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Gilchrist natives ask Commission to protect residents from corporate agriculture

The Gilchrist County Commission listened to fourth generation Gilchrist County natives, James E. and Carolyn Fletcher Vickers on Monday when she asked the board for protection from corporate agriculture that borders their homestead residence at 6969 SE 30th Street in Trenton. Mrs. Vickers explained that she represented the fourth generation that has lived on the Fletcher farm where she and ... Full Story »

Honoring our fallen warriors

The Gilchrist County Memorial Day Remembrance was held on Monday, May 27, at the Memorial Courtyard next to the County Courthouse in Trenton. Bell High School Junior JROTC presented the United States flag and those gathered said the pledge of allegiance led by Steve Hutson. Pat Watson sang the National Anthem and later in the program Michael and Christy McElroy ... Full Story »

Soil and Water honors Tommy Jones with Conservation Stewardship Award

By Cindy Jo Ayers The annual Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District appreciation dinner was held on Thursday, May 16, at the Otter Springs Lodge. The coveted 2019 Stewardship award was presented to Thomas “Tommy” Jones of Trenton. Tommy and his wife of 29 years, Elaine, received the award. Jack Cook, Vice Chairperson said “Every year we try to recognize ... Full Story »

GCSO Operation “Buzz Kill” a success

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) announced on May 8th, in conjunction with the Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department, conducted an extended drug operation over the last six months which concluded this week with the arrests of 11 defendants. The defendants are currently being held on total bonds of $5,392,500.00 and facing a collective ... Full Story »

Relayin’ for a Cure

Bell High School’s JROTC presented the colors at the Relay. Shown from left, Denis Riordan, Dalton Martin, Sahara Henderson and Breanna Milan. Austin Allen spoke to the crowd about his experiences as a cancer survivor. His brother Hunter Allen spoke about his life as a caregiver. Trenton High Cheer Team attended the Relay for Life event to cheer on the ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Cheevers may be a Titan next

By Chris Rogers Tiger fans became Eagle fans and they just may become Titan fans. 2016 Trenton High School graduate Hamp Cheevers has made the headlines again. After having a record year as a Junior Cornerback at Boston College, Cheevers declared his intent to enter the NFL draft early. Many Gilchrist County residents, who normally would not be following the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Remembers commemorated the anniversary of fallen GCSO Officers

Family, friends and citizens of Gilchrist County all gathered in the Memorial Park next to the Gilchrist County Courthouse on Friday, April 19, to remember the tragic loss of Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey. April 19, marked the one year anniversary of the senseless shooting of these two young officers. Sheriff Bobby Schultz’s assured the families that Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Sunday morning crash on SR 26 takes the life of a Chiefland man

A Chiefland man was driving a 1995 Lincoln Towncar on SR 26 near CR 337 at 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning, April 14. Toby Keith Long, 24 of Trenton, was driving a 2008 Chevy 2500 pickup truck westbound. The pickup truck was reported to have crossed the centerline and struck the Lincoln Towncar, reported Trooper Ganus of the Florida Highway Patrol. ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs Easter Egg Hunt and Ski Show Saturday

Peter Cottontail will be hopping into Fanning Springs on Saturday, April 13, with colored eggs and prizes. The Easter egg hunt and fun festivities at this annual event will be hosted by Fanning Spring Chamber of Commerce. Children ages 0 to age 12, are invited to come out and hunt for 1,000s of brightly colored Easter eggs. Registration for the ... Full Story »

Hail damages melon plants and blankets Trenton in white

Hail rained down on a path from Albany, Georgia through Doerun, Georgia, into northern Florida at Monticello and southward through Layfayette County until it reached Gilchrist County. It passed through Trenton just before 4 a.m Wednesday. The hail in Trenton was less than dime size and blanketed Main Street in white. It appeared that the City of Trenton received snow ... Full Story »