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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.
Live Oak —
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SHS Donor Brick Program in full swing
Memorialize you or your loved ones with a brick at Langford Stadium today.
- Altrusa Tour of Homes 2013 is Saturday
Morning Update for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
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