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Lady Tigers defeat Bell

The Trenton Lady Tigers basketball team improved their record to 13-3 Friday night as they slammed the host Bell Bulldogs 56-16 in a District match up. The Lady Tigers selected Jordan Douglas, as the Player of the Game for Trenton. The sophomore Point Guard shot 19 points and provided 6 assists for the Lady Tigers in the victory. She added ... Full Story »

Trenton tops Hilliard

The Trenton Lady Tigers were in Hilliard Saturday afternoon to play District 6 opponent Lady Red Flashes. This game identified the powers in District 6 as the two teams played heads up throughout. The Lady Tigers held on to take the 41-28 victory. Trenton’s Janiyah King was selected the Lady Tigers’ Player of the Game. The junior center shot 10 ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County home to the Bell Ridge Longleaf Wildlife and Environmental Area

By Cindy Jo Ayers Longleaf Pine, once covered around 90 million acres from Virginia to Florida, west through Louisiana to eastern Texas were mostly gone by the 1920s. These majestic pines reach heights of 80 to 100 feet when mature. Today they only cover about 3 percent of their natural range. Longleaf Pines prefer sandy, dry, acidic soils with elevations ... Full Story »

Benny Battle missing since December 11, 2019

Benny has been missing since December 11, 2019. There is a monetary reward for any information leading to the arrest of person or persons involved in the disappearance of Benny Battle. Information will remain confidential. Please contact FDLE, Dixie County Sheriff or the family at (352) 239-2342. Full Story »

Bell man is killed in vehicle/tractor crash Jan. 1

A young man from Bell was killed New Year’s Day when he was traveling south on CR 337 at NW 142 Street at 1:40 p.m. in Gilchrist County. Dilan Duran Munoz, 17, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry south behind a 1978 John Deere tractor driven by Anthony Call Matthews, 57 of Trenton. The crash occurred when the Camry collided ... Full Story »

Gilchrist approves expansion of Ellie Ray’s Resort

The Gilchrist Commission was asked to consider a Special Use Permit 2020-01 application for the expansion of Ellie Ray’s RV Resort and Lounge on the Santa Fe River in North Gilchrist County. The proposed expansion identifies four separate divisions totaling 79.63 acres to be constructed over a period of six years. An attorney representing Tom Sturgeon – TRS Holdings, LLC ... Full Story »

Local candidates filing Intentions to seek election to public office

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Supervisor of Elections Office was busy Monday morning with a host of people signing intentions to seek public office during the 2020 Election. County Commission, District 1, Sharon Akins Langford (Rep.) has filed her intent to seek re-election to the District 1 Seat, where she is the the incumbent. County Commission, District 3 race there ... Full Story »

Commissioner Todd Gray will not seek re-election

County Commissioner Todd Gray submitted this letter to the Gilchrist County Journal this week that stated he would not seek re-election to the County Commission. Thank you, Gilchrist County Citizens for allowing me to serve you as the District 3 County Commissioner for the past 7+ years. As I look to finish the final year of my second term with ... Full Story »

P K Yonge hands Lady Tigers third loss

The Trenton Lady Tigers traveled to Gainesville last Friday night to challenge the PK Yonge Lady Blue Wave basketball team. The Tigers were unable to score with the 3A power as the host handed Trenton a 45-61 defeat. Trenton’s Bri Becker was selected the Lady Tigers Player of the Game as the sophomore shooting guard scored 13 points, pulled down ... Full Story »

2019-2020 Bell Varsity Boys Basketball

Left to right, back row: Logan Laneau, John Spigelmyer, Garrison Thompkins, Zach Ford, Austin Arban, Daniel Pittman, and Rhett Rankin. Front row: Josh Mendoza, Braeden Manders, Joey Pinna, Tristan Townsend, and Riley Kilgore. Photo by Katie Lovett. Full Story »