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.

COLD WEATHER EXPECTED: Should I cover my plants?

Mark Tancig, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County horticulture agent


How to best cover your plants, from the experts:


Human remains identified as Dixie County child

December 16, 2022

David Fierro, Communications Coordinator for Florida Department of Law Enforcement, shared a press release from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

5 Health Tips to Help You Succeed in the New Year

Photo courtesy of iStock

Family Features - The new year brings a time to reassess health habits. New Year’s goals and resolutions are often focused on weight loss or exercise. Although these are important indicators of health and happiness for many people, maintaining overall health is important, too.

Registered dietitian, author and nutrition consultant Manuel Villacorta offers these tips to start the new year with a healthy routine:

Enjoying Christmas on the Square 2022

Saturday, young dancers from the Dance Shop in Live Oak showed off their new skills for family and friends at the 38th Annual Christmas On The Square event.
-SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

Cost of power lowered $10 per 1,000 kWh for Clay Electric members

Kathy Richardson, CCC, APR

Clay Electric members will be billed less for power in December thanks to a reduction in the Power Cost Adjustment on bills. Mem-bers using

Lafayette, Dixie, Taylor and Sumter schools to get electric school buses

Staff Reports

Mayo, Fla., – Four Florida school districts are set to receive rebates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace a total of 30 diesel school buses with new electric models. Taylor, Dixie, Lafayette and Sumter counties are among 400 districts across the country to benefit from the first round of funding under the EPA Clean School Bus Program.  

NFC Art Instructor
Lisa Thompson newly published illustrator of children’s book series


Lisa Thompson -Photo by NFC

NFC Office of College Advancement

MADISON, FL – North Florida College is pleased to announce Lisa Thompson, Art Instructor, is a newly published illustrator of the children’s book series Imagination Checkers authored by Christy Bass.

Obit - Obituary, William Leithead

In Loving Memory

William Leithead


July 31, 1928 to November 28, 2022

A Memorial Service will be held for Willilam (Bill) Leithead at the Bixler Chapel at Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park on December 8 at 10 a.m.

William (Bill) Cody Leithead of Dowling Park, FL (formally Glenside, PA) passed away peacefully in his sleep at 4:40 am on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the age of 94 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Dowling Park, Florida.


Retirement reception for Third Circuit Judge Paul Bryan

Judge Paul Bryan will be retiring at the end of this year. His retirement reception will be held on December 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM December 9, 2022 at 3:00 PM