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Trenton interim city manager resigns

By John M Ayers The Trenton City Commission met on Tuesday, March 22 in a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Council member Marcia Hellams told the board that she had received a letter from a staff member advising that the Trenton City staff was ready to walk out because of friction among personnel at City Hall. The anonymous letter was ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Sale generates $917,312.48

By Carrie A. Mizell Three hundred and eighty five steers and swine sold at the 2016 Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale on Wednesday, March 23. Sales totaled $917,312.48 this year, which is down from the 2015 fair, when total sales were at $982,697. “We are so blessed and grateful by the outpouring of support for the young people ... Full Story »

BBQ fundraiser will benefit local family after fire

A barbecue dinner fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 1 to assist Luke and Molly Grant after their home caught fire last week. The fundraiser will be held at the Field of Dreams from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the pork dinners will be sold $7 each. Gilchrist County Fire Rescue Chief Mitch Harrell said the Grant family ... Full Story »

Search continues for missing local woman

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about Brenda Czaban, a local resident, who was reported missing on February 26, 2016. Brenda is 50-years-old. She is 5’6” and 132 pounds with brown eyes, and strawberry blonde hair with feathered bangs. Brenda has a tattoo of an Indian on her left ankle and a tattoo of a hummingbird on ... Full Story »

Bill Wiles hired as THS football coach

By Carrie A. Mizell It’s been 15 years since Bill Wiles coached the Trenton Tiger football team. The seasoned football coach will suit up in a Trenton shirt and return to The Jungle this summer as head coach of the defending state champion Trenton Tigers. Wiles will replace Andrew Thomas, who is leaving Trenton on April 1 for a job ... Full Story »

Local youth shine at 2016 Suwannee River Fair

Bell Middle FFA member Melonie Piechocki wore her late grandfather, Bob Piechocki’s New York state FFA jacket into the show ring at the Suwannee River Fair on Tuesday morning, and left the ring with Reserve Champion honors. Melonie said her 740-pound steer, Rocky, who was named Reserve Champion Feeder Steer at the 2016 fair, is a very calm, good steer. ... Full Story »

Bell teen critically injured in US 129 crash

By Carrie A. Mizell A 15-year-old Bell student was on life support Monday after being hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on US 129. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacob Cohen, of Bell, was riding a bicycle south on the paved apron of US 129 on Sunday, March 20 at 11:47 a.m. For an unknown reason, the ... Full Story »

Knuckles receives Tony Cruse award

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, March 3, at Bell High School. The event was hosted by the Criminal Justice Program at Bell High School. The awards presentation began with the Color Guard from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Explorers. Dominic Howe and Tori Rogers presented the flags. Full Story »

Pancake breakfast will benefit local firefighter

The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to help them assist the family of a stricken Gilchrist County volunteer firefighter with the proceeds of their next Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 5th.  The breakfast will run as usual from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the SRVFD firehouse (Gilchrist County Fire Station 3) located at 5600 NE County Road ... Full Story »