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Local athlete dies in tragic accident

A bright future was ahead for a 20-year-old Chiefland man who died in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 1:35 in the morning. Deshawn Roland was a standout athlete at Chiefland High School who graduated and went on to play college football as a freshman wide receiver at Webber International University. The son of Gerg Roland and Tammy ... Full Story »

Bell’s Katelyn Blong signs with Seminole State

Bell High School senior Katelyn Blong signed with Seminole State College on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and now looks forward to playing college softball. The daughter of Sherri and Gerald Blong, Katelyn plans to major in Biology. Full Story »

Parrish shows Reserve Grand Champion

Brooks Parrish knows his way around a show barn. The Trenton High School senior who started showing fat steers at the Suwannee River Fair when he was just 8-years-old, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Florida State Fair last week. “I was really excited,” Brooks said about his win, and so were his proud parents, Terry and Ronda ... Full Story »

Kids Ranch Rodeo Kicks Off

  River Cross Cowboy Church’s 2015 Kids Ranch Rodeo opened on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Gilchrist County Agriculture Complex. Full Story »

Lewd and Lascivious Battery at a local church

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Dixie County Sheriff’s Office and members of the United States Marshal’s Regional Domestic Fugitive Task Force arrested Joseph Louis Moscato, 67, at his home located at 785 North East 673 Street, Old Town on Thursday, Feb. 5. LCSO obtained a warrant charging Moscato for Lewd and Lascivious Battery of a person under 16 after the ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs, Bell residents arrested for Meth

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Fanning Springs residents and a Bell woman last week on methamphetamine related charges. On Monday, Feb. 2 at 8:34 p.m. Deputy Kris Beasley, Deputy Wayne Dasher and Sgt. Alex Gaston went to 9649 Indiana Street in Fanning Springs to conduct an investigation in reference to the manufacturing of methamphetamine at the residence. According ... Full Story »

Walk-a-thon generates $15,713

The skies cleared on Saturday morning just in time for the Gilchrist County Education Foundation to raise $15,713.89 at its 2015 Walk-a-thon. Each year the walk-a-thon serves as a fundraiser for scholarships for graduating seniors and teacher mini-grants. This year, mini grants were awarded to teachers prior to the start of the walk-a-thon. Mini-grants were given to Teachers of the ... Full Story »

Committee plans for restoration of Trenton’s “Old Gym”

  The Old Gym, moved from Trenton High School and now located at Trenton Elementary School, has been approved for restoration.  The Trenton Elementary School “Old Gym” is a local iconic structure built in 1939 and opened in 1940.  Built by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, the gym served the school and community until 1970.  The gym sat ... Full Story »

Bell basketball team advances

The Bell Bulldogs will advance to the Regional semi-final on Tuesday, February 17 in Jasper. The Bulldogs advanced to the Semi-Regional tournament after they were defeated by Hawthorne 60-46 in the championship of the District 6 1A basketball tournament Saturday night in Hawthorne. In the semi-finals of the District tournament, Bell defeated Hilliard 71-69 to eliminate the Red Flashes from ... Full Story »