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Local law enforcement holds active shooter training

During the week of March 18-23 (Spring Break) the Gilchrist County Sherriff’s Office personnel, along with Gilchrist County Fire and Rescue Emergency Management and the City of Trenton Public Safety Department came together for a special training at local schools. Local law enforcement and Fire Rescue came together to practice “Active Shooter” training at schools in Bell and Trenton. School ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs Easter Egg Hunt and Ski Show

By Chris Rogers Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce held its free annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24. Over 1,000 visitors from all over came out for this fun-filled day. Kids were able to go down the giant slide as well as try their hand at lawn fishing while they waited for the big egg scramble. I call it ... Full Story »

Trenton Department of Public Safety now has an assistant

The Trenton City Commission took action Monday evening to hire Cody Wetherington, as the new Public Safety assistant in the City of Trenton. Officer Wetherington will begin working with Director Matt Rexroat in the new position on Saturday, March 17. This is the date when the City of Trenton will welcome hundreds of visitors to this community to celebrate the ... Full Story »

To The Citizens of Gilchrist County

Submitted My name is John Yencho and I am running for county commissioner district #2. I am a conservative Christian Republican with strong Christian values. My family and I moved to Gilchrist County 24 years ago. We chose to live here and raise our family in Gilchrist County because we found it not only to be beautiful, but also a ... Full Story »

Addy Jones Road officially dedicated

By Cindy Jo Ayers A large crowd of family and friends gathered at the south end of County Road 337, also known as Addy Jones Road, on Sunday afternoon for the official dedication of the highway. Addy Jones Road is located in the Shady Grove area of the county off of State Road 26, and although the road was numbered ... Full Story »

Cloud Haley receives Oath of Office and is appointed Vice Mayor in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission opened the January 22 meeting with an invocation by Commissioner Randy Rutter and a salute to the American flag. Mayor Deen recognized attorney David M Lang, Jr., the City of Trenton legal counsel when Duke asked Commissioner Cloud Haley to join him in front of the speaker’s podium to receive the Oath of Office. The four-member ... Full Story »

Fundraiser to be held for Brook Smith as she fights cancer

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County native and 2001 Trenton High School graduate Brook Smith has been fighting stage three colon cancer since she was diagnosed back on October 23, 2017. Currently she is working as a guidance counselor at Bell Elementary school. Brook is the daughter of Chuck and Susan Smith. Smith underwent Resection surgery on October 25 and ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Judge Sheree H. Lancaster Announces Re-Election Campaign

Submitted Sheree H. Lancaster announces today her intention to seek re-election as Gilchrist County Court Judge. Judge Lancaster was first elected to serve as Gilchrist County Judge in 2012, making history becoming the first woman to hold the position. “It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Gilchrist County for the last 5 years as their County Judge,” ... Full Story »

Priscilla Baptist Church has new pastor

The members of Priscilla Baptist Church are pleased to announce  Bro. Chuck Scott will be their new Pastor. Bro. Scott and his wife of 22 years, Tania, along with their daughter Kaelyn moved to Gilchrist County last week. Bro. Scott will be preaching on Sunday, January 7, at Priscilla Baptist Church which is located at 5509 West County Road 232, ... Full Story »

Firemen save home and animals

December 26, fire destroys part of a home in Southeast Gilchrist County near the Hitching Post on SE 82nd Court. The family of Steve Trotter had left home to go to work early Wednesday morning when a neighbor heard a loud explosion coming from the direction of the Trotter home. The neighbor phoned 911 and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded ... Full Story »