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Home Destroyed by Fire on CR 341 Sunday

The home of Fredy Feldmann was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening, February 3. The home was located on SW County Road 341. Gilchrist Fire Rescue Chief James Campbell reported that units from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Fanning Springs Fire Rescue, Trenton Dept. of Public Safety, and the City of Chiefland Fire Rescue responded to reports of a large residential ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Delegation Meeting held last week

The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation held it’s annual public hearing on Wednesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. The meeting was held in the Gilchrist County Commissioners’ meeting room. State Senator Rob Bradley, Republican from Fleming Island and State Representative Charles “Chuck” Clemons, Republican from Newberry came to hear the concerns and requests from local citizens and local elected officials. Todd ... Full Story »

FDLE concludes Deputies’ murder investigation

By Cindy Jo Ayers On April 19, 2018, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Gainesville Field Office began an investigation of the two deceased Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies and one deceased offender. The investigation began on the scene at Ace China Restaurant which is located at 1122 E. Wade Street in Trenton. When the FDLE investigators arrived they were ... Full Story »

Commission approves new security cameras in Gilchrist Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission held an Emergency public meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 to consider emergency action to upgrade security cameras in the Gilchrist County Jail. Todd Gray, Vice Chairman of the Gilchrist Commission called this meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Gray recognized Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator to present the Emergency Action to the ... Full Story »

County residents sad to hear of the loss of Cecil Corbin

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mr. Cecil Corbin of Trenton passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the age of 92. Many long time county residents respected Mr. Corbin for his many years of service to the citizens of Gilchrist County as a County Commissioner for 36 years. He also worked for many years with the Suwannee Lumber Company which ... Full Story »

Shop Local this Saturday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Don’t forget to shop in the county on Saturday, November 24. Skip the rush of Black Friday and shop local which supports local jobs and your money spent locally will filter back into the community to support our schools and numerous other civic groups and events. Many citizens plan on “shopping small” this season and purchasing ... Full Story »

Commission to continue dairy SUP on Dec. 10

The Gilchrist County Commission will continue the Special Use Permit 2018-03 by Alliance Grazing Group to allow the Piedmont Farms Dairy near Trenton to improve their facilities, build three barns for their Holstein cows and keep their herd cool and more productive. Ron St John, managing partner of the Alliance Grazing Group told the Commission this is a move to ... Full Story »

Ginger Russell Fanning Springs City Council

The Fanning Springs City Council Seat 3 election ended in a tie on November 6. Ginger Russell, received 112 votes and June Ladewig received 112 votes. Per State of Florida rules, lots were to be drawn to settle the election. Both Ladies names were placed in a bucket and Ms. Russell’s name was drawn as the winner. She will replace ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook win coveted Statewide Honor from Farm Bureau

Florida Farm Bureau has presented Adam and Ashley Cook of Gilchrist County with its 2018 Achievement in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm production, development of the enterprise and service to Farm Bureau and the local community. Adam and Ashley are fifth generation farmers who both grew up in farming. Their family ... Full Story »