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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 »

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 »

Shooting in Trenton’s Northwest Section results in arrests

On June 27, 2021, at 1:27 a.m., Gilchrist County Sheriff Office deputies responded to what sounded like gunfire in the northwest section of the City of Trenton. Shortly thereafter, near the intersection of NW 4th Street and NW 4th Avenue, deputies made contact with Ziryell Mincey of Gainesville, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. As GCSO deputies were rendering emergency ... Full Story »

2021 Gilchrist School Guardian Graduation held

A very special graduation was held last Friday, June 25, at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility. These School Guardian students are special because they are the brave individuals who are willing to take up arms to defend the students of Gilchrist County. The class was made up of employees from each of the county schools as well as ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Darian Ingram Named Miss Softball

Senior pitcher Darian Ingram of Trenton High School has been named the Florida Dairy Farmers 2021 Miss Softball following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school softball coaches and media representatives. Ingram led her squad to its second straight Class 1A state title with an 18-1 record. She threw eight no-hitters, including a perfect game, ... Full Story »

Trenton man arrested for Sexual Battery on child under 12 years of age

On June 1 2021, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ryan Christopher Taylor, 24 of Trenton, on one count of Sexual Battery by a person over the age of 18 on a child under the age of 12, and one count of felony child neglect. Taylor is currently being held at the Gilchrist County Jail without bond. Full Story »

M-CORES maybe gone for good

By Cindy Jo Ayers It was announced last week that (Senate Bill) SB100 passed the Florida Senate and House on April 27. SB100 repeals the M-CORES toll roads program. It was reported that the M-CORES program would come with a price tag of $25 billion dollars. The project, which included 330 miles of new toll roads, was to begin by ... Full Story »