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DeSantis proposes legislation to

Ban TikTok from state government devices

Staff Reports

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced his proposal to protect Floridians’ digital rights and privacy from Big Tech companies by creating a Digital Bill of Rights that focuses on protecting Floridians’ privacy, protecting minors from online harms, and eliminating unfair censorship. The proposal also bans the use of TikTok and other

Obit - Obituary

In Loving Memroy of Jerry Wayne Driver

Jerry Wayne Driver, age 74, of Lafayette, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Macon Community Hospital. Funeral services for Jerry Driver are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 11 AM from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Kevin Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in The Haysville Cemetery.

Radiation Oncology of North Florida

Image-Guided Cancer Treatments now in Lake City

By Lanette Strosser, RN, Radiation Oncology & Imaging

Lake City, Fla., – Radiation Oncology of North Florida is pleased to announce the addition of the Halcyon™, an image-guided radiotherapy system. Patients will no longer need to travel outside of the Lake City area for highly-precise and advanced radiation treatment.


RIVEROAK's Career Day Opportunities

RIVEROAK had more high school students from other schools this year than ever before.-SVT Photo -All SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Florida - The number of students and adults that visit RIVEROAK Technical College’s Career Day seems to grow each year, as many are discovering the value in learning a trade these days.

RIVEROAK Director Mary Keen said some parents from other schools even took it upon themselves to take their kids out of school to bring them over. They also had many private and home-schooled students as well.

2023 Summer Youth Employment Program

CareerSource Florida Crown, Lake City Police Department, The City of Lake City, and Columbia County are excited to announce the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program.

Disney stripped of self-governing status

By Tami Stevenson

In the wake of Disney’s new policies towards children, refusing to call them ‘boys and girls’

Tyndal appointed judge

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed

Local barrel racer, Jamey Hunt, wins $80K

Jamey Hunt riding Gripe Gut Juice for the win! -Photo: Submitted by Ashley Hunt

Chili Cook-Off & Brewfest -Fundraiser coming to Madison

By Tami Stevenson

Madison, Fla., – Chili lovers, craft beer connoisseurs and event goers mark your calendars for the first Chili Cook-Off & Brewfest event at Lanier Field in Madison, February 18, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. This inaugural fundraiser will include live music, vendors, dog demonstrations and more.

Rep. Chuck Brannan introduces “Constitutional Carry” bill

Florida State Representative Chuck Brannan (R- Lake City), speaks about the bill he is sponsoring, during a press conference, in Tallahassee, Monday. -Photo: Florida House of Representatives