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2018 Bell Graduation held Thursday evening

Photo by Donny Joiner By Matthew Harrell The rain succeeded in moving it indoors, but it failed to dampen the spirit at Bell High School’s graduation Thursday night, May 24. Salutatorian Alexis Weeks thanked the community for its support and asked her classmates to be successful and not wish their lives away. “Love every day like it’s your last and ... Full Story »

Tigers defeated 4-2 in rain-delayed state semi-final

Photo by Lauren Roberts The Trenton Tigers weathered the storms of the Class 1A State Baseball Finals but lost 4-2 in a rain delayed semi-final game to Madison County on Friday night. The Port St Joe Tiger Sharks defeated the Cowboys on Monday 4-0. Madison County took a 4-0 lead into the 3rd inning when Trenton scored 1 run. The ... Full Story »

Trenton girls are 1A runner-up champions

Photo by Mary Ann Johnson The Trenton girls softball team competed in the 1A state final on Thursday and were defeated 2-1 by Wewahitchka. The Gators put up 2 runs in the first inning. The Lady Tigers’ Hallie Bryant scored 1 run in the 6th as the sophomore shortstop stole a base to advance to third. Bryant had 2 hits ... Full Story »

May 31, 2018 Obituaries

Mr. William Tivis Hurley William Tivis Hurley, 81, of Bell passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Mr. Hurley was born on March 8, 1937, to the late George and Laura Hurley in Grundy, Virginia. He is survived by his sons, William Hurley, Jr. and Robin Hurley of Bell, Jonathan Hurley and Tammy Gidden of Fanning Springs; daughter Jennifer Maloy ... Full Story »

May 31, 2018 Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Bell Mini Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida “Self-Storage Facility Act” (Fla. Stat. 82.801-83.809) herein gives Notice of Sale under said Act, to wit: On Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Bell Mini Storage, U.S. Highway 129, Bell, Florida, at 9:30 a.m., Scott Akins, owner will conduct a Sale by Auction to the highest bidder ... Full Story »

Camp Valor Project Phase 1 Groundbreaking Inspiring

By Cindy Jo Ayers An amazing project to help the severely wounded veterans got underway on Saturday, May 19, right here in Gilchrist County. The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 1 of the Camp Valor Project was held at Otter Springs Park. A large group of members of Veterans organizations, local dignitaries, and supportive citizens, as well as Camp Valor Project ... Full Story »

Murrel Hines receives Soil and Water Stewardship Award

Jack Cook, who is a long time supervisor with the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District, presented the 2018 Conservation Stewardship Award to Murrel Hines. Cook said, “Murrel is a personal friend of mine.” Cook went on to say that he appreciated the examples he has set on the farm and throughout his life. Cook read a brief history about ... Full Story »

SunStop Market holds Grand Opening at new Trenton store

Southwest Georgia Oil President Glennie Bench and Mike Harrell, the company’s CEO, are shown cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening of SunSpot Market on Thursday, May 17. Southwest Georgia Oil is the parent company of SunStop Market in Trenton. Patrons of the store enjoyed lots of free samples from the deli. Nettles Sausage Company was giving away sausage sandwiches. ... Full Story »