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Bulldogs defeat Tigers in District matchup

By Shawn Hutto On Friday night Bell traveled to Trenton for a district match up. This would be the first meeting between the two teams this year. As always in a rivalry game, there was a big turnout from both sides to support their respective teams. The Bulldogs have been playing very good this year and this night would be ... Full Story »

300 local families get Christmas food baskets

By Carrie A. Mizell Hope for the holidays. That’s what generous donations and volunteer support provided 300 local families with on Thursday, Dec. 17. The Food Pantry of Gilchrist County partnered with the Salvation Army to provide Christmas baskets to struggling families from Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties. Volunteers from throughout Gilchrist County arrived as early as 7 a.m. on ... Full Story »

Sandlin elected to Bell Town Council

Popular Scaffs IGA meat manager Chris Sandlin was elected to the Bell Town Council last week. Sandlin received 42 votes to Betsy Clark’s 22 votes and B J Light’s 11 votes. Full Story »

Trenton Tigers are 1A State Champions

The Trenton Tigers dominated the Port St Joe Tiger Sharks as they won the 2015 1A State Championship 56-21 Friday night in the Florida Citrus Bowl before a big crowd of Tiger fans. This was the Tigers’ second win over PSJ, a 48-13 non-district win on Sept. 11 2015. Full Story »

Ronda Adkins is new TES principal

On Tuesday, Dec. 8 the Gilchrist County School Board approved Superintendent Robert Rankin’s consent agenda, which included the hiring of Ronda Adkins as principal of Trenton Elementary School. Full Story »

Cane grinding tradition continues in Gilchrist County

The Langford and Ozment families gathered last week just as they have for the past 27 years to make cane syrup. Their annual cane grinding and syrup making event draws a host of friends as well as three generations of both families. Roy Langford and James Ozment have been friends for years, first meeting at Union Baptist Church many years ... Full Story »

Bell students sweep School District Spelling Bee

S-u-s-h-i was the word of the day on Monday as Bell High School student Jack Denny correctly spelled the noun and was named District Spelling Bee Champion. Fellow Bell High School student Melonie Piechocki was the runner-up. Jack and Melonie competed against students from throughout Gilchrist County who won or placed in their school spelling bees. Participants included Victoria Butler ... Full Story »

At Home with Roy and Vonnelle Langford

At home with the Langfords, Roy and Vonnelle, on Thanksgiving week includes a large cane grinding and syrup cooking. During the four day process, a whole host of friends and family stop by to eat and see how the syrup making is coming along. Roll the clock back about 62 years and you would find  Roy at an Air Force ... Full Story »

Thomas and Cheevers recognized as Coach and Player of the Year

It’s a huge week for the Trenton High School football team as they look to Friday and a return to the Citrus Bowl for their third state championship game in the last four years. The week started strong as Trenton senior Hamp Cheevers and Head Coach Andrew Thomas were named Class 1A Player and Coach of the Year by Florida ... Full Story »