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Gilchrist County moves forward with design of new Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission listened as Will Rutherford of CRA Architects gave the board and public an update review of the design phases of the proposed Gilchrist County Jail during the Commission’s meeting on Monday, October 7. Rutherford pointed out that the firm has completed the three phases of design for the remodeling of the existing Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Trenton home destroyed by fire

On October 3rd, 2019 Gilchrist County Fire Rescue crews responded to the City of Trenton to reports of a residential structure fire in the Pines Estates area of town. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed with fire. Crews from GCFR, Fanning Springs Fire Rescue, and City of Trenton Fire Department  worked to quickly contain the fire and prevented ... Full Story »

Arrests made in Bell Mini Storage burglary case

On September 28, 2019, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Bell Mini Storage after a report that a storage locker had been burglarized. Numerous items were reported stolen, including an RV and a three-wheeler. K-9 Deputy Frier’s initial investigation led to the arrest of James Clayton Parrish, Jr. born March 26, 1987, of O’Brien, FL, for Burglary of a ... Full Story »

Plans for 69th Suwannee River Fair underway

The Suwannee River Fair Association held their annual meeting last Tuesday Evening, September 10, at the Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. The meeting included the annual election of the Suwannee River Fair Board of Directors. Gilchrist County directors that were up for election were Houston McKenzie and Stephanie Douglas. Houston McKenzie was returned as a director. Douglas did not run ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Riders Association – Youth Rodeo Summer Series

The Gilchrist County Riders Association wrapped up its 2nd annual Youth Rodeo summer buckle series on August 17th. The GCRA buckle series was held at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex and hosted four divisions of kids from ages 3-18 years old and multiple speed and roping events. This year, like last, we had kids from all over the southeast, some ... Full Story »

County Commission honors retiring Hart Springs Manager Mitchell Gentry

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission opened their meeting with prayer and the salute to the American flag on Monday, August 19, in the Commission Meeting Facility in Trenton. Chairman Gray called the meeting to order as all five board members were in attendance. The Chairman recognized retiring Hart Springs Park Manager Mitchell Gentry and his wife Theresa as ... Full Story »

Trenton Commission takes action to purchase new City Hall building

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission took the recommendation of City Manager Lyle Wilkerson to move forward with the option to purchase the Gray Construction office at 500 North Main Street to become the Trenton City Hall. The five member board discussed the $190,000 offered price and estimated with the renovations to the new facility the Commission would be ... Full Story »

Disease killing Cabbage Palms

By Cindy Jo Ayers It is just a matter of time before Lethal Bronzing Disease affects Cabbage Palm trees in Gilchrist County. The University of Florida IFAS reports that currently Lethal Bronzing can be found in sixteen different species of palms including Sabal Palm also known as Cabbage Palms in Florida. Lethal Bronzing was once known as Texas Phoenix Palm ... Full Story »

Ribbon Cutting held at Tri County Metals new Standing Seam Facility

Tri County Metals has opened a new Standing Seam Facility in Trenton adjacent to the main production center. The owners Chris and Betsy Weatherilt picked Thursday, August 1, to hold a ribbon cutting for the new Standing Seam Facility. Their business began back in 2003 and expanded when they purchased Tri County Metals on July 2, 2007. At that time ... Full Story »

Craig DeThomasis appointed Eighth Circuit Court Judge

Gainesville Attorney Craig DeThomasis was appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court. Governor Ron DeSantis made the appointment last week. DeThomasis will replace former Eighth Circuit Court Judge Stan Griffis who resigned his position in April. DeThomasis, 60, of Gainesville has been a partner in DeThomasis and Buchanan P.A. for 29 years as a Criminal Defence Attorney. During that time he ... Full Story »