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Coming April 24 – Cross City Airport Fly-In, Cruise-In & Business Expo

-Photos: SVT Archives


Health experts discussing pandemic with Governor taken down by YouTube

Staff Reports

Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable with renowned doctors and epidemiologists to discuss Big Tech censorship and the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday’s meeting follows the recent decision by Google to remove video footage of a previous roundtable the Governor held in March, with these experts from its video-sharing platform, YouTube.

Hamilton County student named to NFC 2021 All-Florida Academic Team

NFC President John Grosskopf congratulates Julia Willis on being selected for the 2021
All-Florida Academic Team. -NFC Photo: Submitted

Lake City Medical Center Makes Major Investment In Advancing Robotic Surgery

~ $1.6M investment in new technology will add to multi-million dollar expansion to increase access to advanced healthcare in Columbia County and surrounding areas ~

-Photo: Courtesy of LCMC

-Photo: Courtesy of LCMC


City of Live Oak Regular Monthly Council Meeting


Tuesday April 13, 2021 5:30 P.M.

March is Women’s History Month – Featuring
Henrietta Dozier, First woman architect in Southern U.S.

Henrietta Cuttino Dozier (1872–1947) -Photo: Creative Commons

2015 photo of old, 1924 Federal Reserve Building, Jacksonville
-CC Photo

LOPD gets new Ranger for Project Lifesaver

LOPD has a new recruit. This Polaris Ranger will help in future search and rescue efforts in the community, bringing loved ones home. -Photo: Courtesy LOPD

Bill to protect businesses from COVID lawsuits now law

By Tami Stevenson

As businesses and entities struggle to re-open or keep their doors open, a growing concern has been expressed that unfounded or opportunistic lawsuits for COVID-19-related claims could threaten their financial survival.

New Eligibility Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Staff Reports

Beginning last Monday, March 29, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. According to a Memorandum issued late Friday.

      Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at Once pre-registered, they’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for their county, listed here.

Cruise industry
– Governor Calls on CDC to Rescind No-Sail Order
Other major countries operating cruises safely under health guidelines

Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in Hamburg, Germany. -Photo: Creative Commons