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Ameris Bank robbery arrest made

  After an exhaustive and extensive investigation, The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office announces that three individuals have been arrested for the September 1, 2017 armed robbery of the Ameris Bank in Trenton, Florida. The following individuals were arrested in Alachua County on Gilchrist County Warrants:   - WILLIAM LEE THOMAS JR. (BM, D.O.B. 09/11/1991) of Alachua Coumty was arrested for ... Full Story »

Suspicious package turns out to be Cannabis

On Friday, October 20, The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a suspicious package laying in the county right of way off CR 337 in the South East section of the county  in the Hitching Post Bar area. When Sgt. Cody Weatherington responded to the scene, he discovered that the package contained 6 pounds of cannabis with a street ... Full Story »

State funding could be limited for Gilchrist County Jail

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Legislative representatives, Representative Chuck Clemons and Senator Rob Bradley held their annual Legislative Delegation Hearing on Wednesday, October 4 as a good group of Gilchrist County residents and government officials shared their thoughts for what the county needs from the upcoming legislative session which begins January 9, 2018 in Tallahassee. This meeting began as ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau holds annual meeting and elects two new directors

Farm Bureau members from all parts of the county and few from out of county attended the Annual meeting on Thursday, September 28, at Trenton Elementary cafeteria. Longtime local Farm Bureau President Roy Wilson welcomed everyone to the meal and mentioned that during the last week two board members that had served the local Farm Bureau well had passed away. ... Full Story »

Cloud Haley Seeks Re-Election

Submitted I, Cloud Haley would like to inform the citizens of Trenton, Florida that I am seeking Re-election to represent you as your City Commissioner District 1. It has been an honor to represent you over the last two years. We have seen the city take and make some very positive new direction in the city over the last two ... Full Story »

Got Fuel?

Residents lined up before hurricane Irma arrived trying to buy gas and again afterward. Long lines of locals and those heading home to South Florida were trying to buy gas in Trenton on Wednesday morning, September 13. The Kangeroo Station located on State Road 129 was the only station in Trenton with power so the line was long. The wait ... Full Story »

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 »