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Local farm boy takes 5th at PDGA Junior World Championships

Kaleb Skinner in Kansas playing a practice round during the tournament. He is getting prepared and deciding which disc he wants to use for his next throw. -Photo: Submitted by Kristy Skinner

By Tami Stevenson

Kaleb Skinner, a 15 year old, Suwannee County native, took 5th place in the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Junior World Championships in Emporia, Kansas last month.

Back to school tax holiday

By Tami Stevenson

Florida students and parents are encouraged to take advantage of the sales tax holiday that began on July 31, and will run through August 9, 2021.

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Announces Jill Adams as CEO of Lake City Medical Center

Jill Adams -Courtesy Photo

Submitted

HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced the appointment of Jill Adams as Chief Executive Officer of Lake City Medical Center located in Columbia County. She began her new

Is a mask right for your child?

DeSantis protects right of parents to decide question of masks in schools for their children

Staff Reports

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida parents, students, elected officials and community leaders as he called for a stop to school mask mandates, reinforcing that every parent should have the right to choose what is best for their child.


SUWANNEE COMMISSION AUGUST 3 MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA  32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR AUGUST 3, 2021, 5:00 P.M.


3D printed houses
The future of construction?

Laying the foundation. -Printed Farms Courtesy Photo

By Tami Stevenson

Last week, in Tallahassee, construction began on a house in the neighborhood of Griffin Heights that has professionals in the construction industry taking notice. This is not a conventionally built home and may be the first of its kind in Florida. It is being built using a 3D printer and drawing quite a crowd of onlookers.


FHP cracking down on speeders

~ Southeastern law enforcement agencies participate in joint enforcement July 19-24 ~

-Photo: FHP Courtesy

Monday, July 19, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), announced the kick-off of “Operation Southern Shield,”


Fraudulent And “Spoofing” Calls

LCPD

Last week officers of the Lake City Police Department completed a fraud report documenting $8000 was extorted from a victim.


SVEC Awards Scholarships

By Tami Stevenson
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced local scholarships awarded in its July newsletter. CORRECTION: The scholarship program was establish by SVEC's Board of Trustees in 2015. Scholarships are paid out of their member/community relations budget. Congratulations to these scholarship students. READ MORE BELOW

Obituary - Obit, John V. Husocki, Wellborn, Florida