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MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners was recognized at Monday’s meeting for being a member of the Florida Association of Counties Trust.

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TAMPA — With one hashtag just a few hours after being announced as the new offensive coordinator at the University of South Florida, Mayo’s Kerwin Bell told the Bulls and USF fans what to expect.

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has begun investigations into multiple reports of acute cattle deaths that were received this past week.

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MAYO — The Lafayette County School District’s graduation rate rose well above 90 percent, and remained above the state average.

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MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners issued a declaration of local emergency due to local river flooding at the Dec. 27 meeting.

MAYO — State Representative Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) was appointed last month by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to serve as the head of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

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MAYO, Fla. — The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 suspects on various drug charges during a long-term drug investigation.

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JASPER —The health advisory issued on December 17 by the Florida Department of Health in Hamilton and Madison counties has been lifted.The city of Valdosta reported a large spill of untreated sewage that overflowed into the Withlacoochee River. The advisory urged individuals not to come into…

Congratulations to Lynda Owens, the winner of the World's Largest Christmas Stocking giveaway at the Suwannee Democrat.

LAKE CITY — The United Way of Suwannee Valley conducted its December campaign luncheon at Columbia County Senior Services LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Friday.

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MAYO — This year’s Christmas Under the Oaks festival and parade brought out a crowd Dec. 8.

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MAYO, Fla. — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners had the second and final reading of an ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the county at its Monday meeting.

MAYO — The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners had the first reading of an ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the county at its Nov. 26 meeting.

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MAYO — Crime is up more than 100 percent in Lafayette County during the first six months of 2018, according to the 2018 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Reports released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

LIVE OAK — Heavy rains occurring over the weekend and through Monday dumped more than 10 inches of rain across South Georgia raising water levels along the Alapaha, Aucilla, and Withlacoochee rivers according to gauges monitored by the Suwannee River Water Management District and its partners.

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LIVE OAK — The United States Postal Service has suspended regular mail service and its post office locations Wednesday, which has been declared a National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush.

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LIVE OAK — The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is ready for Christmas on the Suwannee with its favorite annual Christmas tradition Suwannee Lights holding its 2018 grand opening Saturday.

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LIVE OAK – Christmas is less than four weeks away and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is ready to dazzle the audience with the fabulous Suwannee Lights' grand opening Saturday along with the ever-popular Mayo country musicians Band of Brothers making its first appearance at SOSMP in a while.

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PERRY — The district-winning Lafayette Senior Forestry team competed in the 2018 Florida FFA Forestry State Career Development Event on Nov. 8-9. The event featured the 12 district winners from across Florida.

WHITE SPRINGS — Nutrien presented a check for $111,931 to the United Way of Suwannee Valley at the November campaign luncheon Friday.

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