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Debris Cleanup Procedures for the May 10 and 11 storms - Suwannee County

Our county continues to recover from the effects of the May 10 and 11 storms. Suwannee County Commissioners and the Suwannee County Division of Emergency Management have established the process and teams for the cleanup of debris caused by the recent event.

Crews will begin collecting vegetative waste on public right-of-way on county-maintained roads

SUWANNEE MAY 21 MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

EXHIBITION II BUILDING

1302 SOUTHWEST 11TH STREET

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR MAY 21, 2024, AT 5:30 P.M.

Invocation

Pledge to American Flag

ATTENTION:

• The Board may add additional items to this agenda.

Dixie Grill Chef Wins $20K in National Recipe Contest

Strawberry Cream Biscuit Bites Named Grand-Prize Winner in The Biskies™ Recipe Contest -Photo: Submitted

Rebecca Thomas' biscuit recipe won $20,000. -Photo: Submitted

Strawberry Cream Biscuit Bites Named Grand-Prize Winner
in The Biskies™ Recipe Contest

Rebecca Thomas of Dixie Grill in Live Oak, Florida wins $20K top prize
in recipe contest from General Mills Foodservice.

72nd Annual Folk Festival
Coming Memorial Day Weekend

Visitors watching performers on one of 13 stages during a previous Folk Festival. -SVT Archived Photo

Staff Reports

The 72nd Annual Florida Folk Festival kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2024, on the banks of the historic Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, in White Springs. It is the oldest state-run folk festival in the Nation.

Help Gentle Carousel Get Back On The Road!

Gentle Carousel's big blue van has been bringing love across the country for years (this photo at a hospital in Nashville, TN). Unfortunately this week the transmission failed suddenly on the way home from a visit. The van has been towed and is in the shop, but needs major repairs to get back on the road.

More than 150 attend Lincoln Reagan Dinner

By Barbara Gill

The Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee hosted Congresswoman Kat Cammack and Senator Rick Scott as featured speakers at their Lincoln Reagan Dinner on April 25 with more than 150 attending the event at Advent Christian Village. 

Legislation on Governor’s desk –

Free career education for those who gave up on high school

By Tami Stevenson

If anyone is age 16 - 21 years old, has dropped out of high school and not received a diploma or a high school equivalent certificate, they will be able to apply for free schooling to earn a career from technical colleges and career centers free of charge, if the new legislation becomes law.

A great day at the Wildflower Festival

The Live Oak Artists Guild sponsored kids activities in the Don Allen Center at Heritage Park and Gardens during the Wildflower Festival, held April 27. -SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

Governor DeSantis Announces Freedom Summer Savings

The Governor announced he would sign the Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday and all Florida State Parks will be free to enter during Memorial Day Weekend

May 20th Jubilee Celebration

Madison County…it’s time to celebrate!
The Madison County Recreation Association, Inc. announces the May 20th
Jubilee Celebration scheduled May 11th -20th 2024.This event reflects upon the traditions and rich history of our community.