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Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office holds open house

Gilchrist Sheriff Explorers at the open house which was held Friday,  June 3. Shown, left to right, Cory Baumann, Dylan Maloney, Dale Douglas, Caleb Croft, and Shawn Holley.  Sheriff Volunteers, Ron and Georgia Mills, are pictured with the ‘Tactical Humvee’ the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office recently acquired with drug forfeiture funds. The Mills who have many friends enjoyed touring the  ... Full Story »

Olive trees now growing in County

Planting at Saint Olive underway By Cindy Jo Ayers After two years of planning and much planting, Gilchrist County has it’s first olive grove. Ron St. John and Mike Casey have been shoulder to shoulder with the planters as the olive trees went into the ground over recent weeks. Hopefully the olive trees will flourish on the same land where ... Full Story »

Deputies make numerous arrests at Ginnie Springs

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office did not provide security inside Ginnie Springs Outdoors over Memorial Day weekend, but that doesn’t mean the popular park along the Santa Fe River didn’t keep officers busy. Lt. Jeff Manning, of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, reported that deputies made 97 traffic stops in the area of County Road 340 and State Road 47, ... Full Story »

Memorial Day Remembrance held in Gilchrist

The guest speaker for the Memorial Day Remembrance was Marine Corp League Commandant Rosanna Powers.   Wreaths were laid on the monuments honoring veterans of each war  in the Gilchrist County Memorial Courtyard on May 30. The Courtyard is located next to the Courthouse in Trenton. As many enjoyed Memorial Day at a barbecue or on the river, a small ... Full Story »

Local home destroyed by fire last Wednesday afternoon

The home of Jack and Marsha Cook was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, May 25. The accidental fire started in the kitchen area of the home in the late afternoon hours. The Cooks built their home over 20 years ago in southeast Gilchrist County. The family would like to thank their friends and neighbors for all the concern and assistance ... Full Story »

County grants extension for gas station at 47/340

Residents of north Gilchrist County who have been waiting for a convenience store to open at the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 340 will have to wait a little longer. Stoney Smith, representing Hudson Food Stores, Inc., told the Gilchrist County Commissioners last week that it takes time to secure the proper food vendors. Full Story »

Pray for the Nation

Gilchrist County residents gathered on the courthouse lawn on Thursday, May 19 to pray for God to restore America. Organizers said the only way America can be saved is with a spiritual revival. They prayed for God to forgive us and to heal our land. Full Story »

Baseball Parent Questions Disciplinary Action

An issue was brought in front of the school board on May 2 regarding an incident that occurred after a Trenton High School baseball game in Chiefland on April 22.  This incident lead to a parent’s concern about the issue of a volunteer coach’s right to discipline the players. Lolly Sumner, the concerned parent, requested to speak to the school ... Full Story »

5 adults, 9 juveniles charged in high school brawl

Three top Trenton High School athletes were among the 14 individuals facing charges for a brawl that occurred on the Trenton High School campus on March 14. Trevante Robert McCleese, 18, faces felony charges for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and affray. Trevante is a Trenton High School senior who committed to play college football at Warner University. Full Story »

Trenton family devastated by Ocala double homicide

  A Trenton family was shocked over the weekend when they were notifified that two family members were victims in a double homicide. Harry and Cathy Lea Browning, of Trenton, learned that her mother and stepfather  had been found dead in their Ocala home, at NE 43rd Avenue near the Fort King District, on Sunday morning. Full Story »