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New Dollar General store could be coming to Bell

The Bell Town council welcomed Linda Biro and Paul Marcike to their Thursday, June 11 meeting. Ms Biro of HSC Bell, LLC the development group and Mr. Marcike, an engineer with JADE Consultants, were the representatives seeking a Conditional Use Permit for a site plan to construct a new larger Dollar General store in the Town of Bell. Attorney David ... Full Story »

Brett Wasden to be new FFA Advisor at Bell High School

Mr. Brett Wasden will be the new Bell High School Agriscience Teacher. Wasden earned a B.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Florida and an M.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Wasden lead a national agricultural mechanics program and served as a teaching assistant for the agricultural ... Full Story »

Watermelon Field Intentionally Killed

Gilchrist County Farmer loses approximately $400,000 worth of melons, in an Alachua field, after someone adds herbicides to his sprayer. The farmer had his tractor with pull behind sprayers filled with spray to control disease in the 55 acre field. Apparently someone came into the field and added herbicides into the sprayers and the next morning, when the field was ... Full Story »

Six Bell Seniors to join the military

Six of the 98 members of the Bell High School senior class have signed up to serve the citizens of the United States of America by joining the military. Brandon Thomas Adams enlisted in the Army and shipped out on May 26. Keith Dean Foster enlisted in the Army - Air Borne Infantry, he ships out on June 29. Keelin ... Full Story »

Springhouse Quilters Guild moves into new building

A new 2,500 square foot building officially became the new home of the Springhouse Quilters Guild on Tuesday, June 9, with a ribbon cutting. The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ribbon cutting event which was held at 10 a.m. The 28 year old quilter’s guild is located at 8580 SW 55th Avenue, Trenton or between Trenton and Fanning ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Farm Bureau awards three scholarships

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau announced their 2020 Scholarship recipients last week. The Bell High School winner of the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau was J.W. Ripley. Sali Nadine Powers was the Trenton High School Farm Bureau scholarship recipient. Amie Jones was the Dixie County High School Farm Bureau Scholarship recipient. Each student received a $1000 scholarship to further their education. ... Full Story »

Bell man charged for Trafficking in Methamphetamine

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Friday, May 29, 2020, Deputy Valencia of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office observed a Silver Ford pickup truck committing traffic violations. Deputy Valencia conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Scott James Floyd Jr., born July 22, 1995, age 24, of Bell, Florida. Deputy Valencia ran Floyd’s drivers license ... Full Story »