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LIVE OAK — With an eye to the future, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners agreed to start escrowing money in a building fund for the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office.

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JASPER — Hamilton County held its Veterans Day celebration Monday at the Veterans Memorial Park.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — Not only will the 34th annual Christmas on the Square be bigger than ever, the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce is planning on it being better than ever as well.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Surrey Place Care Center honored four people with Hall of Fame inductions Thursday.

JENNINGS — Jennings KOA, formerly Jennings Outdoor Resort, located just off Interstate 75 Exit 467 in Jennings celebrated its fresh start on Friday, Oct. 26, along with the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and Hamilton County Tourism Development Council.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Lafayette FFA competed and attended the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 23-27. A record-setting 69,944 members, advisors and guests attended the convention.

JASPER — The Hamilton County Development Authority (HCDA) announced the creation of the Weekend Grocery Backpack Program to serve up to 100 students in Hamilton County.

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MAYO —The Lafayette Elementary School cafeteria received the HealthierUS School Challenge Silver Award.

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JASPER — The third annual Pioneer Day was held Saturday.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office received a false report of an active shooter being on the Suwannee High School campus Thursday morning.

LIVE OAK — It's one of the most beautiful times of the year, the holidays are coming, excitement is in the air and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park will be filled with music, vintage trailers and classic cars this weekend.

VALDOSTA — School children of all ages jump for joy at the thought of summer vacation. Some parents, however, dread the summer break, since they have to find child care if they work or find ways to entertain their kids if they don’t. 

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WHITE SPRINGS — Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Manager Manny Perez presented the Town of White Springs with a $50,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant at a meeting Oct. 23.

JASPER — The Miss HCHS Pageant will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hamilton County High School Auditorium. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Student admission is $3 and adult admission is $5.

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JASPER — Monsters, ghouls, superheroes and princesses turned out for Halloween trunk-or-treat Saturday.

BRANFORD — It was a fun-filled Saturday in Branford as Branford High School hosted its Fall Festival before the town’s trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating began.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority was in bad shape in 2015.

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