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Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation Hearing Sept. 14th

State Senator Jennifer Bradley, Chairwoman of the Gilchrist County Legislative Delegation, announced today that the annual delegation hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 14th, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. The location of the hearing is the Gilchrist County Commission Meeting Facility, 210 S. Main Street Trenton, Florida. Seating at the venue will provide for appropriate social distancing and the ... Full Story »

Scholarship Showdown to be Facebook Live Event, on Sept. 11

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has rescheduled the 9th Annual Scholarship Showdown for Saturday, September 11th, at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Education Showdown will be a Facebook Live Event. Since the Ed Foundation was unable to have the dinner as planned, they have increased the prizes and the number of winners. The prizes are valued at over $11,700 (more ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County COVID Vaccines and Testing in Trenton

The Gilchrist County Health Department in Trenton will be doing drive through testing for COVID on Friday starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Southside Park, aka, City Park in Trenton. COVID vaccines will be given on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Gilchrist County Health Department in Trenton. The Health Department is located at 119 NE 1st ... Full Story »

Sheriff Schultz recognized for serving as President of Florida Sheriffs Association

Sheriff Bobby Schultz finished his tenure as the President of the Florida Sheriffs Association in July. Sheriff Schultz is the first Gilchrist County Sheriff to ever hold this position in the association’s long history. Sheriff Schultz has been in law enforcement for the past 30 years and the Gilchrist County Sheriff for the past 9 1/2 years. The Florida Sheriffs ... Full Story »

Demory Creek Seafood, fresh off the boat

Since 1999, when Jacob Pleiman graduated from Trenton High School he has worked in several fields. Jacob worked in construction and also did a stint in the Army. In 2003, he joined the Army Reserves, he was called up for duty in February and served in Iraq for a year, which was a life changing experience for Jacob. Jacob grew ... Full Story »

Growth in Gilchrist

By Cindy Jo Ayers If you have been stopped in traffic at the traffic light in Trenton or if you have tried to back out of Akins BBQ in Bell, you have had to wait because of traffic passing through. The amount of traffic on US 129 has increased greatly in the past few years. The cause of increased traffic ... Full Story »

City Commission approves tentative millage rate of 2.25 mills

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held their final meeting in July on Monday evening as the three members attending approved a tentative millage rate of 2.25 mills for the City of Trenton 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. Commissioner Randy Rutter explained that he wanted to see the City of Trenton millage rate remain at the current rate of 2.25 ... Full Story »

Santa Fe and Suwannee Rivers’ flood waters are receding

The Santa Fe River was at 25.87 inches on Friday, July 16. As of Tuesday, July 20, the Santa Fe was at 24.49 feet at Ft. White. The Santa Fe River has also receded at Three Rivers Estates to 18.94 feet on Tuesday. It was at 19.70 feet on Friday, July 16. The Suwannee River at Wilcox was at 8.08 ... Full Story »

Trenton man killed Early Sunday morning on CR-339

County Road 339 was shut down just past the Gilchrist/Levy line on Sunday, morning, July 18. Citizens traveling on County Road 339 were rerouted due to a tragic accident. A well-known Trenton man, Chris Jackson, 48 years old, was traveling north on County Road 339 early Sunday morning when his vehicle went out of control and crashed. Sadly Mr. Jackson ... Full Story »

Trenton shooting suspect arrested last week

On Tuesday afternoon, July 6, Dontavis Jamar Pollock, was arrested for his involvement in a shooting in the Northwest Section of Trenton on June 27th. Three others have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the shoot out which occurred near the intersection of NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue. Pollock, a resident of Trenton was charged with one ... Full Story »