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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



8-28-14

Area Spotlight

By John S. Koch
Independent News Correspondent

-Town earns better ISO rating

-Slow down, downtown

-PCS gives grant for Jennings library improvements

-New Code Enforcement Board appointed

8-28-14

Judge recommends to commission
Prins not in violation of ethics


8-28-14

Flea Across Florida Sept. 12 & 13

- NEW LIVE OAK LOCATION


8-28-14

Autumn Artfest Sept. 7


8-28-14



8-28-14

Hamilton County residents say
Sabal Trail pipeline must be moved


8-28-14

Another commercial account targeted by scammers


8-28-14

Per student spending will be highest in florida history next year

- Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion


8-28-14

John Rice: Capturing the beauty



8-28-14

Attorney General visits Lake City



8-28-14

Targeted feral cat sterilization program yields multiple benefits




8-28-14

FWC says lionfish-reporting app successful



8-28-14

Madison church celebrates 70th anniversary


8-28-14

Rescued Florida panther kitten moves to new residence at wildlife park



8-28-14

Shoe fund donation to Branford Elementary



8-27-14

Hamilton County Primary Election Results


8-27-14

Madison County Primary Election Results


8-27-14

Suwannee County Primary Election Results


8-27-14

Columbia County Primary Election Results


8-25-14

Local man dies after encounter with Deputy
-FDLE investigates


8-19-14

HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE FLORIDIANS, VISITORS TO BEAT THE HEAT, STAY COOL

8-19-14

CONTROLLED BURN - HAMILTON COUNTY

8-19-14

FLORIDA SUPPORTS ISRAEL - Gov. Scott and Fla. Cabinet Issue Resolution in Support of Israel

8-19-14

Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year - Tourism-Related Employment Has Lead the State in Growth for 52 Straight Months

8-19-14

MORE THAN $11 MILLION SUPPORTS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT STATE PARKS AND TRAILS



8-17-14

SUNDAY UPDATE: Leo Walker-missing 9 year old autistic boy





8-16-14

Fatal Suwannee County Crash

8-16-14

REMINDER: Early voting starts today and ends August 23, 2014. Please remember to vote!


8-15-14

CANCELED - Special called CRA meeting on August 19 in Live Oak  is canceled.


8-14-14

Suwannee County Commissioner's meeting tentative agenda for Aug. 19


8-14-14

Valdosta Sewage Spills into Withlacoochee - Not an overnight fix


8-14-14

Suwannee or Alachua?
- New Generation Christian School makes plans to expand



8-14-14

Third generation grocery store committed to tradition



8-14-14

New Quilt Trail Puts Art on the Map



8-14-14

Save the Cats of Live Oak
- 200 Cats spayed or neutered since January




8-8-14

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Alachua, Columbia, Suwannee, Madison, Hamilton and Lafayette County, for August 9-15, 2014

8-8-14

City of Live Oak Regular Monthly Council Meeting AGENDA for August 12

8-8-14

New Law signed by President Obama yesterday, August 7, 2014: Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act (H.R. 3230).

Here is a summary of the bill from the Library of Congress:



8-8-14

Yoho Votes to Secure Southern Border and End President’s Administrative Amnesty

8-8-14

Yoho Bill Signed Into Law By the President
Marks Rare Achievement for Freshman Members of Congress

8-7-14

Emergency Called Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Meeting - Suwannee



8-6-14

WELLBORN METHODIST CHURCH ACTIVITIES



8-6-14

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

8-6-14

Homeless Coalition Meeting August 12, 2014

8-6-14

LCPD: DUI/Safety Checkpoint Notice



8-5-14

Fatal Suwannee County Crash

8-4-14

Volunteer opportunities with Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast



8-4-14

Love INC hosts annual open house Aug. 14


8-4-14

Homeless Coalition Meeting August 12


8-4-14

Governor Rick Scott appoints six to Judicial Nominating Commissions


8-4-14

The Arc North Florida’s annual banquet scheduled Aug. 28


8-4-14

Suwannee Valley Emmaus Community to host quarterly service on Saturday, Aug. 16


7-31-14

Back to School Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3


7-31-14

Concerned Resident says Proposed Gas Transmission Line Dangerous


7-31-14

Sinkhole Closes Madison County Road



7-31-14

Luel Poole, WWII Vet and American Treasure
Recalls his days with General Patton and a bygone era


7-31-14

North Florida Tea Party hosts Meet the Candidates



7-31-14

Madison Hospital Opens with Fanfare



7-31-14

Local woodworkers host special sale Aug. 2



7-31-14

Breakfast with Meteorologist Casanova Nurse
-At Live Oak Library August 5, 9:00 a.m.


7-31-14

County Commissioners address Suwannee County Republicans


7-31-14

Mobile Office Hours in Madison County


7-31-14

A Musical Journey Through Florida with Chris Kahl -At the Live Oak Library August 14 6:00pm



7-31-14

Governor appoints two to Madison County Health and Hospital Board and four to Hamilton County Memorial Hospital Board


7-31-14

Diabetes researchers at UF garner top spots in worldwide database


7-31-14

Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters


7-31-14

Imported lionfish not welcome in Florida



7-30-14

SUWANNEE COMMISSIONER AUG. 5 MEETING AGENDA

7-30-14

Emergency Called Live Oak City Council

7-29-14

REVISED AGENDA for Suwannee CRA Special Called Meeting today 4:15 p.m.

7-25-14

Scott Reappoints Two to Madison County Health and Hospital Board

7-24-14

Scott Appoints Four to Hamilton County Memorial Hospital Board

7-24-14

Announcing the 2014-2015 Season of Live! at Dowling Park



7-23-14

Live Oak City Council and CRA  Special Called Meetings

7-22-14

BABIES CAN REMEMBER RHYMES IN WOMB, UF research shows


7-22-14

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES ALMOST $16 MILLION INVESTMENT FOR COAST TO COAST CONNECTOR PROJECT

7-22-14

24th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act - Letter to the Editor

7-22-14

USDA Awards Grants to Native American Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses and Create Jobs

7-22-14

Live Oak City Council Special called meeting

7-22-14

Argument Leads to Stabbing; 4 Injured



7-22-14

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to the Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees

7-22-14

Madison County Celebrates GRAND OPENING of New Hospital Building

7-22-14

District launches Springs Dashboard at Manatee Springs




7-17-14

Governor Scott announces elimination of critical needs waitlist for persons with disabilities


7-17-14

Interview With Write-In Candidate Barbara Ann Prince



7-17-14

A Healthy Passion
- Neice carries on aunt’s legacy



7-17-14

Vacation Season Impacts Madison County


7-17-14

Suwannee Middle School

- Discipline Secretary retires after 30 years



7-17-14

Summer is here and so is the heat
~Never leave any child unattended in a vehicle


7-17-14

US 90 East is cleaner thanks to Boy Scout Troop 693’s efforts




7-17-14

Florida Department of Agriculture now accepting applications for 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award

- Award honors women for their outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture


7-17-14

FWC catches commercial turtle poachers


7-17-14

June 2014 hydrologic conditions



7-17-14

FATAL BICYCLE CRASH UPDATE:                     Wellborn, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol said in an email from Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace that they cannot release the name of the victim in the bicycle crash as yet. They are waiting for the Mexican Consulate to notify them they have made contact with next-of-kin.

7-17-14

Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers

7-17-14

Madison County Chamber Director Chooses New Path

Cindy Vees


7-14-14

Deputies investigate sexual battery, Lake City man arrested


7-14-14

Yoho language added to Energy and Water Bill


7-14-14

Branford Camera Club July meeting notice


7-9-14

Warrant results in arrest for child porn


7-9-14

U.S. 27 traffic shift scheduled to temporary bridge
While new bridge is constructed over the Fenholloway River in Taylor County




7-9-14

Upcoming small business workshops in Live Oak


7-9-14

USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance
- 106,000 Payment Helping Farmers in 40 States Recover from Losses; Producers reminded sign-up deadline approaching for ELAP


7-9-14

UF research finds association between certain pain relievers and heart attack


7-9-14

State retains outside counsel to sue over failed Digital Domain deal


7-9-14

Yoho’s Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes house of representatives


7-9-14

Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters


7-8-14

NFCC Associate Degree in Nursing program now accepting student applications
- Classes begin January 2015 | Application deadline is October 1


7-8-14

SRWMD Governing Board approves Tentative Fiscal Year 2014 Budget


7-8-14

Fatal crash with bicyclist in Suwannee County


7-8-14

Bowhunter education course scheduled for Columbia County


7-8-14

Hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Columbia County

7-8-14

Advent Christian Village announces new chief of medical services




7-8-14

Suwannee High School 40th Reunion - Class of 1974


7-8-14

U.S. 41 resurfacing through Jasper coming soon. Construction open house scheduled July 16

7-3-14

Local Candidates seek NCFL Tea Party Support



7-3-14

Windstream’s rural customer base increases while broadband speeds decrease - Company says they are getting there



7-3-14

Johnson’s Radio Shack closing after 43 years



7-3-14

Fossils Found at Madison Blue Spring - Divers Creating New Survey Map


7-3-14

Local hall of fame drag racer Wendell Snowden: Simply doing what is right


7-3-14

Farm families recognized for environmental stewardship


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