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Incumbent Cloud Haley announces his candidacy for Trenton City Commission

My friends, the citizens of Trenton, I filed my intention this week to run for my fourth term as City Commissioner to represent you in District 1 in the City of Trenton. It has been an honor to serve you and I’m looking forward to serving you for another term. In the past 6 years, we have always maintained a ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Legislative Delegation Hearing held in Trenton

State Senator Jennifer Bradley and Representative Chuck Clemons were in Trenton on October 26th, to hear the needs of elected officials as well as the citizens of Gilchrist County. The hearing was opened with prayer by Representative Clemons followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Many topics were covered by both legislators including the start of the next session on January ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County population is reported to be less than anticipated

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission was surprised when Clerk of Court Todd Newton reported that the population information presented by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research of the University of Florida was lower than expected by 172. Mr. Newton explained that he was supplied these population estimates by the University of Florida and their population estimates were ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission adjusts Garbage Rates in Resolution 2021-11

The Trenton City Commission held their second and final Regular Meeting in October, Monday night when Mayor Lee Deen and Commissioners Randy Rutter and Craig Ruede approved Resolution 2021-11, to adjust the rates and exemptions for garbage collection in the City of Trenton. Trenton City attorney David M Lang, Jr. presented Resolution 2021-11 to the board. The Commission discussed the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist approves Allstate as low bidder on jail project, will negotiate less expensive facility

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission selected a construction company from a list of four submitted bidders that was chosen to construct a less expensive jail complex for Gilchrist County. Bids were received from Allstate Construction Co., Oelrich Construction, Inc., Gray Construction Services, Inc., and Scorpio Construction. The bid that was identified as the lowest bid submitted was from ... Full Story »

City of Trenton to hold Election Dec. 7

The Town of Trenton will hold their election on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The Mayor-Commissioner seat held by Wesley “Lee” Deen and the Group 1 seat held by Cloud E. Haley are both up for election. Both the Mayor-Commissioner seat and the Group 1 seat are two year terms. Anyone who wants to run for the Trenton City Commission must be ... Full Story »

Trenton Public Safety Cadet Program approved by City Commission

The Trenton City Commission took action Monday night during the first regular meeting in October to approve the Trenton Public Safety Cadet Program. Public Safety Chief Matt Rexroat addressed the Commission as the program was on the agenda as an action item. Chief Rexroat explained that this Cadet Program will be under the Trenton Department of Public Safety and will ... Full Story »

Fall Fun in Gilchrist County Upcoming local events

BBQ from the Hart will be held on Saturday, October 16th. The event has drawn 26 professional BBQ teams from throughout Florida and Georgia. There are activities planned throughout the day such as Cornhole and Horseshoe tournaments. Taste testing and judging of BBQ as well as food trucks. The event host Gilchrist County Rotary Club will also have a children’s ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission approves SCOP program to pave Gay Road

The Gilchrist County Commission approved Resolution 2021-25, to enter into a Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) with the Florida Department of Transportation to pave 2.5 miles of county grade north of Bell. The SCOP program provides $3.8 million in funding to pave NW 30th Street, NW 20th Avenue from US 129 to CR 340 in Gilchrist County. The Commission discussed ... Full Story »

Local Farm Bureau members gather for Annual Meeting

The members of the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau gathered at Seven Hills Farm on Tuesday, September 28th, for their annual meeting. Members enjoyed a great meal catered by Cowboyz Catering, followed by some local Farm Bureau business. Gray Smith, President of Gilchrist Farm Bureau welcomed all the guest. Ashley Jones oversaw Kahoots Trivia Activity which everyone participated in. The trivia ... Full Story »