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Irma passes over Gilchrist County

The unpredictable Irma took a turn and ended up coming on shore at Marco Island at 3:35 Sunday afternoon on the state’s southwest coast. Several churches throughout the county canceled services Sunday because of Irma, while some held special prayer services Saturday night. Full Story »

Couple arrested for Bell burglary

On August 29, 2017 approximately 12:00 p.m., Lieutenant Scotty Douglas and Investigative Sergeant Clint Anderson, arrested two subjects following an investigation in reference to a burglary that had occurred in Gilchrist County. The victims of the crime were an elderly couple, where cash and jewelry was taken from their home. The two suspects were well known to the victims, and ... Full Story »

Deen to Offer Opposition to Long Time Mayor

Submitted Trenton City Commissioner Lee Deen announced that he is set to oppose long time Mayor Glen Thigpen in this December’s Trenton Municipal Election. According to Commissioner Deen, who was elected in December of 2016, he has been a voice of fiscal conservatism and a supporter of local small businesses in his year serving the people of Trenton. Deen stated ... Full Story »

One suspect Charged in Home invasion near Rolling Oaks

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office provided the following update. At 12:04 a.m., on August 22, 2017, an 89-year old homeowner responded to a knock at the door of his residence in the South East section of Gilchrist County near the Rolling Oaks Subdivision. A suspect forced his way into the home, threatening the homeowner and demanding money. During the course ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz sends a message to Citizens of Gilchrist County

Sheriff Bobby Schultz submitted the following information to the Gilchrist County Journal this week. He requested that the following information be published in a effort to keep the citizens informed. Dear Fellow Citizens, As your Sheriff, your neighbor, and your friend I wanted to write this letter to address several issues we, at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, have been ... Full Story »

Drug Arrest made in Fanning Springs on Friday

On Friday, August 18th, during the course of a narcotics investigation Sgt. Stephen Stalvey of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and his K-9 Gus conducted a traffic stop in the Wilcox area. Investigator Clint Anderson who was also on the scene arrested Valerie Thornton, age 53 of Old Town, on charges of Trafficking  Methamphetamine, Delivering Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug ... Full Story »

Another Home Intruder shot by homeowner in SE Gilchrist County

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that a homeowner shot an intruder in the early morning of Tuesday, August 22. It was reported that the 89 year old homeowner went to the door when he heard knocking.  The alleged robber pushed his way into the house located near Rolling Oaks Subdivision. During the robbery, the homeowner was able to arm ... Full Story »

Trenton to hire Matthew E. Rexroat as first Public Safety Director

The Trenton City Commission voted unanimously to have City Manager Lyle Wilkerson move forward with all of the proceeding, involving background checks and former employment reviews to hire Matthew E. Rexroat as the first Public Safety Director for the City of Trenton. Commissioner Lee Deen made the motion and Commissioner Marcia Hellams agreed with a second to the action that ... Full Story »

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center receive Governor’s Gold Seal Award

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce that our center and partners have received the Governor’s Gold Seal Award. This award recognizes Long Term Care Centers that consistently provide their residents with exceptionally high levels of care. Governor Rick Scott said, “Gold Seal facilities represent the very best nursing homes that Florida has to offer. Our state is ... Full Story »

Largest Heroin Seizure in County history made last week

On Tuesday, July 18, approximately one ounce of heroin was seized as well as synthetic narcotics in pill form. The heroin seizure occurred after a traffic stop in Fanning Springs.  Gilchrist County law enforcement officers Detective Sergeant Clint Anderson, with assistance of Lt. Scotty Douglas and Detective Sgt. Keagon Weatherford, Sgt. Edwin Jenkins, K-9 Deputy Matthew Rexroat and Deputy Mike ... Full Story »