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Former EMS chief files lawsuit after 2013 arrest

Gilchrist County’s former EMS chief has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against Sheriff Bobby Schultz and Sergeant Stephen Stalvey. Linda Walker is seeking damages in excess of $75,000 excluding attorney’s fees. Walker claims she was falsely arrested on June 22, 2013 for burglary with intent to commit a trespass. The charges were later dropped. In the filing, Walker’s ... Full Story »

Who killed Junior Kelly?

Do you have information regarding the murder of Gilchrist County native Junior Kelly? If so, make a confidential call! A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the crime. Sheriff Bobby Schultz can be reached at (352) 275-4748 or simply call the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office at 463-3410. November 19, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Journal launches new website

Just in time for the holidays, the Gilchrist County Journal website has undergone a makeover to better serve our readers. Visit www.gilchristcountyjournal.net to see all that is now offered on the newspaper’s website. Unlimited access to the content will be available until January 1, 2015, so we encourage all readers to visit the new website and take the time to ... Full Story »

New curbing near Dollar General hinders truck traffic

A downtown Trenton business owner wants answers from the Department of Transportation after re-curbing along Main Street has negatively affected his business. Doug Crawford, owner of Southern Tire, said he was surprised to find that the access he shares with the Dollar General store being built on Main Street, was re-curbed on Veteran’s Day, closing off a key access to ... Full Story »

Trenton, Bell municipal elections will be Dec. 2

Municipal elections for the Town of Bell and the City of Trenton will be held next week. Don’t forget to vote! The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.   Full Story »

Sheriff’s Office launches Ag Watch program

By Carrie A. Mizell The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite local farmers who own at least 50 acres, or an agribusiness, to join an Ag Watch program that is being formed to combat agriculture-related theft in Gilchrist County. Sgt. Leonard Knuckles and Deputy Scotty Douglas have been working to implement the Ag Watch program, which is funded ... Full Story »

Push for 4 day work week falls short

Several months ago Seth Hastings, account administrator for the City of Trenton, made a presentation to the city commissioners showing the advantages of a four day work week. Hastings explained that if the employees of the City of Trenton could work four 10 hour days each week it would help morale among the employees. During the meeting Hastings showed commissioners ... Full Story »

Tigers advance after big win over Mayo 40-14

The Trenton Tigers dominated the visiting Lafayette County Hornets 40-14 in the Class 1A Region 3 semi-finals Friday evening. The Tigers were fired up as the music was rocking and the smoke was billowing from the tunnel as the reigning 1A State Champs entered the field carrying the American flag and the THS orange and black Tiger flag. The Tiger ... Full Story »

Christmas on Main Street will be Dec. 4

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will once again host Christmas on Main Street in downtown Trenton on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Charlie Brown and organizers are planning a costume contest for elementary age children to find the best Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Linus or Lucy in Gilchrist County. Christmas on ... Full Story »

Tough loss to Pierson Taylor ends Lady Bulldogs state run

The Bell Lady Bulldogs can hold their heads up high after a fantastic 2014 volleyball season. Though their hopes of a state championship title ended on Tuesday after a loss to Pierson Taylor, the Lady Bulldogs played hard all season and made their community proud. The third time proved to be the charm for the Lady Bulldogs. After coming up ... Full Story »