Corey Tyrell Barnes

Lake City, Fla., – Corey Tyrell Barnes was last seen on 11-01-2022 located at an apartment on Zesty Cir.

DeSantis visits Lake City Nov 3

Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at Gateway College last week. -Photo: Barbara Gill

By Barbara Gill

An enthusiastic audience packed the auditorium at Gateway College in Lake City on Thursday, November 3 in support of native Floridian Governor Ron DeSantis for re-election during his DON’T TREAD ON FLORIDA campaign trail. As a Navy veteran, DeSantis is focused and on a mission.  During the Covid crisis he fought to keep Florida schools and businesses open, keeping our economy strong

Governor Ron DeSantis Declares November 7, First Annual Victims of Communism Day 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation declaring November 7 as the first annual Victims of Communism Day in Florida. Florida is home to millions of individuals who came here seeking freedom from countries controlled by Communist governments, including Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. To honor the memories and sacrifices of those who suffered under these despotic regimes the Legislature passed and Governor DeSantis signed HB 395 to establish a yearly day during which students in Florida’s schools will learn about the atrocities committed by Communist regimes and the more than 100 million people who were persecuted and lost their lives in Communist countries. To read the full proclamation, click here


City of Live Oak

Regular Monthly Council Meeting


Tuesday November 8, 2022 5:30 P.M.

Detours Planned This Week for U.S. 41 at Bascom Norris Drive Roundabout

LAKE CITY, Fla. – As part of roundabout construction activities, there will be detours around the U.S. 41 and Bascom Norris Drive intersection

Retired Federal Air Marshal establishes firearms academy–Blue Skies Firearms Academy, O’Brien

Owners Heather and Rick Banke stand in front \of their newly constructed shooting range at Blue Skies Firearms Academy in O’Brien, Florida. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

A Grand Opening was recently held for Blue Skies Firearms Academy, LLC in O’Brien. Owner and instructor Rick Banke, with over 38 years experience through the military and municipal and Federal Law Enforcement, is excited

Alachua voters have something new on ballot this November

By Tami Stevenson

With the election fast approaching on November 8, a general vote on November’s ballot for residents in Alachua County has some concerned and others hopeful it will go through. If passed, the referendum will change how voters choose Alachua County’s commissioners. 

NFC named “2022 Great College to Work For”

By Allison Finley

MADISON, FL – North Florida College has again been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

Jeff Siegmeister sentenced to 3+ years

Jeffrey Siegmeister -Photo: SVT Archives

By Tami Stevenson

Florida’s former Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jeffrey Siegmeister was sentenced to 40 months in Jacksonville’s federal court, yesterday, for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly man, accepting bribes, tax evasion and more.

North Florida Rural collecting storm relief donations

This photo above shows the newly installed banner at the Lake City Fire Department -Photo: Submitted

Originally parked in the vacant lot next to the fire department, because of an incident, CDT and organizers decided to park the trailer for donations in a bay at the Lake City Fire Department for safety reasons. -SVT Photo by Gabrielle Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

In an effort to send much needed aid to victims of Hurricane Ian in south Florida, a project coordinators are calling “North Florida Rural” has come together in Lake City