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Paul Anderson, Jr. hired as Public Safety Director

The Trenton City Commission interviewed three applicants Monday night during their second regular monthly meeting. Paul Anderson was the Commission’s second choice, but when Matt Rexroat turned down the salary of $45,000, the City Clerk got back in contact with the Andersons and they returned to the meeting. Commissioner Cloud Haley asked Paul Anderson what would it take for him ... Full Story »

Burn Ban in Gilchrist County

After reviewing Gilchrist County’s current wildland fire conditions and the area weather forecast, a mandatory countywide burn ban was  implemented, effective 12:00 p.m., May 10th 2017. The burn ban was extended as of Monday, May 15 until the conditions improve. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, said that several factors go into deciding to enact a burn band. ... Full Story »

More Drug related arrests made in Fanning Springs

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that on  Thursday, April 27, Detective Sgt. Keagon Weatherford  arrested Kathleen Dawn Luce, a white female, with a  date of birth of 10/24/80 of Fanning Springs, Florida.  The arrest was made for multiple drug charges. Sgt. Weatherford, Detective Sgt. Clint Anderson and K-9 Deputy Ryan Hinote were patrolling when detectives  observed what appeared to ... Full Story »

Three Drug related arrests made in Northwest Trenton

 On Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2017 the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple felony arrest warrants and a search warrant within the City Limits of Trenton following an undercover drug investigation, “Operation Ice Cream.”  While the GCSO does not officially take over full time law enforcement responsibility in the City of Trenton until June 1, 2017, this investigation was part ... Full Story »

Boyce Arrested in Bell

On Monday April 17, 2017 Lead Detective Windy Ponce who is the sex crimes investigator for Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office along with other members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshals Service and a member of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Randy Edward Boyce located at 6469 NW CR 340 in ... Full Story »

Cracker Box Restaurant Robbed Tuesday

Misty Seager arrived at work at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, to find that the dead bolt on the back door was jammed. Then she realized that a back window of the Cracker Box Restaurant in Trenton had been shattered. When she entered the building she found that the cash register had been opened and the start-up cash for the ... Full Story »

Car Fire at Log Landing last week

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Fire Rescue units were called to a vehicle fire at Log Landing Boat ramp on Wednesday, April 12. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, reported that Engine 1 arrived to find a mid-size 4 door sedan fully engulfed in flames. Captain S. Taylor and Firefighter Robertson quickly donned their thermal and ... Full Story »

Local Children helping Grandmother as she fights cancer

On Wednesday, March 22, two Gilchrist County youth stepped into the sale ring at the 65th Suwannee River Fair and told the auctioneer that they would like to give the proceeds from selling their hogs to their grandmother who has cancer. Shaylyn Parrish and her cousin Quade Rain made the selfless  donation to their grandmother Angie Rain. Angie said, “I ... Full Story »

Construction of New Masonic Lodge Building underway

On Thursday, April 6 a final cleanup was taking place in preparation for rebuilding the new Masonic Lodge building in Trenton. The William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge No 46 building, which was located at 125 NE 2nd Avenue in Trenton was destroyed by fire back in June of 2015.  The fire was determined to be the result of arson. Rock ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission reluctantly approves inmate cost increase

The Gilchrist County Commission approved a rate increase for inmates being housed in the Dixie County Jail to $42 a day during their April 3 public meeting. Sheriff Bobby Schultz explained that at this time Gilchrist County is averaging 30 inmates per day being housed in Dixie County. Sheriff Schultz explained that when he came into office, Gilchrist County was ... Full Story »