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2 Deputies Die in senseless shooting

By Carrie Ayers Mizell and Cindy Jo Ayers Gilchrist County residents were shocked last week when two young Sheriff’s deputies were gunned down while eating lunch in Trenton. The tragedy unfolded at the Ace China Restaurant on Thursday, April 19 at 3 p.m. A lone gunman, later identified as John Hubert Highnote, 59, of Bell, (but not from Bell), shot ... Full Story »

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Ramirez and Lindsey

A candlelight vigil to honor Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey was held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at the Gilchrist County Courthouse in Trenton. A huge crowd stood with candles as they heard the National Anthem sung by Leigh Hartzog. Those gathered sang a heartfelt Amazing Grace along with Michael and ... Full Story »

Two sweepstakes/gambling businesses shut down in Trenton

Gilchrist County Sheriff’s officers were able to shut down two sweepstakes gaming houses aka simulated gambling establishments within the city limits of Trenton on Wednesday, April 4. Detective Keagon Weatherford lead a two month long investigation of the establishments. The investigation came after complaints of alleged illegal gambling operations at both Fish Tales and American Egale. (sic) Search Warrants were ... Full Story »

Commission splits on Tax Exemption for Fanning Springs Best Western

The Gilchrist County Commission approved Ordinance 2018-01 to allow Nature Coast Development Group, LLC an Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for $900K for no longer than ten years to construct a 92-room Best Western Premier Hotel in Northeast Fanning Springs in Gilchrist County. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator had given the Commission some information in a packet to explain the details ... Full Story »

Weaver and Drew honored at Suwannee River Fair

Longtime County Agents Marvin Weaver from Gilchrist County and Anthony Drew from Levy County were honored for their many years of service at the Suwannee River Fair and Youth Livestock Show. Marvin Weaver who has been the County Agent in Gilchrist County since 1980 has been involved with the fair for some 38 years. Weaver started out as the Steer ... Full Story »

A Desire to “Make a difference”

A desire to ”make a difference” is what motivates people to seek public office. In my opinion it is an honorable undertaking. My name is Bob Clemons and it is my privilege to announce my desire to serve as your representative from District 2 on the County Commission. My wife, Wanda, and I live on a farm just outside of ... Full Story »

Monday Storm

Gilchrist County experienced some extreme weather early Monday morning which damaged several buildings including this home on Northwest 3rd Ave. Trenton. The homeowner was at work when the tree fell on his home so no one was injured. James Campbell, the Emergency Operations Chief, said there was scattered damage throughout the county including fallen trees and power outages. Full Story »

Trenton man picked up in “Operation Be Mine”

Putnam County Law enforcement announced on Wednesday, March 7, that 14 men were accused of soliciting online for sex with someone they thought was a 14 year old or younger girl. Among those arrests was Brandon Austin Riggs, 26, who gave Trenton, Florida as his address. It was reported that Riggs is or was a Florida Department of Corrections juvenile ... Full Story »

Car Fire at McDonald’s

The Trenton Fire Department and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Monday, February 26, at 10:18 p.m. in the McDonald’s Drive-Thru in Trenton. The dispatcher reported that structures were in danger at 209 East Wade Street when the call went out to fire fighters. When the units arrived on scene, an estimated five minutes later, a ... Full Story »