Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:45 a.m. EST 

Columbia County: Sandbags and Hurricane Ian Update


(Columbia County, FL) Columbia County emergency officials are monitoring Hurricane Ian currently moving through the Caribbean Sea. The County is organizing hurricane preparation and emergency response efforts. There is no immediate threat to the area.

Columbia County will distribute sandbags beginning Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at three locations:

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare to Host Job Fair

 Lake City, Florida

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Where: Meridian’s Lake City location at 439 SW Michigan St, Lake City, FL, 32025

Corbett’s Mobile Home Center in Live Oak now in its third generation

Ashleigh Corbett, left, stands with her sister, Brooke Corbett, in front of the sign at their family business at 1126 East Howard St. (Hwy 90) in Live Oak. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Fla., – Even through these hard times our economy is facing, there are businesses that are not only surviving, but thriving. One such business is Corbett’s Mobile Home Center in Live Oak. Since 1968, they are now in their third generation and show no signs of slowing down.

“Food Fight” Benefits Local Food Bank

Walt’s: Amanda Howard from Walt’s Live Oak Ford (left) presents food donated by employees and customers.
-Photo: Submitted

By Jon Little, SVEC Director of Communications

LIVE OAK, Fla., – The second annual Suwannee Valley Food Fight to End Hunger, organized by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, is in the books.

Throughout August, Cheek & Scott Pharmacy, First Federal Bank, The Florida Peanut Federation, Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative and Walt’s Live Oak Ford held a friendly competition to collect the most money and non-perishable food items for the Florida Gateway Food Bank.

High Springs BMX hosts Southeast Regional Finals

-Photo: Submitted

Submitted - High Springs BMX will be hosting the finals for the USABMX DK Gold Cup Southeast Championship Series on September 23-25, 2022.

First Responders receive $1,000 bonuses

Governor Ron DeSantis personally hands out first responder bonuses in Jacksonville, Monday.
-Photo: Video still from Governor’s Press Office.

Announcing ACV Health

In celebration of the rebranding, a ribbon cutting was hosted at the Copeland Medical Center on August 25, 2022, with the help of the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce. Suwannee County District 3 County Commissioner, Travis Land, Suwannee County Tax Collector, Ricky Gamble, Suwannee County Economic Development Director, Jimmy Norris, and Riveroak Technical College nursing staff and students.   -ACV Photo       

Game ball delivered at Branford Stadium on 50 yard line

Recently the Branford Buccaneers Football Pre-Season Kickoff Classic received the game ball at the 50 yard line from local life flight company Air Life 7, of Air Methods, located at the Suwannee County Airport in Live Oak. - Photo: Air Life 7

LCPD: Reminder; Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

By Sgt. Mike Lee, Public Information Officer

Lake City, Fla., - The City of Lake City passed Ordinance 2022-2220, effective in 2022, aimed at increasing the safety between pedestrians and vehicles, especially on Arterial Roadways in Lake City.

Governor DeSantis awards $1,901,000 to Suwannee County

Governor DeSantis presents check to Suwannee County

County Commission Chair Franklin White accepts check from Governor DeSantis on behalf of Suwannee County.
-Photo: Barbara Gill