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Local McDonald’s providing meal to first responders until May 5

The owners of the Trenton, Chiefland, Cross City and Williston McDonald’s restaurants will be providing meals to all emergency personnel or first responders until May 5. The area McDonald’s started providing the meals on April 22 from all their locations. Kenneth Kocian one of the owners, who is a retired first responder himself from NYPD, remembers well the plight of ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Schools to be closed for remainder of the school year

The Gilchrist County School Superintendent Robert Rankin stated on Monday, April 20, that all Gilchrist County Schools will continue distance learning through the rest of this school year. Principals will be in contact with students over the next few weeks on closing out the 2019-2020 school year. They will address picking up personal items that may be a the schools, ... Full Story »

County closes another boat ramp

The Gilchrist County Commission met on April 16, at 10 a.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room. The County Commission voted to close the  G.C. Butler Boat Landing after  Lt. Scotty Douglas of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office explained to the Commissioners that citizens from mostly Suwannee and Columbia Counties have been congregating at the boat ramp in groups. The ... Full Story »

Down on the Farm Fun at Red, White and Blues Farm

Looking for a fun day in the sun with your family? The Red, White & Blues Farm would be a great place to visit. Eighty beautiful acres of sweet blueberries are just a few miles away between Bronson and Williston. The farm has eight varieties of blueberries to choose from and visitors to the farm are encouraged to taste them ... Full Story »

FHSAA ends all Spring Sports — Coach Bryant Comments

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the FHSAA made the announcement that there would be no further spring sports played for the remainder of the  2019-2020 school year. The announcement ended the hopes of athletes of not only Gilchrist County but all fans in North Central Florida for competing for a championship in their respected spring sports which include baseball, softball ... Full Story »

Local Meat Market Manager Frank Pelaez glad to be working back home in Gilchrist

Over the past month citizens of this county have realized how important a good grocery store is. In fact just a few weeks ago meat cases were rather bare in many of the large chain grocery stores. Local shoppers could stock up on meat at the local Hitchcock’s Trenton Market. In fact the meat case has never looked better than ... Full Story »

Churches holding modified services during Covid 19 shut-down

Well over one hundred cars enjoyed the very first Drive-In Church Service held at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church last Sunday. Those that gathered at the service sat in their cars and listened to the service on 87.9 FM. Bro. Mark Adams told everyone that in this Drive-In Church Service a honk of the horn was equivalent to saying Amen. Bro. ... Full Story »

“Gilchrist Remembers” Sergeant Ramirez and Deputy Lindsey

Two years ago this week two young Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were gunned down while eating lunch in Trenton. The tragedy happened on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. A lone gunman shot and killed two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies at a local restaurant in Trenton. Sgt. Ramirez was 29 at the time of his death. He left behind ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Crime Rate is up 19.2% according to FDLE

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s 2019 Uniform Crime Report has found Gilchrist County’s overall crime increased 19.2 percent from 2018. According to FDLE, motor vehicle theft, larceny and rape, aggravated assault have gone up. The report showed that murder and  burglary, were down in 2019. Sheriff Schultz reported that GCSO has seen firsthand the increase ... Full Story »

Kristen Burke is Recipient of National Science Foundation Fellowship

The parents of Kristen Burke are excited to share that Kristen has been selected to receive the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award. Presently Kristen is a Graduate Student Researcher in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Bell High School 2010 graduate and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science ... Full Story »