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Michael Porter’s Appeal Failed

Michael Porter, who was convicted of the murder of Joyce Burrow of Bell in November of 2018, has appealed his conviction and two life sentences plus 30 years. On May 26, 2020 the First District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida affirmed and upheld the conviction of Michael Porter for the murder of Joyce Burrow of NW Gilchrist ... Full Story »

The Bell High School Class of 2020 has first ever Senior Parade

By Cindy Jo Ayers Of course the 2020 pandemic has changed a lot of things, including the graduating ceremony of Bell High School. This year’s graduation was closed to the general public with each graduate selecting four friends or family members as their special guests. But the administration at Bell High, lead by Principal Lisa Barry, worked hard to make ... Full Story »

A Graduation to remember for the Trenton High Senior Class of 2020

By Cindy Jo Ayers Bright shiny balloons, senior banners and all manner of vehicles rolled down Trenton’s Main Street as the 2020 Senior Class traveled by cheering crowds of onlookers, family and friends on Friday evening, May 22.  Seniors and families went the extra mile to make the Processional/Parade a sweet memory for the Class of 2020. After Seniors arrived ... Full Story »

COVID-19 Drive through testing in Gilchrist this week

Drive through testing took place this week in Gilchrist County. Trenton testing was held near the bus loop by the new gym. Gilchrist, Levy and Dixie County Health Department employees were at three stations collecting information and performing the test around 8:30 on Tuesday, May 26. Nurse Elizabeth Powers said that in the first hours of testing they did about ... Full Story »

Jonathon Neudert receives a scholarship to play Soccer

Bell High School is very proud to announce that Jonathon Neudert, a 2020 graduate, has received a scholarship to play soccer at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. Neudert will be playing for the Eagles during their 2020 fall soccer season. While attending Bell High School Neudert played both football and soccer. He also enjoyed being a part of the ... Full Story »

Stolen truck recovered from Suwannee River in Gilchrist County

A stolen truck was recovered from the Suwannee River on Saturday, May 16. The truck was  reported to be stolen from Levy County. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived at the Gilchrist side of the Suwannee River after they were notified by a boater that saw a man drive a truck into the river. Levy Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Gilchrist ... Full Story »

Watermelons starting to move in Gilchrist

Wilkerson’s Farm workers were busy loading watermelons between Bell and Trenton on Monday morning.  Harvesting is May through June and done by cutting the melon from the vine by hand.    According  to Brittany Lee of Alachua County Farm Bureau Farm Facts, the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture, Levy County has the largest acreage of watermelons in the state, with Gilchrist ... Full Story »