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Cracker Box Restaurant Robbed Tuesday

Misty Seager arrived at work at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, to find that the dead bolt on the back door was jammed. Then she realized that a back window of the Cracker Box Restaurant in Trenton had been shattered. When she entered the building she found that the cash register had been opened and the start-up cash for the ... Full Story »

Car Fire at Log Landing last week

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Gilchrist County Fire Rescue units were called to a vehicle fire at Log Landing Boat ramp on Wednesday, April 12. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, reported that Engine 1 arrived to find a mid-size 4 door sedan fully engulfed in flames. Captain S. Taylor and Firefighter Robertson quickly donned their thermal and ... Full Story »

Local Children helping Grandmother as she fights cancer

On Wednesday, March 22, two Gilchrist County youth stepped into the sale ring at the 65th Suwannee River Fair and told the auctioneer that they would like to give the proceeds from selling their hogs to their grandmother who has cancer. Shaylyn Parrish and her cousin Quade Rain made the selfless  donation to their grandmother Angie Rain. Angie said, “I ... Full Story »

Construction of New Masonic Lodge Building underway

On Thursday, April 6 a final cleanup was taking place in preparation for rebuilding the new Masonic Lodge building in Trenton. The William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge No 46 building, which was located at 125 NE 2nd Avenue in Trenton was destroyed by fire back in June of 2015.  The fire was determined to be the result of arson. Rock ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Commission reluctantly approves inmate cost increase

The Gilchrist County Commission approved a rate increase for inmates being housed in the Dixie County Jail to $42 a day during their April 3 public meeting. Sheriff Bobby Schultz explained that at this time Gilchrist County is averaging 30 inmates per day being housed in Dixie County. Sheriff Schultz explained that when he came into office, Gilchrist County was ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Fire Rescue puts out Vehicle Fire

Submitted The Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on March 15 at 1 p.m. on County Road 138 in north Gilchrist County. When they arrived, they discovered a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck that was fully engulfed with flames. The occupants, Rhonda Whitwood, Shannon Whitwood and Greenly Whitwood, exited the vehicle safely before calling 911 for assistance in ... Full Story »

WWII Vets and Proud of It

By Cindy Jo Ayers Hand shakes and hugs take place at each gathering of the WWII Vets and Proud of It group.  This special group met on Thursday in Trenton at Cherry’s Seafood & Steaks. The group is made up of veterans from WWII and their spouses and widows of  WWII veterans living in the Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties. ... Full Story »

1977 Utah Homicide solved when Gilchrist man allegedly confesses

By Cindy Jo Ayers On March 1 Patrick Michael McCabe came into the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and confessed to killing a Utah woman, Sharon Schollmeyer, when he was 20. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Detective Clint Anderson had been working with the Salt Lake City Police Department for several weeks before McCabe came into his office and confessed.  He allegedly ... Full Story »

2017 Chamber Banquet Award Winners

The Annual Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held on Tuesday, February 7, at Seven Hills Farm Northeast of Trenton. The highlight of the evening was the naming of the 17th J. Min Ayers Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented by former Trenton High School Coach John Vickers. Vickers told of the many accomplishments of former Trenton and Bell ... Full Story »