Suwannee UF/IFAS Extension
Car Buying Workshop: What Teens Should Know


By Kim Griffin, UF/IFAS Suwannee Extension

Is your teen ready to embark on an exciting journey towards automotive independence? We have an incredible opportunity that will equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make smart decisions when it comes to buying their first car. Suwannee County Extension,

Local business woman reported missing - no foul play indicated

Beverly Yagins

Live Oak, Fla., – According to an updated release from Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday,
***UPDATE***Based on information obtained by SCSO Investigators, it is believed that Yagins left on her own, and there are no indications of foul play related to her disappearance.

• Yagins is still sought after by Law Enforcement to verify that she is safe, as her actions have drawn concern for her welfare by her family and friends.

North Florida College President’s List and Academic Dean’s List Announced for Spring 2023

 MADISON, FL – North Florida College is proud to recognize 138 Sentinels for outstanding academic achievement at the conclusion of its Spring Term 2023.

 Students included in the President’s List are full-time students who, during the term, earned a grade point average of 3.8 or higher for at least 12 college credit hours of coursework.

 Those who are recognized in the Academic Dean’s List have earned a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.79 on coursework of at least 12 hours.

 Congratulations to these outstanding Sentinels.

Camel rides big hit at Wellborn Blueberry Festival

Vatalluney and Vallerie of Live Oak, riding Boris the camel as he smiles for the camera. One of the most popular kids attractions at the festival this year. -SVT Photo by Tami Stevenson

An estimated 11,000 visitors shopped with over 100 vendors during the blueberry festival. -SVT Photo

More rural infrastructure funds for Suwannee County — $9.6M

and $1.17M for Macclenny

Staff Reports

Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $15 million in awards to five rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF) program to support community economic development projects that will strengthen public infrastructure and expand job opportunities for residents. Awards include more than $9.6 million to Suwannee County to support an industrial park.

Not guilty verdict?

Record may now be eligible for automatic sealing

By Tami Stevenson

The charges were dropped, you were found innocent, they had the wrong guy… but it keeps showing up on your record!

   Unfortunately, scenarios such as this have happened and do happen in our society. These mistakes in our justice system can follow job seekers for the rest of their lives.

Florida’s “Constitutional Carry” Law –
Know what’s Involved

By Rick Banke
Owner/Range Master, Blue Skies Firearms Academy, LLC, O’Brien

On July 1st, the new Florida “Constitutional Carry” law will take effect. It was signed by Governor DeSantis on April 3, 2023.  This law grants individuals the right to bear arms in accordance with the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, confusion over the new law abounds, much of it generated intentionally to support opponents’ narratives. What does the new law actually mean, and how does it affect those who wish to invoke their Second Amendment rights?  

Governor Ron DeSantis announces bid for president

Governor Ron DeSantis

Staff Reports

Last week Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Twitter he plans to run for president in 2024, to lead what he calls the “Great American Comeback.” Delivering on his promises as Florida’s governor, he promises to do the same for the nation.


In Loving Memory of Jack Jones

Jack Jones - October 22, 1939 - May 25, 2023