SVEC Awards $21,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

Submitted by Jon Little

The Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Board of Trustees has awarded $21,500 in scholarships to some of the area’s outstanding high school graduates.

Florida Forest Service Now Accepting Applications to Help Landowners Prevent Southern Pine Beetle Outbreaks


Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program for non-industrial, private forest landowners through July 1, 2022.  The program is limited to 44 northern Florida counties, the known range of the southern pine beetle, which includes Alachua, Columbia, Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee Counties.

Online Community Roundtable discussion on health

Submitted by Jamie Holton, Outreach Coordinator

The Suwannee River Area Health Education Center invites community leaders to participate in a roundtable discussion on the health-in-all-policies approach to decision making and strategies

Local SkillsUSA Students Participate in National Signing Day to celebrate CTE Career Commitments

-Photo: RIVEROAK Courtesy

DeSantis signs largest Tax Relief pkg. in Florida history

Save 25.3 cents per gallon on fuel for a tax-free month, , no tax on diapers or children’s clothes for a year, etc.

Staff Reports

On May 6, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 which provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for a variety of items commonly purchased by Florida families, including fuel, diapers, disaster supplies and, tools.

John Clark receives national Best in Care Award

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Fla., - Local caregiver John Clark was chosen out of only six finalists from across the nation to receive the Best in Care Award by OnShift.

Obit, Obituary

In Memory of John E. Zieminski, Jr.

NFC Graduates Honored at Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Submitted by: NFC Office of College Advancement

MADISON, FL –North Florida College awarded 123 students with degrees or certificates at the conclusion of its Spring Term 2022. Graduates were honored at NFC’s Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony on May 6 at Van H. Priest Auditorium.

NFC Honors Registered Nursing Class of 2022


MADISON, FL – On Tuesday, May 3, North Florida College (NFC) was thrilled to resume its traditional pinning and lamp lighting ceremony for its Registered Nursing Class of 2022. Graduates made their way to the stage in Van H. Priest Auditorium to be honored and officially welcomed into the nursing profession.


City of Live Oak

Regular Monthly Council Meeting


Tuesday May 10, 2022 5:30 P.M.