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Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections’ Office moves to West end of Courthouse

Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez is happy to announce that her office has moved to the west end of the Gilchrist County Courthouse across from the Property Appraiser’s office. This office space became available when the Tax Collectors office moved to the Tax Collectors Annex next to the County Commission meeting room. It was reported that the Supervisor ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission denies SUP for Dollar General at SE 70th on SR 26

The Gilchrist County Commission heard an application request for a Special Use Permit to allow a 10,640 square foot commercial retail store to be located in an A-2 land use category, with a land use classification as “Neighborhood Commercial” as defined in the Gilchrist County Comprehensive Plan. Holly White represented Concept Development Inc., an agent for Norman M. Scoggins and ... Full Story »

Delinquent Tax List has been released

The 2020 Gilchrist County Delinquent Tax List, as well as the Tangible Personal Property List, is included in the May 13th issue of the Gilchrist County Journal. Per Florida Statute 197.402, .403, all unpaid taxes are advertised in the local newspaper prior to the 2021 tax certificate sale on June 1, 2021. Gilchrist County Tax Collector Michael McElroy said, “this ... Full Story »

Final Drive-Thru Covid Vaccine Clinic held on April 28

Wednesday, April 28, was the last Department of Health Vaccine drive through at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex between Trenton and Bell. The Gilchrist Department of Health vaccinated 6,300 people for Covid 19. Of those 6,300 people 2496 were Gilchrist residents. The vaccine clinic was held from March 11 until April 28, at the Gilchrist County Ag Complex, aka as ... Full Story »

City Commission clears up paving contract in Trenton

The Trenton City Commission took action Monday night to approve an independent contractor agreement between Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete and the City of Trenton to repave several streets in Northeast Trenton. Trenton attorney David M. Lang, Jr. presented the contract to the Commission as he explained, the City Manager will have to contact the Hicks company to identify the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Remembers April 19, 2018 with prayer

County Administrator Bobby Crosby opened the Monday meeting with this Memorial message. On April 19th, 2018, 3 years ago today, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey, while on duty, were killed as they ate lunch at a local restaurant. Alan Jackson wrote a song after 911 titled, “Where Were You”. For many of this community, I am sure ... Full Story »

City Commission approves paving of NE First Street and connecting avenues

The Trenton City Commission took action to approve an Option 2 paving project that will resurface the streets in Northeast Trenton and two connection avenues that run west to Main Street in their Monday, April 12, 2021 meeting. The Commission received two bids from Hicks Asphalt Paving & Concrete. The Trenton based company was identified as the sole paving contractor ... Full Story »

A Gilchrist resident complains of air cannon noise, families want peace and quiet

A Gilchrist County resident, Felicia Jascelyn told the Gilchrist County Commission during the Monday afternoon meeting that a loud air cannon has been going off at all times of the night and it is keeping her family and others residents awake in the rural areas of Gilchrist County. Ms Jascelyn, a resident of 4149 SE 57th in District 5, explained ... Full Story »

Old Gilchrist County Jail up for sale for $139,990

According to the Old Gilchrist County Jail website the jail was built in 1928 when Gilchrist County was only two years old. The county was formed by the legislature on December 4, 1925. The jail was used as a jail from 1928 until 1968 when the current jail was completed. The eight-cell, two-story jail is listed for $139,990. Matt Perry ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Rotary receives 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club Banner from District Governor

By Rosemary McDaniel On Monday, Gilchrist Rotary Club had the pleasure of welcoming Jan Pooley, our District Governor of Rotary International District 6940 who provided updates on many things Rotary. Jan is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach, FL and is serving as District Governor for the 2020-2021 year. Prior to Jan’s updates, another guest, John ... Full Story »