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2019 Bell High School Varsity Cheerleaders

Photo by Kerrianne Lovelace Photography. Left to right, back row: Kinleigh Cooper, Maddy Geiger, Madi Frey and Mikayla Trantham. Middle row: Alyssa Edmonds, Audrey Thomas, Becca Frey, Rachel Lovelace, Maddi Hines, Makayla Pinner and Shelbi Cooper. Front row: McKenzie Nash, Savana Thomas, Katelyn Walker, Susannah Gray, Hannah Frey, Kerrisa Grieves, Sarah Manders and Presley Paulling. Not pictured: Coaches Brooke Whittington ... Full Story »

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive Underway in Tri-County Area

The big news this year from Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox campaign is that the new boxes are 25% bigger. That’s right, more room to send Christmas gifts for a child in need in America and worldwide. The Kick-Off breakfast was held at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday, September 28. Churches from throughout the area were represented at the event. Geneva ... Full Story »

Arrests made in Bell Mini Storage burglary case

On September 28, 2019, Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Bell Mini Storage after a report that a storage locker had been burglarized. Numerous items were reported stolen, including an RV and a three-wheeler. K-9 Deputy Frier’s initial investigation led to the arrest of James Clayton Parrish, Jr. born March 26, 1987, of O’Brien, FL, for Burglary of a ... Full Story »

Trenton Solar Plant to be completed on time and a battery storage facility will be built here in near future

By Cindy Jo Ayers Danny Collins of Duke Energy was the guest speaker at the Gilchrist Rotary Club at noon this past Monday. Collin’s talk was mostly on the Solar Power Plant being built on CR307A just Northwest of Trenton. Collins said that Duke Energy serves half of Florida currently. He said they have begun investing in renewable power such ... Full Story »

Farm Bureau holds Annual Meeting

By Cindy Jo Ayers The 2019 Annual Gilchrist Farm Bureau meeting began with Gray Smith, the local Farm Bureau Board President welcoming the membership to the packed cafeteria. The meeting was held at Trenton Elementary School on Thursday evening, September 26. Smith went over some of the accomplishments of the past year. He introduced the staff which included Danny Wirick ... Full Story »

2019 Trenton High School Varsity Cheerleaders

Photo by Jillian Elena Photography. Back row: Sydney Roberts, Savana Shattuck, Leann Shelley, Rebekah Price, Savannah McCoy, Alizabeth Morehouse and Chrissy Franks. Front row: Allie Schwieterman, Sali Powers, Charlee Hines, Rebecca Rogers, Harley Langford, Mariah Lancaster and Kaitlyn Scelzi. Full Story »

Bell Baptist Church welcomes new Pastor Derek Lee

Bell Baptist Church is excited to announce the appointment of their new pastor, Brother Derek Lee. Pastor Lee and his wife, Dayla, are from Maxville, Florida and they have three children, son Gavin and his wife Haley and daughters, Dalys and Maddie. They are feeling so blessed and humbled to be able to become a part of our great community. ... Full Story »

Students with Perfect Scores on State Assessments Recognized at Gilchrist School Board Meeting

By Janet Bradley At the School Board Meeting on September 17, students were recognized for obtaining perfect scores on the spring 2019 state assessments. Recognitions were given for students receiving perfect scores on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), End of Course Exams (EOC), and the Florida Comprehensive Science Test. Students from Bell Elementary, Trenton Elementary, and Trenton High School were ... Full Story »

Spring Time Realty – Bell

Recently Spring Time Realty was opened by Brokers Jane E. Moore and Lisa M. Hayes. Jane and Lisa are sisters with 22 years of combined experience in the real estate field. They are very excited about going into business together in Bell. Hayes said, “We have talked about it forever.” Moore has been a real estate agent in the Bell ... Full Story »

The Country Grind Coffee Shop – Bell

Carlos and Danielle Cabrera opened The Country Grind coffee shop recently. The Cabrera’s moved to the Bell area three years ago. They love the rural life style and have two children enrolled at Bell Elementary School. Danielle said they were searching for a business to open locally when they decided on opening a coffee shop after much research and talking ... Full Story »