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Man, 18, arrested on burglary, grand theft charges, Lake City police say

LAKE CITY, Fla. - An 18-year-old man has been arrested on burglary and grand theft charges, Lake City police said. Investigators on Thursday identified a suspect vehicle involved in a burglary Tuesday evening at Walmart. Police said members of LCPD's criminal investigation division found the vehicl

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2017-09-22 22:42:06

Around the Banks: Autumn is about to arrive

"Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen." Friday, September 22, 2107, the first official day of autumn, or, to use a Southern expression "It's Fall Y'all!!!" When fall arrives "Around the Banks of the Suwannee," I am reminded of the title of the movie "Waiting to Exhale." Most of us, sig

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Life in White Springs: Will White Springs' renaissance ever come?

Renaissance! What a hopeful word. Thoughts and concepts that spring to my mind at the mere mention of the word are uplifting! Renaissance! A period of hope and change and growth, in the most positive sense of those words. A blossoming! An awakening! An enriching! Dictionaries mention "a new growth o

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

K9 handler Judy Thigpin is proud to help families

LIVE OAK - Judy Thigpin is proud to have helped families bring their loved ones home throughout her career as a search and rescue K9 handler and trainer. Thigpin, who gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Live Oak on Monday, has been a trainer and handler since 1989. She has been based out of Al

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-24 19:00:00

Blessing Pantry installed at Woman's Club

LIVE OAK - A Blessing Pantry has been added to the GFWC Woman's Club of Live Oak. The Blessing Pantry is located in front of the Woman's Club building at 1308 SW 11th St. and is there for anyone to take from it what they need. People are also welcome to leave a blessing in the Blessing Pantry for so

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 19:00:00

Area students awarded NFCC scholarships

MADISON - Area students were among 59 students that were awarded North Florida Community College scholarships for the summer term. The NFCC Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year to support area students. Receiving scholarships for the summer from Suw

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 19:31:00

County approves extra pay for employees during Irma

LIVE OAK - The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting Monday to address payroll for those who worked during Hurricane Irma. County Administrator Randy Harris said the county has a policy to pay their employees for two days during an emergency if they are ordered to stay

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-24 15:00:00

Live Oak Church of God gives to those affected by Irma

LIVE OAK - The Live Oak Church of God gave to those affected by Hurricane Irma the past two weeks. God's Pit Crew and Operation Compassion sent trucks with water, food, hygiene items, paper towels, blankets, baby food and items and more. "Our goal is to help people until they don't need any more hel

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

New York moves to expand access to lawyers for poor people charged with crimes

ALBANY - Low-income New Yorkers who find themselves in handcuffs too often go without representation at arraignments or end up with undertrained, overloaded lawyers who have little time to advocate for their clients, legal experts say. It's a situation that officials with the State Office of Indigen

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-25 13:45:00

Trump praises fans who booed NFL players taking a knee

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday praised football fans who booed NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem on Sunday, as he continued for a fourth day his campaign to pressure team owners on the issue. The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-25 13:31:00

Confusion delays city contract with Helvenston & Sons

LIVE OAK - The Live Oak City Council will address the contract for consultation services from Lee Harvard of B.W. Helvenston & Sons at a later date after confusion occurred due to two different contracts at Tuesday's meeting. Chairman Bennie Thomas presented a contract for service to be approved at

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-24 17:00:00

Woman charged with two counts of child neglect

LIVE OAK - A Suwannee County woman has been charged with two counts of child neglect after her youngest child was found walking down the street. Alicia Marie Jacques, 33, of Live Oak, was charged with child neglect after neighbors found a child walking in the road near a dangerous curve a little aft

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 17:00:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Massachusetts woman recalls harrowing experience in St. Thomas during Hurricane Irma

SALEM, Mass. - In the onslaught of Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Moffat pushed two mattresses up against the closet door as a woman and her 3-year-old daughter huddled inside. Moffat felt her St. Thomas apartment shudder as 185 mph winds slammed the hurricane prevention panels against the sliding glass

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Massachusetts could be hit hard by Obamacare repeal

BOSTON - Massachusetts could lose billions of dollars under the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, which specifically singles out blue states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the federal law. As early as next week, the Senate could take up a proposal by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Lo

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 21:00:00

HCSO to conduct checkpoints throughout county

JASPER - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will be conducting driver license and vehicle inspection checkpoints from Oct. 1 until Dec. 31 in Hamilton County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective vehicle equipment, deputies will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being op

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 19:00:00

Oklahoma State, Ohio State reach agreement for use of OSU moniker

Oklahoma State University and Ohio State University have reached an agreement that will allow both schools to continue to use the OSU logo. Both schools will continue to use the logo and now can market and sell their brands nationwide. Previously, Oklahoma State was limited to 17 states and Ohio Sta

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 18:10:00

Lessons in lunch: Teachers take to the kitchen in new meal program at Kentucky middle school

BEREA, Ky. - For teachers at a Kentucky middle school, teaching doesn't stop at the classroom doors. Lessons can be found everywhere in the school - including the kitchen - which is why the school's kitchen manager created a program that puts teachers where the food. "We are so grateful to have teac

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 18:02:00

Pence preaches reform, touts GOP health care

ANDERSON, Ind. - During a Friday visit to Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would finally succeed. Speaking before a crowd of about 600 people at the Flagship Enterprise Center's

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 23:37:00