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Fain Skinner heads to Daytona
It’s not often we have one of our own making a name for himself in the world of stock car racing. That’s what Fain Skinner is doing and we sure are proud of him. We’ve followed Fain for a while now and if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that dreams do come true. Read Fain’s story on page 11A of today's Suwannee Democrat.
We can’t predict what will happen on the racetrack in Daytona Saturday, but we do know that no matter what, we’ll still be proud of you Fain.
Foreclosure notices on clerk of court websites struck down by House
This legislation would have replaced posting foreclosure notices in newspapers with posting them on clerk of court websites. We are glad the House bill was voted down recently by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. We’re sure HB 149 had good intentions, but we want what’s fair and that is easily accessed public notices. Not everyone has access to the Internet and some people can’t get to a computer, such as at the library, that is Internet ready. Most newspapers already post their legal notices on their own websites and on the Florida Press Association website at www.flpress.com/services/public-notices. The Suwannee Democrat does both.
The Senate’s companion bill, SB 230, still remains in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Be careful of what you say
Social media sites have been a great avenue for public debate and a good forum for staying current.
However, just because you think you should post something for all to read, it may not be appropriate. Be mindful of those that are likely to read comments, especially those who are the most vulnerable - oftentimes survivors and innocent family members.
It can happen to us all
It’s a political year and if you don’t know that, then you either don’t read a newspaper, don’t watch television, don’t socialize or you live on another planet. The mud slinging has begun and, while we are not new to this, we want to take this moment to say that a candidate for a local political office who defaulted on a loan and faced a foreclosure does not make that person any less of a viable candidate.
Hundreds if not thousands of homeowners here in Suwannee County alone have faced the same burden.
Let’s move on.
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Rubio staff to hold office hours Monday
A staff member from Senator Marco Rubio’s office will be available on Monday, March 17, from 9 until11 a.m. at the Live Oak City Hall Conference Room to meet one-on-one with citizens needing assistance in dealing with a federal agency. For more information, call 850-599-9100.
Pastor’s anniversary celebration begins this weekend
Healing Deliverance Perfecting the Saints Outreach International Ministries Inc.
- Live Oak woman killed in car wreck Tuesday night
Morning Update for Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Good morning. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon.
Ray Agnew: Walking for wounded warriors
Ray Agnew is a true American hero who fought for this country during the Vietnam War. At 75 years old, Agnew is still fighting for this country, but this time he’s literally walking across America for those who have been wounded in the line of duty.
Train chemical contained
A CSX train was stopped on the tracks that parallel US 90 just east of Highway 417 Sunday afternoon after a passerby noticed some type of liquid spilling out of the top of a freight car. SCFR crews quickly responded. The chemical turned out to not be hazardous.
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