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Rotary Club fishing tournament postponed

The Rotary Club Fishing Tournament planned for May 2nd has been postponed. Thanks to all of our current and past anglers, sponsors and supporters we will all look forward to getting our lives back in order.  We will get through this and continue to do the good work of Rotary in Gilchrist County.  Stay Safe. Thank you, Charlie Smith Full Story »

Courthouse shuts down due to COVID-19 — Citizens can still find assistance

All the offices of the Gilchrist County Courthouse have been shut down due to the Governor Ron DeSantis Order. Listed are the county offices contact information and how they can help you. Most all or part of each staff is still at work so they can be reached by phone. Property Appraisers Office To All County Residents and Taxpayers:Due to ... Full Story »

Floregon, a wellness store grown in Oregon with Florida roots, springs up in Trenton

Creating a life well lived is what makes Erik and Nikki Bakke get up in the morning. The past four years building their farm in Oregon has taught them that nature can heal. And now they’re bringing their plant-based wellness remedies back home to share in a special spot they’ve created to inspire that same wellness they seek every day. ... Full Story »

Local ladies making much needed face masks

By Cindy Jo Ayers A few good women can do a great deal of good during a tough time. Last Saturday a handful of ladies from Springhouse Quilt Guild gathered at the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe building in Trenton to put their talented hands to work for others. These ladies joined by a couple more Springhouse members sewing from home ... Full Story »

Kris Beasley becomes a Bell Town Councilman

The Bell Town Council began their Thursday, March 12, 2020 meeting with an invocation and a pledge of allegiance to the American flag. Council President, Derek Sanders recognized Town of Bell Attorney, David M. Lang, Jr. to present the Oath of Office to Kris Beasley. The newly appointed Town Councilman was sworn-in by Attorney Lang before he took his seat ... Full Story »

Home Grown Dairy Judge returns to Suwannee River Fair to Judge Dairy Show

Those attending the  Suwannee River Fair were happy to have a former fair alumni return to judge the Dairy Show on Saturday, March 7th. Colleen Casey Larson of Okeechobee returned to the fair where she once showed dairy cows,   swine and rabbits in her youth to judge the 2020 Dairy Show. Larson is a 1997 graduate of Trenton High School. ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office Annual Chili Cook-Off raised $1,000 for Relay for Life

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office employees and Sheriff Bobby Schultz came together to host the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off on February 19. The winning cooks were Lindsey Lander who won the competition and Jeannie Pfannschmidt placed second. Everyone enjoyed a fun pie in the face contest at this year’s Cook-Off. Money collection jars were set up with Sheriff Schultz, Lt. ... Full Story »

Masonic Lodge Honors Tom Scott

On February 11th, Brother Thomas Scott of William T. Carlton Lodge No. 46 was honored with a certificate and pin presented by newly installed Worshipful Master Bill Schreiber noting his 55 years of faithful service to the Masonic fraternity in general and the local Lodge in particular.  Bro. Scott has served Carlton Lodge as Worshipful Master as well as many lesser offices, including Lodge ... Full Story »

City Commission approves Hicks Asphalt Paving of streets in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission took action to approve a paving estimate from Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete to resurface several streets in Northeast Trenton during their first monthly meeting in February. Trenton City Manager Lyle Wilkerson presented the Commissioners with the estimate showing the road milling and paving of Northeast First Avenue, Northeast Third, Northeast Fourth, Northeast Fifth, and Northeast ... Full Story »

Chris Beasley appointed to Bell Council

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council in their Thursday, February 13 meeting discussed the vacant council seat that remained open from the recent resignation of former Councilman Kenny Bass. As the discussion of the open seat evolved, Bell resident Christopher K Beasley was attending the meeting and told the Council that he was interested in serving on the Bell ... Full Story »