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Area grocery chain sells, improvements planned

Last week all the Hitchcock’s Markets and the Trenton Foodway store were purchased by Carlos Alvarez. The Old Town Hitchcock’s Market was the only store not included in the chain grocery store purchase. According to Alan Hitchcock who sold the stores to a Minnesota based grocery store chain back in 2008, the new owner is very excited about buying the ... Full Story »

Duke Energy announces 3 more solar power plants

Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced the locations of its newest universal solar power plants, which will provide cleaner, smarter energy solutions to benefit Florida customers. The Trenton Solar Power Plant will occupy about 580 acres in Gilchrist County. The 74.9-MW plant will consist of approximately 280,000 tracking solar panels, which will produce enough carbon-free energy to power over 23,000 ... Full Story »

City Commission extends moratorium to not allow simulated gambling businesses

The Trenton City Commission reviewed Resolution 2018-05, involving a temporary stop gap measure the City of Trenton took in 2018 to dispense with the simulated gambling businesses because they were taking over in the municipality and causing an increase in crime and other unnecessary problems. Trenton Attorney David M. Lang, Jr. explained to the five-member board in the Monday evening ... Full Story »

Tax Collector Barbara Merritt Resigns

After 42 years working in the Tax Collector’s Office, Gilchrist County’s Tax Collector Barbara J. Merritt is leaving office. Merritt resigned as of February 4, 2019 as the Tax Collector for Gilchrist County. Merritt has notified Governor Ron DeSantis of her resignation and according to Merritt, an appointment is in progress. In the meantime Terry E. Trail CFCA, Assistant Tax ... Full Story »

Newberry woman killed Sunday morning on CR 232 in Gilchrist County

A two-vehicle crash on CR 232 in Gilchrist County Sunday morning resulted in the death of a Newberry woman when she lost control of her car and crashed into a pickup truck at 9 a.m., reported Trooper Skelly of the Florida Highway Patrol. Samar Mohamed Fawzy, 23 was driving a 2007 Toyota Prius west on CR 232 as she was ... Full Story »

Home Destroyed by Fire on CR 341 Sunday

The home of Fredy Feldmann was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening, February 3. The home was located on SW County Road 341. Gilchrist Fire Rescue Chief James Campbell reported that units from Gilchrist County Fire Rescue, Fanning Springs Fire Rescue, Trenton Dept. of Public Safety, and the City of Chiefland Fire Rescue responded to reports of a large residential ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Delegation Meeting held last week

The Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation held it’s annual public hearing on Wednesday, January 16 at 4 p.m. The meeting was held in the Gilchrist County Commissioners’ meeting room. State Senator Rob Bradley, Republican from Fleming Island and State Representative Charles “Chuck” Clemons, Republican from Newberry came to hear the concerns and requests from local citizens and local elected officials. Todd ... Full Story »

FDLE concludes Deputies’ murder investigation

By Cindy Jo Ayers On April 19, 2018, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Gainesville Field Office began an investigation of the two deceased Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies and one deceased offender. The investigation began on the scene at Ace China Restaurant which is located at 1122 E. Wade Street in Trenton. When the FDLE investigators arrived they were ... Full Story »

Commission approves new security cameras in Gilchrist Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission held an Emergency public meeting Monday, November 26, 2018 to consider emergency action to upgrade security cameras in the Gilchrist County Jail. Todd Gray, Vice Chairman of the Gilchrist Commission called this meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. Mr. Gray recognized Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator to present the Emergency Action to the ... Full Story »

County residents sad to hear of the loss of Cecil Corbin

By Cindy Jo Ayers Mr. Cecil Corbin of Trenton passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the age of 92. Many long time county residents respected Mr. Corbin for his many years of service to the citizens of Gilchrist County as a County Commissioner for 36 years. He also worked for many years with the Suwannee Lumber Company which ... Full Story »