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Operation Christmas Child Kick Off event planned for Sept. 28

By Cindy Jo Ayers It’s almost time for the Operation Christmas Child Kick-Off event. Each year thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are packed and sent from the Tri-County area. Good hearted people who care about children around world buy gifts and pack them in shoeboxes. Those boxes are collected at churches or turned into a collection center in the ... Full Story »

Main Street Mercantile Opens in downtown Trenton

There is a new business in town, Main Street Mercantile. The Mercantile was opened a few weeks ago by Trenton’s Mayor Lee Deen and his wife Haley. Lee and Haley have been talking about opening a business together since before their wedding just a few months ago. Lee and Haley first met at the 2013 Florida Cattleman’s Convention on Marco ... Full Story »

Stacey Ellison to lead Florida 4-H into the future

By Cindy Jo Ayers Through the years Stacey Ellison has made this pledge hundreds of times, “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.” When she joined Santa Fe 4-H Club many years ago neither ... Full Story »

Open House and Ribbon Cutting held at BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast

Vicki Sawyer-Lindo, the owner of BraLonni’s Bed and Breakfast, hosted an Open House at her new business on Thursday, August 15. Sawyer-Lindo, surrounded by family, friends, and local citizens, was delighted to cut the ribbon which signified the beginning of the open house. Guests were treated to refreshments and taken on a guided tour of the eleven bedrooms. Each of ... Full Story »

Ken and Kay Corbin awarded FWC Landowner of the Year Award

At its July meeting in Stuart, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) presented Ken and Kay Corbin of Trenton with the Landowner of the Year award for the couple’s generous support of the FWC’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida. This program provides safe, educational, mentored hunts for 12 to 17 year olds so they can experience hunting and ... Full Story »

Chief Deputy Jeff Manning leaving GCSO after six years

Chief Deputy Jeff Manning retired from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, August 2. Chief Deputy Manning had been with the Sheriff’s Office for six and a half years. Before moving to Gilchrist County, Manning was with the St. Petersburg Police Department. The GCSO helped Manning celebrate his retirement on Friday by sending him off with a nice homemade ... Full Story »