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Sheriff’s Volunteers will provide Thanksgiving dinners for local families in need

Once again, the Sheriff’s Volunteers are reaching out to county individuals and businesses for their support of this 18th year of distributing Thanksgiving turkeys, etc. to those in our community who are in need of help. Approximately 180 letters have been mailed to local businesses and generous individuals requesting their help. If you would like to contribute, but have not ... Full Story »

Safe Place to Trick or Treat

Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center is excited to share that we will be hosting our annual “Safe Place to Trick or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year our residents and partners have selected a “Dr. Seuss World” theme. Although we won’t be serving green eggs and ham, you can bet our home will ... Full Story »

Bell Bulldogs fall at Pierson Taylor

After playing arguably their best game of the season last week, in which they lead last year’s Class 1A runner-up late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs looked like they were poised to turn their season around. Bell hoped to start that turnaround by ruining the Pierson Taylor Wildcats’ homecoming. But the Wildcats had different plans, scoring on their first ... Full Story »

Bell baby battles rare cancer

Family members are hoping that Abbey Barry will be able to celebrate her 1st birthday this weekend at her home in Bell, rather than on the children’s cancer floor at Shands. Primary colored toys line the bed Abbey sleeps in inside her hospital room. Rest does not come easy for the baby. She has endured immeasurable pain since a CAT ... Full Story »

Sexual predator moves to High Springs area of Gilchrist County

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert D. Schultz, III would like to notify the community, pursuant to State Law 775.21(7), that a sexual predator is residing in Gilchrist County. Christopher March Renick, 44, a white male, weighing 188 pounds and standing 6 foot, 2 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes is now living at 2420 NE 80th Avenue, High Springs. Full Story »

Developer eyes Trenton for assisted living facility

By Cindy Jo Ayers On Thursday, Oct. 6, Diane Clifton, a member of the Gilchrist County Economic Advisory Committee asked the Gilchrist County School Board if they would be interested in selling or giving a 99 year lease on 4 acres of land. Clifton told the board the land is located directly behind the Trenton Senior Center on CR 307A. ... Full Story »

3 Town Council seats up for election

Bell Town Council member Melanie Anderson stepped down on September 28 because she is moving outside the Bell town limits. Mrs. Anderson said she and her family got an offer on their Bell home quickly and are now looking for a home that is more handicap accessible to meet her daughter Mikenna’s needs. Full Story »

3rd grade 4-H Club sells pumpkins

Bell Elementary School 3rd Grade Happy Harvesters 4-H Club members are selling pumpkins this week! The students have a pumpkin stand set up in front of Bell Elementary School where they will be selling pumpkins up until the school’s Fall Festival on Friday night. The pumpkin stand will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 14 after school, on Thursday, Oct. 15 ... Full Story »