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Nine Arrested in Operation “Times Up” over the weekend

On June 22, 2017, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office concluded the second phase of its ongoing investigation into the illegal narcotics violations occurring in Gilchrist County. Operation “Times Up” resulted in the arrest of multiple suspects for various criminal violations. Also as a result of this operation, other crimes have been solved, with more information on those cases coming in ... Full Story »

Armed suspect taken into custody Monday morning

At approximately 8:48 a.m. on Monday, June 19 Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office received  a call in reference to a subject in the area of Bell Concrete, just north of Bell on US 129, who was holding what appeared to be a large stick. A second call was received from the area of the  Emergency Operations Center with a description of ... Full Story »

State to buy Blue Springs for $5.25 Million

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 407 acres that contain Blue Springs will be purchased from the family that has owned it since the 1950s. Siblings Kimberly Davis and Matt Barr of Blue Springs Properties Inc. have had the property on the market since 2013 and it was reported they were asking 10 million for it. The state of Florida has ... Full Story »

Trenton resident asks City Commission to close sweepstakes businesses

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission discussed a letter that was submitted to the City Commission asking the board to have law enforcement close the businesses that the letter referred to as a house of gambling. The letter stated that “Funtime Sweepstakes” is a business where people are losing their rent, payments, and money for food to games of ... Full Story »

New hand painted Welcome to Trenton signs go up

If you have entered the City of Trenton this past week you might have noticed the new welcome signs. The signs were hand painted by local artist and sign painter Leilani Adams who lives near Bell. Leilani has the Some Girl Painting business which she operates out of her family home. Leilani moved to the area just a year and ... Full Story »

Paul Anderson, Jr. hired as Public Safety Director

The Trenton City Commission interviewed three applicants Monday night during their second regular monthly meeting. Paul Anderson was the Commission’s second choice, but when Matt Rexroat turned down the salary of $45,000, the City Clerk got back in contact with the Andersons and they returned to the meeting. Commissioner Cloud Haley asked Paul Anderson what would it take for him ... Full Story »

Burn Ban in Gilchrist County

After reviewing Gilchrist County’s current wildland fire conditions and the area weather forecast, a mandatory countywide burn ban was  implemented, effective 12:00 p.m., May 10th 2017. The burn ban was extended as of Monday, May 15 until the conditions improve. James Campbell, the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief, said that several factors go into deciding to enact a burn band. ... Full Story »

More Drug related arrests made in Fanning Springs

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that on  Thursday, April 27, Detective Sgt. Keagon Weatherford  arrested Kathleen Dawn Luce, a white female, with a  date of birth of 10/24/80 of Fanning Springs, Florida.  The arrest was made for multiple drug charges. Sgt. Weatherford, Detective Sgt. Clint Anderson and K-9 Deputy Ryan Hinote were patrolling when detectives  observed what appeared to ... Full Story »

Three Drug related arrests made in Northwest Trenton

 On Wednesday afternoon, April 19, 2017 the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office executed multiple felony arrest warrants and a search warrant within the City Limits of Trenton following an undercover drug investigation, “Operation Ice Cream.”  While the GCSO does not officially take over full time law enforcement responsibility in the City of Trenton until June 1, 2017, this investigation was part ... Full Story »

Boyce Arrested in Bell

On Monday April 17, 2017 Lead Detective Windy Ponce who is the sex crimes investigator for Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office along with other members of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshals Service and a member of Alachua County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Randy Edward Boyce located at 6469 NW CR 340 in ... Full Story »