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The 11th annual Holiday Bake-Off brought out 111 entries by 62 different youth participants! It was great to see the enthusiasm and creativity of Suwannee County 4-H members. Unlike traditional 4-H projects/contests where youth must do all the work themselves, this annual contest strongly en…

LIVE OAK — With the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, in town through most of January, the Suwannee River Regional Library’s Live Oak branch will also be hosting a handful of presentations to go with it.

LIVE OAK — The Suwannee River Regional Library System’s Live Oak branch recently announced the winners of its second Teen Art Show.

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 — Live Oak Mayor Frank Davis, Branford Mayor Mickey Dempsey and White Springs Mayor Spencer Lofton signed proclamations recently in regards to the annual observance of Constitution Week during the week of Sept. 17-23, 2018.

LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library in Live Oak, will be hosting the annual Autumn Artfest in September.

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew R. Adkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Airman Keyvon Murray completed basic training Dec. 29, 2017, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Keyvon, a former White Springs resident, completed his elementary education at South Hamilton Elementary. Keyvon is the son of Karla (Udell) Lumpkin, a graduate of Hamilton County High Sch…

LIVE OAK — Every year the Live Oak Library’s Youth Services displays a Christmas Village. The village displays everyone having fun in a winter town covered in snow, something most Floridians never get to see. The villagers are all having fun building snowmen, decorating trees, making snow an…

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Samuel Henry Jr. received a Master of Arts degree in Government, with a concentration in American Government, from Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earlier this year.

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The Suwannee Democrat offered a giant 8 foot Christmas stocking for give away this Christmas season. Patrons signed up in the office and at Christmas on the Square this December. A winner's name was drawn from the entry box on Friday, Dec. 22.


In the Suwannee Democrat Holiday Giveaway for a recliner sponsored by Morrell's, the winner is Angie Carrier of Live Oak.

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A Breakfast with Santa event with the proceeds benefiting United Way of Suwannee Valley will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Lake City Holiday Inn & Suites.


Community members are invited to join United Way of Suwannee Valley for the December community fundraising campaign report luncheon at the Columbia County Senior Services LifeStyle Enrichment Center, which is beautifully decorated for the holidays. The luncheon will be conducted at noon on F…

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LAKE CITY — The United of Suwannee Valley homeless outreach case managers have identified an urgent need for blankets, hand warmers, gloves, jackets and sleeping bags. With the colder temperatures outside, those without a home need help. Donations will go directly to helping someone in need.

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The Live Oak Police Department and Cooking For A Cause trailer is full of non-perishable items for Texas Hurricane Harvey victims. And, the front porch of the LOPD is full too. So much so, they are getting a bigger trailer.


The Rotary Club of Branford hosted a breakfast for the teachers, staff and administration at Branford Elementary School and Branford High School on August 7.  Rotary District 6940 Governor Lisa Weeks was in attendance and assisted at the event.  The club took this opportunity to have DG Week…

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LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be presenting its annual fine arts exhibition Sept. 11-22. All artists, age 18 or older, are eligible and invited to submit an application.


The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

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