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The Suwannee Democrat was established in 1884. Jeff Masters is the Publisher, Monja Slater is the General Manager and Jamie Wachter is the Editor. Masters, Slater and Wachter are joined by community members Jim Holmes, Bruce Kemmerer and Otha White Sr. on the newspaper's Editorial Board.  

The Suwannee Democrat is printed on a Wednesday, and provides online news seven days a week.

The Democrat serves Suwannee County including Live Oak, Wellborn, Dowling Park, Branford, McAlpin and O’Brien

In addition to The Suwannee Democrat print edition, The Democrat also publishes a quarterly news magazine, the Suwannee Valley Scene, as well as numerous specialty pages and sections.

The Mayo Free Press was established in 1888 and is published once weekly, on Thursday and provides online news seven days a week. The Free Press serves Lafayette County including Mayo, Day and Hatch Bend. Jeff Masters is the Publisher, Monja Slater is the General Manager and Jamie Wachter is the Editor.

The Jasper News was established in 1870 and is published once weekly, on Thursday and provides online news seven days a week. The News serves Hamilton County including Jasper, Jennings and White Springs. Jeff Masters is the Publisher, Monja Slater is the General Manager and Jamie Wachter is the Editor

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Mrs. Bertha Lee Chancey Eady, age 88, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. She was born March 26, 1931 in Aripeka, FLorida. She was a long time resident of Live Oak, FL and member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Mrs. Eady is preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill"; siblings, Isabelle, C…

Ruth Anne Mosteller, age 86, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Suwannee Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. As per her wishes, finalization will be by cremation. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremat…

Roger Williams, age 85, of Dowling Park, FL, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net. Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.

John Michael Kelly, age 66, of Jennings, FL, passed away, June 13, 2019 at his home in Jennings, FL. As per his wishes, finalization was by cremation. Please sign the guestbook at http://www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., was in charge of all arrangements.

Ada Virginia Kinsey, age 84, of Live Oak, FL, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center, Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL following a lengthy illness. She was a native and life-long resident of Live Oak, FL and was of the Baptist faith. Ada loved crocheting and sha…