Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua

FREE State-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination event, June 15-16, 2021, at UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County.

Obituary

In loving Memory of Ruth Anne White
Age 89, of McAlpin, Florida, May 23, 1931 - May 14, 2021

Ruth Anne White of McAlpin, Florida

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A Father's Day Tribute

Gifts My Father Gave Me

Painting: “Gifts My Father Gave Me” by Je’ Czaja Mordon

Courtroom Restrictions Lifted

Staff Reports

Chief Justice Charles Canady, Friday, issued an order allowing courts around Florida to lift requirements to wear masks and distance from others while in courtrooms during proceedings. Improved health measurements, increased vaccination rates, and updated official health guidance all prompted the changes.

27th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival – Glad to be back

Wellborn Blueberry Festival 2021

L-R Volunteers Jim Bezaire and Jennifer Petit manned the griddles, flipping pancakes and cooking up sausage links for hungry visitors. -WCA Photo

Class of 2021 Graduation photos for Suwannee, Madison, Branford, Columbia and Hamilton Counties in North Florida.

Florida Folk Festival - 2021

This Memorial Day weekend, the 69th Annual Florida Folk Festival will take place online as a virtual event beginning tonight at 6 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. 

In-Person programs starting June 1 at Regional Libraries

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The hours for our regional libraries will be increasing and in-person programs will begin at all branches of the Suwannee River Regional Libray, starting June 1. 

North Florida College Honors Spring 2021 Graduates

NFC is proud to recognize its Class of 2021 spring graduates and applauds their accomplishments. Thirty-five Madison County students were awarded degrees and certificates at the conclusion of NFC’s Spring Term 2021. Twenty-six Suwannee County students were awarded degrees and certificates and eleven Hamilton County students were awarded degrees and certificates. 

Return to work initiative

Staff Reports

Monday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that Florida will end its participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, the $300 per week supplemental FPUC payment, effective June 26, 2021, as part of DEO’s ‘Return to Work’ initiative. The DEO stated this is another key step to returning more Floridians to work, following April’s labor statistics which show total private-sector employment increased by 18,800 jobs and more than 460,000 online job postings available throughout the state for job seekers.