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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 »

FDOT to Begin Resurfacing Project on U.S. 129 from Bell to Trenton

Work is expected to begin in early January on a project to resurface U.S. 129 between Bell and Trenton in Gilchrist County. Construction is tentatively set to begin on January 6. The project will take place between just north of Northeast 11th Avenue (County Road 307A) in Trenton and just north of Bryant Avenue in Bell. The Florida Department of ... 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 »

39th Bell Christmas Parade was a huge success

Highway 129 was lined with happy people awaiting the annual Bell Christmas parade last Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade was a huge success with lots of floats, a marching band, tractors, horses and riders. On Friday night, Dec. 6 Bell citizens enjoyed a town lighting event. 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 »

County Seniors Celebrate Thanksgiving at annual dinner

Some eighty plus Gilchrist County senior citizens gathered on Friday, November 22, for the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving lunch and volunteer of the year presentation held each year at the Gilchrist County Senior Citizens Center on 307A near Trenton. Norm Conti presented the volunteer of the year award to a couple this year. Conti said they enjoy the help of ... Full Story »

Taste of the Nature Coast benefit a big success with over $10,000 raised

Nine chefs competed for the title of top chef at the annual “Taste of the Nature Coast” benefit for the Tri-County Community Resource Center in Chiefland. The event was held on Thursday, November 7, at the Suwannee River Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. This event brought in over $10,000 for our Resource Center, and over 180 people attended the annual ... Full Story »

County renames Hart Springs Road D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way

Longtime county resident D. Ray Harrison, Jr. was given a great honor on Sunday, November 10. Friends, family members, and the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners gathered at the intersection of SW CR-232 and SW CR-344 (Hart Springs Road) to honor former County Commissioner and Property Appraiser, with the renaming of CR-344 to D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way. Last ... Full Story »