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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »