Hooked on Heroes dedicates new memorial to Veterans Park

City and county officials, along with RIVEROAK Tech representatives and other business owners gathered for a photo with Hooked on Heroes members during the unveiling of the new steel soldier silhouette, Tuesday, January 7. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson



A Look Back At 2019

By Jeffry Boatright


January is a time that we anticipate fresh starts, new achievements and better health. We want to put the past behind us and embrace all that is right. It is a time to acknowledge those who have positively impacted us and those who made us smile. We recognize the importance of reflecting on the past year or even the past decade to see what we got right. Conversely, we want to see where we went wrong so we might avoid the same mistakes.


State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister retiring

Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister -Courtesy Photo

By Tami Stevenson


Effective Monday, December 23, 2019, Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister has announced he is retiring after serving the circuit since 2012.




According to a statement released on his behalf by a Gainesville attorney, Bobi J. Frank, Siegmeister is retiring because of a personal matter he is working through, specifically his marriage to Jamie Siegmeister, of 13 years. 


Allen West Headlines Suwannee GOP Event


Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee Vice Chairman Layne Schultetus (right) speaks with Colonel West (left) and Reverend Danny Humphries (center) before the program began. -Photo by Jeffry Boatright


Seeing the day through
Working in the fields built character

Workers transplant tobacco plants into the field. -Photo: Submitted

By Jeffry Boatright

Agriculture has always been the economic cornerstone of North Florida. It continues to drive our economy, and probably always will. Every crop is, in a way, a field of dreams. The past few decades, however, have brought immense changes to the social impact that agriculture has on our North Florida communities.

The whole landscape of agriculture in our area has certainly changed. Row crops are grown under pivot irrigation systems and ground is prepared with gigantic tractors that are equipped with global positioning systems.


Medical Students Welcomed at Lake City Medical Center

L-R: Program Facilitator Dominique Greene DNP, APRN,

Student Alozie Mbanaso, Student Hunter White, Student

Abigail Lasta, Physician Facilitator Rolando Domiguez, MD.                                                   -LCMC Photo

Noah Walker, LCMC Director of Marketing and PR

Lake City is welcoming a cohort of three medical school students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM).


Local Master Instructor/Diver shares love for ocean and life

Master Dive Instructor Jim Hollis tying off to a log in Troy Springs at 50 feet down. -Photo by Dive @nikkil83