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29 min ago | Suwanee Democrat

City of Live Oak proposes millage rate for 2014-15

The Live Oak City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night at a special called meeting to set the maximum proposed property tax rate to 8.2366 mils, an increase from the current roll back rate of 6.7810.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Lafayette Chamber needs working members

Leta Hawkins from the Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce recently gave an update on what is going on in the community, as far as chamber events and the chamber in general.

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Related Topix: Lafayette County, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

SCFR Assist. Chief Eyer passes away

Suwannee County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Robert J. Eyer, 58, of Live Oak, passed away suddenly on July 28, following a short illness.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Structure fire leads to discovery of pot operation

An O'Brien man was charged with multiple drug charges following a reported structure fire which resulted in a search warrant that revealed items used in a marijuana grow house, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, O'brien, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

E-learning contract approved with Suwannee County Schools

Members of the Suwannee County School Board debated on Tuesday, July 22, over the introduction of a new learning program to Suwannee County Schools that will offer an alternative to Florida Virtual School .

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Community mourns loss of former mayor, Buddy Nott

Former Live Oak Mayor Angus P. "Buddy" Nott passed away on Wednesday, July 23, at his home.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Clearwater, FL

Suwanee Democrat

Rant & Rave - July 25, 2014

Your Rant and Rave section is one of the best parts of your paper. It disappoints me when you publish it only once a week and then sometimes on a limited basis.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News 4 Jax

Woman arrested after high-speed chase

According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office, a woman, under 30 years of age, was spotted by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, going eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-10, in Suwannee County.

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Related Topix: Columbia County, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Suwannee County Extension Update: The bermudagrass stem maggots are invading

It seems it is not just people who like to transplant themselves to Florida. One of the latest immigrants, now found in hayfields throughout Florida, is a tiny invasive fly called bermudagrass stem maggot.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Entomology, Science

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Smokin' on the Suwannee temps taste buds, crowns a champ

The Suwannee County Fairgrounds filled fast with barbecue pit masters, contestants, vendors and of course folks with huge appetites Friday and Saturday marking the sixth year for the Smokin' on the Suwannee BBQ Festival.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Lake City, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Meet the teacher dates - Suwannee County

The Suwannee County School Board has released the meet your teacher schedule for this upcoming school year.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

County sets budget hearing, workshop dates

The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners met on Tuesday night for their regular meeting and set the dates for their budget workshop, as well as their tentative and final budget hearings for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year which begins Oct. 1. The budget workshop will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Live Oak City Hall at 9 a.m. The ... (more)

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL

Suwanee Democrat

Missing person found deceased

A Live Oak man who was reported missing last week was found deceased on Saturday in a field approximately a mile and a half from where he was reported missing, according to Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, FL

Suwanee Democrat

Rant & Rave for July 18, 2014

Response to R&R from June 27 about being a native in Suw Cty...YES you do. Can't get a job, can't open a business, can't run for office, etc, etc.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Hamilton school district gets preliminary F grade

The 2013-14 preliminary school grades and cumulative district grades for elementary schools were released by the Florida Department of Education on Friday, July 11, and Hamilton County did not fare well.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hamilton County, FL, Lafayette County, FL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Ortiz re-sentenced

Anthony Michael Ortiz, 18, who was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder and two related charges, was re-sentenced recently regarding the two additional charges that will now be served concurrently with the life sentence.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Rubio staffer to hold office hours in Suwannee County Thursday

A staff member from Senator Marco Rubio's office will be available at the following times and locations to meet one-on-one with citizens needing assistance dealing with issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs benefits, immigration, the IRS, or any federal agency.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Life, Veteran Affairs

Suwanee Democrat

Suwannee County Commission meeting agenda for July 15, 2014

Speakers from the audience will be allowed three minutes to speak on items listed within this agenda following recognition by the Chairman and must speak from the podium.

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Suwanee Democrat

Tobacco Free Suwannee encouraging local residential buildings to go smoke-free

Smoke-free multiunit housing, a growing trend throughout the country, is making its way to Florida.

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Related Topix: Lafayette County, FL, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Suwanee Democrat

Back to School Bash set for Aug. 9 in Suwannee County

The Suwannee Coalition is gearing up for their annual Back to School Bash which is just weeks away.

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