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Kickoff Party for Operation Christmas Child went amazingly well Saturday at Camp Anderson

Over three hundred  area citizens attended the  Operation Christmas Child Kickoff Party Saturday morning. The event included  people from all walks of life from throughout Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie Counties. Those attending all had one thing  in common and that was a caring heart, a heart willing to spend the day packing boxes to spread the story of Christmas around ... Full Story »

October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The staff at the Gilchrist County Tax Collector’s Office were wearing pink “I Care” t-shirts  promoting the End Breast Cancer License Plate last week. Barbara Merritt, the county Tax Collector said “When you buy an End Breast Cancer license plate, $25.00 is given to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research.” October is National Breast Cancer Awareness ... Full Story »

Trenton tops Newberry for District lead

The Trenton Tigers outlasted the host Newberry Panthers Friday night to take a 19-18 victory in the District 7 1A race. This was a war from the opening kickoff as the two teams played hard-nosed football, knowing the winner would steer the bus into the state playoffs in the tough 7-1A battle. “Both teams played their hearts out and we’re ... Full Story »

Two vehicle wreck in Trenton

This two vehicle accident occurred Thursday morning on the edge of Trenton on West Wade Street (SR 26). Several people were taken to the hospital as a result of the head on crash. According to the Emergency Operations Chief, James Campbell, the two occupants of the silver car were transported to the UF Health Trauma Center with non life threatening ... Full Story »

Hurricane Matthew postponed Bell Homecoming Until Monday night

Photo by Donny Joiner Submitted by BHS Student Government Not even Hurricane Matthew could slow the school spirit and festivities as Bell High School’s 2016 Homecoming, “Bulldogs Got Game!,” turned out to be a huge success.   Students, faculty, and the community enjoyed the festivities and excitement that Homecoming brings to Bell High School every year, but this year was a ... Full Story »

Life in Prison sentence for Martinez, found guilty on all charges

A jury found Eric C. Martinez guilty during a trial held last week at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Martinez who lives in North Gilchrist County was convicted of Burglary While Armed a first degree felony, Grand Theft III a third degree felony, Grand Theft III Motor Vehicle a third degree Felony, Grand Theft III Firearm a third degree felony and ... Full Story »

SSgt. Jon Raegan Guzman Retires from Army

Submitted Recently SSgt. Jon Raegan Guzman, son of Carl and Geneva Cornwell, of Trenton, welcomed his parents to Ft. Campbell Kentucky, where they, along with other family members, joined him at an Army Retirement ceremony there. Guzman has spent 24 years serving our country, which has included two consecutive overseas tours in Germany and two overseas tours in Afghanistan. Among ... Full Story »

Sgt. Leonard Knuckles Retires from Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office

Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz announces the retirement of Sgt. Leonard Knuckles. Sgt. Knuckles has given 40 years of Honorable and dependable service to the citizens of the state of Florida and Gilchrist County. The vast majority of Sgt. Knuckles career was spent with the Department of Corrections. In addition, Sgt. Knuckles served the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office as a ... Full Story »

Gilchrist hires James Campbell as Emergency Operations Chief

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission was involved in a lengthy discussion before hiring James Campbell as the new Emergency Operations Chief for Gilchrist County during the Commission’s Monday afternoon meeting. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator, reported to the five member board that after a committee had reviewed all of the applicants, James Campbell came out as the top ... 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 »