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Cemetery fence and headstones ran over

Jennings Lake Cemetery shown on Monday morning after a vehicle ran through the fence late Saturday night or Sunday morning. It appeared the driver lost control of the vehicle and ran through the fence. Several headstones were also displaced. Full Story »

Wood arrested for the murder of Gilchrist County woman

Over the weekend the Gilchrist County SheriffÕs Office put out a Missing and Endangered Person Notice for Heather Lamb, last seen on Saturday, January 20. Albert Charles Wood, 27 of Gilchrist County, was arrested in Dixie County on the afternoon of Sunday, January 21st. WoodÕs arrest occurred during a missing person investigation being conducted by the Gilchrist County SheriffÕs Office. ... Full Story »

Bell council members take oath of office on Jan. 11

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council held their January regular meeting on Thursday night as President Derek Sanders opened the meeting with an invocation and a salute to the American flag. The first order of business was to present the Oath of Office to three unopposed elected officials. Council members Gary Blankenship, Michael Moore and Chris Sandlin took the ... Full Story »

Hudson Foods holds Grand Opening for new Northeast Gilchrist store

A large crowd gathered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 6 for the grand opening of the latest Hudson Food Store. The new store, Jiffy 1580, is located at State Road 47 and County Road 340 in Northeastern Gilchrist County. The Hudson family has been in the grocery store/convenience store business for a very long time, Stoney Smith, the general ... Full Story »

Madison man dies in accident early New Year’s morning in Trenton

On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office  patrol vehicle. The pedestrian was identified as Max D. Bailey, 28 years of age of Madison, Florida. According to the press release, Bailey crossed in front of a GCSO patrol vehicle driven by K-9 Sergeant Stephen W. Stalvey resulting ... Full Story »

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 »