FPL battery storage technology at Suwannee County Solar Energy Center

FPL Photo Submitted

By Jack Eble - Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently unveiled a solar-powered battery storage system located at the FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Fla.

New Action by Governor counteracts malign influence by China and other hostile nations in Florida

Staff Reports

Last Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced executive action and legislative proposals to address threats posed by the Communist Party of China and other hostile foreign powers in cyberspace, real estate, and academia. There are seven countries on Florida’s list of countries of concern,

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Raynor Randall Frost

Raynor Randall Frost, aka “Frosty”, previously of Branford FL, Tamms, IL and New Milford CT, passed away peacefully on Labor Day, September 5th, 2022, in Sharon CT. He was 82 years old.

Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:45 a.m. EST 

Columbia County: Sandbags and Hurricane Ian Update


(Columbia County, FL) Columbia County emergency officials are monitoring Hurricane Ian currently moving through the Caribbean Sea. The County is organizing hurricane preparation and emergency response efforts. There is no immediate threat to the area.

Columbia County will distribute sandbags beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at three locations:

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare to Host Job Fair

 Lake City, Florida

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Where: Meridian’s Lake City location at 439 SW Michigan St, Lake City, FL, 32025

Corbett’s Mobile Home Center in Live Oak now in its third generation

Ashleigh Corbett, left, stands with her sister, Brooke Corbett, in front of the sign at their family business at 1126 East Howard St. (Hwy 90) in Live Oak. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Fla., – Even through these hard times our economy is facing, there are businesses that are not only surviving, but thriving. One such business is Corbett’s Mobile Home Center in Live Oak. Since 1968, they are now in their third generation and show no signs of slowing down.

“Food Fight” Benefits Local Food Bank

Walt’s: Amanda Howard from Walt’s Live Oak Ford (left) presents food donated by employees and customers.
-Photo: Submitted

By Jon Little, SVEC Director of Communications

LIVE OAK, Fla., – The second annual Suwannee Valley Food Fight to End Hunger, organized by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, is in the books.

Throughout August, Cheek & Scott Pharmacy, First Federal Bank, The Florida Peanut Federation, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative and Walt’s Live Oak Ford held a friendly competition to collect the most money and non-perishable food items for the Florida Gateway Food Bank.

High Springs BMX hosts Southeast Regional Finals

-Photo: Submitted

Submitted - High Springs BMX will be hosting the finals for the USABMX DK Gold Cup Southeast Championship Series on September 23-25, 2022.

First Responders receive $1,000 bonuses

Governor Ron DeSantis personally hands out first responder bonuses in Jacksonville, Monday.
-Photo: Video still from Governor’s Press Office.

Announcing ACV Health

In celebration of the rebranding, a ribbon cutting was hosted at the Copeland Medical Center on August 25, 2022, with the help of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. Suwannee County District 3 County Commissioner, Travis Land, Suwannee County Tax Collector, Ricky Gamble, Suwannee County Economic Development Director, Jimmy Norris, and Riveroak Technical College nursing staff and students.   -ACV Photo