High School Students Are Mechatronic Engineers During Summer Camp at NFC

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MADISON, FL – High school students from Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, and Madison counties, and Lake Park, Georgia explores the fields of mechanics, electronics, and computing during North Florida College’s Mechatronics Camp held June 20th-23rd.

Record Breaking Alzheimer’s Funding

Staff Reports

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted record funding for Alzheimer’s and related dementias and signed Senate Bill 806, to establish the Ramping up Education of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia for You (READY) Act. Additionally, the Governor announced that the final pillar of the five-part Dementia Action Plan, created in 2019, has been fulfilled with the establishment of the Florida Alzheimer’s Center for Excellence. The Freedom First Budget signed

Victory for Special Olympians Restricted from Competing in USA Games

Late last month, Governor Ron DeSantis, after receiving notice of a fine from the Florida Department of Health (DOH), Special Olympics International (SOI) has agreed to honor athletes from across the nation who were unable to attend the 2022 USA Games in Orlando due to SOI’s unlawful vaccine mandate, which was rescinded at the last minute.

Lake City – Columbia County Chamber welcomes 12 new members

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The Lake City - Columbia County Chamber of Commerce welcomed 12 new members in the second quarter of 2022. New members include Adaline Hope Boutique, Columbia Direct Primary Care, EXIT Realty Farm & Country, Integrative Direct Primary Care, Mederi Caretenders, Pinnacle Site  Solutions, RoofCrafters,

Primary Election approaching fast

By Tami Stevenson

Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton and Madison County Candidates list.

Do you know who is going to be on your ballot? For many people, voting is a serious civic duty. They never miss an election and proudly wear their “I Voted!” pins on election day, hoping their candidate will win. For others, voting may be seen as too much of a hassle or a useless endeavor that won’t make a difference anyway.

     Fact: History has shown that local elections have been won and lost by as little as one or two votes! This upcoming election is more about local leaders than a presidential race, so the impact can be huge to your community, bringing meaningful change to your schools, your city and your county.

Postage increase July 10

Live Oak, Fla., – The United States Postal Service® filed notice in April with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The changes will include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents. See Chart-

First Federal Bank Achieves 60 Days of Giving

Camp Safe Haven of Haven Hospice received a $1,000 donation. Shown above with Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy horse and owner, Jorge Bengochea. -Photo: Submitted

Lake City receives $2M from Governor

Staff Reports

Lake City, Fla., – On June 21, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $28.4 million in funding for economic growth and community resiliency to 23 Florida communities through the Community Development Block Grant – CV (CDBG-CV) program, and the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program.

SUWANNEE JUNE 21 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA 32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR JUNE 21, 2022, 5:00 P.M.

Invocation

Pledge to American Flag

28th Wellborn Blueberry Festival – Enjoyed by thousands

Association member Rob Dawson has been involved with everything from organizing the music for the festival to flipping hotcakes for the last 10 years or so and was busy flipping hotcakes again this year. He said they normally go through around 500 pounds of blueberries for the hotcakes each year. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Wellborn, Fla., – The 28th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival was bigger and better than ever this year, according to organizer Annita Leonard, with an estimated 10,000 visitors attending the