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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 »

Drug Arrest made at Hart Springs boat ramp

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz said “Team work between observant citizens and proactive deputies, yields yet another drug arrest in Gilchrist County.” On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Deputy Brent Stickland responded to the Hart Springs boat ramp after receiving a call of a suspicious male, driving a dark colored four door car.  When he arrived at the boat ramp along ... Full Story »

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 »