community

After 20 years of service to Gilchrist County the Cornwells and the Gilchrist County Character Council were honored for their vast contributions. Superintendent Dr. Jim Surrency and the School Board honored Carl and Geneva Cornwell of Trenton, for being founding members of the council and leading it through the last 20 years. The Character Council was made up of local ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Quilt and Artisan Festival Accepting quilts

Trenton’s Quilt and Artisan Festival will be held on March 19,20,21, 2021. This is an outdoor event with free admission. It will feature quilts, antiques and antique tractors. Quilts will be displayed only on Saturday, March 20, 2021, which is National Quilt Day, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Quilts will hang along Main Street from the traffic light to ... Full Story »

Bell’s new Dollar General opens

The new Dollar Store in Bell is now open for business. The store has had a brisk business since it opened on Thursday, February 11. The Dollar General store was formally located at 1780 N. Main Street and it has moved to the new much larger building at 1470 N. Main Street in Bell. Full Story »

Coach Rowe passes away on January 26

Former students, friends and fellow church members were sad to learn last week that John R. Rowe, Sr., had passed way on January 26, 2021. Coach Rowe as he is fondly known around the Tri-County area would have turned 87, on February 4. Coach Rowe was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the seventh child of William Hugh Rowe and Daphne Elizabeth ... Full Story »

Sam’s Sweet Shop features from scratch recipes

By Cindy Jo Ayers From scratch is really important to local baker Sami Johnson-Streit. One taste of Sami’s home baked treats will make a believer of anyone who has the slightest sweet tooth. Sami’s love for baking started at a very young age, in her grandmother’s kitchen. Ms. Betty Streit served as her baking instructor, inspiration and friend. Along the ... Full Story »

D. Ray Harrison, Jr., inducted into the Trenton Hall of Fame

The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners met Monday, January 25, to induct D. Ray Harrison, Jr. into the Trenton Hall of Fame. Many friends and family members were in attendance at the beginning of the 5:30 p.m. meeting. Trenton Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. introduced the honoree, which in Gilchrist County needs no introduction. Attorney Lang went on to ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Citizens saddened to learn Susan Bryant passed away

By Cindy Jo Ayers Much loved former Supervisor of Elections Susan Bryant passed away on Friday, January 15th, after a long illness. She loved her family as well as Gilchrist County and was proud to call it home. Many people who knew her as Mrs. Sue will remember her as a giver, who often did kind deeds for those who ... Full Story »