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Citizens speak out against tax increase

A handful of citizens spoke against county officials raising taxes next year before the Gilchrist County Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday, Sept 3 to set the millage rate at 9.5 mills for 2016. On a motion from Commissioner D. Ray Harrison, Jr. and a second by Commissioner Kenrick Thomas, a roll call vote was taken on Resolution 2015-27, which sets ... Full Story »

Outstanding Cattleman of the Year awarded to Wes Grant

The Gilchrist County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Otter Springs. Cattlemen from throughout the county were on hand to see Wes Grant receive the annual Cattleman of the Year Award. Wes was joined by his wife Julie Corbin Grant and their three sons Arri, Darby and Reid as he accepted his plaque from Cattleman ... Full Story »

Homecoming festivities kick-off next week at BHS

It’s that time of year again! Bell Middle/High School Homecoming is here and it’s going to be more exciting than ever! This year’s theme is “Homecoming Time Machine 2015!”. We will be remembering Bulldogs of years past, present, and future as we celebrate our Bulldog Pride with different themes throughout the week. Spirit week will be as follows: Full Story »

BOCC splits 3-2 on 9.5 mills

The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners split 3-2 on setting the millage rate for ad valorem taxes at 9.5 mills for the upcoming year. Last week, Commissioners Sharon Langford and Marion Poitevint were not in favor of 9.5 mills, but Commissioners D. Ray Harrison, Jr., Todd Gray and Kenrick Thomas were in favor of setting the millage rate at ... Full Story »

At Home with David and Vivian Welch

Down a long dirt drive, shaded by towering oak trees and palmetto fans, sits the Gilchrist County home of David and Vivian Welch. A large wooden sign hangs on the front porch, suspended above the steps leading up to the front door. The sign bears the words, “Beulah Land.” And though he knows the 40 acres he lives on cannot ... Full Story »

Welcome back JROTC Cadets

Students have returned back to school. I can already tell that this is going to be an exciting school year. This year’s 36 LET 1’s (new cadets) look pretty good so far, and I think this group will be one of the best ones yet. Team events to include Raiders, Color Guard, Drill Team, and Rifle Team are starting next ... Full Story »

Trenton rolls by Duval Charter

The Trenton Tigers got off to a late start Friday night as a transformer power failure knocked out the lights in The Jungle. Duke Energy saved the game, as they were on hand to get power back on the field allowing the game to be played. The Tigers defeated the Panthers 50-16 in a non-district regular season opener. Full Story »

Bulldogs blank Bronson 33-0

Bell scored just 20 seconds into the game and stifled the Eagles’ offense en route to a 33-0 win over Bronson Friday night. The Bulldogs recovered a muffed punt and intercepted a pass, while dominating the Eagles’ run game on defense and prevented Bronson from mounting any offense. Offensively, Bell was able to move the ball and control the clock ... Full Story »