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4-H and FFA Raffle Truck won by Fermon Jones

Fermon Jones of Lake Butler was very happy to drive to Big Bend Chevrolet Buick in Chiefland on Tuesday, April 2, to pick up his brand new 4x4 Silverado truck. Jones lives in Lake Butler but does a lot of work in the Trenton area. He owns Fermon Jones Enterprises which is a mobile home moving company. Jones said he ... Full Story »

Help and Hope for a little Cowboy

On Sunday, March 17, Willis Alton Jones, age 5, suffered a severe head trauma when he was kicked in the head by a horse at his home in Monticello, Arkansas. Willis was transported to a local hospital, then shortly after was life-flighted to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Willis is the son of Rusty and Lisa Jones ... Full Story »

Annual Law Enforcement Banquet honors those who gave all and those who came to help

The annual Gilchrist County Law Enforcement Awards Banquet honored those who gave all. The banquet was centered around the tragedy of April 19, 2018, when Sergeant Noel Ramirez, Jr. and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were killed. The banquet honored Ramirez and Lindsey’s ultimate sacrifice as well as the appreciation to those who came to serve the citizens of Gilchrist County in ... Full Story »

Danny Schweitzer’s body found near Micanopy

The body of 20-year Daniel “Danny” Schweitzer was found on February 25 on CR 234 near Micanopy in Alachua County. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office had filed a missing person’s report on Schweitzer after his parents reported him missing. During the missing person investigation it was learned that Schweitzer worked in Gainesville and spent most of his time there and ... Full Story »

Fatal accident at CR 346A and US 129

The intersection of CR 346A and US 129 in Levy County was the scene of a motor vehicle fatality on Sunday evening at 9:48 p.m. when a Connecticut man drove through the stop sign and was hit by a 2018 Jeep that was traveling south on US 129, reported Trooper Brown of the Florida Highway Patrol. William Lamarco, 26 of ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission satisfies Santa Fe Loop construction with split payment

The Gilchrist County Commission took action to satisfy all parties involved in the paving of the Santa Fe Loop Park construction project by paying a third of a total discrepancy of $55,837.64 for material used on the project that was not included in the construction bid. The three parties involved in the project: John C Hipp Construction Co., Dewberry Engineering ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Chamber presents awards at annual banquet

The 2019 Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was so well attended that the event barn at the beautiful Seven Hills Farm was filled to capacity. Denise Hudson, the Chamber of Commerce President, and Michael McElroy were the emcees for the evening. After the welcome and the blessing of the food those attending enjoyed a wonderful meal of smoked brisket ... Full Story »

Gilchrist teen seriously injured in ATV crash on Nature Coast Greenway

A fifteen-year-old Trenton girl was driving a 2004 Yamaha Kodiak west on the Nature Coast State Trail, west of Trenton on Saturday afternoon just before 5 in the evening when she lost control of the ATV. The Florida Highway Patrol reported the driver was traveling on the grassy shoulder of the state trail when she lost control of the ATV ... Full Story »

Fundraising dinner a huge success for GCSO

There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at Cherry’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant in Trenton on the evening of Jan. 28. Residents from Gilchrist and surrounding counties filled each chair at the fundraising dinner and auction hosted by Jeff and Jessica Cherry. The event brought in well over $16,276 which will go to help fund a trip to the ... Full Story »

City of Fanning Springs to hold Special Election

The City of Fanning Springs will be holding a non-partisan special election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. If a primary election is required it will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The special election will be to replace Council Member and Vice Chair Jennifer Padot-Collins. Council Member Padot-Collins has served on the Fanning Springs City Council for the past ... Full Story »