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Gray Smith named 2017 Outstanding Cattleman

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gray Smith was named the 2017 Outstanding Cattleman by the Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association. The award was presented at the Annual Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s meeting on Tuesday, October 24. Gray Smith and his wife Kathy Jo received the award from Charles Bryant, the local Cattlemen’s Association Vice President. Bryant said, “Smith’s cattle operation consists of about ... Full Story »

Armed Felons arrested during a high risk search warrant

A late night raid was conducted on Thursday, October 12, by members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (S.R.T.) executing a high risk search warrant at 219 NW 112th Street Branford, Florida following an investigation by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) into burglaries in the North end of Gilchrist County. S.R.T and C.I.D.  ... Full Story »

Taylor Langford travels to Ethiopia with UF/IFAS program

Taylor Langford a graduate of Trenton High School spent her first trip outside the United States in Adama, Ethiopia. She was in Ethiopia  training 20 veterinarians and butchers from across the country how to safely prepare meat for their customers and family members. This is one of many ways students in the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life ... Full Story »

Hurricane Irma leaves thousands of Gilchrist families powerless

Irma came through Gilchrist County during the early morning hours of Monday, September 11, leaving around 8,000 homes and businesses without power. Central Florida Electric Cooperative and Duke Energy linemen started working on power lines as soon as it was safe. Each of the two power companies that service Gilchrist County brought in linemen from out of state to help ... Full Story »

Sexual Predator Notice from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office

Submitted Public Notification Under State Law 775.21(7) Sexual Predator Residing in Gilchrist County. David Lawrence Emrick, White Male, Date of Birth: 05-04-1958, Height 5’ 11”, Weight 195 lbs., Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Address:  2390 NW 101 Path, Branford, Florida 32008, Gilchrist County. David L. Emrick was convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Battery x4 F.S. 800.04 (4)(A). Florida law, Sexual Predator/Offender ... Full Story »

Former Jenkins’ F-R-M Store in Trenton burns

The Gilchrist County Fire-Rescue received a call at 6:53 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 reporting a commercial structure fire located at 720 E. Wade Street in East Trenton. This building was currently used for a small engine repair shop as well as motorcycle repair and window tinting businesses for the past several years. Many locals will remember the building as ... Full Story »

Sexual Predator Notice from Gilchrist County Sheriff

On August 7th, 2017, The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office sent out the following public notification. Public Notification Under State Law 775.21(7) there is a Sexual Predator Residing in Gilchrist County. John Wayne Hudson, date of birth: 05/03/1968, White Male, Height 6’00”, Weight 195 lbs., Brown Hair, Blue Eyes. Hudson lives at  8979 SW 82ND Terrace, Trenton, Florida 32693, Gilchrist County, ... Full Story »

State Representative Chuck Clemons Announces Trenton Office Hours

State Representative Chuck Clemons (R-Newberry) has announced that his staff will hold office hours in Trenton on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist constituents with state agency concerns and to gather public input on legislative issues. The office is located at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 S. Main Street, Trenton, ... Full Story »