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


Generous support for Hooked on Heroes fundraiser

Volunteers from Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, Suwannee County Fire Rescue and others plate up more than 450 chicken and rice dinners, last Friday, raising money to help take veterans fishing. -SCSO Courtesy Photo


Barbershops and salons can reopen Monday in most of Florida

Friday, May 8, 2020, Governor DeSantis announced hair salons, nail salons and barber shops that are already in a county where the Phase 1 program is in effect, can re-open Monday.

They must obey enhanced safety protocols, which includes wearing masks and should be by appointment only.


Effective at 5 p.m. TODAY all bars and nightclubs will close

By Governor's Executive Order


Governor Ron DeSantis Issues an Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order that will reduce density and crowds in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bars and Nightclubs
Under the direction of Governor DeSantis, effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days. Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) will be enforcing and providing further guidance.

The Governor is directing parties accessing public beaches in the state of Florida to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance by limiting their gatherings to no more than 10 persons.

Restaurants across the state of Florida will now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity. Seating must be staggered and limited to ensure seated parties are separated by a distance of at least six feet, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Restaurants are encouraged to remain open and expand take-out and delivery services. Additional information will be provided by DBPR.


Library branches closed until further notice



The Suwannee River Regional Library System will close all branches until further notice, out of an abundance of caution in response to the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).

Please visit our library website at or our Facebook page

for updates.

All book drops, electronic resources, and e-books are available 24/7 for your convenience.