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Freshwater Fishing - license-free weekend is April 2-3


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites Florida residents and visitors to go freshwater fishing during the two license-free days this weekend, April 2-3.

Education Bill becomes law July 1

More parental input and
school board term limits

By Tami Stevenson

The K-12 Education bill, HB 1467, was signed by Governor DeSantis last week. Before reaching the governor’s desk, however, it was amended once again,

Obit, Obituary

In Loving Memory of

James "Jim" Hollis

September 25, 1935 - March 15, 2022

James (Jim) Elliott Hollis, 86, of Mayo, Florida, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.   

Obit, Obituary

In Memory of Thomas L. "Tommy" McCray

May 22, 1972 - March 19, 2022

DeSantis vetoes district map

Staff Reports

Tuesday, March 29, Governor Ron DeSantis called a Special Session of the Florida Legislature to produce a new map that will establish lawful congressional voting districts in Florida.

Obit, Obituary

In Loving Memory of Betty Fletcher Hamilton

Betty Fletcher Hamilton, age 65, of Greenville, Florida went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. She was surrounded by her Husband, along with family and close friends..

No Insurance? No more FREE COVID tests

Staff Reports

Lake City, Fla., – In a March 23, 2022 release from Columbia/Hamilton County Health Departments, by Administrator Thomas Moffses, M.Ed., the Curative COVID-19 Testing site in Columbia County will no longer be able to allow free COVID-19 testing to individuals that do not have health insurance due to a change in federal funding.

Local therapy horse could be 2022 Cadbury Bunny

Cadbury Bunny finalist, Sweetheart! Gentle Carousel therapy horse, of High Springs, could be next Cadbury Bunny!
-Photo: Submitted


High Springs, Columbia County’s Therapy Horse, Sweetheart, is usually with hospital patients behind the scenes, but this is her time to shine as a national Cadbury Bunny commercial finalist.

Mayo, Fla., – Lighthouse Christian Center Homecoming Celebration, April 3, 2022 - Free Concert with Rekindled Grass, bluegrass band, FREE lunch

Coming April 2 – Cross City Airport Fly-In, Cruise-In & Business Expo

Make plans to attend this fun, family-friendly event on April 2, 2022.   -Photos: Suwannee Valley Times Archives

By Tami Stevenson

Old planes, new planes, home-built planes, military aircraft and more – all coming once again to the 8th Annual Cross City Airport Fly-in, Cruise-In & Business Expo, April 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.