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Citizens for Holding Ginnie Springs Accountable request Noise Ordinance be enforced

The Gilchrist County Commission listened when Eddy Scott, a member of the Citizens for Holding Ginnie Springs Accountable asked the Commission to have the Gilchrist County Noise ordinance enforced at Ginnie Springs Park. Mr Scott is a resident of the community that lives within an area that is often disturbed by the loud music and people attending the park, partying ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts named American Star in Agriscience Finalists

Earlier this week Lauren Roberts was named an American Star in Agriscience Finalists for her research work while at Trenton High School. Four members are selected out of all the students who are to receive their American Degree this year at the National FFA Convention. Lauren Roberts started her research supervised agricultural experience program (SAE) in tenth grade. Her project ... Full Story »

Historic Rutledge Home transformed into Airbnb by local family

By Cindy Jo Ayers “My heart skipped a beat the first time I saw it”, said Sue Livesay when she drove by the old Rutledge house near downtown Trenton. The windows were boarded up, all the paint was peeling and the yard was a jungle. Even in its poor condition it wasn’t hard to convince her husband, Terry Livesay, a ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz new Florida Sheriffs Association President

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2020-2021 year. The newly-elected President, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz, will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its ... Full Story »

Tourism thriving in Gilchrist County

On Monday, the Gilchrist County Commission learned that since the first of June 2020, people have been flocking to Gilchrist County springs, parks and the many overnight camping opportunities. Donna Creamer reported that the June 2020 receipts for the 3 percent bed tax hit a new all time record of just over $19,000 from one month of single overnight stays. ... Full Story »

County Residents sad to learn that Gary Rexroat passed away over the weekend

Gary Rexroat, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 18, after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Gary as he was fondly known by those who knew him best in Gilchrist County. Rexroat moved to this area when he was just 24 years old and was the county’s physician’s assistant. He saw patients at the old University of Florida Clinic which ... Full Story »

Captain Charlie Caulk retires from the Florida Highway Patrol

On June 30, 2020, Captain Charlie Caulk retired from the Florida Highway Patrol after a total of 24 years of law enforcement service. Captain Caulk served over 20 years with the FHP, over 2 years with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and 1 year with the Chiefland Police Department. He also served as a 911 dispatcher for the Citrus and ... Full Story »

Gilchrist receives over $39K in PILT funds from SRWMD

Hugh Thomas, Executive Director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, addressed the Gilchrist County Commission on June 29, to bring the board up to date on the many programs that are on going in the 15 county district, including his home county of Gilchrist. Mr. Thomas introduced Ben Glass, a legislative liaison that accompanied the Executive Director representing the ... Full Story »