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Stars of Freedom Dinner a big success

Some 230 guests attended the Stars of Freedom Dinner on Nov. 18th, at Bethel Baptist Church. The event was considered a wonderful success by the Gilchrist County Republican Executive Committee. Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County was the featured speaker. Sheriff Judd was given the 2021 Defender of Liberty Award, for his work as a leader, keeping communities safe, so ... Full Story »

Justin Jones named Crop Advisor of the Year by Florida Farm Bureau

The 2021 Florida Farm Bureau Crop Advisor Award went to Justin Jones of Trenton. Jones received this statewide award on Thursday, November 4th, from Gilchrist Farm Bureau President Gray Smith at the monthly Gilchrist Farm Bureau meeting. Jones is a graduate of Trenton High School, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Extension Education with a minor in Agronomy from the ... Full Story »

Fugitive Steven Stacy captured in Trenton

Levy County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, the Trenton Department of Public Safety and the United States Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Steven Stacy around 5:00 p.m. November 3, 2021 in the City of Trenton. On October 11, 2021 Stacy cut his electronic ankle monitoring device and fled on foot from his home ... Full Story »

Blake Delapaz to serve 15 years for DUI Manslaughter

On Wednesday, October 27, Blake A. Delapaz, of Jacksonville was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was the driver in a wreck that occurred in Gilchrist County three years ago. On June 9, 2018, four Jacksonville young people were killed when they were involved in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon at the caution light at US 129 ... Full Story »

Undersheriff Robert Willis makes arrest north of Bell

On Wednesday, October 13th just after school got out Undersheriff Robert Willis chased down a reckless driver just North of Bell on US Hwy 129. Willis was traveling North on 129 when a vehicle driving over 100 miles per hour passed him and numerous other vehicles, including a Gilchrist County school bus, on a double yellow line near the Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Business theft solved by GCSO

On October 13, 2021, Capt. Scotty Douglas of the Gilchrist County Sheriff Office was contacted from a local business owner in reference to some stolen property taken from his business. After speaking with the owner, Capt. Scotty Douglas located the suspect Eric John Agre, a white male, born March 7, 1975. Capt. Douglas along with Sgt. Robert Whitaker and Cpl. ... Full Story »

BBQ from the Hart to have 26 teams compete for top prize

By Cindy Jo Ayers A plethora of local and area events are headed our way this Fall. But, there are few as exciting as the very first BBQ from the Hart, a professional barbecue competition coming up next weekend. This event will be hosted by the Gilchrist County Rotary Club and sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association. Cook teams from ... Full Story »

Bell man is killed on SR 47, in two vehicle crash Friday afternoon

A 22-year old Bell man was traveling east on CR 232; driving a 2018 Tacoma pickup truck on Friday afternoon, October 1, at 1:46 p.m. Florida Highway Patrolman McConnell reported a 2006 International truck was pulling an empty fuel tanker trailer traveling north on SR 47. A 48, year old Jacksonville man was driving the truck when the Toyota truck ... Full Story »

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 »