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LIVE OAK — Prior to his anniversary date in April, the Live Oak City Council will have an evaluation form and process in place for City Manager Ron Williams.

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LIVE OAK — The organizers of Suwannee County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and events looked to King himself when thinking of the message they wanted to convey.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park announced the lineup for the 2019 Suwannee River Jam, which will take place May 1-4, with some of America's best and legendary country artists — Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Clint Black, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Campbell an…

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The desired rail spur at the Suwannee County catalyst site has caused some stress to Randy Harris since arriving here eight years ago.

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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.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Heading into his first term in office, District 10 Representative Chuck Brannan knows a lot of what he’ll be working on once the legislative session begins in March will be dictated by his committee assignments.

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LIVE OAK — Looking to create an information technology board among county offices to oversee a chief information security officer, the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners instead tabled that decision.

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WHITE SPRINGS — The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect following a break-in Monday morning at the Gate Station near the County Road 136 and Interstate 75 interchange.

The 11th annual Holiday Bake-Off brought out 111 entries by 62 different youth participants! It was great to see the enthusiasm and creativity of Suwannee County 4-H members. Unlike traditional 4-H projects/contests where youth must do all the work themselves, this annual contest strongly en…

LIVE OAK — With the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, in town through most of January, the Suwannee River Regional Library’s Live Oak branch will also be hosting a handful of presentations to go with it.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Suwannee County School District’s graduation rate rose above 90 percent, and remained above the state average.

LIVE OAK — The Suwannee Animal Shelter is at capacity with cats and kittens for adoption. Suwannee PAWS in Live Oak is reaching out to offer free surgery for anyone that adopts a cat or kitten from the county shelter by Jan. 15.

LIVE OAK — Due to a growing need in the area, the Live Oak Elks Lodge 1165 continues to expand its long-time service project of donating food baskets for Christmas.

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LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners received a premium refund check from the Florida League of Cities at its Dec. 18 meeting.

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LIVE OAK — After ratifying his selection and approving his contract as Suwannee County’s new economic development director, a couple members of the Board of County Commissioners gave Jimmy Norris some friendly advice: get ready to work.

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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.

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LIVE OAK — With a chance for significant long-term savings, the Live Oak City Council agreed to 30-year commitments for pre-pay natural gas purchases at its Dec. 11 meeting.

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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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The Live Oak Police Department has identified a suspect in Thursday’s bank robbery.

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