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Bell FFA Attends the 91st State FFA Convention in Orlando

The Bell FFA Chapter had 24 FFA members and many adult Alumni members attend the 91st FFA Convention in Orlando. Three of our members Bertha Sutterfield, Carleigh Newsom and Janice Nazworth were on the FFA Courtesy Corp. These members help to keep everything running smoothly at the many contests and events. Caitlin Anthony and Austin Bagby received their FFA State ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts elected State FFA Area II Vice President

Trenton FFA had a ReMARKable week at the 91st Florida FFA Convention and Expo This year’s convention also marked the 50th anniversary of girls being allowed to join FFA. Lauren becomes the first girl from Gilchrist County to serve as a Florida FFA State Officer. With her election Lauren will join a distinguished list of fifteen Trenton FFA alumni who ... Full Story »

Lisa Barry new principal at Bell Middle/High School

Lisa Barry is the new head principal at Bell Middle/High School. Barry has a long career with the Gilchist County School District. She started at Trenton Elementary and later moved to Bell Elementary as an ESE teacher in a self contained classroom. She then moved to the high school where she worked as a guidance counselor. In 2010 she became ... Full Story »

Tampa Spartans win NCAA Division II Baseball Crown

The University of Tampa Spartans baseball team won the 2019 NCAA Division II National Baseball Championship 3-1 on Saturday, June 8th in the Division II College World Series in Cary, North Carolina. The (45-14) Spartans defeated the #1 seat, Colorado Mesa in the first game of a double elimination tournament championship to win their 8th National Baseball Title. Trenton’s Stephen ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Darian Ingram is 2019 Miss Softball and Todd Bryant is Dairy Farmers’ 1A Coach of the Year

The Trenton Lady Tigers Softball program continues to roll up the honors as All-Star Pitcher, sophomore Darian Ingram is named the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball in the sunshine state. The Head Coach of the 27-0 Trenton Lady Tigers, Todd Bryant is named the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Class 1A Coach of the Year. The 2019 Miss Softball led ... Full Story »

New handicap accommodations at Hart Springs

Hart Springs is very handicap accessible after the installation of the new parking areas, play ground equipment, sidewalks, picnic sheds and a lift for the springs. Park Manager Mitchell Gentry stated that the park is now one of the most handicap accessible in the state. Working with two FERDAP grants, and an ADA Grant totaling some $273,000 the park now ... Full Story »

Suncoast Connector could come through the Tri-County area

Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/SB 7068: Transportation in mid May. The bill will most likely effect the Tri-County area (Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie counties). The Suncoast Connector which will run from Citrus County to Jefferson County, will most likely run through this part of the state. A representative from the Department of Transportation stated last week that Tallahassee has given ... Full Story »

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Phase 1 of Trenton Middle/High School Special Facilities Project

By Janet Bradley A large crowd gathered on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to mark the beginning of construction on Phase 1 of the Trenton Middle/High School Special Facilities Project. School personnel, community members, and invited guests celebrated the official groundbreaking of Phase 1, which will include a cafetorium to serve Trenton Middle/High School as well as the community. The cafetorium ... Full Story »

Beautiful Rock Bluff Springs opens to the public

Friday morning, May 31 a ribbon cutting which marked the official opening of the J. H. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Park Rock Bluff Springs was held. Citizens from throughout the area, members of the Alachua Conservation Trust, and Suwannee River Water Management District were all in attendance. The Suwannee River Water Management District acquired the 175 acre property back in 2017, ... Full Story »