LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County Tourist Development Council (also known as Visit Suwannee) recently won a Flagler Award in the category of rural marketing from Visit Florida for its efforts to promote Suwannee County as a vacation destination.

LIVE OAK — Fifty years ago, you still had to turn the dial by hand on the television to change channels. You dialed numbers with your finger on a rotary phone, humans had not walked on the moon, gas was 34 cents a gallon and the Rev. Pomeroy Carter and Tom Kennon were serving their community…

JASPER — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with United States Drug Enforcement Agency will be hosting the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

My trip to Ohio a few weeks ago, reminded me how amazing our bodies are. While out hiking with family, the last leg of the hike was uphill. Walking step for step with my brother-in-law, who seems to be taking the hill in stride while I'm beginning to struggle. 

LIVE OAK — Twenty-four local Freemasons recently gathered at the home of Brother Robert Skipper of Live Oak to build a wheelchair accessible ramp for Robert's step-son, Brother Eric Low. 

LIVE OAK — All community members and business representatives are invited to join United Way of Suwannee Valley for its October community fundraising campaign luncheon at RIVEROAK Technical College at noon Oct. 2.  

Tired of weeding and fertilizing your lawn? Try replacing it with the “Alfalfa of the South,” also known as perennial peanut. Perennial peanut is not just suitable for hay production. It can also be utilized for grazing livestock and as turf in lawn settings.

LIVE OAK — Around 200 people attended the Suwannee County 4-H Field Day at the Suwannee County Coliseum complex on Sept. 7.

LAKE CITY — Many children around the state have never heard a bedtime story. In fact, many of them have never been read to at all. Some never learned their numbers. As a result, they struggle to grasp fundamental concepts from kindergarten up — unless somebody steps in.

MAYO — Tim Pearson has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuro Endocrine Tumor of the esophagus which is one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of cancer. His prognosis from his oncologist is 1 year.

LIVE OAK — Carolyn Saft, the horticulture agent and Master Gardener volunteer coordinator, at the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Office has been promoted.

This Week's Circulars


Michael A. Stellabotte, Jr., 94, Live Oak, FL passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020. The native was a WWII Veteran while serving in the Navy and was of Catholic Faith. Mr. Stellabotte is survived by his three daughters: Jessica (Greg) Hammock, Live Oak, FL, Ingrid (Ed) Stokes, TX, Jennifer (…

Mr. Robert B. Dozier, 74, Live Oak, FL passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Shands UF in Jacksonville, FL following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Marvin Allen and Janet Britt Byrd Dozier, Sr. Mr. Dozier was preceded in death by his daughter, Dolly Dozier and a brother,…

James G. Cordry, 67 of Branford, FL. passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents; Claudia Mae and Edward Cordy and one brother Larry Cordry. James is survived by his wife Nancy Branch Cordy, one daughter, Kristy (Steven) Harris of Mayo, FL., one son Derek (A…