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Judge Dismissed lawsuit against Sheriff Schultz and Sgt. Stephen Stalvey

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Thursday, July 21, 2016  United States District Judge Mark E. Walker ruled that all the claims against Defendants Sheriff Robert Schultz and Stephen Stalvey are “Dismissed with Prejudice.” The lawsuit was filed by Linda Walker against Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Schultz and Sergeant Stephen Stalvey in December of 2014. Walker was seeking damages in excess of ... Full Story »

Law enforcement officers make Trenton drug arrests

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release this week stating that the ongoing criminal investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in and around the City of Trenton continues with multiple arrests. Regina Whitehead, 42, of Trenton, was arrested on July 13, 2016 by Lt. Scotty Douglas, who was assisted by Sgt. Alex Gaston and Deputy Clint Anderson. Full Story »

William C. Hickman Sexual Predator Registered In Levy County

On June 27, 2016 William R. Hickman registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Hickman is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses. William R. Hickman was convicted in 2013 in Gilchrist County, Florida for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child 12-15 yrs of age; F.S. 800.04 (5) (c). Hickman ... Full Story »

Dr. Jim Surrency retires from NEFEC

On June 30, 2016, a retirement party was held at the UF Gainesville Hilton in honor of Dr. Jim Surrency.  Dr. Surrency was honored for 42 years of service to the Florida education system. Former Superintendent Don Thomas, Dr. Surrency and Carl Williams who was also a former Superintendent at the Gilchrist County School District are shown at the retirement ... Full Story »

Two Arrested on Friday Drugs, Cash and Hummer Seized

Gilchrist County Criminal Interdiction Team was out in full force over the holiday weekend. Deputy Clint Anderson stopped a 1991 Hummer and was assisted by K-9 Deputy Matthew Rexroat whose K-9 indicated narcotics in the vehicle. A large amount of cash as well as narcotics were found as well as items that may have indicated that the drugs were to ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Courthouse receives bomb threat on Friday

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz reported that the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s office was notified of a bomb threat around 1:45 on Friday afternoon, June 24. The threat was made by a phone call to one of the county offices inside the courthouse. Sheriff Schultz and Lt. Troy Davis were the first to respond to the call.  ... Full Story »

Rock Bluff Bridge gets an upgrade

The maintenance project on the Rock Bluff Bridge has been completed. The work was funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and the project cost was 1.2 million dollars. The work was done by Southern Road and Bridge of Tarpon Springs. The Rock Bluff Bridge was built in 1965 and replaced the ferry.    Full Story »

Local Investigation uncovers multi-county Burglary Ring

By Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department had a team of detectives working on several burglaries that occurred throughout Gilchrist County when they discovered information that Larry Teckenbrock might be involved. Larry Duane Teckenbrock, 30 of Trenton was suspected of being involved in a burglary that occurred in Gilchrist County earlier in the year. With the help of the ... Full Story »

Susan P. Owens running for Gilchrist County School Board

Submitted My name is Susan P. Owens and I am running for Gilchrist County School Board District 2. I am a Christian and an active member of the Trenton Community Nazarene Church. I am a member of the Gilchrist County Women’s Club. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Mitchell, for 36 years. We have four beautiful daughters ... Full Story »

Five Months worth of Investigations net arrests and convictions

After receiving complaints from City of Trenton residents about individuals selling narcotics in their community, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of investigations in and near Trenton. Over the past five months officers from GCSO have conducted a series of investigations of individuals suspected of selling illegal narcotics in and around the city of Trenton. Due to some ... Full Story »