Welcome to the Suwannee Valley Times website. We are a printed newspaper distributing to Lake City, Live Oak, Madison, Branford, Dowling Park, Jasper, Wellborn, White Springs, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton, High Springs and Alachua City, Florida. Serving Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison, Gilchirlst, Dixie Counties and parts of Alachua County. For complete news and stories, pick up the FREE print edition of the newspaper published every other Wednesday and delivered to over 200 locations.

SUWANNEE VALLEY TIMES

CONNECTING OUR NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITIES ONE NEWSPAPER AT A TIME...

FIND NEWS ABOUT COLUMBIA, SUWANNEE, HAMILTON, MADISON, DIXIE, AND GILCHRIST COUNTIES AND PARTS OF ALACHUA COUNTY. 

POSITIVE MEDIA Newspaper for Lake City, Live Oak, White Springs, Branford, Jasper, Madison, Wellborn,  Dowling Park, Old Town, Cross City, Fanning Springs, Trenton, High Springs and Alachua City, Florida.  Mailing address: PO Box 1475 Live Oak, Florida 32064.






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5-26-17

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Lake City VA



5-26-17

Celebrating Travel and Tourism Industry Locals



5-26-17

Florida black bears, cubs more active in springtime



5-26-17

Three local groups join forces to help homeless vets and community member in need of transplant



5-26-17

For those who sacrificed all -Preserving liberty and freedom



5-26-17

One of America’s oldest state folk festivals to celebrate 65 years this weekend



5-15-17

2017 CLICK IT OR TICKET - “Border to Border”



5-11-17

District declares water shortage warning for several counties


5-11-17

Checks & Balances ~ America’s Hope
is You
~
By John-Walt Boatright


5-11-17

Bay scallop season nears


5-11-17

Rural areas receive economic boost


5-11-17

The Florida Senate passes broad-based tax relief package


5-11-17

Cave diving organization to hold 2017 NSS-CDS International Cave Diving Conference in Lake City


5-11-17

Eighth Annual Derby Dash


5-11-17

The 65th Annual Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster



5-3-17

Natural Gas Additive Spill Creating Foul Odor in Lake City

5-3-17

Dixie County City Manager arrested for official misconduct

5-3-17

Apply for alligator and fall hunt permits in May!
- May “Outta’ the Woods” by Tony Young


5-3-17

Agriculture Secretary Perdue and acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn announce major EU trade breakthrough for U.S. citrus producers


5-3-17

YBOA to host first Lake City Hoops Classic Super Qualifier this weekend, May 5 - 7


5-3-17

Family Nutrition Program at RIVEROAK Career Day


5-3-17

Free Annual Pre-Mother's Day Luncheon in Live Oak


4-28-17

Checks & Balances ~ A New Era of Populism? ~ By John-Walt Boatright


4-28-17

Shands Live Oak Opens New Primary Care Facility


4-28-17

Arts, music, history and frog hops
- Chamber Hosts 3-Day Festival in Madison


4-28-17

Former Egyptian diplomat visits Live Oak


4-28-17

Branford SV4C’s Garden now a Certified Wildlife Habitat


4-28-17

North Florida will miss you Jamie Ganote


4-28-17

Inaugural Newberry Westfest in downtown Newberry


4-28-17

EQUUS Event Benefiting Haven Hospice in Lake City


4-28-17

National Day of Prayer Service at Live Oak City Hall


4-28-17

Madison National Day of Prayer Public Bible Reading


4-28-17

Civil War Veterans Commemoration at High Springs Cemetery


4-28-17

6th Annual Fins and Pins Benefit for Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches


4-28-17

Relay For Life of Columbia Give Cancer The Boot in Lake City


4-28-17

Suwannee Valley Twilight Field Day at Suwannee Valley Ag Extension Center



4-27-17

Internet Café Robbed at Gunpoint


4-27-17

WILDFIRE THREAT HIGH – DISTRICT URGES CAUTION

Submitted by Katelyn Potter, SRWMD Communications Director

4-19-17

Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator, May 2017 Schedule


4-19-17

Upcoming events calendar for Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park


4-19-17

Lake City Medical Center becomes the first and only business partner for Project Search in North Florida

Program interns will have an opportunity to learn business acumen and employable/marketable skills that will benefit them on their professional pathway.  The goal of Project SEARCH is competitive employment for each student intern utilizing the skills learned during the program.

4-17-17

UF/IFAS networking event to focus on organic agriculture


4-14-17

Checks & Balances ~ Syria Proves UN Impotence ~ By John-Walt Boatright


4-14-17

The Traditions of Easter


4-14-17

SVEC graduates first five students from apprentice program


4-14-17

Fire Aftermath: 482 acres burned in San Pedro Bay


4-14-17

Dedication in Veterans Park


4-14-17

Celebrating nature
~ 2017 Alligator Lake Spring Festival


4-13-17

Suwannee River Catfish Festival in Branford April 15

4-10-17

Shoplifter Gets Help from Grandson, Charged with Felonies


4-6-17

LifeSouth in emergency need for blood donors

4-6-17

SRWMD Governing Board meeting notice

4-6-17

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
launches text notification pilot program
~ Subscribers can receive alerts about the park to enhance visitor experience

4-6-17

Live Oak City Council agenda for Tuesday, April 11 regular meeting

4-6-17

Special called Suwannee Commission meeting April 11

4-4-17

Live Oak CRA workshop meeting April 10

4-4-17

Fatal crash in Columbia County

4-3-17

North Florida residents and visitors advised to prepare for potentially severe weather

4-3-17

Hamilton County Development Authority announces development of commercial beautification grants
- New grant program aims to help improve visual appearance of area businesses


4-3-17

Save a Life, Don’t Drive Distracted
~ Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April reminds motorists to focus on driving


4-3-17

Senator Rob Bradley holding April 12th office hours in Live Oak

4-3-17

Suwannee County School Board meeting set for April 11

4-3-17

Spring trail season in Madison opens with dedication

4-3-17

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is all about community awareness

3-31-17

Lawmakers propose numerous gun bills


3-31-17

Sustainable farming is addicting
- Say local farm owners


3-31-17

Commonly prescribed ear drops linked to perforated eardrums and hearing loss

- UF Health study


3-31-17

Checks & Balances ~ Adulting is Hard, GOP Realizes ~ By John-Walt Boatright


3-24-17

City of Live Oak
Special Called City Council Meeting 3-27-17 - A G E N D A


3-24-17

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for March 25 - 31, 2017

3-23-17

LIVE OAK 3-30-17 CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING AGENDA


3-23-17

Live Oak 3-28-17 CRA Meeting Agenda - City Hall Council Room


3-20-17

Lake City Mall hosting “Color for a Cause” in support of local organizations


3-20-17

Gateway City Craft Beer and Wine Festival in Lake City - March 25


3-20-17

9th Annual Newberry Spring Festival March 25

3-20-17

Ichetucknee Springs Environmental Showcase at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

3-20-17

Special called Live Oak City Council meeting March 27

3-14-17

Infinity Con 2017


3-7-17

Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in the country

3-3-17

Third Annual Dart for the Arts 5K Walk/Run


3-3-17

High Springs Chamber City Wide Yard Sale


3-3-17

Annual Wild Azalea Festival in White Springs

3-3-17

1st Annual McAlpin Chili Cook-Off & Dinner   - Fundraiser to support local veterans


3-3-17

Suwannee County Fair and Youth Livestock Show coming soon


3-3-17

Deep South Gas & Steam Engine Club holding two day event in Lee


3-2-17

Madison County Ag Center gets new look


3-2-17

Checks & Balances ~ Fresh Blood Needed in 2018 ~ By John-Walt Boatright


3-2-17

Live Oak City Councilman dies at age 65

3-2-17

New tire and auto center comes to Live Oak


3-2-17

Two wheeled tranquility

North Florida’s peaceful beauty draws motorcycle enthusiasts


2-24-17

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for February 25 – March 3, 2017


2-20-17

Four Hour Track Finds Suspect in Tree

2-16-17

Government overreach
-Solutions exist in the Constitution

KrisAnne Hall’s local presentation on State Sovereignty to air on C-SPAN this weekend


2-4-17

North Florida’s majestic landscape
-Draws bicycle enthusiasts from across nation


2-4-17

Faces of Olustee Art Exhibit


2-4-17

CHECKS & BALANCES ~ Tough talks in tough time, by John-Walt Boatright


2-4-17

CSPAN to film KrisAnne Hall during “Roots of Liberty” presentation


2-2-17

Governor’s new budget proposal includes pay hike for corrections officers


1-30-17

Health Advisory Has Been Lifted After Recent Samples

WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER AND SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MEETS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS


1-29-17

BOIL WATER ADVISORY TO PRIVATE WELL OWNERS ADJACENT TO THE WITHLACHOOCHE IN MADISON COUNTY

1-26-17

Health advisory issued for Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee Counties
HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM WASTEWATER CONTAMINATION IN THE WITHLACOOCHEE  AND SUWANNEE RIVERS

1-24-17

Possible wastewater contamination for Madison and Hamilton Counties



1-19-17

Checks & Balance ~ Crying and Lying

By John-Walt Boatright




1-19-17

Sabal Trail Pipeline brings protestors to Suwannee – Escalates to arrests



1-13-17

Lake City - City Council meeting January 17
See Agenda

1-12-17

City of Live Oak January 17 Council Workshop Agenda

1-11-17

Next Suwannee Commission meeting January 19

See Agenda


1-11-17

Next SAC meeting for SHS - January 19

1-10-17

"Lawyers in Libraries" at Live Oak Library – January 12


1-10-17

Next Branford Camera Club meeting January 19

1-9-17

FLORIDA BLUE ALERT - MARKEITH LOYD

1-5-17

Providing Hope
Local churches work together to distribute food baskets


1-5-17

Organic based new ‘foodie’ spot in High Springs


1-5-17

Checks & Balances — Kill the Death Tax

By John-Walt Boatright

1-5-17

T-Shirt Takeover
17-year-old business expands and relocates


1-5-17

Floridians’ Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016
Do Not Call list most common complaint this year



12-23-16

Love Sparky’s Kids huge this year


12-23-16

Forever Homes - Pet adoption made easy


12-22-16

Suwannee School Board meeting set for January 10


12-16-16

FDOT Road and lane closure report will be issued December 30 (no report next week).
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

12-16-16

Suwannee Commission agenda for December 20 meeting


12-8-16

Putting everything into perspective
- Gainesville Christmas Festival



12-8-16

Checks & Balances — Trump’s Team of Rivals

By John-Walt Boatright


12-8-16

Light Up Madison Impacts Downtown



12-8-16

Avoiding conflicts with bears
New FWC videos tell how



12-8-16

Alachua Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade


12-8-16

Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas at NFCC Madison


12-8-16

Hamilton County Sheriff Explorer’s Annual Toy Ride


12-8-16

Annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser in Lake City


12-8-16

Newberry Downtown Christmas Parade December 17


12-8-16

Gainesville Pops! to Perform at Advent Christian Village


12-8-16

6th Annual Dashing to the Snow 5K


12-8-16

2016 Lake City Christmas Parade


12-8-16

A Lee Greenwood Christmas at Florida Gateway College
- An Evening with Country Music Legend Lee Greenwood


12-8-16

Holiday Inn Lake City Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa Event



12-3-16

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for December 3-9, 2016

11-26-16

NFCC Announces Plans to Change College Name Following Approval of New Bachelor’s Degree


11-26-16

Christmas Dream Machine — Making local children's Christmas dreams come true for 28 years



11-26-16

32nd Annual
Christmas on the Square NEXT WEEKEND!



11-26-16

Checks & Balances — In The Words of Alexander Hamilton, by John-Walt Boatright



11-26-16

Thankful Hearts Locals tell why, By Jeffry Boatright



11-17-16

Live Oak CRA meeting agenda for November 22

11-15-16

LifeSouth offers free pumpkin pies to blood donors November 23


11-9-16

Jasper class of ‘54 still meeting...


11-9-16

Re-Dedication of the Wellborn Fallen Heroes Memorial



11-9-16

Honoring Our Heroes, by Jeffry Boatright


11-9-16

Kids Wish Network Comes to Westside Elementary



11-9-16

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR COLUMBIA, SUWANNEE, HAMILTON, MADISON, DIXIE, GILCHRIST AND ALACHUA COUNTIES.



11-5-16

AGENDA
CITY OF LAKE CITY Nov. 7
City Council Regular Session

11-5-16

City of Live Oak Nov. 8 Regular Monthly Council Meeting

A G E N D A

11-1-16

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

10-31-16

Wellborn Fallen Heroes Memorial, Nov. 7


10-27-16

Checks & Balances – Ceteris Paribus

by John-Walt Boatright


10-27-16

Music & art create one of a kind fest



10-27-16

Becky’s Boutique opens in Lake City



10-27-16

Final “Meet the Candidates” for NCFTP before general election



10-27-16

Dining in the Dark –A unique opportunity

By Jeffry Boatright



10-27-16

Columbia, Suwannee GOP rallies draw crowds


10-25-16

Lake City Robbers Sentenced, Rapist Receives Life



10-21-16

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 22-28, 2016



10-20-16

Florida department of HSMV & Honda/Acura partner to urge repair of potentially deadly airbag inflators
~ Owners of 2001-2003 Honda/Acura models should take action on recalls
~ Repair is free of charge to all vehicle owners

10-19-16

LCPD: Robbery suspect captured, drugs discovered


10-18-16

Code Enforcement Hearing Notice

10-18-16

Suwannee School Board Meeting


10-18-16

Suwannee Commission Meeting November 1

10-18-16

Live Oak CRA Meeting October 25

10-17-16

Dixie Jazz Express Concert Thursday Oct 20


10-14-16

Columbia County Tax Collector Ronnie Brannon Receives State Award for Excellence

10-14-16

Friday Night RUMBA/Jam Session at Rum 138

10-14-16

FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 15-21, 2016


10-12-16

The beauty of Big Shoals in White Springs




10-14-16

Free Dinner and Bounce House!

Community Presbyterian Church, Live Oak, Oct. 26

10-12-16

Third Annual JAB Fest Oct. 21-22
Free two day event will bring professional jazz, blues talents, art and more to downtown Live Oak


-Photo: SVT Archives 2014 JAB Fest



10-12-16

— Trump campaign bus coming to Lake City this Friday during Columbia GOP rally


— Suwannee GOP rally set for Saturday



10-12-16


Overcoming Breast Cancer
Local survivor tells her personal story

10-12-16

Checks & Balances – SETTING THE TONE

By John Walt Boatright


COMMUNITY EVENTS

2016 Alachua Business League Main Street Festival

Annual Hickory Grove Founder’s Day Festival in Pinetta

Girl’s Day Out at Columbia County Fairgrounds

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center to Hold Annual Quilt Show and Sale

...AND MORE





10-8-16

Hurricane Matthew – Final Columbia County update

10-7-16

Florida Highway Patrol looking for aggressive drivers
~ Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks Campaign runs October 7-20

10-7-16

Hurricane Matthew - Columbia County Friday Morning Update

10-7-16

Suwannee County wind expectations from Hurricane Matthew

10-6-16

Governor issues updates on Hurricane Matthew preparedness and response efforts as storm impacts Florida

(Info concerning evacuations, shelters, power, fuel, school and government closures, safety, etc. for all counties in Florida)


10-6-16

U-Haul offers 30 days free self-storage and U-box in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in wake of Hurricane Matthew

10-6-16

Columbia County - Weather and shelter update

10-6-16

Suwannee County schools will close tomorrow

10-6-16

School cancellation tomorrow for Columbia County students

10-4-16

In Florida, all eyes on Hurricane Matthew; Duke Energy is closely monitoring the powerful storm


10-4-16

Updates on Hurricane Matthew Preparedness Efforts as Storm Approaches Florida issued by Gov. Scott

10-4-16

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative named large business of the year by the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce



10-2-16 ***UPDATE***

Water Boil Advisory for Lake City lifted



9-29-16

Elephant Tranquilizers Seen in Drug Markets

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