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No evidence of recruiting, but THS faces fines

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has found no clear or convincing evidence of any recruiting violations at Trenton High School, however the school has been placed on administrative probation and fined for other violations. According to Craig Damon, assistant executive director of FHSAA Eligibility and Compliance Services,  FHSAA staff received emails from officials at Newberry High School (NHS) ... Full Story »

23-year-old man arrested after two vehicle crash in Trenton

Laura Petersen, 53, of Trenton, was driving her family along State Road 26 on Friday, Oct. 23 when a car driven by an undocumented immigrant crossed the center line and collided with Mrs. Petersen’s minivan. Trenton Police Chief Tracy Taylor said on Monday that Elfego Paiz-Bautista, 23, of Trenton, was arrested for Failing to Maintain Lane and Driving With No ... Full Story »

Big Jim Jones honored

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County has awarded Director Emeritus status to Big Jim Jones in recognition of his many years of service. Education Foundation President Damon Leggett recently presented Big Jim with a plaque. “From my knowledge, Big Jim has been involved with the Education Foundation from the beginning,” Mr. Leggett said. “Big Jim has done so much, it’s ... Full Story »

Bail bonds office will be built near county jail

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve a special use permit to allow a bail bonds office to be built across US 129 from the Gilchrist County Jail. Fabian Lamenta of All Out Bail Bonds sought the special use permit so he can build an office on almost 3 acres he owns at 9299 US 129 in ... Full Story »

Trenton home destroyed by fire

Ms. Eva Trowbridge drove home from church on Wednesday night, Oct. 14 and parked her car under the carport outside her home like she has done countless times before. Unlike most Wednesday nights, which are pretty uneventful, Ms. Eva’s life changed last week when a fire started in the engine of her car and spread throughout the carport and then ... Full Story »

Sexual predator moves to Fanning Springs

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz, III would like to issue public notification under State Law 775.21(7) that a sexual predator has moved into the Fanning Springs area of Gilchrist County. Jason L. Caroll, 37, is now living at 7719 Canal Avenue in Fanning Springs. He is a white male, 6’1” tall and weighs 215 pounds, with blonde hair and ... Full Story »

Safe Place to Trick or Treat

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is excited to share that we will be hosting our annual “Safe Place to Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year our residents and partners have selected a “Dr. Seuss World” theme. Although we won’t be serving green eggs and ham, you can bet our home will ... Full Story »

Bell baby battles rare cancer

Family members are hoping that Abbey Barry will be able to celebrate her 1st birthday this weekend at her home in Bell, rather than on the children’s cancer floor at Shands. Primary colored toys line the bed Abbey sleeps in inside her hospital room. Rest does not come easy for the baby. She has endured immeasurable pain since a CAT ... Full Story »

Sexual predator moves to High Springs area of Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz, III would like to notify the community, pursuant to State Law 775.21(7), that a sexual predator is residing in Gilchrist County. Christopher March Renick, 44, a white male, weighing 188 pounds and standing 6 foot, 2 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes is now living at 2420 NE 80th Avenue, High Springs. Full Story »

Developer eyes Trenton for assisted living facility

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Thursday, Oct. 6, Diane Clifton, a member of the Gilchrist County Economic Advisory Committee asked the Gilchrist County School Board if they would be interested in selling or giving a 99 year lease on 4 acres of land. Clifton told the board the land is located directly behind the Trenton Senior Center on CR 307A. ... Full Story »