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Duke’s Solar Farm outside Trenton completed

Duke Energy has finished construction on a 795-acre solar farm on the outskirts of northwest Trenton. The project was completed on time and is producing electricity. The solar farm is located on five parcels of land that border US Highway 129, County Road 307A, SW 20th Avenue and SW 17th Court, a connector road between CR 307A and US 129. ... Full Story »

FDOT to Begin Resurfacing Project on U.S. 129 from Bell to Trenton

Work is expected to begin in early January on a project to resurface U.S. 129 between Bell and Trenton in Gilchrist County. Construction is tentatively set to begin on January 6. The project will take place between just north of Northeast 11th Avenue (County Road 307A) in Trenton and just north of Bryant Avenue in Bell. The Florida Department of ... Full Story »

Judicial wing of Gilchrist Courthouse damaged by water over the weekend

Employees at the Gilchrist County Courthouse arrived at work on Monday, December 30, to find water scattered throughout the Judicial wing. Roofing work had began on the Judicial wing of the Courthouse over the Christmas holidays. Apparently the roofers left the roof incomplete. With rain over the weekend and early hours of Monday morning, the rain water began to run ... Full Story »

Duke Energy Florida files for recovery of costs from Hurricane Dorian

Duke Energy Florida filed with the Florida Public Service Commission to recover costs related to the company’s storm response to Hurricane Dorian, as well as the smaller Tropical Storm Nestor, both in 2019. Storm costs are estimated to be $171 million for Hurricane Dorian and $400,000 for Tropical Storm Nestor. Hurricane Dorian, which peaked as a Category 5 storm, initially ... Full Story »

Lake City man killed in Gilchrist County Friday

A Lake City man was traveling north on SR 47 near CR 340 on Friday at 6:20 p.m. in a Ford F-250 when the truck crashed into the rear of a utility trailer that was hitched to a 2012 Dodge Ram that was parked on the east shoulder of the highway. A passenger in the Ford truck was ejected from ... Full Story »

Drummond Community Bank makes donation to Haven Hospice

Drummond Community Bank also donated their annual bake sale proceeds to Haven this year, totaling $1,580. This was the bank’s 15th annual bake sale for Haven; they are always held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Drummond Community Bank Vice President, Ben Lott said the Chiefland community has a lot of people that cook and bake really well, and that they love ... Full Story »

Bell Middle High Staff enjoys Christmas down on the farm

The Cannon Farm Plantation was the venue for Bell Middle High School staff’s annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19.  Miles Prescott, the event venue’s owner and a 1981 graduate of Bell High said, “This is my way of giving back to my old Alma Mater.” For the past three years, Prescott has welcomed the teachers and staff to the ... Full Story »

Salvation Army funds Christmas meal for local families

Volunteers went the extra mile by showing up in 31 degree weather to pass out meals, coats and stuffed animals early Thursday morning, December 19. Dedicated volunteers with the Salvation Army and Food Pantry of Gilchrist County began setting up at the Trenton Depot at 7 a.m. in the cold. Soon they had the coffee pot hot, and were ready ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Brings Home the Ribbons at Sub-Districts

By Carleigh Newsom Both Bell Middle and Senior attended our annual FFA sub-districts. This is a day in which many competitions take place such as public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and tractor driving. Bell FFA is proud of the competing members such as the second place winning middle school parliamentary procedure team, which is made up of  our chairman, Jordan LeFebvre ... Full Story »

Trenton Ladies Soccer

Trenton Ladies Varsity Soccer is off to a great start for the season.  They have played 8 games with 4 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie. Their leading scorer is Nevaeh Pogue with 17 goals. Captain Zoe Marin has 4 goals, Clare Watson has 2 goals, Rebecca Drilling and Lilly Mayo both have 1 goal each. It has been wonderful ... Full Story »