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Rexroat and Hale receive promotions

Sgt. Matthew Rexroat was recently promoted to Patrol Sergeant after working at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office for just over 3 years. Rexroat is a Trenton native. Sgt. Chris Hale works with the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Hale has been with the division for almost one year. When asked about the promotions Sheriff Bobby Schultz said, “Both Sgt. ... Full Story »

City honors Hauselman and Coleman with induction to Trenton Hall of Fame

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission on Monday evening approved the inducting of two outstanding residents into the Trenton Hall of Fame. Shirley Taylor Hauselman, a current resident of Trenton and James Odell “Jim” Coleman a former Mayor and businessman, a Trenton native that loved this community before his passing many years ago were the inductees. Mrs. Hauselman wrote ... Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office has new Mounted Posse program

Sheriff Bobby Schultz has implemented a new program at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse was formed in November. The Sheriff’s Posse is a non-profit group of volunteers who dedicate their time to the community and the local sheriff’s office. The local posse is headed up by posse captain Pam Parker Manning who said, ... Full Story »

Tracy Sanders announces his Candidacy for Mayor of Bell

I, Tracy Sanders, would like to announce my Candidacy to be your next Mayor of the Town of Bell.  I have deep roots in our quaint community, which comes with great desire and passion to serve you the citizens. I believe if elected I will always be available to you the citizens to listen, and in return be your voice ... Full Story »

JROTC at Bell High pay tribute to Veterans

By Matthew Harrell The Bell High School JROTC hosted their annual Veterans Day program last Tuesday night at the Iris Roberts Auditorium. The program began with 9th grader Ethan Carter reading his essay that finished first in the “What Veterans Day Means to Me” essay contest. Ethan’s essay described his childhood as the son of two service members. The Bell ... Full Story »

Deen Announces Candidacy for City Commission

Submitted To the citizens of Trenton: I would like to introduce myself to those of you who do not already know me. My name is Wesley Lee Deen, and I am a candidate for City Commissioner Group 4. I am a life-long resident of Trenton, and love my community. I have always been involved in my community, and as a ... Full Story »

June Masters Guardian ad Litem Volunteer of the Year

Gilchrist County resident June Masters received a very special honor on Thursday evening, October 20th. June was selected from 34 volunteers and named the Volunteer of the year with the 8th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem. Masters, who retired from the University of Florida after 30 years, decided that she would like to volunteer in her retirement years. She has ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz attends signing of emergency rule that outlaws a dangerous synthetic drug

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz was in Ocala last week to sign an emergency rule that designates U-47700 a banned substance in the state of Florida. Attorney General Pam Bondi who met with Schultz and two other area sheriffs, stated that the emergency rule would outlaw the new psychoactive substance that has caused multiple deaths in Florida. According to Bondi, ... Full Story »

Illegal Dumping in the County

There are several container sites for trash throughout the County. The purpose of the sites is for convenience of dumping trash and to help reduce the litter in the County. Recently some of the sites have been abused. Trash is being left on the ground instead of being placed in the containers and materials that are not allowed are being ... Full Story »