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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 »

Cuttin’ Up Salon – Bell

Bell native Lydia Harrell opened Cuttin’ Up Family Hair and Nail Salon at 3179 East Bryant Avenue. Lydia Harrell, Tammy Sanders and Morgan Rose are stylists at the new salon and Ginger Fordham is the nail tech. Harrell and Sanders have been longtime stylists who worked at Libby’s Beauty & Barber Shop before Libby Blackburn’s retirement in 2018. Cuttin’ Up ... Full Story »

Haven Tri-County Hospice Care Center in Chiefland to reopen Oct. 14

Haven recognizes the 24/7 responsibilities of family members caring for a seriously ill loved one. The Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center will open Monday, October 14, to provide respite care. The Haven respite care service allows caregivers to take a small break for up to five consecutive days to travel for personal or business reasons, relax and recharge, handle personal obligations ... Full Story »

Plans for 69th Suwannee River Fair underway

The Suwannee River Fair Association held their annual meeting last Tuesday Evening, September 10, at the Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. The meeting included the annual election of the Suwannee River Fair Board of Directors. Gilchrist County directors that were up for election were Houston McKenzie and Stephanie Douglas. Houston McKenzie was returned as a director. Douglas did not run ... Full Story »

Fishing For Success with the Bell Senior FFA

By Carleigh Newsom On September 14th, FFA advisor Mr. Bill Martin took some of his Bell FFA Officers to the University of Florida pond where they volunteered at the Fishing for Success event which was taking place. This event is put on by the University of Florida and is used to education people on aquatic life. The officer members did ... Full Story »

2019 Bell JV Volleyball

Back row: Veronica Whiting, Alexsa Young, Tracey Smith, Sydney Waddle, Ashley Thomas, and Stacey Waddle. Front row: Alaina Thomas, Karys York, Amani Salem, Anna Hutto, and McKinley Downing. Full Story »