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

2022 Year in Review

By Tami Stevenson

Many consumers in 2022 adopted a new mindset, “If it’s not essential, we can do without it.” The chasm between conservatives and liberals, globally, has grown so wide there is no longer a middle ground for anyone to sit on the fence. They have become polar opposites.
In spite of these negative impacts to society, 2022 saw many positive accomplishments. Here are some that took place in our North Florida area:

Jan. 1, 21 Vehicle accident on I-75 near mile marker 414 in Columbia County still under investigation

According to a Jan. 3rd release from Florida Hwy Patrol, FHP continues to investigate an incident that occurred on January 1st at approximately 12:40 am in Columbia County. For reasons to be determined, a series of collisions occurred as twenty-one vehicles

Railroad History in Suwannee County

with Eric Musgrove

January 14, 2023

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Live Oak, Fla., – From the Pensacola & Georgia Railroad, chartered in 1853, to the present-day

Suwannee Valley Unsolved Releases New Cold Case Map


Lake City, FL – Suwannee Valley Unsolved is announcing the inclusion of a new interactive cold case map, which maps each open and cold case homicides in the Suwannee and Columbia County areas. This map comes as the end of the year comes with three active investigations in both counties.


Reward offered for information about Jasper homicide

December 30, 2022

JASPER, Fla. – A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and

conviction of the person(s) who murdered Jaworski Williams.

2023 RiverFest Fundraiser and 11th Annual Singer/Songwriter Contest

Submitted by Terry J Phelan

Fort White, Fla., – Our Santa Fe River Inc (OSFR) is excited to announce the return of Sanna Saare as coordinator and E. Stanley Richardson as emcee for the 2023 RiverFest Fundraiser and 11th Annual Singer/Songwriter Contest.

Sanna Saare will coordinate the event again this year. -Photo: Submitted

E. Stanley Richardson will emcee the event again in 2023. -Photo: Submitted

Suwannee High’s Braxtyn Green
Top ~7% of HS kickers and punters from across the country

Day 1 FG Overall Winner (Tie) & Runner-up (Tie) at the Kicking World 2022 National Showcase in Austin, Texas. L to R – Derek Morris, Dax Iverson, Braxtyn Green, Ashton Paredes.A-Photo:

Statewide Grand Jury on COVID-19 Vaccine integrity

Staff Reports

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for a statewide Grand Jury on COVID-19 vaccines and announced the creation of the Public Health Integrity Committee.

             The Governor held a roundtable discussion joined by Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo and world-renowned physicians, researchers, and public health experts to discuss adverse events of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and announce new, aggressive actions to hold the federal government and Big Pharma accountable.

     The Biden Administration and pharmaceutical corporations continue to push widespread distribution of mRNA vaccines on the public, including children as young as 6 months old, through relentless propaganda while ignoring real-life adverse events.

NFC Hosts “Mini-Preview” for Hamilton High Students

HCHS students tour the NFC Public Safety Academy and CDL Driving Range. -NFC Photo

Big Lots new Live Oak store grand opening

Jan. 7 at 8:45 a.m.

Submitted by Shannan Bunting Solstice Communications

A leading home discount retailer, will host the grand opening of its newest store at 1530 Ohio Avenue South in Live Oak on Saturday, Jan. 7. Shoppers can expect doorbuster offers at the store’s grand opening as well as scratch-off cards given to the first 100 customers each day with the potential of up to $250 off a purchase. Both offers will be valid throughout the grand opening weekend, Saturday, Jan. 7 - Sunday, Jan. 8.