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Brewer Lake Baptist Church Honored By Department Of Defense For Extraordinary Support


Day, Florida – The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced last week the Congregation of the Brewer Lake Baptist Church, in Day, Florida,


In Memory of Thomas Richard Cooper

Thomas Richard Cooper, 62, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in Live Oak, Florida.

Pursue Your Dreams
NFC Foundation Scholarship Giveaway Winner to Graduate in December

(L-R) Jonathan, Adelynn, Beckham and Natalie Ellis
-Photo: Submitted

By Kim Scarboro
Madison, Fla., – North Florida College student and Suwannee County resident Natalie Ellis is preparing to graduate with her Associate in Arts degree in December 2021. In 2019, then Natalie Townsend, attended the grand opening of NFC’s Live Oak location where she won a scholarship drawing to receive 60 paid credit hours of tuition and books from the NFC Foundation. During the next two years, Natalie would accomplish much more than just a college degree.

Four Appointed to the Lake Shore Hospital Authority

Governor’s Press Office

Lake City, Fla., – Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Donald Kennedy, Brandon Beil, Loretta Chancy and Stephen Douglas to the Lake Shore Hospital Authority. 

2021 Veterans’ Day Plans

-SVT 2019 Archived Photo

Dedication best describes the inaugural
Cornbread Festival

L-R: Mya Hawkins, Rebecca Mueller and Frances Martin stop long enough to pose for a photo while working at the Country Store during the Cornbread Festival in Wellborn last Saturday. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

Winners of North Florida College’s Top Gun Competition Announced 

NFC Foundation, Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. show appreciation for education and law enforcement by sponsoring fun sharpshooter event at NFC Public Safety Academy

MADISON, FL (Oct. 28, 2021) – Law enforcement officers from across North Florida joined in a fun, but skillfully intense, sharpshooter competition at the North Florida College Public Safety Academy on Oct. 16. After a three-round course of fire that tested competitors’ control, accuracy and speed, three winners emerged to be named North Florida’s Top Gun.  

Gateway City Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Attendance far exceeds expectations

An estimated 2000 visitors flocked to Wilson Park last weekend for the 2021 Gateway City Craft Beer & Wine Festival. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

Live Oak, Fla., – ‘Tis the season for all things fall and pumpkins are right there at the top of the list!

Florida Job Growth 3 Times Faster Than Nation

Staff Reports

The above graphic depicts how desperate some employers are to find workers.