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Veterans honored Tuesday in Gilchrist County

Dressed in a red, white and blue striped t-shirt and blue jeans, the little boy stood in the back of a pickup truck on Tuesday morning waving a small American flag just as hard as he could. As the Veteran’s Day parade rolled down US 129 in Bell the little boy was one of many local residents dressed in patriotic ... Full Story »

Harrison, Poitevint win

Fifty-four percent of Gilchrist County’s registered voters cast a ballot in the General Election with the majority voting to re-elect D. Ray Harrison Jr. as Gilchrist County Commissioner, District 2. Voters also elected Marion C. Poitevint as County Commissioner District 4. Harrison received 3,601 votes, while his challenger, Democrat John Yencho got 2,345 votes. Poitevint defeated incumbent County Commissioner, District ... Full Story »

Lancaster elected Fanning Springs mayor

Howell “Trip” Lancaster was elected mayor of Fanning Springs on Tuesday. Lancaster defeated Rodger Nogaki by a spread of 170 to 136 votes. Ron Queen defeated incumbent Whitney “Stoney” Smith for Council Seat 4. Queen got 172 votes, to Smith’s 128 votes. Full Story »

Bell Bulldogs crown Homecoming royalty

By BHS Student Government The Halloween season coincided with Homecoming at Bell High School this year, and it truly was “A Haunted Homecoming” with scary spirit days, spooky parade floats, and creepy skits that led to the perfect Homecoming game for the Mighty Bulldogs. Homecoming Week started off on Monday with a great turnout at the annual Powderpuff Volleyball tournament ... Full Story »