WHITE SPRINGS — Discussions regarding the White Springs Fire Department as well as the town’s budget and financials led to a lengthy, and at times heated, White Springs Town Council meeting July 9.
JASPER — Ongoing concerns with the city’s noise ordinance led to Jasper residents addressing the problem at the city council’s July 8 meeting.
WHITE SPRINGS — STEM in the Park campers were provided an unique opportunity last week when Pam Nelson delivered a presentation on her responsibilities as the Global Process Safety Manager for Cytec Industries, Inc./SOLVAY, an international company based in Brussels, Belgium.
JASPER — The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners received a payment in lieu of taxes from the Suwannee River Water Management District at its July 2 meeting.
JASPER — The Hamilton County School District has named the Hamilton County Development Authority as its Business Partner of the Year as recognized by the Commissioner of Education and the Florida Department of Education.
JASPER — While the numbers can sometimes be misleading in small counties, Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid won’t complain about the county’s crime rate falling in 2018.
JENNINGS — On Friday, just like every year for the past four years, the Town of Jennings held its annual 4th of July Celebration on the Friday preceding the holiday at Cunningham Park.
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE — During a routine training mission, an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 23rd Fighter Group suffered a bird strike which caused an inadvertent release of three BDU-33s, a small non-explosive training munition, Monday afternoon, according to base officials.
JASPER — After discussing code enforcement previously this spring, the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners finally decided to move forward with an ordinance calling for a code inspector and special magistrate.
JASPER — After a school year full of interacting with residents of the Suwannee Valley Nursing Center from their buses, members of the Hamilton County School District’s transportation department had an extra surprise in store earlier this month.
JENNINGS — Keith Wynn was recognized by the Florida Forest Service for having a Certified Stewardship Forest. He has put a lot of work into his 257-acre farm located in Hamilton County.
JASPER — From the weather to the turnout — both in vendors and festivalgoers — to the sales by those vendors, the ninth annual Wild Blackberry Festival was better than ever.
ST. PETERSBURG — Duke Energy Florida announced last week three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages. Included in those projects is a storage facility in Jennings.
MADISON — North Florida Community College awarded 136 students with degrees or certificates at the conclusion of its Spring Term 2019, including 30 from Suwannee County, 15 from Hamilton County and 17 from Lafayette County. Graduates were honored at NFCC’s Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony o…
GAINESVILLE — Veterans, their family members and stakeholders in the area are invited to a North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System town hall discussion on the MISSION Act and Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide their own feedback on VA operations.
LAKE CITY — The Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting a follow-up inspection tonight at the Interstate 75 and Interstate 10 interchange, resulting in lane closures.
LAKE CITY — All lanes of Interstate 75 and Interstate 10 have reopened following a crash Monday afternoon that closed I-10 west and both I-75 north and south.
JASPER — Wanting to provide better service to the community by adding space, but with a gap in their budget, administrators from the Suwannee Valley Nursing Center in Jasper asked the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners for help at its May 21 meeting.
MADISON — Forty-seven North Florida Community College students were named to the President’s List at the conclusion of NFCC’s Spring Term 2019, including 21 from Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Front Porch Cafe. The new restaurant is located at 8191 State Road 6 West in Jasper. Joining owners Kevin, Lisa and Megan Hotchkiss at the ribbon cutting were officials from Hamilton County and the Hamilton County Development Authority.
WHITE SPRINGS — Concerns with the status and ability of the White Springs Volunteer Fire Department combined with a new fire protection agreement with Hamilton County led to a drastic move by the White Springs Town Council last week.
WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service invites the public to the 67th annual Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs.
WHITE SPRINGS — When writing his "Life in White Springs" column for the Jasper News, little did Walter McKenzie imagine that his brief mention of the STEM summer program would result in a significant donation to the start-up program.
This Week's Circulars
Lorri Lynn Cook, age 54, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Shands UF in Gainesville, FL. As per her wishes, finalization will be by cremation. Please sign the guest book at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. was in charge of al…
Rod Aton, 85, of Live Oak, FL passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home. The Toledo, Ohio native served in the U.S. Navy and was of the Methodist Faith. Rod retired from Pratt & Whitney in Boynton Beach after 30 years in the aviation industry. He was a member of the Shriners, Maso…
Carl Lewis Houben, Sr., 82, O'Brien, FL passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The Olean, NY native moved to Branford from Central Florida in 1997, owned Houben Carpentry and was a Korean Conflict Veteran while serving in the Air Force. Mr. Houben is survived by his daughter: Tina Houben Br…
Walter "Walt" Wilkinson, age 94, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, FL. He was born in North Stonington, CT moving to Live Oak in 1987 from St. Petersburg, FL. Walt was a WWII Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII …
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