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New Concealed Weapons Intake System up and running at Tax Collectors Office

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Tax Collector Michael McElroy said on Monday that his office now has the Concealed Weapons Intake System up and running. McElroy has been working with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for months to have this system installed at his office. County residents can now conveniently apply for their Concealed Weapons License without ... Full Story »

Mr. Carl Williams celebrates 90th Birthday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Longtime Gilchrist County resident and former School Superintendent Carl Williams celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday. Friends and family from far and near arrived at the Bell Community Center to help Mr. Williams celebrate his 90th Birthday at the event hosted by his family. Mr. Williams and his wife of 63 years, Francis live just northwest ... Full Story »

Trenton United Methodist Pastor Dale Elzie retiring

Pastor Dale Elzie will be retiring as the Pastor of Trenton United Methodist Church after ten years. Pastor Elzie has been at Trenton United Methodist Church since June of 2010 when he replaced Pastor Hank Cribb. Pastor Elzie future plans include continuing to work for the Florida Cancer Specialist in Gainesville as a councilor. He also plans to spend more ... Full Story »

Memorial Day brings back memories for area citizen Joe Salonia

Memorial Day is a time set aside to remember those that have fought and lost their lives in the US military. This day holds a lot of meaning in a lot of people’s hearts. Joe Salonia of Chiefland, chose to spend his Memorial Day honoring those who gave their lives defending the United States of America. Salonia and his daughter ... Full Story »

Braley Hines wins Gilchrist Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau held their annual speech contest on May 17th, at the Trenton Community Center. A total of five young women entered the competition. Those entered were Kiara Cobb, Emily Mullinax and Bertha Sutterfield, all three girls are Bell FFA Sr. Chapter members. Braley Hines and Lois Bachle are Trenton FFA Chapter members. The 2021 topic chosen ... Full Story »

Rotarians honor Joanna Buckles for Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Rotarian Joanna Buckles was honored at the May 17th, Gilchrist County Rotary Meeting. Recently, the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce awarded the J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award to Joanna Buckles. Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster nominated Buckles for the award and talked a little about her at the Rotary meeting. Judge Lancaster began with Buckles background saying, “Joanna ... Full Story »

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 »