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BHS Volleyball 3rd in State

By: Katie Lovett The Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team ended their season as 3rd in the State Final Four tournament. They had one heck of a season, from winning their District Championship for the 3rd straight year in a row and clinching the Regional Championship with a sweep against Union County, which ultimately thrust them into the 2020 FHSAA Volleyball State ... Full Story »

How Gilchrist County Voted

(Last week half of this article was accidently left off of the front page story of the Gilchrist County Journal, we are sorry about the error.) Gilchrist County voted 77.88% during the November 3, General Election. The County has 12,516 registered voters and 9,748 cast a ballot. Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, her staff Tracy Sanders and Lisa ... Full Story »

County Commission directs attorney to amend alcohol ordinance for Sunday sales

By John Ayers The Gilchrist County Commission took a step closer to approving Sunday alcohol sales. On Monday afternoon they voted 5-0 to amend Ordinance 80-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales in the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist County. The five-member Commission was addressed by Stoney Smith, representing the convenience stores located in the rural areas of Gilchrist County. He told ... Full Story »

New brush truck dedicated to Alexander W. Hudson III, Friend, Brother and Leader of Trenton Fire Dept.

By John Ayers The Trenton City Commission held a special ceremony Monday evening to dedicated Trenton Fire Rescue new Brush truck, 2501 to Alexander William Hudson, III, a past fire chief for his tireless service and commitment to the community, friend, brother, and leader. Matt Rexroat, Trenton Public Safety Chief introduced Resolution 2020-02 as he read the information to the ... Full Story »

Local pecan company suppling quality nuts

Whether you pronounce it “pecans” or “pecons” this Native American nut is a favorite throughout this country. The United States produces 300 million pounds of pecans in a year and is the largest producer of pecans in the world. A few miles South of Trenton just across the Gilchrist/Levy line there is a barn where a Nut Buster pecan cracker ... Full Story »

Bell Woman arrested after Levy County Landfill Theft

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Wanda Sue Sheffield (4/20/63) of Bell, Florida today after a lengthy investigation. In September of 2019 the Levy County Finance Director was asked by the Levy County Landfill Director to take a detailed look at monies being collected at the landfill. The Finance Director alerted the Sheriff’s Office when he discovered ... Full Story »

Riverside Christian #2 in Final Four of 6-Man football in Florida

By Megan Hall The Riverside Christian Wranglers secured the #2 spot in the Final Four in 6-man football in the State of Florida with the victory over Gainesville Christian. The Wranglers toppled Gainesville Christian 60-39 Friday night at home. Gainesville came into this playoff game with a 5-2 record while the Wrangler’s have an 8-1 record. The Wranglers offensive was ... Full Story »

Trenton improves to 5-5, prepare for playoffs in Newberry Friday night

The Trenton Tigers improved their regular season football record to 5-5 as they defeated the Lafayette County Hornets 35-21 in Mayo Friday night. The Tigers will now prepare for a second trip to Newberry to face the Panthers in a regional playoff contest, Friday night. The Tigers were on a mission as they rolled out to a 28-0 first half ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldogs Perform at Regional Cross Country Meet

Submitted: Brad Surrency Bell High School student athletes, Jaden Reiss and Alayna Aslan participated in the FHSAA District 1A, Region 2 Cross Country meet on Friday, November 6th at Holloway Park in Lakeland. The girls ran against 24 other teams across the state of Florida on a very challenging course. Both girls ran well with Aslan running the 5K course ... Full Story »

Jenkins retires after 30 years

Edwin Jenkins shown with Sheriff Bobby Schultz as he was presented with a plaque last week at a retirement event held in his honor. Jenkins has been in law enforcement for 30 years. He began at Lancaster Correctional Institution and ending with the GCSO where he started in 2005. Sgt. Jenkins is well liked by he fellow officers at GCSO. ... Full Story »