Getting Floridians back into their homes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed the first temporary sheeting under Operation Blue Roof last week. Ms. Barbara Powell, a Georgia native who has lived in Ft. Myers for 27 years, appreciated the work. -USACE Jax District Courtesy Photo

Staff Reports

Last week, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) installed the first Blue Roof in Fort Myers.

Anna Kelley, DNP,
New NFC Instructor of Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

Branford native Anna Kelley, DNP. -Photo: Submitted

By Allison Finley

MADISON, FL – North Florida College is pleased to announce its hire of Anna Kelley, Doctor of Nursing Practice, as its instructor of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Robbery at Circle K


Lake City, Fla., – On Friday, October 7, 2022 at 1:48 A.M., officers from the Lake City Police Department were dispatched to 938 West Duval Avenue, Circle K, for a reported robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a tall, heavy set black male, wearing a camouflage jacket,

Ellianos Coffee Offering Free Coffee and Discount for Linemen Working During Hurricane Ian

Lake City, Florida (September 28, 2022) - As Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida's southwest coast as a Category 4 storm, thousands of linemen are poised throughout the state to offer assistance to restore power to those affected by the devastation. Many of these linemen are from out-of-state, sacrificing time with their families to give aid to Florida in its state of emergency.

LAKE CITY, FLA., – A small army of power trucks and other emergency vehicles readying for Hurricane Ian at Columbia County Fairgrounds in Lake City. -Photo by Gabrielle Stevenson

Judge Lin Williams retiring

Suwannee County Judge Lin Williams siting at his desk in his office during an interview with the Suwannee Valley Times. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

The first time Judge William “Lin” Williams appeared in the Suwannee Valley Times, it was December 1, 2010. He was featured in the newspaper’s very first edition. He had just won the election for Suwannee County Judge and had agreed to an interview.

$25,000 Grant Awarded to NFC Foundation for Last Mile Scholarships

Karla and Herschel Rooks -Photo: NFC

By Desiree James

MADISON, FL – The North Florida College Foundation is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Homer N Allen Charitable Trust. These funds are presented as a memorial gift in remembrance of the late Karla and Herschel Rooks and will support the Last Mile Scholarship program at NFC.

FPL battery storage technology at Suwannee County Solar Energy Center

FPL Photo Submitted

By Jack Eble - Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently unveiled a solar-powered battery storage system located at the FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Fla.

New Action by Governor counteracts malign influence by China and other hostile nations in Florida

Staff Reports

Last Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced executive action and legislative proposals to address threats posed by the Communist Party of China and other hostile foreign powers in cyberspace, real estate, and academia. There are seven countries on Florida’s list of countries of concern,

Obit, Obituary, 

Raynor Randall Frost

Raynor Randall Frost, aka “Frosty”, previously of Branford FL, Tamms, IL and New Milford CT, passed away peacefully on Labor Day, September 5th, 2022, in Sharon CT. He was 82 years old.