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Bell track competes at district meet

After two days of bad weather and a rescheduling of days, the 2018 FHSAA 1A District 5 Track Meet at Oak Hall School finally was able to take place on April 11th, 2018. The Bell High School Runnin’ Bulldogs Track and Field Team competed against 14 other area schools and out of 15 total teams, both boys and girls teams ... Full Story »

Bulldogs drop district game

By Matthew Harrell Bell baseball only played one game last week after rain altered the schedule. The Bulldogs traveled to Chiefland on Thursday night. Chiefland scored a run in the botton of the first to take an early lead, but the Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the fourth when Sammy Loveday tripled then scored on a Colton ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers go 2-1 for the week

By Todd Bryant This week the THS Softball team traveled to 7A Columbia County and Branford and finished the week hosting the Bell Bulldogs. The game between Trenton and Bell always renews the county rivalry and this year it was the final regular season district game. Bell came into the contest with a 7-2 district record and a chance to ... Full Story »

Justus Jones to run for State FFA Area II Vice President

By Cindy Jo Ayers Trenton FFA is pleased to announce that one of their own, Justus Jones, was named a Florida FFA Area II State Vice Presidential Candidate. Jones said the State FFA Officers from this area have always impressed him and inspired him to seek state office. Jones said when he entered 6th grade his mother encouraged him to ... Full Story »

Crystal Ice House in Trenton sells

One of the few remaining historic buildings in Trenton sold on Friday, April 6. The Crystal Ice House was purchased by R.E.A.C.H. aka Real Estate Acquisition for Children, LLC. for $280,000. The purchase was from current owners Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe LLC, Paul and Stephanie Metts. The Metts purchased the 1925 ice house and cold storage building and remodeled the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Students Excel in Area 2 Soil and Water Conservation Contests

Submitted The winners of Gilchrist Soil & Water Conservation District (GSWCD) speech and poster contest participated in the AFCD Area 2 contest in Live Oak on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Local winners were Braley Hines in Public Speaking, Emily Pedersen in the middle school division and Linden Teague in elementary division of the poster contest. These students received cash prizes ... Full Story »

SunStop Market to open on Tuesday

By Cindy Jo Ayers The much awaited SunStop Market in Trenton will open its doors for business on Tuesday, April 17. The 11,600 sq. ft. store will be open from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week. The SunStop Market is located at 1209 East Wade Street across from Wilson Mobile Homes. The market will feature fresh cut ... 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 »

Bagby and Anthony do well at State Science and Engineering Fair

In late March Austin Bagby and Caitlin Anthony of Bell High School presented their FFA project, Can Humate Reduce Nitrogen Leaching in Sandy Soils at the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland. After multiple interviews, the participants found out at the awards ceremony, that they placed 5th in their division. Bagby and Anthony had gone to the Regional Science ... Full Story »

Tip-a-cop raises $2,500

Tip-a-Cop night at Akins BBQ in Bell was a huge success this year. A large crowd of local citizens came out to support the Special Olympics of Florida and local law enforcement during this annual fundraiser. Local law enforcement from Lancaster Correctional and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to be waiters and waitresses on the evening of April 5. All ... Full Story »