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Trenton High School retires Cheevers’ and Rogers’ jerseys

By Cindy Jo Ayers It was a night that the Trenton football players will not soon forget, a night to celebrate their amazing season. So amazing in fact that MaxPrep ranked the Tigers as the number three small school football team in the whole nation. Trenton was beaten out by two private schools who took the first and second places. ... Full Story »

Search continues for missing local woman

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about Brenda Czaban, a local resident, who was reported missing on February 26, 2016. Brenda is 50-years-old. She is 5’6” and 132 pounds with brown eyes, and strawberry blonde hair with feathered bangs. Brenda has a tattoo of an Indian on her left ankle and a tattoo of a hummingbird on ... Full Story »

Bill Wiles hired as THS football coach

By Carrie A. Mizell It’s been 15 years since Bill Wiles coached the Trenton Tiger football team. The seasoned football coach will suit up in a Trenton shirt and return to The Jungle this summer as head coach of the defending state champion Trenton Tigers. Wiles will replace Andrew Thomas, who is leaving Trenton on April 1 for a job ... Full Story »

Local youth shine at 2016 Suwannee River Fair

Bell Middle FFA member Melonie Piechocki wore her late grandfather, Bob Piechocki’s New York state FFA jacket into the show ring at the Suwannee River Fair on Tuesday morning, and left the ring with Reserve Champion honors. Melonie said her 740-pound steer, Rocky, who was named Reserve Champion Feeder Steer at the 2016 fair, is a very calm, good steer. ... Full Story »

Bell teen critically injured in US 129 crash

By Carrie A. Mizell A 15-year-old Bell student was on life support Monday after being hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on US 129. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacob Cohen, of Bell, was riding a bicycle south on the paved apron of US 129 on Sunday, March 20 at 11:47 a.m. For an unknown reason, the ... Full Story »

Knuckles receives Tony Cruse award

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, March 3, at Bell High School. The event was hosted by the Criminal Justice Program at Bell High School. The awards presentation began with the Color Guard from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Explorers. Dominic Howe and Tori Rogers presented the flags. Full Story »

Pancake breakfast will benefit local firefighter

The Spring Ridge Volunteer Fire Department invites you to help them assist the family of a stricken Gilchrist County volunteer firefighter with the proceeds of their next Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 5th.  The breakfast will run as usual from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the SRVFD firehouse (Gilchrist County Fire Station 3) located at 5600 NE County Road ... Full Story »

Changes coming to Lancaster Correctional

After many years as a youthful offender facility, Lancaster Correctional Institution will house only adult males beginning in June. Rumors spread like wildfire earlier this week after an article was printed in the Miami Herald stating that Lancaster Correctional Institution would close this summer. Full Story »

Rates will go up at Hart Springs

The Gilchrist County Commissioners approved rate changes for Hart Springs Park on Monday, Feb. 23. Effective immediately, the daily entry fee will change from $4 to $5 per person. The annual entry pass, which is good for 5 people, will rise from $75 to $85. Applicable sales and bed tax will also be applied to all fees, except the daily ... Full Story »

Bell woman arrested for animal cruelty

                    A Bell resident was arrested and booked into the Gilchrist County Jail last week on charges of animal cruelty. Full Story »