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County renames Hart Springs Road D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way

Longtime county resident D. Ray Harrison, Jr. was given a great honor on Sunday, November 10. Friends, family members, and the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners gathered at the intersection of SW CR-232 and SW CR-344 (Hart Springs Road) to honor former County Commissioner and Property Appraiser, with the renaming of CR-344 to D. Ray Harrison, Jr.’s Way. Last ... Full Story »

Austin Bagby takes Bell FFA to Nationals

By Carleigh Newsom Austin Bagby went to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Austin recently graduated at Bell High School and is now a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia. He did the Bell FFA chapter proud by competing in both a dairy proficiency and in the agriscience in the area of environmental and natural ... Full Story »

Sache Family wins coveted 2019 Achievement in Agriculture statewide award from Farm Bureau

Florida Farm Bureau has presented Jake and Tiffany Sache with the organization’s 2019 Achievement in Agriculture Award. This high honor recognizes Young Farmers and Ranchers for their skill at farm production, development of their agricultural enterprise and service to Farm Bureau as well as the local community. The Saches raise beef cattle, grow hay and operate a custom grass seed ... Full Story »

Ground breaking held for a new hotel in Fanning Springs

Fanning Springs’ Mayor Trip Lancaster welcomed those attending the ground breaking for the area’s largest hotel on Thursday, November 7. The 95 room hotel will be a Best Western Premier facility. Mayor Lancaster said he felt the City of Fanning Springs has always served as a meeting place for the residents of the Tri-County area. Years ago, horse races as ... Full Story »

November 14, 2019 Obituaries

Eddie “David” Allen Eddie “David” Allen of Bell, FL, passed away at home on Friday, November 8, 2019. He was 74 years old. David was born on June 20, 1945 to parents, Eddie D. Allen and Renee M. Allen Hooks in Jacksonville, FL and had been a resident of Bell since moving from Gainesville, FL 25 years ago. He proudly ... Full Story »

November 14, 2019 Legals

LOW BID DESIGN-BUILD REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL IMPROVEMENTS TO TOWN HALL TOWN OF BELL, FLORIDA RFP # 2019-1 Introduction: The Town Council for the Town of Bell, Florida desires to contract with a qualified professional firm to design and construct an ADA compliant restroom addition, decks and access ramps and other repairs to its town hall building. In awarding a Contract ... Full Story »

Garrett Brooker and Madison Bost crowned BHS Homecoming King and Queen

Howl-oween Homecoming a huge success Submitted by John W. Powers, Public Relations Officer Bell High School’s 2019 Homecoming, “A Howl-oween Homecoming”, was once again a huge success. Students and faculty dressed up as their favorite old time monsters on “Monster Mash” Monday, pretended to be creepy twins on “Twin Day” Tuesday, were either heroes or villains on “Who Ya Gonna ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA returns home with several Awards from National Convention

Trenton FFA had a fantastic National FFA Convention. The Sr. Chapter was recognized as a National 2 Star Chapter and the Trenton Alumni and Supporters group was awarded a silver award. In the National Agriscience Fair Alizabeth Moorehouse won the Food Products and Processing Systems Category, Carol Lynn and Rebecca Drilling earned a gold emblem, placed 4th in the Environmental ... Full Story »