Famous pig lives in Dowling Park

Daisy, the Potbelly Pig Promotes Reading wherever she goes


Daisy, left, shown above with owner, Farmer Minor and her canine pug sisters, Lily Pug and Dixie Cup. -Courtesy Photo


Major retailers now requiring masks

By Tami Stevenson

It was announced last week that the largest retailer chain in the nation, Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, would require masks be worn by its customers to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Since that announcement, other major retail chains have joined them, and the list continues to grow. Stores like Publix, CVS, Target and Walgreens announced the next day, they were also going to require masks.


Local church gives food to 700+ each week

Volunteers at Harvest Fellowship Church give out fresh veggies, various meets and dairy products to more than 700 people every Thursday in the Jasper community during the COVID-19 pandemic. -SVT Photo


Returning to normal
Branford’s Independence Day Celebration was well attended

The crowds were much larger than expected at the Branford River Reunion’s 4th of July celebration. -Photo: Submitted


Hooked On Heroes Dedicates Veterans Monument at City of Live Oak Cemetery

A new monument dedicated by Hooked On Heroes in the City of Live Oak Cemetery commemorates the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans. -Photo by Jeffry Boatright


Florida Re-suspending on-premises alcohol sales for bars and pubs

Staff Reports

Today, Helsey Beshears, Secretary for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced in a tweet that all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50 percent of gross revenue from sales shall suspend all sales for consumption on the premises. Emergency Order 2020-09, effective June 26, 2020. They may continue to sell alcohol in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. Food establishments, however, that derive 50 percent or less of their gross revenue from alcohol may continue to operate for on-premises consumption at tables in accordance with Executive Order 20-71, Sections 1 and 2.


A Picture Says a Thousand Words
For Our Veterans

More than 200 Patriotic Paintings to be shared with veterans in our care to honor them on July 4, 2020. -Photo Submitted

Veteran painting project coordinator Betsy Miller.
-Photo: Submitted