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2018 Banquet celebrates accomplishments of 4-H members

Local 4-H members were excited to attend the annual Gilchrist County 4-H Banquet on Wednesday, August 22. Kalin Siegel welcomed those attending the celebration of their accomplishment in 2018. Siegel said, “We have had kids do everything from learning how to plant a garden, to learning how to cook or prepare their animals for the fair.” Jessica Altum Cooper, the ... Full Story »

Bill Martin elected County Commissioner for District 2

When the last ballot was counted in the Primary Election, on Tuesday, August 28, 30.88 percent of Gilchrist County’s 11,557 registered voters cast a ballot. Four years ago in 2014 only 25 percent of voters cast a ballot. The only local race was for County Commissioner District 2 seat. Bill Martin won with 1,245 votes, he was followed by Robert ... Full Story »

Trimm Auction Ribbon Cutting

J.R. Trimm, owner of Trimm Auction Services, LLC, cut the ribbon at his new building on US 26 across from the Post Office in Trenton on Saturday, August 11 during the grand opening. Trimm’s father John Trimm is shown on left and his grandfather Milton Barber is shown on the right. A large crowd of over 200 people were on ... Full Story »

Commission approves up to $200K for Jail project plans

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took action to approve up to $200K for schematic design and design development for the proposed new Gilchrist County Jail that is being designed by Clemons, Rutherford & Associates Inc. of Tallahassee. Commissioner Gray recently attended a meeting with County Administrator Bobby Crosby and the architect design group. Mr. Crosby gave the Commission ... Full Story »

Adam and Ashley Cook finalist for Farm Bureau Award

Submitted Three finalists have been selected for Florida Farm Bureau’s 2018 Achievement in Agriculture Award and will compete in October for the top statewide honor at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in St. Augustine October 24-26, 2018. This year’s finalists are Adam and Ashley Cook of Gilchrist County, Andrew Taylor of Walton County and Chance Clay of St. Johns ... Full Story »

FDLE arrests Gilchrist man for child pornography

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, assisted by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Joseph Roberts, 42, of 440 NW 96th Place, (in Gilchrist County) Branford, Florida for 10 counts of possession of child pornography. A search warrant conducted at the Roberts residence resulted in the discovery of multiple images of ... Full Story »

Wreck results in two local Firemen being hospitalized

By Cindy Jo Ayers Local Firemen Troy Breton and Ryan Cumbie were airlifted to UF Health Shands Hospital Thursday evening, July 12. Breton, 55 and Cumbie, 22 were in a wreck on SR 26 while responding to their second call of the evening. The firemen had left Trenton to respond to a medical emergency in the Waccasassa area. The initial ... Full Story »

Governor Scott visits Gilchrist County

Florida Governor Rick Scott, Rep., made a campaign stop in Gilchrist County last Tuesday evening, July 10. The Governor’s meet and greet was held at Akin’s Bar-B-Que in Bell. Governor Scott, a two term governor, announced in April that he was challenging longtime United States Senator Bill Nelson, Dem., who was first elected in 2000. Governor Scott has held a ... Full Story »