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Rexroat and Hale receive promotions

Sgt. Matthew Rexroat was recently promoted to Patrol Sergeant after working at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office for just over 3 years. Rexroat is a Trenton native. Sgt. Chris Hale works with the Civil Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Hale has been with the division for almost one year. When asked about the promotions Sheriff Bobby Schultz said, “Both Sgt. ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Montrez Jackson leads Gray team to victory in 352 Pigskins All-Stars game

The inaugural 352 Pigskin Report All-Star Classic football game had a fantastic finish, as the Gray team held on for a 12-7 win over the Black squad on Thursday night at Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala.  Trenton High School’s Montrez Jackson led the Gray team with an All-Star performance. “It is an honor to have had three of our ... Full Story »

Bulldogs wear out Dixie County, blow out Trenton, improve to 10-0

Photo by Donny Joiner Photography   By Matthew Harrell The Bell Bulldogs added two district wins to their ledger last week, defeating Dixie County and Trenton, and improved their overall record to 10-0. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs traveled to Cross City to take on Dixie County in the last game of a six-game road trip. Ian Townsend hit a three ... Full Story »

Cane Grinding a Taylor Family Tradition

By Matthew Harrell Every year – except for the year we had to rebuild the kettle – the Taylor family holds cane grinding on the second weekend in December. It is a tradition my Papa, Philip Taylor, has maintained for nearly forty years. The process of grinding cane and making it into syrup is a year-long process that includes hoeing ... Full Story »

Deen and Brown win in Local Municipal Elections

By Cindy Jo Ayers When the votes were counted after the December 6 election in the City of Trenton and the Town of Bell, Wesley “Lee” Deen and Thomas “Tommy” Brown were the winners. In the City of Trenton, Lee Deen won over Craig S. Ruede in the Trenton City Commissioner Group Four race. Commissioner Ruede, the incumbent, lost with ... Full Story »

Bell High School Remembers Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Submitted On Wednesday, December 7, Bell High School had a unique opportunity to Remember Pearl Harbor on the 75th Anniversary of the attack. Many students and staff/faculty attended the ceremony where the Presidential proclamation for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was read. The JROTC raised, then lowered a flag to half staff that was actually flown over the Battleship Arizona in ... Full Story »

City honors Hauselman and Coleman with induction to Trenton Hall of Fame

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission on Monday evening approved the inducting of two outstanding residents into the Trenton Hall of Fame. Shirley Taylor Hauselman, a current resident of Trenton and James Odell “Jim” Coleman a former Mayor and businessman, a Trenton native that loved this community before his passing many years ago were the inductees. Mrs. Hauselman wrote ... Full Story »

Wyatt Vanlandingham wins Gold Spoon at 4-H Bakeoff

The 4-H Annual Holiday Bakeoff was held on December 2 at the 4-H Clubhouse in Trenton. In this event youth submit baked goods, candies, appetizers, and other sweet treats to be judged and compete for the coveted golden spoon award. Each youth could enter multiple dishes, and there are 14 categories for youth to submit in. This year, the category ... Full Story »

Bell man killed in accident Tuesday morning in Suwannee County

By John Ayers A Bell man was traveling north on CR 137 in Suwannee County Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in what was reported to be heavy fog when a Chevrolet pickup truck turned left in front of him. Andrew Horne, 55, was riding his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle with a helmet when he was reported to have been killed ... Full Story »

Teamwork at Sheriff’s Office resulted in quick arrest in Quilt Shop burglary

On December  1, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Deputy Noel Ramirez responded to reported burglaries at the Suwannee  Valley Quilt Shoppes in Trenton. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Keagon Weatherford and Clint Anderson were called to the scene to assist in the investigation. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that someone had illegally entered the Suwannee Valley ... Full Story »