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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 »

Benefit in Bell Raises over $7,400

Even a hurricane couldn’t stop the benefit scheduled for Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer Ragsdale in Bell last Friday. Bill Martin drove around a fallen tree on CR 342 to get to town to fire up the line of smokers at 4 a.m. The 140 pounds of pork and over 300 pounds of chicken was cooked despite the pouring rain under ... Full Story »

Benefit Friday for Mauldin and Ragsdale

June and July turned out to be hard months for two young women who grew up in Bell. Both Jennifer Mauldin and Jennifer (Tucker) Ragsdale never dreamed their hometown would be reaching out to help them in September. Sadly Jennifer Mauldin age 37, went to the emergency room on June 19 because she had become very ill. She was admitted ... Full Story »

Senior’s celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Senior Center

On Friday, August 12, nearly 50 senior citizens gathered at the Senior Center in Trenton to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the center. During the entertainment portion of the celebration Ms. Ruth Knowles sang several popular songs and hymns. Later those attending had the opportunity to hear from the candidates running for public office in Gilchrist County.  Full Story »

Santa Fe River Park to be expanded

The Gilchrist County Commission is working with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Suwannee River Water Management District to improve the Santa Fe River Park located at the foot of the SR 47 Bridge on the beautiful Santa Fe River. The FDOT’s Small County Outreach Program agreement will fund up to $361,719 ... Full Story »

Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces Promotions at the Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Bobby Schultz is pleased to announce the following promotions within the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Scotty Douglas has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has been assigned as Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division.  Michelle Jones has been promoted to Lieutenant and has been assigned as Commander of the Patrol Division. Both Lt. Douglas and Lt. Jones ... Full Story »

Trenton native hired as new city manager

By John M. Ayers The Trenton City Commission made it official Thursday, July 14, hiring Lyle Wilkerson as the new Trenton City Manager. The Trenton native will start his new position at City Hall on Monday, July 25, 2016. New Trenton City Manager Lyle Wilkerson is shown with his wife, Jennifer, at left, and Trenton Mayor Glen Thigpen, at right. ... Full Story »