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

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.

Suwannee River Catfish Festival was bustling

The weather was beautiful Saturday, as the Suwannee River Catfish Festival kicked off its annual event in Branford. -SVT Phots by Tami Stevenson

Catfish dinners - Making the magic happen! Suwannee Catfish Board Member and IGW Concrete Owner Hal Harris, left, in green, with volunteers in orange manning the fryers, -SVT Photo

Live Oak’s Rebecca Thomas from the Dixie Grill - chosen finalist in General Mills recipe contest

Rebecca Thomas holding her award winning Strawberry Cream Biscuit Bites. -Photo: Submitted

Madison Down Home Days this weekend!

Staff Reports

April 17 - 20

Know Your Candidates For Suwannee County Sheriff

Submitted

On Saturday, April 20th, the American Patriots of Live Oak is providing an opportunity for the community to meet the four candidates for Suwannee County Sheriff: