Suwannee Democrat


June 16, 2014

Morning Update, Monday, June 16 (Check it out: New look, new events)

Live Oak —

Good morning. Here's a look at what's happening today. 


Showers and thunderstorms likely Monday, mainly after noon. Parly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Monday night calls for showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. 

Best bets for today:

Suwannee County Commissioners will hold their meeting on tonight, June 16. Click here for the agenda. 

On this day

First roller coaster in America opens

On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn,New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the century there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country.

Upcoming events:

Tuesday: Pre-school story time (10 a.m.), book club for ages 7-10 (3 p.m.), tween book club for ages 11-14 (3 p.m.) at the Live Oak Library. 

Our poll question for the week:

What are your summer plans? Vote at

In case you missed it:

Rant & Rave for June 13, 2014.

Qualifying for August primary begins today

Sabal Trail project still in pre-filing stage


Suwannee County

County Road 49  Possible daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. three miles south of  U.S. 90 for drainage improvements.

County Road 137  Work is scheduled to begin Monday (postponed from last week) on constructing a new sidewalk between U.S. 90 and Eighth Avenue in Wellborn.  Daytime lane closures should be expected.

Irvin Avenue (State Road 51)  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. between Evergreen Avenue Southwest to Walker Avenue (just south of the roundabout) for constructing a new sidewalk.

Nobles Ferry Road (County Road 249)  Possible daytime lane closures from County Road 795 to Lime Avenue for constructing a new sidewalk.

U.S. 129  Daytime lane closures Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Branford and Live Oak for shoulder repairs.

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