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Trenton Commission takes action to purchase new City Hall building

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission took the recommendation of City Manager Lyle Wilkerson to move forward with the option to purchase the Gray Construction office at 500 North Main Street to become the Trenton City Hall. The five member board discussed the $190,000 offered price and estimated with the renovations to the new facility the Commission would be ... Full Story »

Disease killing Cabbage Palms

By Cindy Jo Ayers It is just a matter of time before Lethal Bronzing Disease affects Cabbage Palm trees in Gilchrist County. The University of Florida IFAS reports that currently Lethal Bronzing can be found in sixteen different species of palms including Sabal Palm also known as Cabbage Palms in Florida. Lethal Bronzing was once known as Texas Phoenix Palm ... Full Story »

Craig DeThomasis appointed Eighth Circuit Court Judge

Gainesville Attorney Craig DeThomasis was appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court. Governor Ron DeSantis made the appointment last week. DeThomasis will replace former Eighth Circuit Court Judge Stan Griffis who resigned his position in April. DeThomasis, 60, of Gainesville has been a partner in DeThomasis and Buchanan P.A. for 29 years as a Criminal Defence Attorney. During that time he ... Full Story »

Robert Willis promoted to Chief Deputy at GCSO

Sheriff Robert D. Schultz, and the GCSO, has promoted Robert Willis from Reserve Captain to Chief Deputy of GCSO. The Chief Deputy position was vacated with the retirement of Jeff Manning who resigned effective August 2, 2019. Robert Willis has been a certified law enforcement officer since 1993, and a Deputy with Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office since 1997 when he ... Full Story »

Construction underway on county’s first solar farm

Duke Energy has begun construction on a 795-acre solar farm on the outskirts of northwest Trenton. The Gilchrist County Commission approved a special use permit application for the solar farm, which specified five parcels of land that border US Highway 129, County Road 307A, SW 20th Avenue and SW 17th Court, a connector road between CR 307A and US 129. ... Full Story »

Tax Collector’s Office holds workshop for Auto Dealers

The Gilchrist County Tax Collector’s Office held an Auto Dealer Workshop on June 26th, 2019, at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. The workshop included many representatives from local car dealerships. The Tax Collector’s Office shared information on the required Tag and Title documentation for dealers, new legislation within the Florida Statutes, and information about the Hope Scholarship. The workshop was a ... Full Story »

SRWMD awards $39,369.22(PILT) to Gilchrist County on Monday

The Gilchrist County Commission welcomed Gilchrist County resident Hugh Thomas, Executive Director of the Suwannee River Water Management District to their July 1st meeting on Monday afternoon. Mr. Thomas told the five-member Commission that it is always good to meet with his home Commission and present a check for $39,369.22, payment in lieu of taxes for property that is owned ... Full Story »

Gospel Concert Saturday June 22

Citizens who enjoy gospel music had an opportunity to enjoy great gospel music right here in Gilchrist County on Saturday, June 22. The 3rd Annual State Community Gospel Concert was held at 6 p.m. at the Bell High School Auditorium. The Backwoods Boys, The Reflectsons, The Original Reflectsons and The Ferguson Family gospel groups were included in this concert. The ... Full Story »