Suwannee Valley Times is distributed into the following cities and towns: Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Falmouth, Lee, Wellborn, Jasper, White Springs, Fort White, High Springs and Alachua

Minimum wage now $10 Hr.

Staff Reports

Florida’s minimum wage saw the largest increase in its history on September 30, from $8.65 to $10 per hour.

NFC named “2021 Great College to Work For”

Kim Scarboro, Director of College Advancement

North Florida College Makes Great Colleges Honor Roll for Six Years Straight 

MADISON, FL  - For six consecutive years, North Florida College has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. 

     The 2021 results, just released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities across the U.S. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.

PCC Annual 5K Walk/Run 4 Life October 16, 2021

Staff Reports

Lake City, Fla., - The Pregnancy Care Center will host its Annual 5K Walk/Run 4 Life in two locations, Lake City and Live Oak. Below is information from their website:

Live Oak - First Federal Sports Complex 

Lake City - Darby Pavilion

Registration begins at 8:00 AM - Walk/Run begins at 9:00 AM.

NFC Office of Dual Enrollment Recognizes Paige Vickers as Student of the Month 

Paige Vickers DE Student of the Month and Windy Gamble NFC Director of DE 9-2021

Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) Purchased Critical Inholding at River Rise Preserve State Park

Photo: Submitted

Submitted by Lianne D’Arcy

Gainesville, Florida – At the end of September, Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) purchased 160 acres of land nestled within River Rise Preserve State Park. Originally intended for residential development, this stretch of land will now be incorporated into the existing state park once it is transferred to the State.

REVISED - LIVE OAK, OCT 12 COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

City of Live Oak Regular Monthly Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Tuesday October 12, 2021 5:30 P.M.

We’ve waited two years to say this….

The 2022 Florida Folk Festival VENDOR application period is now open!

 

The Florida Folk Festival is scheduled for May 27-29, 2022 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida.  Applications must be returned to the festival office no later than December 1, 2021.   

SUWANNEE OCT 5 COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

Live Oak, Fla.,

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA  32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 5, 2021, 5:00 P.M.

Harvest Fellowship becomes debt-free in midst of pandemic

Pastors Danny and Charlotte Henderson were so honored to be able to announce Harvest’s debt-free status during the church’s 29th Anniversary Celebration. -Photo: Ruby Holton

New rule protecting healthy students from forced quarantining
As 98% of those children who quarantined (last year) never became symptomatic

Staff Reports

Earlier this month a new rule was issued by the Florida Department of Health (DOH), empowering families to decide whether their healthy child should be taken out of school after an exposure to COVID.