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Bay scallop season opens Saturday

The 2015 bay scallop season will begin on Saturday, June 27 as large crowds are expected to hit the Gulf waters to search for the tasty bivalves during the summer season, which will continue through September 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has conducted an abundance survey and found increased populations in each of the coastal counties in ... Full Story »

Local woman arrested for child abuse

Investigators from the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 44-year-old Chiefland woman and charged her with two counts of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age, two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child and child abuse by intentional act. Full Story »

Local Masons vote to rebuild lodge

Following the disastrous fire of June 1st, which destroyed William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge, the members met June 9th to decide the fate of the Lodge which has been a part of the Gilchrist County community since the late 1920’s. The meeting was held in the open behind the ruined Lodge, and was attended by some 35 people, including 22 ... Full Story »

Splash into Summer!

Temperatures reached 100 degrees in Gilchrist County this week, which made the swimming pool even more enticing for a group of local children who are attending Emma Kate Redd’s swim school. A Trenton native and current elementary education major at the University of Florida, Redd is teaching swimming lessons this summer in Trenton.  Full Story »

Gilchrist County to purchase patient containment system in case of Ebola

The Gilchrist County Commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday, June 15 to enter into an interlocal agreement with Alachua County to transport patients with highly infectious diseases, such as EBOLA, to the hospital. As outlined in the agreement, Gilchrist County will provide Alachua County with a $6,500 patient containment system. And if the containment system is used to transport a patient ... Full Story »

County officials honor Kenny Bass

After almost 14 years of working with the Gilchrist County Road Department, Kenny Bass recently retired. The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners honored Bass on Monday, June 15, 2015 with a plaque for his dedicated service to the citizens of Gilchrist County.     Full Story »

Hey, Wyatt’s wish came true!

By Carrie A. Mizell Though his 6th birthday is not until August, Wyatt Thomas’ wish came true last week when he had the opportunity to travel to West Monroe, Louisiana to meet the Robertson family of the hit A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty.” Full Story »

Arrest made in Masonic Lodge fire

A 21-year-old Trenton man has been arrested and charged with burglary and arson after he confessed to starting a Monday morning fire that gutted the William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge in Trenton. Jonathan W. Harrell, of 320 NE 2nd Street in Trenton, appeared before County Judge Sheree H. Lancaster on Tuesday, June 2. Bond was set at a combined total ... Full Story »

Residents call for four-way stop at 313/334 intersection

In June 2010 Cheri Lynn Hutto died at the intersection of County Road 313 and County Road 334. The daughter of Clayton and Wanda Hutto of Bell, Cheri was 46 years old when she died, while trying to avoid hitting a vehicle that ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of her. Last week, Cheri’s father Clayton Hutto ... Full Story »