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Bell Bulldogs win District Championship

On Tuesday, Feb. 2 the #2 seed Bell Bulldogs opened up district tournament play against Cedar Key. The Bulldogs would dominate this game from start to finish jumping out to a 25-2 lead on the Sharks. From there, Bell cruised the rest of the way in route to a 57-31 victory.  Guard Tony Yoder led all scorers with 13 points, ... Full Story »

Walk-a-thon is Saturday

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold it’s annual Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, February 6, beginning at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies will follow at 9:45 a.m. The walk will get underway at 10:00 a.m. Participants can walk, run, bike, wheelchair, skate, roller blade, or push a stroller along the two mile ... Full Story »

Minivan/semi collide on 47

No injuries were reported in a vehicle crash at State Road 47 and County Road 232 last week. According to Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace, of the Florida Highway Patrol, Diwa Brown, 35, of Gainesville, drove her 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan through the intersection just after 9:00 a.m. and into the path of a semi truck. Full Story »

Lady Tigers win District title

The Trenton Lady Tigers basketball team clinched the District 7 1A basketball crown Friday night defeating the Chiefland Lady Indians 56-24 in Trenton. This was the Lady Tigers first title since the 1998 district champs. Laura Wooten, the Lady Tigers’ Player of the Game, led the Lady Tigers’ team effort. She recorded 9 points and 6 rebounds in this district ... Full Story »

City Council members charged with Sunshine Law violations

Three members of the Fanning Springs City Council are facing second-degree misdemeanor charges for Sunshine Law violations. Eighth Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone stated on January 25th that Barbara Locke, Jane Nogaki, and Ronald Queen were charged with Violation of Public Meetings Law. According to court documents filed by the state attorney, Locke, Nogaki and Queen were all serving on ... Full Story »

At Home with Cecil Corbin

Mr. Cecil Corbin has lived all his 90 years of life in Gilchrist County. It’s his home, not simply because it’s the place of his birth, but because of the love that runs deep in his heart for the people of Gilchrist County. “Some of the changes I’ve seen over the years have been good, some not so good,” Mr. ... Full Story »

Bell High School teacher is District Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Kathy Jo Smith always looks for the best in people. If you don’t believe it, just ask any one of her algebra students at Bell High School. “They all adore her!” said Principal Sherry Lindsey. Mrs. Smith’s efforts in the classroom have not gone unnoticed, in December she was selected by her peers as Bell High School’s ... Full Story »

BOCC votes 3-2 to close SE 97th Trail

After months of discussion and two prior votes on the issue, the Gilchrist County Commissioners voted 3-2 to close a portion of SE 97th Trail last week. Commissioners Kenrick Thomas, D. Ray Harrison, Jr., and Todd Gray voted in favor of Resolution 2016-02, while Commissioners Sharon Langford and Marion Poitevint voted against closing the road. The Board had previously voted ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers finish season 24-0

The Trenton Lady Tigers took wins over Williston and Oak Hall last week to finish their 2015-16 regular season (24-0) undefeated. Full Story »

2 Bell residents arrested on drug charges

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that two Bell residents were arrested last week on drug charges. James Lawson Stewart, 25, of Bell, was arrest by Detective Scotty Douglas on January 8, 2016. He was charged with Possession of controlled substance without prescription. Bond was set at $30,000. Christopher Lee Seaborne, 40, of Bell, was arrested by Deputy Kris Beasley ... Full Story »