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MAYO —It may be an election year, but there is no rush to get started in Lafayette County.

LIVE OAK — With time to commit to it and a desire to help people, Wade Thomas decided now was the time to run for office.


MAYO — Port St. Joe businessman Jason Shoaf won Tuesday’s Florida House District 7 special Republican primary election.


WHITE SPRINGS — Three candidates qualified for the upcoming White Springs Town Council election.

I am Sandy Hurst and would like to say it is indeed an honor and privilege to be a candidate for County Commissioner District 2, which covers Precinct 5 Bright Pond Baptist Church and Precinct 8 Cross Roads, here in Hamilton County.

Greetings from Fred S. Martin, candidate for Florida State House District 10. I ran for Sheriff of Suwannee County in 2012 and 2016. I have Police Ethics, and their Oath, periodically published in the Swapper, since 2013.


LIVE OAK — Expressing a desire to give back and support Suwannee County, Len Stapleton got that wish Tuesday.

LIVE OAK — Two of the five people eyeing the District 10 state representative seat shared their beliefs at Monday’s Suwannee County Voters League forum.


LIVE OAK, Fla. — While admitting that there’s a lot of choices available in this year’s election, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson made stops all across North Florida this week.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — While paying respects to their fellow candidate that passed away this weekend and thanking each other for running a clean race, the remaining three county commission candidates also touted their own values Monday night.


LIVE OAK — Longtime District 4 home and property owner Harry K. “Kin” Weaver Jr., a Republican, announces his candidacy for the District 4 County Commission seat.


LIVE OAK — A four-man race will determine the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners District 4 seat.

LIVE OAK — After an eight-year absence, Mark Stewart will be returning to the Live Oak City Council.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — As he has remained on the campaign trail the past four weeks, at least one potential voter was surprised to see Mark Stewart at her door.

MAYO — I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and inform the people of Lafayette County on my intentions to run for County Commissioner of District 2.

LIVE OAK — I am very excited to have the opportunity to introduce myself as I campaign to be your next city council person.

FORT WHITE — Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson — businesswoman, water advocate, artist, organizer, wife and mother — filed paperwork March 29 to serve as Florida State Representative in District 10, which includes Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties.


LIVE OAK, Fla. — City residents had the opportunity to meet the candidates running for city positions Monday.


Greeting citizens of the City Of Live Oak: allow me to introduce myself Tommie L Jefferson, to most “Rev. Jefferson.” It is indeed a great pleasure and an honor to have an opportunity to campaign as a candidate for mayor of the city of Live Oak. The position of mayor has importance and value…

This Week's Circulars


Laveta Brim Davis, age 88, of Live Oak, FL, passed away January 22, 2020. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, FL is in charge of all arrangements.

Peggy Ruth Howland, age 93, of Live Oak, Florida, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her daughter's home in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born in Frostproof, Florida living most of her life in Live Oak. She, alongside her late husband, owned and operated Howland's Feed Mill until their…

Mr. Lawrence Leroy Bruner, 94, of Live Oak, FL; passed away, December 15, 2019 at Shand's of Live Oak, following an extended illness. He was the son of the late James E. and Belva Reeves York Bruner. He made Live Oak his home in 1997 coming from Punta Gorda, FL. He served his country in the …