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Authorities looking for missing Jasper man
HAMILTON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Authorities are looking for a Jasper man who was last seen while on vacation in New Orleans. Austin McGuire, 29, was last seen at “The Bourbon Heat” Bar in New Orleans, LA (Bourbon Street Area) at 8:45 p.m. on December 10.
Aguilor wins Farm-City Week essay contest
JASPER — The Hamilton County Farm Bureau recently held its annual Farm-City Week essay contest with Marco Aguilor winning first place. The awards banquet was held Nov. 15 for the essay contest, which was entered by fourth graders from the county.
Chase stretches across South Georgia
STATENVILLE — A South Georgia man is in custody after leading authorities on a high-speed chase while damaging police cars along a 47-mile route. Echols County Sheriff Randy Courson said no officers or deputies were injured in the Tuesday pursuit that ran through multiple counties and reached speeds
Child, 3, bitten, burned; 2 jailed
Burned, bitten and bruised — a 3-year-old showed up at a Lake City hospital with a broken leg in late ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Police: Man confesses to killing woman in Lake City motel room
LAKE CITY, Fla. - Dwayne Arnaz Paige Jr., 36, was arrested Saturday in connection to the death of 60-year-old woman found dead near Lake City, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Crime rate down in Hamilton County
JASPER — Crime in Hamilton County is down 6.4 percent compared to the first half of 2017, according to the 2018 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Reports released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Hamilton County commissioners sworn in
JASPER — Hamilton County commissioners were sworn in during the reorganization meeting on Nov. 20.
FHP: Madison man critically injured when vehicle leaves lane
(WTXL) - A Madison man received critical injuries when his vehicle left its lane and was hit by another vehicle, FHP said. Brian Ponder, 34, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare after the accident about 4:41 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday.
California man arrested for grow house operation
JASPER, Fla. — Pulled over for a traffic violation Wednesday afternoon, a California man was arrested when a grow house operation was discovered in the back of his rental truck.
Lake City man confesses to murder of woman killed in a Columbia County motel
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect in the murder of a woman found dead inside a Columbia County motel room. 60-year-old Patricia Wood was discovered by deputies during a welfare check at the Sands Motel in Lake City on Tuesday.
Live Oak Christian Church hosting Bethlehem Live
LIVE OAK — Suwannee County residents and visitors can take a trip to Bethlehem this weekend. The Live Oak Christian Church is presenting its third annual free live nativity, Bethlehem Live, on Friday and Saturday. The event will be held at the church, 1015 Ohio Ave. N. from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 6-
Pump prices take a tumble
Gas prices continue to fall in Lake City. After public uproar over the comparatively expensive gas in and around town culminated ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Lake City man confesses to killing 60-year-old woman after intense investigation
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested a 36-year-old Lake City man following an intense investigation into the death of 60-year-old Patricia Wood. Wood was found dead inside her Sands Motel room December 4. Detectives found trauma to her upper body but were unsure how she died.
University of Florida leads effort to restore Cedar Key oysters
CEDAR KEY — Here, on a barge a little more than a mile off of Shell Mound Campground, about 60 scientists, conservation officials, builders and oystermen gathered to celebrate a collaborative effort.
Former city clerk files lawsuit against Jasper
JASPER, Fla. — The City of Jasper has been sued by its former city clerk.
Two idle-speed, no-wake zones now activated on Suwannee, Santa Fe rivers
Two idle-speed, no-wake zones were activated Monday, with one on the Suwannee River and another on the Santa Fe, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Photos of Columbia from Suwannee's "Spirit of Christmas" meet.
Reece Chasteen, Morgan Hoyle and Asia Wilds all placed 10th in their weight classes at Suwannee's "Spirit of Chrismtas" meet ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
World Series MVP Steve Pearce has family ties in North Florida
JASPER, Fla. — Major League Baseball player Steve Pearce paid a visit to Jasper over the weekend. The 2018 World Series MVP for the Boston Red Sox was in town to spend time with family at the Friers Hunting Lodge.
Around the Banks: White Springs housed a German POW camp
With the death of President George H.W. Bush this week, my thoughts turned to that “Greatest Generation.” The President was one of the nation’s youngest aviators during the Second World War.
Suwannee Spring Reunion Confirms 2019 Lineup
The third annual Suwannee Spring Reunion music festival will be held at The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida March 21 – 24, 2019. Organizers of the event recently unveiled the 2019 lineup.