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Mock Land Group asks for water well from Town of Bell

The Bell Town Council held their July regular meeting on Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. This meeting began with a word of prayer and then followed by a salute to the American flag. Council president Derek Sanders recognized Keith Mock representing Mock Land Group of Alachua during the Reports and citizens request to address the Council. Keith Mock explained ... Full Story »

Dana Collins fulfills lifelong dream this summer

Dana Collins has obtained a life-long dream this summer. Dana, a native of the state of Georgia, has been a part of the staff at Bell High School and community for the past  29 years.  For the past few years she has been working in the guidance department and with home schooled students. Collins said, “It has been a lifelong ... Full Story »

Vets and Local Citizens come together for 4th of July Weekend

Submitted We all enjoyed a fun 4th of July weekend at ForVets Otter Springs last weekend. What made it special? Veterans of all services, and all wars from the last 100 years, joined together with good North Central Florida citizens of all ages, and shared lots of fun activities, camping, and swimming at the beautiful Otter Springs park. The park ... Full Story »

Healing Strong

Second Meeting of The Healing StrongTM . You are invited to join us July 17th at the Library in Trenton from 6:30-830. The Healing StrongTM will meet the third Monday night each month . The Healing StrongTM mission is to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based, non-toxic therapies through empowering community group. The ... Full Story »

Rolling Oaks Country Store to open

Rolling Oaks Country Store hopes to open for business this weekend. The Justin Edwards family of Bell will open the store with the help of several local employees to serve the Waccassassa community and all those passing by on Highway 26. Edwards’ daughter Alyssa Edwards will be the manager of Rolling Oaks Country Store. Justin Edwards said, “We are so ... Full Story »

Local Teacher Jean Roberts will be missed

Local residents were saddened to hear that local longtime teacher Jean Roberts has passed away after a brief illness.  Roberts passed way on Wednesday, June 21 at the Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. Roberts had taught school at Bell High School for the past 28 years. She was a teacher for the Life Skills and will be remembered for her ... Full Story »

Annual Black and White Ball a Success

By Chris Rogers The 2017 Black and White Ball was held Saturday night, June 17 at the Gilchrist County Woman’s Club. The Black and White Ball is an annual event that raises money for one graduating high school senior. This year’s scholarship recipient was Miss Gabby Liddell. Gabby is the daughter of Jim and Wanda Liddell. Gabby is a graduate ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers hoping to grow

The Gilchrist Sheriff’s Volunteers represent a group of volunteer individuals working under the authority of the Gilchrist County Sheriff to assist the Sheriff’s Office in non-emergency tasks with the end result of community service. Our activities assist the patrol deputies allowing them to provide more essential service to our community. However minor the assist, the end result provides a larger ... Full Story »

Chiefland Watermelon Festival Queen

Submitted Catherine Bowman, the 22 year old daughter of Doug and Mandy Bowman, was crowned the 2017 Chiefland Watermelon Festival Queen. She is currently attending the University of Florida and working towards becoming a pharmacist. In her spare time Catherine works at Publix as a pharmacy tech and her hobbies are fishing, hunting and helping with her family’s hay farm. ... Full Story »