Published 11-23-22


Breakfast with the Chief: Evening Edition, NOV 29

Submitted by LCPD

Lake City, Fla., – Chief Gerald Butler has accepted an invitation from Southside Baptist Church to host 2022’s third quarterly breakfast with the chief.

     Please join us for a complimentary breakfast, informative discussion and community forum on neighborhood issues.

     The breakfast will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Breakfast for dinner served at 6 p.m.) at Southside Baptist Church, 388 SE Baya Drive in Lake City. Contact Ashley Hardison at 386-719-5742 for more information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

38th Annual Christmas On The Square 2022

December 1, 2 and 3, in downtown Live Oak

Staff Reports

Thursday evening the Christmas tree lighting ceremony starts everything off with Mayor Frank Davis lighting the tree. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. Followed by the kids 1 mile Fun Run and the Jingle Bell Fun Run & Walk for those 13 and over. They will end the night with Christmas movies under the stars.

     Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. arts and craft vendors will open, live music, Santa Land, (complete with snow) and great food will be available.

     Saturday is an all day arts and crafts shopping spree for visitors with over 200 vendors, a car show, an agricultural exhibit and live entertainment at Millennium Park featuring chorals, and local dance and gymnastic recitals.

     At dusk the Lighted Christmas Parade will commence along Ohio Avenue.

     Christmas On The Square is hosted by the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce.

Lake City Christmas in Columbia Holiday Market

Staff Reports

Lake City, Fla., – Dec. 10, Presented By The City of Lake City, Christmas in Columbia Holiday Market, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring craft vendors, farmers market vendors and food trucks in Olustee Park. They will also have Christmas Activities for families at the Darby Pavilion/Wilson Park.

     At 6 p.m. “Christmas Through the Decades” Parade presented by Rotary of Lake City who is celebrating 100 years of Rotary.

Light Up Madison

Staff Reports

The Kiwanis Club of Madison proudly presents the 11th Annual Light Up Madison event, December 3, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. Featuring holiday activities and games, food and entertainment and the Lighted Christmas Parade. Fun for the entire family. Held in downtown Madison, Four Freedoms Park and Range Avenue.

Fort White Christmas Parade

Staff Reports

Dec. 10 - Presented by the Fort White Business Council, the parade will take place on December 10, 2022 at 12 noon.  Bring your family and experience Christmas in Fort White!

Suwannee Republicans

Submitted by Barbara Gill

Suwannee County Republican Victory

Live Oak, Fla., – Headquarters are located in the blue house next door to Pizza Hut in Live Oak.  Headquarters are staffed by volunteers and we try to keep regular hours of Mon - Fri 11 am - 1 pm and on Saturdays.  Look for the American flag waving and signs along the sidewalk.

Supervisor of Elections office:  Jennifer Kinsey, Supervisor, 386.362.2616,

     Suwannee Republicans meet the 1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at Live Oak City Hall.  We have guest speakers each month.  Join us to hear those who want TO REPRESENT YOU  in the halls of government -  let them know your expectations and ask your questions.