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Gilchrist and Levy Sheriff’s Offices Combine forces in operation “Time’s Up”

On Friday, July 14 and the early hours of Saturday, July 15th, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office combined efforts with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office to more effectively  enforce traffic laws in the Fanning Springs and Trenton area. Deputies from both counties  used the traffic enforcement to protect citizens and to help deter or stop the flow of contraband in ... Full Story »

National Rescue Consultants Participate in Mobile Training

Submitted Officers from Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office participated in a tactical rope training, rappelling, exercise Wednesday through Friday, July 5th thru July 7th. National Rescue Consultants (NRC), which does both fire and law enforcement officer mobile training, hosted the event at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. Officer Mike Simpson and Sgt. Stephen Stalvey attended it along with officers from ... Full Story »

Friday night shooting leaves one dead and one wounded

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Friday, June 23 the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a possible shooting. They arrived at the home of Jeffrey Allen White, located at 6449 SE 85th Avenue, Newberry. White’s residence is located east of the Hitching Post Bar on the north side of Hwy 26 in Gilchrist County. When they ... Full Story »

Motorcycle crash kills Gilchrist County Paramedic

An early morning motorcycle accident took the life of a Cross City man that was employed by Gilchrist County Fire Rescue on Friday, June 16, as he was leaving Gainesville at 12:50 a.m., reports a Florida Highway Patrol news release. Jordon Ward, 25, was driving a 2005 Suzuki GSXR west on SR 26 near NW 154th Street when he lost ... Full Story »

Inmate working at local dairy allegedly steals truck

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office got a report late Saturday night that a truck had been stolen and driven through the locked gate at the Gilchrist County School District Bus Garage. The bus garage is located between Bell and Trenton on US 129. Patrol Deputies Jeff Davis and Stephen Stalvey did a lot of investigation work which helped solve the ... Full Story »

Longtime County Judge dies at age 71

Wednesday, May 17 was a sad day for many in Gilchrist County as they heard of the loss of longtime County Court Judge and native son, Ed Philman. Judge Philman was born on May 29, 1945 to the late Johnnie and Synthie Philman on a farm in Bell, Florida. Judge Philman served the citizens of Gilchrist County as their County ... Full Story »

Prayer and Encouragement for local Law Enforcement

Some 75 people gathered in front of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 15, to observe National Police Week which is May 14-20, 2017. There were several speakers at the event including Pat Bible who gave the opening prayer. Gilchrist County School Superintendent Robert Rankin spoke of his responsibility for the welfare and safety of over 2,800 students ... Full Story »

$49,554.55 Raised through Relay for Life event

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties joined forces to raise $49,554.55 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event held Friday evening, May 5. The track at Trenton High School was a busy place as teams had their camp sites in place around the track. Although at times the wind blew quite strong, it did not ... Full Story »

Annual Torch Run comes through Trenton

By Chris Rogers A group of correctional officers from Lancaster Correctional Institute, law enforcement officers from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, and some family members jogged into Trenton on Thursday morning carrying an Olympic Torch representing the state wide Special Olympics of Florida. These dedicated officers were involved in the Torch Run carrying the torch from Lancaster Correctional Institute to ... Full Story »

Wheeler indicted for First Degree Murder of two Bell men

Phillip David Wheeler, age 37 was indicted for the First Degree Murder of Kevin Lawrence Staley and Kevin Justice Staley, both of Bell. It is believed that Wheeler was a resident of Old Town and at one time Newberry. Kevin Lawrence Staley, 49, and his nephew Kevin Justice Staley, 19, were found dead at a mobile home located at 5730 ... Full Story »