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

Cornerstone Care Clinic Reimagines Primary Care in North Florida

[LIVE OAK, FL] – Cornerstone Care Clinic is proud to announce the opening of its new direct primary care facility. Located inside Cheek & Scott Pharmacy’s Live Oak location, this innovative clinic is poised to serve the surrounding community with quality, affordable primary care services.

Tangible career opportunities
–At RIVEROAK Tech

Surgical Tech students at RIVEROAK performing mock surgery. -Photo: Mary Vickers, Surgical Technology Instructor

Local resident–
Great, Great Grandson of Confederate Soldier
–Battle of Olustee

George Washington Green, Sr.
Born Oct. 8, 1844 in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Died Sept. 11, 1915 (70 years old). He is buried in the Corinth Methodist Church Cemetery in Lake City, FL.
-Photo: findagrave.com, Kimberly Rose Wheatley

By Tami Stevenson

Last weekend the reenactment of the Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond took place at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in Baker County. This year marks the 160th Anniversary of what is known as the largest battle fought in Florida during the Civil War. Thousands of reenactors from all over the world converge each year to participate in the event.

Retail theft and porch piracy

–DeSantis proposes stiffer laws

Staff Reports

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced proposed legislative action to curb the growing nationwide uptick of retail theft and porch piracy. In 2022, retailers across the country lost $112 billion to retail theft, with sharp increases in major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Bringing the community together
All Aboard festival packs square

Suwannee Pine View Kindergarten student Tommy Pierce, of Live Oak, wearing his train bandana and coloring at the library activities booth during the All Aboard Festival. -SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

The car show had visitors all day during the All Aboard Festival. -SVT Photo

Idalia recovery charges for SVEC customers

By Tami Stevenson

The Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced last week in a social media post that it was going to bill customers a recovery charge for damages from Hurricane Idalia, beginning February 1. The co-op is also posting Q & A’s on their Facebook page for concerned customers.

The Real Story of Jan 6

By Barbara Gill

The Suwannee County Republicans hosted the showing of ‘THE REAL STORY OF JAN 6’ at the Live Oak Church of God on Friday, January 26, 2024. Over 60 people attended including the parents of a man who was arrested and currently awaiting trial this fall.  Another attendee spoke about his very positive experience that day.

Rolling into Live Oak - Feb 3 – All Aboard Festival

The first of a series of three festivals, North Florida Fall Heritage Festival, held in November by Suwannee Festivals. Be sure to visit All Aboard, the second of the festival series coming Feb. 3. -SVT Archived Photo

Curlen Williams, of Lake City, reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs during the North Florida Fall Heritage Festival in November, the first of three festivals by Suwannee Festivals. -SVT Archived Photo

DeSantis suspends campaign - Endorses Trump

Governor Ron DeSantis

By Tami Stevenson

Sunday, January 21, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he was suspending his presidential campaign and endorsing former President Donald Trump. He is joining a growing list of 2024 candidates that have endorsed Trump after they suspended their campaigns. Candidates like Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

400 Families served at Farm Share in Lake City

-Photo: Submitted

Lake City, Fla., – Earlier this month, the Lake City Police Department partnered with Farm Share to support 400 families through a volunteer-driven initiative.