This article is aimed at our new Governor-elect Ron DeSantis.
The masthead of the Suwannee Democrat constitutes the oxymoron of all oxymorons. No other moniker could be further distant from the publication’s readership. We can recall how the paper’s editorial staff in 2016 departed from its long-standing decision to refrain from endorsing a Presidentia…
Rural America played a significant role in national elections in 2016 when 500,000 more rural voters went to the polls than in 2012. People in small towns and rural communities across our country made their voices heard, and elected officials took notice. This year will be just as important …
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 97 percent of the land in the United States, and 20 percent of the population, are in “rural America.” We’re home to American farmers and ranchers that are essential to our nation’s economy.
Isn't it funny that the Liberals wish larger government and "Democratic" Socialism so that they may get all kinds of free things. Yet, when the Florida Legislature wishes to rescind the "Home Rule", they do not want that. What they wish is to be able to rule themselves, which history has pro…
There is a flyer being mailed from Marc Vann that is funning for State Representative against Chuck Brannan. I hope y’all look at this and see the lies this man has said about Chuck Brannan.
An ad for Democrat candidate Phillip Levine who is running for Florida Governor has his mother at a bowling alley and stating that Mr. Levine will raise all teacher salaries by $10,000 and provide Medicaid for one million more residents – all without raising taxes. Conveniently the ad does n…
Anyone that knows me knows that I attend every city council meeting when I am at home because I love my city and this is my home and the home of my family.
District 1 councilman John W. Yulee is trying to claim credit for things that he did not do, as I read the Suwannee Democrat article on Election 2018 entitled, “Has the City of Live Oak shown any improvement in the past 16 years?”
The Suwannee Democrat’s February 16th “Digital Dialog” stated that readers were not very excited about The Democrat’s reporting on the proposed work at the I-75/CR 136 interchange. The reason for that is because they have not been properly informed.
It is no secret that Suwannee County has some of the worst roads in Florida. What does the Suwannee County Commission spend our exorbitant property taxes on, because it is definitely NOT roads??
We have got a great fire department, led by Kevin Pittman from the Stephen Foster Park and staffed by employees of the Park and local citizens. Under the leadership of Chief Tracy Rodriquenz we have an efficient and responsive police department. Together they volunteered to create the haunte…
Keith will be missed and city government will never be the same. I talked with Keith about an hour over the phone on Friday. We discussed many possible avenues to improve the cities infrastructure and streets in Live Oak. His last words to me were, Let's meet next week. Give me a call Monday…
The time frame is coming down to the wire as to Sabal Trail and its invasion of our riverbeds and springs systems. They have met with nothing but negative comments throughout Georgia and Florida. People have turned out in droves to express their dissent. In spite of this, they move onward wi…
Have you ever stopped to try to figure out how much money you spend on taxes, fees, and whatever else governments want to call the money they take from us? Have you ever wondered how your lifestyle would change if you didn’t have to pay as much of this money as you do?
- SCSO investigating deaths of three children
- Investigation continues into death of three children
- Another arrest made in Branford shooting
- State Attorney’s Office requests more information into deaths of local children
- Funeral arrangements set for three children found dead Sunday
- Remembering Suwannee: Exley moves to Suwannee County, continues diving exploits
- Suwannee River Jam lineup announced
- Man charged with murder told 911 he 'choked' two women
- Cattle deaths lead to withdraw of Purina feed
- Jennings clerk, manager salary raises questioned