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Fanning Springs man dies in head-on crash

A Fanning Springs man was killed Tuesday morning when he drove in the wrong direction of US 19. He collided head-on into a vehicle transporting a Chiefland couple north on US 19 at 12:40 a.m. at NW 150th Lane, reported Sgt Tracy Hisler Pace of the Florida Highway Patrol. Steven E Wright, 38, of Fanning Springs was driving a 1998, ... Full Story »

Mikell elected to state association

Central Florida Electric Cooperative Trustee, Alan Mikell, was recently elected Treasurer of the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc., at their statewide meeting in Tallahassee. The Florida Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA) is a not-for-profit, statewide trade association representing 15 electric distribution cooperatives and two generation and transmission cooperatives, serving more than one million consumers in 57 of 67 Florida counties. Mikell, ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Lady Tigers stand at 4-3

The Trenton Lady Tigers currently stand at 4-3 overall with a 1-1 record in District 6 1A under Head Coach Bryant Frye. Last week the Lady Tigers lost to Bronson, 60-53 on Tuesday and Williston, 48-38 in Williston Thursday evening. The Tigers traveled to Cedar Key on Friday night to face the Lady Sharks, a District 6 1A opponent. The ... Full Story »

Trenton wins 3 straight

The Trenton Tigers have run their way back to a 3-3 record with three straight wins. The Tigers, after dropping their opening three games, were joined by athletes from the Region 3 runner-up football team to earn wins over Bronson, Cornerstone Academy, and Cedar Key. “We had a great effort Tuesday night in Bronson defeating the Eagles 62-45,” explained Jim ... Full Story »

Who killed Junior Kelly?

Do you have information regarding the murder of Gilchrist County native Junior Kelly? If so, make a confidential call! A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the crime. Sheriff Bobby Schultz can be reached at (352) 275-4748 or simply call the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office at 463-3410. November 19, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Journal launches new website

Just in time for the holidays, the Gilchrist County Journal website has undergone a makeover to better serve our readers. Visit www.gilchristcountyjournal.net to see all that is now offered on the newspaper’s website. Unlimited access to the content will be available until January 1, 2015, so we encourage all readers to visit the new website and take the time to ... Full Story »

Johnson is the top speller in Gilchrist County

  Trenton Middle School’s Johnathan Johnson won the Gilchrist County School District Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Dec. 2 and will now go on to compete in Tallahassee. Held at Bell High School on Tuesday morning, the District Spelling Bee featured 12 participants, who represented public and private schools from throughout Gilchrist County. Participants were Caleb Hall and Helen Kreinbihl of ... Full Story »

New curbing near Dollar General hinders truck traffic

A downtown Trenton business owner wants answers from the Department of Transportation after re-curbing along Main Street has negatively affected his business. Doug Crawford, owner of Southern Tire, said he was surprised to find that the access he shares with the Dollar General store being built on Main Street, was re-curbed on Veteran’s Day, closing off a key access to ... Full Story »

Trenton’s season ends with 10-2 record

The Trenton Tigers finished their 2014 campaign as the runners-up in Region 3 after Hamilton County defeated the Tigers Friday night 45-20 in The Jungle. “I am real proud of you guys, especially you seniors that have a 45-6 record with the 2013 State Title to your credit. We got beat by a better football team here tonight. They were ... Full Story »