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Osteen Farms a family tradition

By Cindy Jo Ayers It is no wonder that a young man who grew up in Trenton, a community steeped in agriculture, has come home to his roots. Scott Osteen graduated from Trenton High back in 1993 and after a stint in the Air Force he returned back to this area. Osteen moved back to the farm where his grandfather, ... Full Story »

Bell residents upset with irrigation spraying of dairy effluent and chicken manure spreading in town

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council held their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, January 9. Several residents asked the Council if they could stop the spraying of the dairy effluent through the irrigation system and the spreading of chicken manure along their property by a local dairy and farmer. The Council listened to the residents as ... Full Story »

Benny Battle missing since December 11, 2019

Benny has been missing since December 11, 2019. There is a monetary reward for any information leading to the arrest of person or persons involved in the disappearance of Benny Battle. Information will remain confidential. Please contact FDLE, Dixie County Sheriff or the family at (352) 239-2342. Full Story »

Bell man is killed in vehicle/tractor crash Jan. 1

A young man from Bell was killed New Year’s Day when he was traveling south on CR 337 at NW 142 Street at 1:40 p.m. in Gilchrist County. Dilan Duran Munoz, 17, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry south behind a 1978 John Deere tractor driven by Anthony Call Matthews, 57 of Trenton. The crash occurred when the Camry collided ... Full Story »

Duke’s Solar Farm outside Trenton completed

Duke Energy has finished construction on a 795-acre solar farm on the outskirts of northwest Trenton. The project was completed on time and is producing electricity. The solar farm is located on five parcels of land that border US Highway 129, County Road 307A, SW 20th Avenue and SW 17th Court, a connector road between CR 307A and US 129. ... Full Story »

Lake City man killed in Gilchrist County Friday

A Lake City man was traveling north on SR 47 near CR 340 on Friday at 6:20 p.m. in a Ford F-250 when the truck crashed into the rear of a utility trailer that was hitched to a 2012 Dodge Ram that was parked on the east shoulder of the highway. A passenger in the Ford truck was ejected from ... Full Story »

Jacksonville man charged with DUI Homicide in death of four friends from June 9, 2018 crash in Gilchrist Gilchrist

By John Ayers A Jacksonville man was charged with DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury and DUI with Property Damage and was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol on December 13, 2019 and placed in the Duval County Jail involving the death of four friends in a traffic crash June 9, 2018 on US 129 at the Caution ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission adopts resolution to support 2nd Amendment of the Constitution

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission listened and took action to adopt a resolution supporting the 2nd Amendment of the constitution, identifying Gilchrist County as a Constitution County supporting the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment in this historical document. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz addressed the five-member board during their December 9th meeting. The Sheriff requested the Gilchrist Commission ... Full Story »

Trenton man arrested Sunday after barricading himself in home

At approximately 8:44 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1st, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call in reference to a possible suicidal male subject that was barricaded inside their home in the Northeast section of Trenton. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and Trenton Department of Public Safety responded and found the subject barricaded in his home. It was determined that ... Full Story »

Big Bend Chevrolet Buick donates another truck to be given away, local 4-H and FFA youth to benefit

For the second year in a row Big Bend Chevrolet Buick in Chiefland has donated another truck to support the youth of the Tri-County area. Last year’s truck raised over $46,000 and the proceeds were donated to the Tri-County FFA Chapters and the Tri-County 4-H Clubs. Last year’s truck was won by Fermon Jones of Lake Butler. Jones purchased the ... Full Story »