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Mock Trial teaches 5th grade students about the judicial system

Fifth grade students from Trenton and Bell schools got a lesson in how the judicial system works last week while participating in mock trials at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster drew names to determine who would be called from the audience to serve as the defendant, assistant judge, jurors, assistant bailiff and assistant clerk. Full Story »

Benefit fishing tournament for Lauri Barfield

A benefit fishing tournament for Lauri Perryman Barfield will be held on May 16,  2015 at the Suwannee Marina. There will be a calcutta, dinner and silent auction on May 15, 2015 at the Suwannee Community Center. There is also a 50/50 drawing - you need not be present to win. Tickets are $5 each. For more information on the ... Full Story »

Heads were shaved after PMG met Relay goal

At the beginning of Relay for Life season, two of the Palm Medical Group providers said that if the  Palms Medical Group team reached the goal of $5,000 they would shave their heads in honor of the ones fighting and who have fought the battle with cancer. At the Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties event on May 1, Palms ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldogs fall short in state final four

For the second straight year the Bell Lady Bulldogs softball team traveled to Vero Beach to compete in the Class 1A State Tournament. The Bulldogs faced defending state champion Chiefland, losing 6-1. Chiefland would go on to defeat Jay High School to repeat as champions. Congratulations to the Lady Indians on their victory. The Lady Bulldogs would like to thank ... Full Story »

Reed inspires, educates students for 39 years

History class was more than just studying the life of dead people when Rick Reed stepped to the front of the classroom, often, though not always, dressed in costume. For many years, Reed dressed as the colorful historical figures he taught students about at Trenton and Bell schools. He used the costumes as a hook to get students interested in ... Full Story »

Watermelon Harvest

Watermelon harvest season is just ramping up in Gilchrist County. Local farmer BJ Wilkerson, of Wilkerson Farms, said harvesting got underway on Saturday and the price this early in the season is fair. Good growing conditions this year should mean quality melons. Local watermelons are expected to be plentiful for the Memorial Day holiday. The 70th Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival ... Full Story »

City officials grant special exception for liquor package store

The Trenton City Commissioners passed a resolution on Tuesday, Apr. 28 granting a special exception to allow for a liquor package store on the corner of State Road 26 and 10th Street. The vote was 4-1, with City Commissioner Everritt Heaton voting no. Applicant Bhavin [Bobby] G. Patel, who currently owns the BP on State Road 26 in Trenton, and ... Full Story »

County officials consider 10 Commandments monument

Would you like to see a Ten Commandments monument placed on the corner of State Road 26 and US 129 near the traffic light in Trenton? Please attend a special workshop on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. inside the County Commission Meeting Room to voice your opinion. Dixie County resident Joe Anderson has offered to cover the cost of ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs man arrested for meth lab and child neglect

A 62-year-old Fanning Springs man was arrested after a witness reported the man was cooking meth inside his home. Michael Austin Jones, 62, lives at 8841 NW 174th Street in Fanning Springs. After his arrest, Jones is being held on $150,000 bond at the Levy County Detention Center. Investigators from the Levy County Drug Task Force developed information from a ... Full Story »