Our military veterans have defended our rights throughout the distant past of our nation’s history to the battles that are as fresh as today’s headlines.
This week, newspapers across the nation recognize National Newspaper Week and the theme — Journalism Matters Now More Than Ever — points to the importance of accurate reporting, watchdog journalism, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and a free, open public forum that can be eas…
As both Mark Herron and Darren Elkind, the two opposing lawyers in the Oct. 25 public hearing regarding Helen Miller’s seat on the White Springs Town Council, agreed: the council took upon itself a solemn responsibility with the hearing.
When Branford and Suwannee seniors receive their diplomas this weekend, it will mark the end of the school year and the end of graduation season here as Melody Christian and Westwood have both already held their commencements.
Reading the SunLight Project piece “Kill or No Kill” about euthanizing dogs and cats in communities throughout Georgia and north Florida may inspire people to save a pet from the animal shelter.
The difference between the news media and Donald Trump is the press upholds his right to speak his mind, while he would deny ours to inform you, the public.
Too many people don’t like the news media because of the conventional notion, advanced by our critics, that journalists are cavalier with the facts and report the news with bias.
Each February is Black History Month, or National African American History Month, in the United States. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also dev…
You have heard the saying before that “seat belts save lives”. First responders say it all the time. The Florida Highway Patrol puts out press releases constantly hitting home that point. FHP’s crash reports that are sent out to media outlets have a box under each crash victim’s name that st…
It’s here and it’s not going away. We know you get tired of all the campaign ads and candidates talking on every program when you turn on the TV. The ads will only continue to grow in numbers.
The Suwannee Democrat is seeking two citizens to serve on its editorial board, currently comprised of Publisher Myra C. Regan and Editor Jeff Waters.
You know all those events that Suwannee County has each year? The ones that a lot of you go to, such as Jazz, Arts and Blues Festival, Raid on the Suwannee, parades, and other events?
Live Oak honored its military veterans Wednesday in grand style with a parade, a moving ceremony and a free lunch for veterans and their families following all that.
Part of a government’s function is to provide for public services to its citizens when those services couldn’t be provided elsewhere. An early principle of capitalism dictates that markets should be free from government control. However, the government acts when the country sinks into a depr…
The year 2015 is at the halfway mark so we thought it best to take a look at our editorial objectives and see where we were on them. Each year, the editorial board of the Suwannee Democrat, made up of Publisher Myra Regan and Editor Jeff Waters, chooses five objectives we would like to see a…
Alvin Jackson has taken the county’s economic development stance further than anyone else has in recent memory. Jackson has been the economic development director for a year now and his contract came up for renewal. What has he done, though, to warrant a $15,000 raise and a renewed contract …
Stand in the middle of the county with a compass and pick which direction you wish to go. Either way you will find something in each part of the county to entertain you at least sometime throughout the year.
The day is finally here! You have done it. Great job. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. It may not have been easy and it may have taken way too long, in your opinion, but now you can proudly say you completed your grade school years?
This Memorial Day, many folks are planning a trip to the river or beach, a picnic with the family, a cookout. We as Americans deserve a break. We work hard. But we also need to remember why we work hard and why we are allowed these much-needed breaks. It is thanks to the brave soldiers who f…
You have spoken and we have listened. Folks have said they can’t find the online Rant & Rave submission form or it won’t work, period. We have made it simpler for you to submit a Rant & Rave online. But did you know that there are other ways to submit to the Rant & Rave? We will …
- Mayo woman seriously injured in crash
- Excitement surrounds expanded Christmas on the Square
- Veterans Day parade, dinner planned
- Remembering Suwannee: County election drama in the 1850s
- Hamilton, Suwannee to conduct recounts Tuesday morning
- Three arrested for smuggling contraband at HCI
- Officials certify Colquitt County votes from Nov. 6 election
- Jennings KOA celebrates grand opening
- Surrey Place honors local heroes
- Frier paces Suwannee in season-opening win