JENNINGS — During last week’s Jennings Town Council meeting, the Jennings Police Department was commended for its efforts.
LIVE OAK — With some extra time to examine concerns with the project as well as establishing several stipulations, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners approved a special permit for a solar farm in southern Suwannee County.
MAYO — Following a district-wide staff appreciation luncheon last week, the Lafayette County Schools’ staff received life-saving training.
LIVE OAK — The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak held its annual employee appreciation day dinner July 28 with BBQ and all the trimmings to honor its nearly 100 employees.
JASPER — The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners approved a zoning change for Bienville Plantation as well as a permit change for a solar farm at last week’s meeting.
JASPER — A Hamilton Correctional Institution officer was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of receiving payments from an inmate as well as conspiracy to provide drugs to the inmate.
LIVE OAK — At the end of the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners meeting last week, board Chairman Ricky Gamble announced the end is near for his tenure on the board.
MAYO — The mentor of Superintendent of Schools Robby Edwards provided some encouragement for Lafayette County Schools’ staff at an appreciation luncheon last week.
WHITE SPRINGS — Looking to keep the bells ringing in the carillon bell tower, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park’s auditorium was filled with the sounds of The Currys on Sunday.
LIVE OAK — Suwannee County parents and community members will have three chances in the next week to provide input into the school district’s school configuration plans.
JASPER — Basketball drills as well as discipline and structure were part of the lessons imparted last week at Michael Strickland’s basketball camp in Jasper.
LAKE CITY — The Rotary Club of Mayo and the Mayo Quarterback Club hosted the 21st annual Hornet Classic Golf Tournament last Saturday at the Country Club of Lake City.
JASPER — The Hamilton County School Board received and opened 14 bids total for the four school properties up for sale last week.
JASPER — A food service worker at the Hamilton Correctional Institution was arrested Thursday after having sex with an inmate at the state prison.
WHITE SPRINGS — The White Springs Economic Development Advisory Committee rescheduled its meeting but still discussed the carillon bell tower at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County School Board unanimously approved its tentative millage rate and budget for the 2019-20 school year at a short meeting last week.
MADISON — A McAlpin man was one of two correctional officers arrested following an investigation into introduction of contraband into the Madison Correctional Institution.
LIVE OAK — While the government officials and other stakeholders were excited about the presence of the extension to Heritage Trail that opened in June, nobody at the ribbon cutting Friday morning was happier about the walking trail than Joan Howard.
MAYO — One local student that attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp shared her thoughts on the camp at the Rotary Club of Mayo’s meeting last week.
LAKE CITY — Suwannee County Public Safety Director James Sommers was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in Lake City.
LIVE OAK — The new wedding pavilion at Heritage Park & Gardens will be finished completely thanks to the approval of funding from the Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency board.
LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office as well as a school board member and Walt’s Live Oak Ford were recognized for their contributions to the Suwannee County School District last week.
ORLANDO — The Lafayette FFA Chapter joined more than 5,000 members, alumni, supporters and guests at the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo at the Caribe Royale in Orlando from June 10-14.
Excitement was in the air as our school bus pulled into the entrance at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake. Rustic cabins, swimming in the lake, kayaking and archery were waiting for us! 4-H campers eagerly hopped off the bus, dropped their gear and joined other youth playing 4-square, gaga ball and 9-squ…
LIVE OAK — As part of its commitment to the community, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative recently presented the United Way of Suwannee Valley with a check for $10,916.
This Week's Circulars
JoAnn Christie, 57, Live Oak, FL passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. The Jacksonville, FL native moved to Live Oak from Jacksonville in 1977 and was of Baptist faith. Mrs. Christie is survived by her husband of 31 years: Howard Christie, Live Oak, FL; three sons: Robert E. Moore, Jr., Liv…
- Sommers remembered for dedication to community
- HCI officer arrested for unlawful compensation
- Community grieves as county fire chief laid to rest
- Food service worker charged after having sex with inmate
- Flood watch issued for Suwannee County
- Live Oak man killed in crash Saturday
- UPDATED: Sommers, county public safety director, killed in crash
- Gamble not seeking re-election
- Bulldogs run past Hornets in Kickoff Classic
- McAlpin man arrested for smuggling operation at MCI