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LIVE OAK — RIVEROAK Technical College’s Program Showcase and Career Fair looked a little different than in year’s past.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Tobacco Workers Conference was held Jan. 20–23 in Louisville, Kentucky, where Chris Vann and Matthew Vann, father and son, shared their passion for the tobacco industry.

MAYO — The Alachua County Household Hazardous Waste Department, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners, is sponsoring a free “Toxic Round-Up” collection event this weekend.

LIVE OAK — Due to high winds and low visibility, the Florida Highway Patrol has closed a stretch of Interstate 10 in Suwannee and Madison counties.

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MAYO — Looking to make a difference, Kristy Garrard has done just that for the Lafayette County Schools.

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program announced last week that Patricia Thomas is its new circuit director for the Third Judicial Circuit, which serves abused, abandoned and neglected children in Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties.

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MAYO — To Delores Walker, every book is a new canvas: waiting to be imagined, created and viewed.

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MAYO — Robby Edwards, superintendent of Lafayette County Schools, shared the successes of the school system with the Rotary Club of Mayo.

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MAYO —It may be an election year, but there is no rush to get started in Lafayette County.

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MAYO — Since being elected last June, State Representative Jason Shoaf stepped outside his comfort zone and took a crash course on health care issues.

MAYO — In the final Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners meeting of 2019, Chairman Anthony Adams asked his fellow board members to consider a Christmas present for veterans in the county: their own veterans services officer.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Lafayette FFA’s 2019 Florida FFA State Champion Meats Evaluation Career Development Event Team placed ninth at the 2019 National FFA Meats Evaluation & Technology CDE on Oct. 31.

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MAYO — The Mayo Woman’s Club held its annual Christmas meeting Dec. 10 which included singing and games in addition to a little business.

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MAYO — Christmas in Toyland arrived in Mayo on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of 55 organizations and businesses, the No Roads to Ruin Coalition announced Friday a statewide campaign devoted to stopping Senate President Bill Galvano’s plan for 300-plus miles of new toll roads.

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Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flames shall not consume you.”

MAYO — Lafayette County residents will get a chance locally to learn and ask questions about a proposed toll road through North Florida later this month.

MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of a substitute for collection sites.

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Obituaries

Dennis Corbin, 36, Live Oak, FL passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He loved hunting, boating, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and helping his dad with cows. Dennis is survived by his parents: Tommy & Rita Corbin; daughter: Emma Corbin-Pittman; son: Karr Edward Corbin; brother…

Ms. Jewell B. Smith, 90, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in Live Oak, FL following an extended illness she was the widow of the late Leroy Smith, Jr. and the daughter of the late Orb and Leona Chaplin Spivey. She is preceded in death by two brothers Jack Spivey and…

Jimmy Randall Robinson, age 72, of Live Oak, FL, passed away January 30, 2020. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.