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Heads were shaved after PMG met Relay goal

At the beginning of Relay for Life season, two of the Palm Medical Group providers said that if the  Palms Medical Group team reached the goal of $5,000 they would shave their heads in honor of the ones fighting and who have fought the battle with cancer. At the Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties event on May 1, Palms ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldogs fall short in state final four

For the second straight year the Bell Lady Bulldogs softball team traveled to Vero Beach to compete in the Class 1A State Tournament. The Bulldogs faced defending state champion Chiefland, losing 6-1. Chiefland would go on to defeat Jay High School to repeat as champions. Congratulations to the Lady Indians on their victory. The Lady Bulldogs would like to thank ... Full Story »

Reed inspires, educates students for 39 years

History class was more than just studying the life of dead people when Rick Reed stepped to the front of the classroom, often, though not always, dressed in costume. For many years, Reed dressed as the colorful historical figures he taught students about at Trenton and Bell schools. He used the costumes as a hook to get students interested in ... Full Story »

Watermelon Harvest

Watermelon harvest season is just ramping up in Gilchrist County. Local farmer BJ Wilkerson, of Wilkerson Farms, said harvesting got underway on Saturday and the price this early in the season is fair. Good growing conditions this year should mean quality melons. Local watermelons are expected to be plentiful for the Memorial Day holiday. The 70th Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival ... Full Story »

City officials grant special exception for liquor package store

The Trenton City Commissioners passed a resolution on Tuesday, Apr. 28 granting a special exception to allow for a liquor package store on the corner of State Road 26 and 10th Street. The vote was 4-1, with City Commissioner Everritt Heaton voting no. Applicant Bhavin [Bobby] G. Patel, who currently owns the BP on State Road 26 in Trenton, and ... Full Story »

County officials consider 10 Commandments monument

Would you like to see a Ten Commandments monument placed on the corner of State Road 26 and US 129 near the traffic light in Trenton? Please attend a special workshop on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. inside the County Commission Meeting Room to voice your opinion. Dixie County resident Joe Anderson has offered to cover the cost of ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs man arrested for meth lab and child neglect

A 62-year-old Fanning Springs man was arrested after a witness reported the man was cooking meth inside his home. Michael Austin Jones, 62, lives at 8841 NW 174th Street in Fanning Springs. After his arrest, Jones is being held on $150,000 bond at the Levy County Detention Center. Investigators from the Levy County Drug Task Force developed information from a ... Full Story »

Relay For Life raises over $67K

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Tri Counties raised $67,426.07 on Friday, May 1. Emotions were high at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex as citizens from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties gathered to celebrate success with cancer survivors, remember those who have lost their battles, and to encourage those currently fighting cancer. The annual Relay For Life ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldogs play in state semi-finals

On Friday, May 1st, the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Lafayette Hornets in the Region 3-1A final. The Hornets had dominated Bell this season in two previous games, allowing only 1 run. This game would be different. Las Vegas might have had a middleweight fight Saturday but a heavyweight slug- fest broke out in Bell on this night. Full Story »