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1 dead, several injured in Monday crashes

By Carrie A. Mizell
Sirens were blaring throughout the day on Monday as two tragic vehicle crashes occurred in Gilchrist County.

Three children and three adults were seriously injured when the SUV they were traveling in failed to stop at a flashing red light and posted stop sign at the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 340. Connie Caldwell, 59, of Archer, was traveling west on County Road 340 and drove her 2008 Toyota SUV into the path of a 1996 Peterbuilt tractor trailer driven by Jonathan Spears, 40, of Bell. Spears was traveling south on State Road 47 when the accident occurred.

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Roberts wins state FFA public speaking contest

By Carrie A. Mizell
As she sat in an ag. class at Trenton Middle-High School and listened to a lesson on pollination, Lauren Roberts, 13, thought to herself that bees might make an interesting topic for a speech.

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County gets clean audit

By Carrie A. Mizell
Gilchrist County has received a clean audit, explained Alan Mast a partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram.
The Gainesville-based CPA firm studied the county’s financial statements from 2013 and according to Mast, found no violations of laws.
“I can give you a nice, clean audit opinion,” Mast said. “We audit 19 counties in Florida and it’s not always that I can stand up and say everything is clean.”

Trenton FFA chapters shine at State Convention

Members of the Trenton FFA chapters have had a busy summer already. Three members of the senior chapter and one member of the middle school chapter traveled with two members of the Bell Sr. FFA chapter to Haines City to attend the Florida Leadership Adventures conference from June 18 thru 21. During the leadership conference members participated with other FFA members from around the state in workshops focused on leadership, teamwork, communication, and social media. Our members even had the opportunity to participate in low and high rope challenge courses.

Hallie and Denny George are pictured with their son, Matthew.

Sidewalk to the Senior Center
nears completion

Construction of a new sidewalk along County Road 307-A will soon be open to citizens. The sidewalk will provide seniors with a path to get from Main Street in Trenton to the Senior Center for lunch and activities.

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