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June 30, 2014

Morning Update, Monday, June 30

Live Oak —

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

Weather:

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Monday night calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Best bets for today:

Alzheimer's Support Group. Fourth Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. Surrey Place Care Center, 110 Lee Ave. SE in Live Oak. 386-364-5961 ext 16 386-209-2327.

Boy Scout Troop 693

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8: p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 915 Church St., SW. 386 590-6121, troop693@windstream.net.  

On this day

Gone with the Wind published 

Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936. In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O'Hara.

Upcoming events:

Suwannee County Commission meeting, July 1. Click here for the agenda

Live Oak Freedom Festival, July 4. Click here for more information

Branford River Reunion, July 4. Click here for more information

Our poll question for the week:

What are your plans for America's birthday? Vote at suwanneedemocrat.com.

In case you missed it:

Scallop season opens

Rant & Rave for June 27

Florida birth certificates now available at the Suwannee Tax Collector's Office

Traffic:

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  Daytime lane closures after 8:30 a.m. between U.S. 90 and Eighth Avenue in Wellborn for building a new sidewalk.

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.

U.S. 90   Daytime lane closures between the Columbia and Madison County line to repaint roadway markings.

U.S. 129   Daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Live Oak and Branford for shoulder repairs.

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