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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 »

Trenton Rotary’s 8th Annual Fishing Tournament is Saturday in Suwannee

Trenton Rotary Club will host the 8th Annual Fishing Tournament at Suwannee Marina on April 30th. The annual tournament is somewhat unique in that there are three categories of boats,  freshwater fishermen can fish for bass by going up the Suwannee and the many creeks that feed it, inshore fishermen will be searching for redfish and speckled trout on the ... Full Story »

BOCC wants to purchase property west of 4-H building

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to move forward with the purchase of two lots just west of the Gilchrist County 4-H building on CR 307A. The lots are valued separately at $6,975 and $10,610. Michael McElroy, of Mimack LC, which is based in Waxhaw, North Carolina, owns both lots and has offered them to Gilchrist County for ... Full Story »

CR 334/334A project engineer speaks to complaints

Lee Mills and  Andrew Carswell, of Mills Engineering, appeared before the Gilchrist County Commissioners on Monday, April 18, to discuss problems on the CR 334/334A paving project. Mr. Mills said that he hasn’t been on the job site, due to a rash of family members dying. In his place, Andrew Carswell has been the engineer/inspector on the project. Full Story »

Church camp to be built on CR 337

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, April 18 to approve a special use permit amendment and site plan for Church Camp Ministries, Inc. Clay Sweger, of EDA Engineers-Surveyors-Planners, Inc., presented a slideshow to the Board on the overnight recreation park that will be built on 80 acres located at 1679 NE CR 337. Full Story »

14 will face charges for high school brawl

After an extensive investigation, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has charged 14 defendants related to a brawl at Trenton High School on March 14. More than 20 charges, ranging from misdemeanor offenses of affray to aggravated  battery and assault felonies have been filed with the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Full Story »

Hart Springs Park awarded $100,000 FRDAP grant

A new playground, basketball court and exercise trail are just a few of the improvement projects planned for Hart Springs Park. Gilchrist County has received a $100,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant that will fund Phase II and Phase III improvements at Hart Springs. Those projects include a new playground, basketball court, picnic facility, canoe launch, and exercise ... Full Story »

GCSO Patrol Sgt. involved in Bell crash

A patrol sergeant with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office was not injured in a Friday morning crash that sent a 17-year-old Bell driver to the hospital with minor injuries. Full Story »