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Tip-a-cop raises $2,500

Tip-a-Cop night at Akins BBQ in Bell was a huge success this year. A large crowd of local citizens came out to support the Special Olympics of Florida and local law enforcement during this annual fundraiser. Local law enforcement from Lancaster Correctional and Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office volunteered to be waiters and waitresses on the evening of April 5. All ... Full Story »

Lady Tigers shut out Lady Indians

By Todd Bryant This past week was a big one for the Lady Tigers. Trenton played 6A Dunnellon, 1A Mayo and district rival Chiefland. The biggest game of the week was Friday night against the Chiefland Indians. In front of a large crowd, Chiefland came into the game ranked No. 8 in 1A with a record of 16-3 and was ... Full Story »

Running of the Bulldogs raises $3,000

By Matthew Harrell The seventh annual Running of the Bulldogs raised $3,000 to help fight cancer. Forty-three runners ran, jogged and walked a 3.1-mile course that weaved through dirt roads, went down Main Street, and started and finished at the Bell High School track. Ian Townsend was the fastest male runner and Elisabeth Diamond was the fastest female. Townsend was ... Full Story »

Local law enforcement holds active shooter training

During the week of March 18-23 (Spring Break) the Gilchrist County Sherriff’s Office personnel, along with Gilchrist County Fire and Rescue Emergency Management and the City of Trenton Public Safety Department came together for a special training at local schools. Local law enforcement and Fire Rescue came together to practice “Active Shooter” training at schools in Bell and Trenton. School ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA does well at Ornamental Horticulture District Event

In mid March, Trenton FFA members competed in ornamental horticulture demonstrations in Branford at the District Competition. There are five categories including production, artistic arrangement, consumer use, marketing and landscaping. The Trenton Middle FFA did very well at District with several interesting demonstrations. In the Production category, Lois Bachle of Trenton Middle FFA explained how to replant pineapple tops. Lois ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County approves continuance for commercial bird farm

The Gilchrist County Commission approved a 1-year continuance of the Special Use Permit application 2018-01 to allow Tom Lucas and Lisa Moore to continue operating their commercial bird farm in North Gilchrist County to allow the applicants to work out details to keep their business operating. The Commission took this action during their April 2 board meeting after a continuance ... Full Story »

Commission splits on Tax Exemption for Fanning Springs Best Western

The Gilchrist County Commission approved Ordinance 2018-01 to allow Nature Coast Development Group, LLC an Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for $900K for no longer than ten years to construct a 92-room Best Western Premier Hotel in Northeast Fanning Springs in Gilchrist County. Bobby Crosby, Gilchrist County Administrator had given the Commission some information in a packet to explain the details ... Full Story »

Bulldogs drop two games

By Matthew Harrell Bell Baseball’s tough season continued as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of games last week. Bell traveled to Mayo for a non-district game against the Lafayette Hornets Tuesday night. The Bulldogs were competitive for most of the game, taking a 2-2 tie into the fourth inning and trailing 3-2 going into the fifth. But the Hornets were ... Full Story »

Trenton’s Kennedy Ks Bucs in District win last week

By John Ayers The Trenton Tiger baseball played tough competition last week as they defeated Branford on Monday, and lost to Trinity Catholic and South Sumter in Trenton. On Monday the Tigers defeated the Bucs 6-1 as Landon Kennedy pitched a 7-inning victory while allowing 1 run, 2 hits, 2 walks and 10 strikeouts to sustain the Tigers undefeated record ... Full Story »