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Could 5G technology ground planes?
Airline CEO’s express concern

American Airlines Boeing 777-323 ER
-CC Photo by Anna Zvereva

By Tami Stevenson

Today, Verizon and AT&T are launching their next-generation 5G wireless technology after many delays due to concerns expressed by CEO’s from major airlines


By Tami Stevenson

Supply chain perils, vaccine breakthroughs of coronavirus variants, people not wanting to return to work because they were making more on unemployment, along with other pandemic woes, has made 2021 only slightly less challenging than 2020. One thing better in 2021 is the one-way anti-covid arrows down the aisles of grocery stores has disappeared!

Stephen Foster's

Festival of Lights

Three-year-old Wyatt Green loved the lighted train display! He had to get up close to see how it was put together. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

COVID-19 Vaccines effective?
Outbreak on cruise ship Dec. 18

Symphony of the Seas cruise ship. -Photo: By Darthvadrouw - Creative Commons

By Tami Stevenson

More than six thousand passengers and crew boarded the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas cruise ship in Miami, on December 11. Passengers felt it was safe to finally enjoy a vacation on the water as the cruise line required all adults 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated for coronavirus. However, it was docked at PortMiami, Saturday, December 18, with 48 passengers that became ill and tested positive for COVID-19. Those that tested positive were reportedly taken to quarantine immediately.

Governor Ron DeSantis Takes Action Against Communist China and Woke Corporations

The State of Florida will investigate its holdings in Chinese companies and retake control of its shareholder proxy voting from ideology-crazed investment funds

Recently Appointed Chief Medical Officer To Lead Expanded Palliative Care Initiatives at Haven

Live Oak, Fla., – Shirley Codada, MD, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer of Haven, North Central Florida’s legacy mission-driven provider of hospice and palliative care, will lead an expanded community-based palliative care initiative across Haven’s 18-county service area, announced Haven President and Chief Operating Officer Pauline Taylor, RN, MHA.

Winn-Dixie Celebrates Newly Remodeled Live Oak Store with Community
New store concept provides enhanced shopping experience for local residents

Ribbon cutting held at Winn Dixie December 15, 2021 in celebration of their newly remodeled store in Live Oak, Florida.

37th Annual Christmas on Square jam-packs Live Oak

Above: Suwannee Chorus performing “Once Upon a December,” in Millennium Park, Saturday, during the 37th Annual Christmas on The Square event. -SVT Photos by Tami Stevenson

DeSantis proposes civilian volunteer force

Staff Reports

Last week, during a visit to the Pensacola National Guard Armory, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies.

Space Bread:
University of Florida student creates a winning recipe for Deep Space Food Challenge

UF Student Hope Hersh. -Photo: UF/IFAS COURTESY