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Dixie chase leads to arrest in Gilchrist

On Wednesday afternoon, December 20, deputies from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office were on their way to a residence to serve an arrest warrant when they met a small extended cab pick-up.  As they passed the vehicle, they thought they recognized the passenger to be the individual with the warrant.  When the deputies turned around their vehicle, the driver accelerated ... Full Story »

Parents arrested for manslaughter of 18 day old infant

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s office reported that on November 29, 2016, the Gilchrist County Emergency Services was dispatched  to 5698 NE 70th Ave. High Springs, Florida (in Gilchrist County) in reference to a 18 day old infant being in distress. Upon their arrival the infant was transported and declared deceased while in route to the hospital. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office ... Full Story »

PFC Jovanni Ajax graduates from United States Marine Corps Boot Camp

Submitted PFC Jovanni X. Ajax, 19, of Trenton, Florida, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on December 1, 2017. PFC Ajax successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of 92 recruits in Training Platoon 3094, Company I.  While in recruit training, PFC Ajax achieved ... Full Story »

Kayla Davis wins Seat 4 on Trenton City Commission

By Cindy Jo Ayers Only 12 percent of the registered voters in Trenton turned out for the December 5, City of Trenton election. Kayla Davis and Craig Ruede both qualified for Seat 4, this was the only race on the ballot. Incumbent Commissioner Cloud Haley went back in unopposed. Davis received 76 votes and Ruede received 54 votes. A total ... Full Story »

Trenton thanks Glen Thigpen as he turns gavel over to Mayor elect Lee Deen

The Trenton City Commission held their December regular scheduled meeting Monday, December 11 as they thanked Glen Thigpen for serving Trenton and its residents for thirteen years. Mayor Thigpen opened this, his last meeting of the Trenton City Commission, with a prayer. The board, along with the public attending, gave a salute to the American flag. Trenton Vice Mayor Cloud ... Full Story »

SunStop Market bringing new shopping concept to Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Southwest Georgia Oil Company’s Spencer Thomas has been making weekly trips to Trenton for the past several months. Thomas is one of the many people working to revamp the former Wal-Mart Express in Trenton into an entirely new shopping experience for our area. Thomas said on Monday that this new concept 11,600 square foot store will ... Full Story »

Craig Ruede seeking Seat 4 in Trenton Election

My name is Craig Ruede and I am running for Seat 4 on the Trenton City Commission. I am married with two beautiful children who are very active in the community. I am a Public Servant and have been for over 20 years. I also serve as a Lieutenant with the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. I previously held Seat 4 ... Full Story »

Attempted escape from Gilchrist Jail thwarted

On Saturday, November 25, during the late evening hours, corrections officers and one deputy sheriff were  injured during an escape attempt at the Gilchrist County Jail according to the Sheriff’s Office. After the attempted escape, deputies and correctional staff were able to establish  control and locked down the facility, with all inmates accounted for. Members of the GCSO Patrol Division, ... Full Story »

Turkey baskets make Thanksgiving special for Gilchrist families

Bright and early Monday morning the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteers were out in full force filling trunks with all the food needed for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. A steady stream of automobiles pulled by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s office firing range facility while volunteers such as Liam Brown loaded a frozen turkey into their trunks. Liam has been helping ... Full Story »