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LIVE OAK — With a few days to recover from the bustle of Christmas on the Square, Hillary Cannon summed up the 35th annual arts and crafts festival in one word: smooth.


LIVE OAK — It’s one of the best musical events in North Florida and Ted “TeddyMac Elvis” McMullen’s Christmas with Elvis & Friends is coming to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park this weekend.

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LIVE OAK — The much anticipated Suwannee Lights are open, bringing to the public this spectacular drive thru/walk thru wonderland of more than six million twinkling lights and dozens of lighted displays through Dec. 30 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

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LIVE OAK — From the recipients to the board members, student recognitions at last week’s Suwannee County School Board meeting were touching.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — In determining names for Suwannee County’s three reconfigured elementary schools, school district officials didn’t have to look far.

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LIVE OAK — When he arrived at Suwannee County Fire Rescue’s Station 1 last week, doubt started to creep into Ricky Gamble’s mind.

LIVE OAK — Thanksgiving dinner will be served in the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park’s Music Hall at noon Thursday but the music will just be getting started that evening when Ted McMullen holds his weekly karaoke beginning at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving night.

LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Live Oak and the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will debut a new, living Christmas Tree at Millennium Park at this year’s Christmas on the Square.

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LIVE OAK — A stated desire to have the historic Live Oak Post Office placed on the National Register of Historic Places received formal backing from the Live Oak City Council last week.

LIVE OAK — It’s time to enjoy Thanksgiving Day dinner Nov. 28 and then the wonderful 30th annual Old Tyme Farm Days and Swap Meet Nov. 29-30 at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — A two-vehicle wreck near Suwannee Country Club on Thursday morning claimed the life of a Live Oak man and shut down U.S. Highway 90 for several hours.

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LIVE OAK — Although she was medically retired from the U.S. Army in 2003, Stacie Stoerkel feels like she is still in service.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — When he sat and watched the “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown” with his family, Jared Lee was moved by parts of the show.

BRANFORD — After a spirit-filled parade through the streets of Branford on Friday afternoon, Tiara Crusaw and Hannah Young were the big winners Friday night at Cleve Sikes Field at Buccaneer Stadium.

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LIVE OAK — From zombies to convicted cereal spillers, the downtown Live Oak parks were packed Thursday night.

LIVE OAK — Fifty years ago, you still had to turn the dial by hand on the television to change channels. You dialed numbers with your finger on a rotary phone, humans had not walked on the moon, gas was 34 cents a gallon and the Rev. Pomeroy Carter and Tom Kennon were serving their community…

LIVE OAK — Due to unforeseen circumstances at the printing facility, several ads were ran incorrectly in this week's TV Guide in the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press.

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LIVE OAK — The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park’s Music Hall will be filled with lots of great music this weekend when South Florida’s Ricky Valido and his band come to town to play great country Saturday and Jukebox Oldies visits Friday with music from the 50s on. And, each night one of th…

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LIVE OAK — The Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency and the Live Oak Police Department’s Candy Carnival will be held Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Live Oak.

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Obituaries

Robert Allen Hughes, 77, passed away on December 8, 2019 in Gainesville, FL following a brief illness. Robert was born June 12, 1942 in Greenville, Florida to Mark Jefford Hughes and Cecila Day Hughes. He attended and was a graduate of Madison County High School before being drafted into the…

Mrs. Evangeline Louise Bell (O'Toole), 86, passed away at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a long illness on Saturday, December 7, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of Day, Florida and Lafayette County, Florida. She was a devout Christian, loved, admired and respected by everyone …