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Bell teen critically injured in US 129 crash

By Carrie A. Mizell A 15-year-old Bell student was on life support Monday after being hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on US 129. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacob Cohen, of Bell, was riding a bicycle south on the paved apron of US 129 on Sunday, March 20 at 11:47 a.m. For an unknown reason, the ... Full Story »

Knuckles receives Tony Cruse award

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, March 3, at Bell High School. The event was hosted by the Criminal Justice Program at Bell High School. The awards presentation began with the Color Guard from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Explorers. Dominic Howe and Tori Rogers presented the flags. Full Story »

At Home with Maxine Asbell Parrish

Mrs. Maxine Asbell Parrish remembers meeting her future husband, Eudell Parrish at a pound party held at Asbell Creek. She was 16 at the time. And though she can’t recall what food item she brought to the party, she still remembers how she felt when she first set eyes on Eudell. “I liked him pretty good,” Mrs. Maxine recalls with ... Full Story »

Pancake breakfast will benefit local firefighter

The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to help them assist the family of a stricken Gilchrist County volunteer firefighter with the proceeds of their next Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 5th.  The breakfast will run as usual from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the SRVFD firehouse (Gilchrist County Fire Station 3) located at 5600 NE County Road ... Full Story »

Changes coming to Lancaster Correctional

After many years as a youthful offender facility, Lancaster Correctional Institution will house only adult males beginning in June. Rumors spread like wildfire earlier this week after an article was printed in the Miami Herald stating that Lancaster Correctional Institution would close this summer. Full Story »

Bell Bulldogs record season ends at Final 4

Bell Bulldogs boys basketball traveled to Lakeland on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to compete in the FHSAA Final Four against Paxton High School for a chance to play for a 1A state title. Full Story »

Head football coach will leave THS

Andrew Thomas announced on Monday that he has accepted a new position as head football coach and athletic director at TR Miller High School in Brewton,  Alabama. During his tenure as head football coach at Trenton High School, Thomas had brought together a unique staff of assistants, and together they had compiled a 60-5 record in five years with state ... Full Story »

FFA Cake Auction raises $8,740

Bidding was high on Thursday Feb. 25 at the Trenton FFA Alumni’s first annual cake auction. Held during FFA Week, the cake auction drew a large crowd of eager FFA supporters. Full Story »

Rates will go up at Hart Springs

The Gilchrist County Commissioners approved rate changes for Hart Springs Park on Monday, Feb. 23. Effective immediately, the daily entry fee will change from $4 to $5 per person. The annual entry pass, which is good for 5 people, will rise from $75 to $85. Applicable sales and bed tax will also be applied to all fees, except the daily ... Full Story »

Bell woman arrested for animal cruelty

                    A Bell resident was arrested and booked into the Gilchrist County Jail last week on charges of animal cruelty. Full Story »