MAYO — Lafayette Elementary School has announced the Students of the Month for September. The Student of the Month for grades kindergarten to second is Adylin Severance.

LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Tractor Supply Company is hosting a fall Farmers Market this month for local growers, crafters and artisans to showcase their homemade and homegrown goods.

LIVE OAK — Thirty-four students from Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette counties have been awarded a college scholarship under a program initiated by Florida Farm Bureau Federation for a total of $40,250.

Austin Andrew Griffin of Hamilton High School, Jasper, Florida, was recently presented the prestigious DAR Good Citizen Award by Linda Johns, chapter regent of the Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the America Revolution. The DAR Good Citizen program is a way to recognize high school sen…

Alyssa Baylee Manning and Gavin Tyler Cashmore will be getting married in the month of May. Contact the family for wedding details.

Dad, you are the most giving man I know and I appreciate everything you do and have done in the past for me and my family.  I am so glad that we now live up here to be closer to you.  

Soil Moisture Sensors (or SMS) are a precision agriculture technology on the rise in North Florida. Using electronic sensors at various depths, moisture readings are taken continuously throughout the day. By using this technology, growers are now able to “see underground” and at a distance t…

As I have mentioned in previous articles, the Reconstruction era (1865-1877) after the Civil War was a turbulent era for the United States, especially the South. Due to the ravages of time, first-hand accounts of this era in Suwannee County are few and far between other than official documen…

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bembry will be celebrating their 66 years of marriage on August 14th, 2017. They will be vacationing at their mountain home in Cherokee, North Carolina.


LIVE OAK — Barrett Masonic Lodge #43 hosted John Middleton, a board member of the Four Rivers Audubon Society and Branford Camera Club, at a recent meeting.

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LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Fire Department plans to provide area students two more chances to beat the heat before the school year gets too far underway.


LIVE OAK — Serving pulled pork sandwiches Friday, the Live Oak Fire Department and Love INC, with some assistance from the Live Oak Police Department, raised more than $2,000 for LOVE Sparky’s kids.

As I study local history, I come across a few old writings of early Suwannee County settlers. I have shared excerpts from some of these writings in the past. These first-hand accounts are very informative in teaching us about what these early settlers faced, from disease to Indians to boredo…

The Suwannee County School System expanded between the late 1980s and 2000 by the addition of new intermediate and middle schools in Live Oak, and a new elementary school in Branford. These new schools provided much-needed space relief for the growing number of children in the public school system.

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LIVE OAK — With school less than a month away, the Suwannee County School District has set the schedule for the respective schools’ meet the teacher dates.

LIVE OAK — The first Open Mic Night with Lyndie held at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was a huge success with nearly a dozen great singers from across North Florida participating July 14.

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