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JASPER — Lisa St. John, owner of the “historic Old Shepherd House” in Jasper, has converted this little slice of Hamilton County history into a hometown café that will serve residents and visitors.


LIVE OAK — With time available to devote to the position, businessman Franklin White is seeking to bring his conservative values to the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners.


LIVE OAK — After more than three decades of experience with land surveying, Jay Carrier has decided to seek the office of Suwannee County Property Appraiser.


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.

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…