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-POSITIVE MEDIA -Newspaper for Lake City, Live Oak, White Springs, Branford, Jasper, Madison, Wellborn,  Dowling Park, Old Town and Chiefland, Florida.  Mailing address: PO Box 1475 Live Oak, Florida 32064.



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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!


11-24-14

HEALTH OFFICIALS CANCEL RABIES ALERT IN SUWANNEE COUNTY

11-20-14

Votech students help local business remodel



11-20-14

No longer a dead end - Bascom Norris connector road opens in Lake City



11-20-14

Reliving American history

- Raid on the Suwannee at Heritage Park & Gardens



11-20-14

Produce North Florida style -At Garden Spot Produce



1-20-14

Crime reports released



11-12-14

Commissioner Bashaw weighs in on the election



11-20-14

Sunday Drive and LifeSong This Friday night



11-20-14

Slow down as manatees start their swim to warmer waters



11-20-14

Gov. Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman’s License



11-20-14

Live Oak Elks serve 425 Veterans and their families



11-20-14

Christmas Cantata - “Shout the Good News”



11-20-14

Branford Camera Club Meeting Notice



11-20-14

Toy Solider Run



11-20-14

Helping Adoptees, Birth Parents Reunite



11-17-14

Fatal Columbia County Crash

11-14-14

Courthouse Centennial Celebration in Madison, November 16

11-14-14

Lake City Council Meeting Agenda for November 17

11-14-14

Pre-Register for Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk December 5


11-14-14

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for November 15-21, 2014

11-13-14

Haven Hospice honors veterans in Suwannee Valley




11-12-14

Florida Veterans Foundation Installs First Brick in Veterans Walk of Honor at State Capitol

11-12-14

MORE PARADE PHOTOS ADDED FOR LIVE OAK


11-12-14

NEW PARADE PHOTOS ADDED FOR LAKE CITY




11-11-14

Celebrating Veterans Day in Live Oak


11-11-14

Lake City Annual Veterans Day Parade Photos


11-11-14

Jasper Celebrates Veterans Day



11-5-14

Veterans Day Lunch at Live Oak Elk's Lodge - ALL Veterans and Family Members eat FREE!



11-5-14

USDA Seeks Input on New Beef Promotion Order - Added assessment costs with new beef checkoff program



11-7-14

Photos from Columbia County Fair, November 7, 2014




11-7-14

Head-on collision claims two lives in Suwannee

11-06-14

Honoring those that served
David Butler - A Vietnam Veteran



11-6-14

Veterans Day Activities



11-6-14

UF using sensors to monitor dangerous hits on football field



11-6-14

Village Celebrates Service-minded 100-year-old



11-6-14

Understanding True Horsemanship



11-6-14

JAB Fest rocks Live Oak - See Video



11-6-14

Veterans Day Celebration Lunch



11-6-14

Madison Fancy Flea November 8



11-6-14

Riders with Caring Hearts announce 3rd Annual Toy Run to benefit the Christian Service Center of Lake City



11-6-14

Veterans celebrated with free entrance to state parks



11-5-14

Live Oak Farmer’s Market to host workshop



11-6-14

Friends of Music Concert to begin November 11



11-6-14

North  Central  Florida  Regional  Planning  Council receives National Association of Regional Councils Achievement  Award



11-6-14

Webb’s Antique Mall presents “Antiques Among the Antiques” November 8



11-6-14

Sax-Sational! Concert in Lake City November 10



11-6-14

Caring for the Caregiver



11-5-14

Unofficial Election Results for Suwannee, Columbia, Madison and Hamilton County



11-4-14

LET your voice be COUNTED! REMEMBER TO VOTE TODAY!


11-1-14

Congratulations and a big WELCOME HOME to Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who was released from a Mexican prison Friday evening, October 31, after spending 214 days there for accidentally crossing into Tijuana with three weapons in his truck, March 31.



10-31-14

LAKE CITY Community Redevelopment NOV. 3 Agency Meeting

10-31-14

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOV. 5 MEETING AGENDA


10-31-14


FDOT Road and Lane Closures for November 1-7



10-30-14

Local residents throw huge Halloween Bash

10-28-14

The Florida Department of Health Encourages
Safe and Healthy Trick-or- Treating During Halloween

10-23-14

Is city water safe?




10-23-14

Bulldogs district champs after eleven years



10-23-14

Jazz Arts and Blues Festival Line-Up
Downtown Live Oak, West Howard St.



10-23-14

Republicans gearing up for election




10-23-14

Klausner - Sawmill project one year old


10-23-14

Area Spotlight

By John S. Koch
Independent News Correspondent

- Bridge blues ending - White Springs

- Lake City - The invisible campaign - Will it be counted

- Jasper - Trade worked out between commission and district

- Suwannee commissioner lights the way

- Dowling Park Library branch approval squeaks by



10-23-14

2014 Annual Raid on the Suwannee moves to Heritage Park




10-23-14

Remember to VOTE NOVEMBER 4



10-23-14

A Message of Hope - The gift of life



10-23-14

Free Ebola Education Course - Opened To Nurses, Health Professionals


10-23-14

Florida Highway Patrol prepare to “Stuff A Charger” for Thanksgiving


10-23-14

Live Oak Farmer’s Market Grand Opening -Brings expanded opportunities for local residents


 

10-23-14

LCPD welcomes four new officers to agency



10-23-14

School Resource Deputies Teach Students to “Just Say No”



10-23-14

LCPD: Officers Tough Enough to Wear Pink at Fundraiser



10-23-14

Busting Eye Health Myths: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction?



10-16-14


Gov. Scott to hold a press conference tomorrow on the CDC’s response to Florida’s request for assistance in the state’s Ebola preparedness efforts



10-16-14

CDC must contact Fort Lauderdale Frontier Passengers on any risks; Move quickly on state’s request for resources

10-16-14

Florida Gothic/Mystery author to offer book signing at Old Hamilton Co. Jail

10-15-14

City of Live Oak recognizes Historical Commission



10-15-14

Big Engine Band to play Oct. 25 for the annual Halloween party at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park!

Hwy. 247 Martin & Beach Band kicks off the weekend Friday, Oct. 24!



10-10-14

HAZMAT Called Out To Columbia Bank - Certain cash deposits made bank employees sick

10-10-14

LIVE OAK FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING DOWNTOWN OCT 24TH

10-8-14

Farmers market moves - Location still questionable in Live Oak



10-8-14

Tire disposal will cost you in Madison



10-8-14

Increases needed to keep EMS services whole - Jasper/Madison



10-8-14

Sable Trail - Suwannee Commissioners say gas pipeline needed



10-8-14

WMLO has new sound -Top 40 contemporary Christian music



10-8-14

Bill Fife - An American Veteran



10-8-14

Pumpkins and Engines - ACV hosts successful Autumn Fest and Auto Show



10-8-14

Suwannee Paws celebrates Grand Opening



10-8-14

Heritage Park updates City Council



10-8-14

New building for old Greenville library facility



10-8-14

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered for October



10-8-14

Take charge of your diabetes



10-8-14

Chamber Board releases Down Home Days Rodeo



10-8-14

NFCC Community Theater presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Saturday, Oct. 18 at Van H. Priest Auditorium



10-8-14

Lake City Halloween Bash - Three events now combined into one



10-4-14

Oct. 6 AGENDA - CITY OF LAKE CITY

10-3-14

Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered for October



10-3-14

Health Alert Notice: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus



10-3-14

Deputies Foil Burglar’s Plan



10-3-14

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission



10-3-14

City Council Workshop



10-3-14

SCBCC Agenda for October, 7th.



10-3-14

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 4-10, 2014



10-3-14

DMC’s 23rd Anniversary Bash October 11th



10-3-14

GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY IN LIVE OAK.



10-3-14

Hunter Safety Course Offered in Madison County




9-29-14

Live Oak City Council Workshop

9-26-14

HEALTH OFFICIALS ISSUE RABIES ALERT IN SUWANNEE COUNTY

9-25-14

County takes back seat - Klausner promises kept



9-25-14

New Technology Program at NFCC



9-25-14

Harmony and Brotherhood
American Legion Post 107


9-25-14

Jazzing Up Downtown Live Oak


9-25-14

Florida Is A Leader Now

By columnist and award-winning essayist Jamie Siegmeister


Area Spotlight

By John S. Koch
Independent News Correspondent

- County to accept debt of honor

- Commission turns down Women's Club offer

- Live Oak changes meeting times


9-25-14

Live Oak changes alcohol ordinance for October Jazz Festival


9-25-14

40th Annual Dog Show at Columbia County Fairgrounds Oct. 4 & 5


9-25-14

Local Mary Kay independent sales director earns Chevy Cruze in recognition of outstanding business performance



9-25-14

Suwannee GOP in new location
- Upcoming Pork & Tea Rally


9-25-14

Trick or Treating notice for Live Oak


9-25-14

FL Historic Capitol Museum exhibit opening reception - Sept. 30



9-25-14

64th Annual Jeanie & Stephen Vocal Auditions at Stephen Foster



9-25-14

New UF grading system could improve survival in some horses with colic






9-19-14

Mother‐Son Arrested in Robbery of Elderly Woman

9-19-14

LCPD: Lake City police participate in Drug Take-Back


9-19-14

Public input sought on permit request allowing lake restoration in north central Florida


9-19-14

Live Oak - Code Enforcement Hearing Sept. 25

9-19-14

Suwannee GOP in new location


9-19-14

Hwy. 247 Martin & Beach and Justin Case bands to rock the house at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Sept. 26-27



9-19-14

Floridians hunting deer out of state need to be aware of CWD laws



9-18-14

USDA Announces Additional Support for Citrus Growers Impacted by HLB


9-17-14

Georgia-Pacific makes scholarship donation to NFCC Automation and Production Technology program
- Scholarship drawing to be held at Open House and Employer Forum Sept. 25 at North Florida Community College


9-17-14

SAC Meeting - Suwannee

9-17-14

LCPD: DUI/Safety Checkpoint Notice


9-17-14

SVKC to hold 40th Annual Dog Show in Lake City, Oct. 4


9-17-14

New UF grading system could improve survival in some horses with colic


9-17-14

FWC holding public workshops for input on managing bears in North Florida


9-17-14

SUWANNEE SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

9-12-14

LIVE OAK CHANGES ALCOHOL ORDINANCE FOR OCTOBER JAZZ FESTIVAL


9-11-14

Special Called Live Oak City Council Meeting September 16

9-11-14

Suwannee Commission tentative agenda for September 16

9-11-14

Ebola expected to reach 10,000 cases by the end of September


9-11-14

Hamilton County Sheriff investigates
Series of break-ins



9-11-14

Area Spotlight

By John S. Koch
Independent News Correspondent

- Write in candidates have tough battle

- Commissioners adopt vision and mission statement

- Finish the bridge

- Surplus funds used for fire dispatch


9-11-14

Brainstorming Safety issues for special needs children



9-11-14

Colorful new entrance at Children’s Hospital
UF Health Shands - Sebastian Ferrero Atrium



9-11-14

The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County issues mosquito- borne illnesses advisory


9-11-14

State’s Surgeon General comments on Medical Cannabis Act of 2014


9-11-14

PCC’s Annual Walk/5k Run 4 Life Sept. 27


9-11-14

Suwannee PAWS Grand Opening and Open House


9-11-14

Fine Art Exhibition

thru September 19



9-11-14

Tracing Dye in the Aquifer



9-11-14

Don’t miss the 2014-2015 NFCC Artist Series

- Eight shows scheduled at Van H. Priest Auditorium


9-11-14

ACV hosts Sixth Annual Autumn Fest Oct. 4



9-11-14

Branford Camera Club meeting notice



9-11-14

Need a faith lift? Come to a Fall Revival Series


Holding the line on college tuition

- Our fight to hold the line on college tuition will save families an estimated $700 million



9-8-14

Live Oak Planning & Zoning Meeting-CANCELED

9-8-14

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony - Live Oak



9-8-14

9-11 Commemorative Ceremony - Lake City

9-7-14

Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony to be held Monday at 10 AM


9-7-14

Most recent road closings in Columbia County


9-7-14

Lake City and MDA celebrate 60-year partnership, Kick off Annual Fill the Boot Campaign

Fill the Boot events benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease



9-5-14

Proclamation for Grandparents Day

9-5-14

LICENSE-FREE SALTWATER FISHING DAY SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

9-5-14

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
IN SUWANNEE COUNTY ISSUES MOSQUITO- BORNE ILLNESSES
ADVISORY

9-5-14

RED TIDE REPORT



9-5-14

FLORIDA’S RESURGENT ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SEE JOB DEMAND GROWTH THROUGH AUGUST



9-5-14

FDOT Road and Lane Closures



9-5-14

BUDGET WORKSHOP



9-3-14

Devastating Illness that kills almost half its victims - Sepsis

9-3-14

Attack on Pregnant Woman Leads to 2nd SWAT Call-Out over holiday



9-3-14

Man fires gun at girlfriend then turns it himself



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