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

State record flathead catfish

Angler Lavon Nowling from Santa Rosa County, caught this catfish weighing 69.9 pounds, measuring 48.5 inches long, with a girth of 38.25 inches. -Photo: FWC Courtesy

RFT $1,000+ Added Lake City Rodeo Arena

Saturday, September 19, 2020 At 4 p.m.

Please note arena change
$1000+ Added Open 4d = $35

Suwannee 4-H Senior Meat judging team placed 3rd in the State

What an in-person meat judging contest would typically look like.
-Photo Courtesy UF/IFAS by Tyler Jones

By Kara Croft, 4-H Program Assistant Suwannee County

Live Oak, Fla., – The Suwannee County 4-H youth set their minds to competing in the State Meat Judging competition that is held every year in Gainesville.

Nutrien gives $5,000 grant for community gardens at Richardson Community Center

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

LAKE CITY – The Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and
Nutrien are working with the Richardson Community Center to implement a $5,000 grant given by Nutrien for community gardens.

Southeast Regional Junior Brangus Show

Suwannee County Fairgrounds Vickie Hayford

Live Oak, Fla., – Sep. 18 at 8 a.m. – Sep. 19 at 5 p.m. We are still planning on having our show. The committee has had several discussions concerning continuing with the show, these are some of the changes we have made due to COVID for this year’s show only.

CARES Funding Still Available for Columbia County Residents

Lake City, Fla., – CARES funding is still available for Columbia County residents.

New COVID cases below 10 percent for fifteenth straight day

Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19

Rum Island Park Reopening Monday

(Columbia County, FL) Rum Island Park will reopen Monday at sunrise. The park has undergone a $300,000 riverbank restoration project, as well as the addition of new restroom facilities. Rum Island Park offers access to the Santa Fe River for paddling, swimming, picnicking and fishing.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Aug. 31, Commission meeting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will hold a web meeting Monday, August 31, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. 


Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in the Federal Lost Wages Assistance Program

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will submit Florida’s application to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program.