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Chris Beasley appointed to Bell Council

By John Ayers The Bell Town Council in their Thursday, February 13 meeting discussed the vacant council seat that remained open from the recent resignation of former Councilman Kenny Bass. As the discussion of the open seat evolved, Bell resident Christopher K Beasley was attending the meeting and told the Council that he was interested in serving on the Bell ... Full Story »

2020 Land Judging competition goes well for local FFA

The annual land judging competition was held on Friday, January 31, in Gilchrist County. This year the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the competition. Gilchrist County FFA had six teams at the event. Bell FFA had two high school teams and two middle school teams. All the teams did very well, Bell High School had the  winning team ... Full Story »

Michael McElroy Seeks Re-Election as Gilchrist County Tax Collector

My name is Michael McElroy and I am seeking re-election as your Gilchrist County Tax Collector.  In July of 2019 I was appointed by the Honorable Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida to fill this vacated position.  Before my appointment I worked in the private sector-financial services industry for 35 years as a local banker.  This experience in the financial services ... Full Story »

Trenton Girls win District 6 Basketball Crown

The Trenton Lady Tigers Basketball team won their 5th straight District Title Saturday night by defeating the Branford Lady Bucs 55-47 in Tiger gym. Trenton’s Janiyah King was selected the Lady Tigers Player of the Game. The junior forward shot 19 points and pulled down 19 total rebounds to anchor the Tiger’s inside game. The Bucs challenged the Lady Tigers, ... Full Story »

Commission approves vegetative buffer for Trenton Solar Plant

The Gilchrist County Commission listened to Gilchrist Planning and Zoning Director, David M Lang, Jr. when he presented a Site Plan and proposed vegetative buffer for the Trenton Solar Plant that is located in northwest Trenton. Mr. Lang reported that Mortenson, the contractor that built the solar complex has submitted a buffer that will eliminate the public’s view of the ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County 4-H holds Events Day

The 4-H County Events were held Saturday, January 25th at Bell Baptist Church. 4-H members from throughout the county worked hard to make the day a great success. In the Demonstrations category were Cloverbuds: Christian Fussell-peanut butter and jelly demonstration, green ribbon. Emma Jones-cookie dough balls demonstration, green ribbon. In the Juniors: Justin Holtsclaw-shaving demonstration, category winner, blue ribbon.  Addyson ... Full Story »

Ninth Annual J.M. “Murph” Everett Memorial Cattle Show

This is the ninth year Trenton FFA has hosted the J. M. “Murph” Everett Memorial Cattle Show. Mr. Everett was a long time agriculture teacher, having taught in both Lafayette and Trenton High Schools. The annual show was held on Saturday, January 25, at the Suwannee River Fair Barn in Fanning Springs. The Grand Champion Market Steer was exhibited by ... Full Story »

Education Foundation’s Walk-A-Thon a very successful event

Teams from all four schools in Gilchrist County were on hand to lead off the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, February 1. This year’s event began at the Trenton Depot with teams walking and running on the Greenway to the west. The event started with Presley Pauling of Bell High School leading the pledge while Bell JROTC ... Full Story »