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Jonathan Fussell to become Eagle Scout

Bell resident Jonathan Fussell, son of Aaron and Nicole Fussell, will become an Eagle Scout on Saturday, May 15. Jonathan will also turn 18 years old on that date. Needless to say, his family will be celebrating Jonathan’s accomplishments on that date. The presentation of the Eagle Scout Award will take place during his Court of Honor held at his ... Full Story »

Education Foundation honors Jose Cintron with Director Emeritus Award

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County honored longtime board member Jose Cintron with a plaque during last week’s meeting. Cintron had been a very active member of the Education Foundation Board for many, many years. Helping with all the major activities of the Education Foundation. Mr. Cintron was awarded the Director Emeritus by the Education Foundation Board. The Foundation had ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County First Responders Appreciation Dinner Saturday

Gilchrist County First Responders are reminded of their Appreciation Dinner that will be Saturday, April 17th. Those invited include employees of these Gilchrist County First Responders agencies: Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department, of Corrections, Department of Agriculture, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Highway Patrol, Fire and Rescue, Ayers Health and Rehab Staff, Tri-County Nursing Home Staff and Palms ... Full Story »

Visitation opens, with hugs included, at Ayers Health and Rehab Center

Residents and patients of Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton opened its doors to visitors recently. Joanna Buckles, who has been the Administrator at the Ayers Health and Rehab for the past 31 years said on Monday, “It was a beautiful experience this weekend watching all the hugs.” For many residents this was actually the first hugs they have ... Full Story »

Sisters and their buggy making events special

By Cindy Jo Ayers The old homestead surrounded by a grove of Spanish moss draped oaks has become the backdrop for many weddings in recent years. An antique surrey pulled by a draft horse only makes the setting at Cannon Farm Plantation even more special. The horse drawn surrey brings back nostalgic memories of days gone by, when farm wagons ... Full Story »

Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival happens in spite of damp weather

Well over 50 vendors turned out for the Trenton Quilt and Artisan Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 20, 21. Those attending enjoyed meandering through the antiques booths. Judson Hodges Antiques and Collectables, had a very nice collection displayed and Jolly’s Antiques and Shabby Chics from over in Chiefland came with their pretty wares to sell on Saturday, as well ... Full Story »

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 »