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Another Home Intruder shot by homeowner in SE Gilchrist County

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that a homeowner shot an intruder in the early morning of Tuesday, August 22. It was reported that the 89 year old homeowner went to the door when he heard knocking.  The alleged robber pushed his way into the house located near Rolling Oaks Subdivision. During the robbery, the homeowner was able to arm ... Full Story »

Trenton to hire Matthew E. Rexroat as first Public Safety Director

The Trenton City Commission voted unanimously to have City Manager Lyle Wilkerson move forward with all of the proceeding, involving background checks and former employment reviews to hire Matthew E. Rexroat as the first Public Safety Director for the City of Trenton. Commissioner Lee Deen made the motion and Commissioner Marcia Hellams agreed with a second to the action that ... Full Story »

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center receive Governor’s Gold Seal Award

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce that our center and partners have received the Governor’s Gold Seal Award. This award recognizes Long Term Care Centers that consistently provide their residents with exceptionally high levels of care. Governor Rick Scott said, “Gold Seal facilities represent the very best nursing homes that Florida has to offer. Our state is ... Full Story »

Largest Heroin Seizure in County history made last week

On Tuesday, July 18, approximately one ounce of heroin was seized as well as synthetic narcotics in pill form. The heroin seizure occurred after a traffic stop in Fanning Springs.  Gilchrist County law enforcement officers Detective Sergeant Clint Anderson, with assistance of Lt. Scotty Douglas and Detective Sgt. Keagon Weatherford, Sgt. Edwin Jenkins, K-9 Deputy Matthew Rexroat and Deputy Mike ... Full Story »

Hugh Thomas appointed Executive Director of Water Management District

At their board meeting on July 11, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board appointed Hugh Thomas of Gilchrist County as the new executive director of the District, effective July 17. Thomas has an extensive 25-year background in agriculture and environmental resource management including one year as senior project manager in the District’s Agriculture and Environmental Projects ... Full Story »

Grace ReStore new business in Bell

Gregg and Lee Wolffis opened Grace ReStore in Bell on June 1. The non-profit business is located between Akins Bar-B-Que and the train depot at 3249 W. Railroad Lane. The Wolffis’ purchased the resale store from Nina and Kevin Craven who started Grace Ministries Thrift Store several years ago in the same location. The Wolffis moved to Gilchrist County from ... Full Story »

Nine Arrested in Operation “Times Up” over the weekend

On June 22, 2017, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office concluded the second phase of its ongoing investigation into the illegal narcotics violations occurring in Gilchrist County. Operation “Times Up” resulted in the arrest of multiple suspects for various criminal violations. Also as a result of this operation, other crimes have been solved, with more information on those cases coming in ... Full Story »

Armed suspect taken into custody Monday morning

At approximately 8:48 a.m. on Monday, June 19 Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received  a call in reference to a subject in the area of Bell Concrete, just north of Bell on US 129, who was holding what appeared to be a large stick. A second call was received from the area of the  Emergency Operations Center with a description of ... Full Story »