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Bible transforms Fanning Springs bar

  What was once a rowdy bar in Fanning Springs has been transformed into a church where a local pastor tells people about the saving power of God. Sixty or so people gather on Sunday mornings to hear Pastor Patrick Bible preach about redemption and God’s love. Some of the church-goers would never step foot inside a traditional church, but ... Full Story »

Building issues hold up funding for local drug, alcohol ministry

The Gilchrist County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday, Feb. 19 to withhold funding from Grace Ministry until buildings on the Bell property are in compliance with the county’s building code. Kevin and Nina Craven of Grace Ministry came before the Board seeking a Special Use Permit for a religious facility and group treatment center within an Agriculture-2 (A-2) land use ... Full Story »

Bell students develop machine that removes sand from dairy slurry

Bill Martin’s agriculture classes are working with North Florida Holsteins and the engineering department at Trenton High School to develop a system that would remove sand from slurry. Utilizing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grant from Duke Energy, Martin’s first and second period classes have bought the materials and built a machine that uses vibration to remove sand ... Full Story »

Lady Tiger Softball Alumni Game/Reunion

The Lady Tiger Softball Alumni Game/Reunion will be held on Saturday, March 7. Warm-up and Social Time, with special recognitions, will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The game will get underway at 6:30 p.m. Player fee is a $20 donation  to the Lady Tiger Diamond Club. Shirts will be provided. There will be a concession stand open during ... Full Story »

Taxpayers may incur a new fire assessment fee

The Trenton City Commissioners moved one step closer to enacting a non-ad valorem special assessment for fire during their Tuesday, Feb. 10, regular city council meeting. With a 3 to 1 vote the city commissioners put the Gilchrist County Property Appraiser and the Gilchrist County Tax Collector on notice that they are planning to implement what amounts to a new ... Full Story »

Local athlete dies in tragic accident

A bright future was ahead for a 20-year-old Chiefland man who died in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 1:35 in the morning. Deshawn Roland was a standout athlete at Chiefland High School who graduated and went on to play college football as a freshman wide receiver at Webber International University. The son of Gerg Roland and Tammy ... Full Story »