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Superintendent Rob Rankin will not seek re-election

To the Citizens of Gilchrist County, It has been an honor to serve and lead our school district since 2012. However, I have decided to not seek re-election and will retire this November. We have a school district that has been able to keep its rich academic tradition and remain one of the top in the state, year in and ... Full Story »

Ronald “Darrell” Smith seeks County Commission Seat 3

To the citizens of Gilchrist County, I am thankful to have lived most of my life (57 years) in Gilchrist County. I believe our county is a great place to live, raise a family, work, relax, and retire because we are still strong in conservative values. Also, it’s a great place to live because of our rural landscape, springs and ... Full Story »

Commissioner Todd Gray will not seek re-election

County Commissioner Todd Gray submitted this letter to the Gilchrist County Journal this week that stated he would not seek re-election to the County Commission. Thank you, Gilchrist County Citizens for allowing me to serve you as the District 3 County Commissioner for the past 7+ years. As I look to finish the final year of my second term with ... Full Story »

Salvation Army funds Christmas meal for local families

Volunteers went the extra mile by showing up in 31 degree weather to pass out meals, coats and stuffed animals early Thursday morning, December 19. Dedicated volunteers with the Salvation Army and Food Pantry of Gilchrist County began setting up at the Trenton Depot at 7 a.m. in the cold. Soon they had the coffee pot hot, and were ready ... Full Story »

Hundreds attend Annual Christmas on Main

By Cindy Jo Ayers Nearly perfect weather brought out a large crowd to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 12th Annual Christmas on Main Street in Trenton. The event was a joy for young and old alike, as they strolled down Main enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas. Some enjoyed stopping in for a free bag of popcorn ... Full Story »

CFEC raises $3,735 for Haven Hospice

Central Florida Electric Cooperative employees worked to raised $3,735 for Haven Hospice with an Employee Cake Auction.  The auction was held during their Annual Cooperative Family Fish Fry in November. CFEC has served the Tri-County area since 1939. Currently CFEC has over 35,000 active services in six counties in north central Florida. CFEC is also an active participant in various ... Full Story »

Christmas on Main Street is Dec. 12 in downtown Trenton

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special appearance in Trenton for the Annual Christmas on Main Street event on Thursday, December 12. Santa can’t wait to see all the good little girls and boys at Capital City Bank beginning at 6 p.m. Each year the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the free community event, which gives citizens ... Full Story »