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JASPER — It wasn’t the B that the Hamilton County School District aimed for after improving to a C a year ago.


WHITE SPRINGS — As part of the STEM in the Park Summer Camp, Tom Moore turned to music for help in teaching the youth campers a life-saving skill.

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 — 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 — Hamilton County High School graduated 96 students in a ceremony held Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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…

JASPER — Hamilton County High School honored its senior class last Thursday evening with Logan Hughes and Hunter McCulley taking the highest honors.

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 — One lane of Interstate 10 westbound will be closed this afternoon for repairs, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced.


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.

WHITE SPRINGS — Thousands of people flocked to White Springs and the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park for the Florida Folk Festival last weekend.

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.


JASPER — After months of work, the City of Jasper has submitted its proposal for a Community Development Block Grant for new water meters.

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 …