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Kayla Davis wins Seat 4 on Trenton City Commission

By Cindy Jo Ayers Only 12 percent of the registered voters in Trenton turned out for the December 5, City of Trenton election. Kayla Davis and Craig Ruede both qualified for Seat 4, this was the only race on the ballot. Incumbent Commissioner Cloud Haley went back in unopposed. Davis received 76 votes and Ruede received 54 votes. A total ... Full Story »

Trenton thanks Glen Thigpen as he turns gavel over to Mayor elect Lee Deen

The Trenton City Commission held their December regular scheduled meeting Monday, December 11 as they thanked Glen Thigpen for serving Trenton and its residents for thirteen years. Mayor Thigpen opened this, his last meeting of the Trenton City Commission, with a prayer. The board, along with the public attending, gave a salute to the American flag. Trenton Vice Mayor Cloud ... Full Story »

SunStop Market bringing new shopping concept to Trenton

By Cindy Jo Ayers Southwest Georgia Oil Company’s Spencer Thomas has been making weekly trips to Trenton for the past several months. Thomas is one of the many people working to revamp the former Wal-Mart Express in Trenton into an entirely new shopping experience for our area. Thomas said on Monday that this new concept 11,600 square foot store will ... Full Story »

Craig Ruede seeking Seat 4 in Trenton Election

My name is Craig Ruede and I am running for Seat 4 on the Trenton City Commission. I am married with two beautiful children who are very active in the community. I am a Public Servant and have been for over 20 years. I also serve as a Lieutenant with the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. I previously held Seat 4 ... Full Story »

Attempted escape from Gilchrist Jail thwarted

On Saturday, November 25, during the late evening hours, corrections officers and one deputy sheriff were  injured during an escape attempt at the Gilchrist County Jail according to the Sheriff’s Office. After the attempted escape, deputies and correctional staff were able to establish  control and locked down the facility, with all inmates accounted for. Members of the GCSO Patrol Division, ... Full Story »

Turkey baskets make Thanksgiving special for Gilchrist families

Bright and early Monday morning the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteers were out in full force filling trunks with all the food needed for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. A steady stream of automobiles pulled by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s office firing range facility while volunteers such as Liam Brown loaded a frozen turkey into their trunks. Liam has been helping ... Full Story »

Ameris Bank robbery arrest made

  After an exhaustive and extensive investigation, The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office announces that three individuals have been arrested for the September 1, 2017 armed robbery of the Ameris Bank in Trenton, Florida. The following individuals were arrested in Alachua County on Gilchrist County Warrants:   - WILLIAM LEE THOMAS JR. (BM, D.O.B. 09/11/1991) of Alachua Coumty was arrested for ... Full Story »

Suspicious package turns out to be Cannabis

On Friday, October 20, The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a suspicious package laying in the county right of way off CR 337 in the South East section of the county  in the Hitching Post Bar area. When Sgt. Cody Weatherington responded to the scene, he discovered that the package contained 6 pounds of cannabis with a street ... Full Story »