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Hutto signs with St. John’s River State College

Surrounded by her family members, a smiling Shelbie Hutto signed a Letter of Intent to play softball at St. John’s River State College on Friday at the Bell High School Auditorium. The daughter of Shawn and June Hutto, Shelbie is a 2015 graduate of Bell High School.   Full Story »

Arrest made in Masonic Lodge fire

A 21-year-old Trenton man has been arrested and charged with burglary and arson after he confessed to starting a Monday morning fire that gutted the William T. Carlton Masonic Lodge in Trenton. Jonathan W. Harrell, of 320 NE 2nd Street in Trenton, appeared before County Judge Sheree H. Lancaster on Tuesday, June 2. Bond was set at a combined total ... Full Story »

Residents call for four-way stop at 313/334 intersection

In June 2010 Cheri Lynn Hutto died at the intersection of County Road 313 and County Road 334. The daughter of Clayton and Wanda Hutto of Bell, Cheri was 46 years old when she died, while trying to avoid hitting a vehicle that ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of her. Last week, Cheri’s father Clayton Hutto ... Full Story »

Public boat ramp discovered north of Rock Bluff

A long lost, public boat ramp on the Suwannee River was recently discovered at the end of 57th Court and it will soon be open to citizens. G. G. and Olive Calloway deeded the property to Gilchrist County on June 8, 1955 for $1. Full Story »

Bell High School senior paralyzed in weekend accident

There was no school at Bell High School on Monday, but the campus was far from empty as students gathered around the flag pole to pray for their classmate, Cole White. A Bell High School senior, Cole was seriously injured when he fell while at Bob’s River Place on the Suwannee River. Full Story »

Memorial Day Remembrance

The Gilchrist County Historical Society and Veterans Service Office welcomed the many people who attended the Memorial Day Remembrance program held in the Gilchrist County Memorial Courtyard on Monday at 10 a.m. Jim Mash welcomed the public as he said, “May we never forget the sacrifices made for freedom. This is a tribute to those who have given their lives ... Full Story »

Rush promoted to Solid Waste supervisor

After some discussion, Gilchrist County Commissioners voted on Monday, May 18 to promote Bobby Rush to Solid Waste Department supervisor effective May 26, 2015. Commissioner Marion Poitevint said she has no problem with Rush being promoted, but questioned Rush receiving a salary increase. County Administrator Bobby Crosby explained that Rush’s pay increase is in line with the minimum rate for ... Full Story »

A Stars and Stripes Salute

  Memorial Day. A day set aside for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces. On Saturday, May 16 a group of veterans and non-veterans gathered at Otter Springs Park as members of Rolling Thunder, Inc. Florida Chapter #3 presented a flag pole and flags  to Camp Valor and ForVets, Inc. Full Story »

Langford, Williams named top scholars

  Kacee Montana Langford has been named Trenton High School’s valedictorian and Ashley Nicole Williams is Bell High School’s valedictorian representing the graduating Class of 2015. Salutatorian honors went to Bethany Marie Dunn at Trenton High School and Raychel Amelia Thomas at Bell High School. Full Story »