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SUWANNEE COMMISSION AUGUST 3 MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA  32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR AUGUST 3, 2021, 5:00 P.M.


3D printed houses
The future of construction?

Laying the foundation. -Printed Farms Courtesy Photo

By Tami Stevenson

Last week, in Tallahassee, construction began on a house in the neighborhood of Griffin Heights that has professionals in the construction industry taking notice. This is not a conventionally built home and may be the first of its kind in Florida. It is being built using a 3D printer and drawing quite a crowd of onlookers.


FHP cracking down on speeders

~ Southeastern law enforcement agencies participate in joint enforcement July 19-24 ~

-Photo: FHP Courtesy

Monday, July 19, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), announced the kick-off of “Operation Southern Shield,”


Fraudulent And “Spoofing” Calls

LCPD

Last week officers of the Lake City Police Department completed a fraud report documenting $8000 was extorted from a victim.


SVEC Awards Scholarships

By Tami Stevenson
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced local scholarships awarded in its July newsletter. CORRECTION: The scholarship program was establish by SVEC's Board of Trustees in 2015. Scholarships are paid out of their member/community relations budget. Congratulations to these scholarship students. READ MORE BELOW

Obituary - Obit, John V. Husocki, Wellborn, Florida

Register now for JUMPSTART sessions at North Florida College  

Free Technology, Science, English and Math Sessions for NFC Students 

 

MADISON, FL – Students enrolling in Fall Term 2021 classes at North Florida College are invited to get a JUMPSTART on the essential skills necessary to succeed in their courses.  


Independence Day in Branford

Hundreds turned out to celebrate the Branford River Reunion 4th of July Celebration, Saturday, July 3, 2021 -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Branford’s 4th of July River Reunion Festival at Hatch Memorial Park was a welcomed event for locals and visitors, held on Saturday, July 3, 2021. After the last significant rain ended around 2 p.m., hundreds lined the streets to watch the parade that began at 6 p.m.


20 Nurses graduate at RIVEROAK

RIVEROAK graduated 20 nurses on July 1, 2021 -Photo: Submitted

Submitted

RIVEROAK Technical College held its 2020-2021 Practical Nursing Graduation on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., at the Suwannee County Coliseum. Twenty students successfully completed the 11 month, 1,350 clock hour program and received their diploma and nursing pin.


First Hooked on Heroes Benefit Fishing Tournament was great success

1st Place Redfish winner of $1,000 went to Capt. Leslie Hernandez, right, and his crew, Debra and Ted Clarke. Weighing in at 7.55 pounds. -Courtesy Photo

By Tami Stevenson

Hooked on Heroes, the non-profit organization that takes veterans fishing, held its first fishing tournament to help raise funds for the organization, recently. It was a huge success.