Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua

SUWANNEE JULY 5 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR JULY 5, 2022, 5:00 P.M.

Invocation

Pledge to American Flag

ATTENTION:

• The Board may add additional items to this agenda.

Primary Election approaching fast

By Tami Stevenson

Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton and Madison County Candidates list.

Do you know who is going to be on your ballot? For many people, voting is a serious civic duty. They never miss an election and proudly wear their “I Voted!” pins on election day, hoping their candidate will win. For others, voting may be seen as too much of a hassle or a useless endeavor that won’t make a difference anyway.

     Fact: History has shown that local elections have been won and lost by as little as one or two votes! This upcoming election is more about local leaders than a presidential race, so the impact can be huge to your community, bringing meaningful change to your schools, your city and your county.

Postage increase July 10

Live Oak, Fla., – The United States Postal Service® filed notice in April with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The changes will include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents. See Chart-

First Federal Bank Achieves 60 Days of Giving

Camp Safe Haven of Haven Hospice received a $1,000 donation. Shown above with Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy horse and owner, Jorge Bengochea. -Photo: Submitted

Lake City receives $2M from Governor

Staff Reports

Lake City, Fla., – On June 21, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $28.4 million in funding for economic growth and community resiliency to 23 Florida communities through the Community Development Block Grant – CV (CDBG-CV) program, and the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

SUWANNEE JUNE 21 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR JUNE 21, 2022, 5:00 P.M.

Invocation

Pledge to American Flag

28th Wellborn Blueberry Festival – Enjoyed by thousands

Association member Rob Dawson has been involved with everything from organizing the music for the festival to flipping hotcakes for the last 10 years or so and was busy flipping hotcakes again this year. He said they normally go through around 500 pounds of blueberries for the hotcakes each year. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Wellborn, Fla., – The 28th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival was bigger and better than ever this year, according to organizer Annita Leonard, with an estimated 10,000 visitors attending the

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs HB 1421

Improving School Safety in Florida

Governor’s Press Office

Yesterday, June 7, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1421, which takes several measures to improve school safety in Florida.

The steps taken by HB 1421 build on

Correction/Addition

By Tami Stevenson

In the May 25, 2022 edition of this paper an article titled, “Full-service recording studio opens in Live Oak – Graffitti Studios,” inadvertently left out a key person in the portion of the article concerning Jerry Guy’s life, Herold White. His life, influence and accomplishments bears noting. The Suwannee Valley Times apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.
     Herold White is a Live Oak native and musician that had songs on the charts during