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WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER IN HAMILTON AND MADISON COUNTY - POSSIBLE BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION

Madison, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Hamilton and Madison counties today issued a joint health advisory to residents and visitors near the Withlacoochee River in North Florida.

Vaccine for Florida Seniors

By Tami Stevenson

Monday, the Columbia County Health Department administered more than 500 COVID-19 vaccines to residents 65 and older.

2020 Year in Review

By Jeffry Boatright

Certain calendar years from history are forever etched in our memory. For most of us, 2020 was such a year and will likely be a topic of conversations for decades to come.

obituary

In Loving Memory

Mark W. Stevenson, 60, of Live Oak, Florida, formerly of East Tawas  and Hale, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2020, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, from a brief illness.

SUWANNEE, JAN. 5, 2021, COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR JANUARY 5, 2020, 6:00 P.M.

Cessation of in-person court proceedings in Columbia and Suwannee County

Chief Justice Mark E. Feagle announced today there will be a cessation of all in-person proceedings in Columbia and Suwannee Counties effective 12/31/20 due to the increasing COVID-19 infection rate.  Please see the letter below in its entirety.

FREE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR AGE 65 AND OLDER in Mayo and Live Oak

The Department of Health in Suwannee County and Lafayette County will be offering Covid-19 vaccinations to seniors age 65 and older by appointment.

Americans waking up to extra something in bank accounts

By Tami Stevenson

Many Americans are waking up this morning with an extra $600 pending in their bank accounts, compliments of the U.S. Treasury.

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Executive Order Prioritizing Vaccination for Individuals 65 and Older

 
Pensacola, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Executive Order 20-315, which provides the following:
 
During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

Big 3 drops families’ credit ratings

Staff Reports

Last week, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued letters to Experian, Equifax and TransUnion in regards to improperly downgrading families’ credit ratings