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Two vehicle accident seriously injures Trenton woman

A two vehicle accident occurred at NW 90th Avenue and SR 55 in Fanning Springs on January 23 at 4:25 in the afternoon. A Bell man driving a Dodge truck failed to yield the right of way and crashed into a Suzuki Forenza. Irwin Jerome White of Bell  was driving a 1997 Dodge Ram Truck west bound on NW 90 ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs Watershed Projects showcased at meeting

The conference building at Fanning Springs State Park was the site of  a meeting that highlighted the improvements being made to the Fanning Springs watershed. The meeting was held on Friday, January 20. Some of the topics  covered were improving  the health of our local springs, such as projects that could lower the nitrates in the springs and river. Darrell ... Full Story »

Southeast Georgia Oil Company to open new business in Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Aaron Goodman, Vice President of Southwest Georgia Oil Company  said on Tuesday that Trenton would be the site of a new concept next generation grocery/food service/ convenience store.  The new business will be in the former Wal-Mart Express building, located at 1209 East Wade Street in Trenton. Goodman said, “The store will feature fresh cut meat ... Full Story »

Three more arrests made

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department has been busy solving cases and arresting suspects recently in several county robberies. Sheriff Robert D. Schultz reported the Round BP on State Road 26 was burglarized on December 31, 2016. Detective Sgt. Clint Anderson  arrested Raymond Joseph Parker III, age 25 of Taylor County and charged him with Burglary of Structure, Grand Theft, which ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs residence burns Sunday

By John Ayers An unoccupied Fanning Springs residence was destroyed by fire on Sunday morning after three fire departments responded to the scene around 8:30 a.m. James Campbell, Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief reported that fire fighting companies from Fanning Spring Fire Rescue, Trenton Fire Department and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire. When the fire fighters ... Full Story »

Gilchrist and Levy County Sheriff’s Offices work on Business Robbery

Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sergeant Matthew Rexroat responded to  The BBQ Shack Restaurant in Fanning Springs, after it was reported that the business had been burglarized and property had been stolen. During the ensuing investigation, Detective Keagon Weatherford worked with Detective C.J. Perryman of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and ultimately developed two suspects.  On the same date, interviews ... Full Story »

Two arrested for Robbery at Wannee Boat ramp

On December 29, 2016, two individuals reported to Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sergeant Alex Gaston that they had been the victims of an armed robbery on December 27, 2016 at the Wannee Boat Ramp west of Bell. Detective Clint Anderson initiated an investigation and with the assistance from Sgt. Gaston, Lt. Scotty Douglas, Detective Keagon Weatherford, and Sgt. Matthew ... Full Story »

Gilchrist man dies from rear end collision

A Gilchrist County resident was killed Thursday evening when he was involved in a three vehicle accident at the intersection of SE 83rd Court and State Road 26 just before 7 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Mash reported three vehicles were west bound on SR 26 when a Lincoln MKS allegedly slammed into the rear of a 2000 Dodge Dakota. ... Full Story »