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Futch’s Tractor Depot acquires Gordon Tractor

Storefront photo of the Live Oak location. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

Staff Reports

Futch’s Tractor Depot is excited to announce they have acquired Gordon Tractor at the Live Oak and Madison locations.

Innovation District

Food truck park vendors now able to sell liquor in Gainesville

By Tami Stevenson

Gainesville, Fla., – Monday, Governor DeSantis signed more than 40 bills into law. One of those bills was HB 751, for the City of Gainesville, which allows a new food truck park, where the food trucks are stationary, located within Gainesville’s Innovation District, to sell alcoholic beverages. 

Fun! Growth! Learning to Succeed
49th Annual Tennis Camp at Suwannee Parks & Recreation

Group photo of some of the kids and counselors that attended the 49th Annual Suwannee Parks & Recreation Tennis Camp. -Photo by Vivian Chastain

Slave grave marker dedicated at McClellan Cemetery

Rev. Larry Jelks, of Mayo, officiated over the dedication ceremony, held last month. -Photo by Joyce Johns

Governor DeSantis Wins Major Victory to Protect Florida’s Cruise Industry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the federal district court in Tampa delivered a major victory for Governor Ron DeSantis against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its obstructionist No Sail Orders that have flatlined Florida’s cruise industry for over a year. Ruling in favor of Florida’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Judge Stephen Merryday concluded the CDC’s restrictions are likely unconstitutional and overstepping their legal authority.

Young infants produce strong immune response to SARS-CoV-2, study finds

A new study, published by the University of Bristol, UK, finds young infants have strong resistance to severe COVID-19.

Young infants show strong immune responses to SARS-CoV-2, new research has found.  In particular, compared with adults, young infants produce relatively high levels of antibodies and immune cells that can specifically protect against COVID-19.

FREE State-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination event, June 15-16, 2021, at UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County.

Obituary

In loving Memory of Ruth Anne White
Age 89, of McAlpin, Florida, May 23, 1931 - May 14, 2021

Ruth Anne White of McAlpin, Florida

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A Father's Day Tribute

Gifts My Father Gave Me

Painting: “Gifts My Father Gave Me” by Je’ Czaja Mordon

Courtroom Restrictions Lifted

Staff Reports

Chief Justice Charles Canady, Friday, issued an order allowing courts around Florida to lift requirements to wear masks and distance from others while in courtrooms during proceedings. Improved health measurements, increased vaccination rates, and updated official health guidance all prompted the changes.