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Oliver Everett Boals “Brother Boals” Turns 107

On Friday, October 9, 2020, Oliver Everett Boals “Brother Boals” turned 107. Brother Boals lives at Ayers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. His family met around 3:00 p.m. to have a 15 minute outdoor birthday celebration with singing and a balloon release. Brother Boals “Pappy” has two daughters, one son, three grand children, seven great grandchildren and one great-great ... Full Story »

Clemons visits football game

Representative Chuck Clemons and his wife Jane are shown flanked by supporters during the Trenton Tigers vs. Dixie County Bears football game last Friday night. Rep. Clemons (R) will be on the Nov. 3, General Election Ballot. The Clemons team enjoyed a fundraiser event at BubbaQue’s Restaurant in downtown Trenton before the game. Full Story »

The Beauty Bar opens in Trenton

Brittni Anderson the owner of The Beauty Bar Trenton’s newest salon is shown cutting the ribbon at her business opened on September 11. The new business is located at 806 East Wade Street in Trenton next to Subway. The salon features teeth whitening, teeth gems, permanent makeup, nails, massage, facials, lashes, and hair. Full Story »

Alice White passes away at 105

Citizen’s of Gilchrist County were saddened to learn that Alice White, known by many as “Miss Alice,” passed away on Monday morning, September 21. Miss Alice was born on January 17, 1915, she was married to the late Willis White of Trenton. She loved attending church, baking cakes, fishing and her many friends throughout the Trenton area. She had a ... Full Story »

Karen Perry retires from Best Drugs

Karen Perry has retired from Best Drugs in Trenton after working there for the past 15 years. Perry’s future plans include working at First Place Academy in Trenton. Karen’s many friends will miss her kind assistance at Best Drugs. Full Story »

Frances Martin Celebrates 100th Birthday

A very special occasion will be observed this week as Mrs. Frances Martin Celebrates her 100th Birthday on September 17th. Frances Fellows grew up in Ashford, Alabama. She was one of seven girls in her family. She married O.S. Martin of Bell in July of 1940. She and Mr. O.S. lived on a farm outside Bell for many years. She ... Full Story »

Darby Allen to be new Assistant Superintendent

During the September 1 Gilchrist County School Board meeting, Board Members’ vote was unanimous for Darby Allen to become the new Assistant Superintendent. The position became open after longtime Assistant Superintendent Ronda Parrish resigned for a job with NEFEC (North East Florida Educational Consortium). Darby Allen came to the Gilchrist County School District three years ago as the Director of ... Full Story »

Large RV Park may be coming to Northeast Gilchrist County

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Planning Commission aka the Gilchrist County Commission will consider a Special Use Permit on property zoned Agriculture (A-2) and (A-5) land use. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 21, at 4:30 p.m. The Special Use Permit 2020-07 was requested by Gary Dounson of Gary Dounson & Associates for Aliventures, LLC ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook to bring Fall vegetables to local tables

By Cindy Jo Ayers Do you love fresh local garden vegetables? Adam and Ashley Cook of Cook Farms started on a new venture last Spring when they planted peas and sweet corn to sell to the public on their farm in the Flatwoods. After their Spring garden success they leased land on Sugar Hill which faces State Road 26, between ... Full Story »

2020 Education Showdown was a sell out

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 2020 Education Showdown had a new spin this year. With social distancing and the pandemic in mind the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County was not sure if the Showdown was a possibility this year. During an Ed Foundation Board meeting it was decided to hold the annual Showdown as a virtual event. The Education Foundation ... Full Story »