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Rabies alert issued near Branford
The center of the alert is 252nd Street to the north, U.S. Highway 129 to the west, State Road 247 to the south and 77th road to the east.
Around the Banks: Remembering days gone by in the Suwannee Valley
A photo in last week’s edition of the “Suwannee Democrat” brought back a lot of happy memories. The photo was of the demolition of the old Suwannee Packing Company in Live Oak, Florida, and it rang a bell for me in more ways than one.Johnny BullardFile PhotoI remember, not just recall, but remember,
Griffin plans to sue White Springs mayor, vice mayor
WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. — White Springs citizen Joe Griffin informed the White Springs Town Council of his intent to sue the town again at the July 10 meeting.Since moving to White Springs in 1999, Joe Griffin has filed 20 lawsuits against White Springs prior to this suit.Griffin filed a complaint on Ma
State health pfficials: Rabies found in Suwannee County skunk
LIVE OAK, Fla. (WTXL) -The Florida Department of Health has issued a rabies alert for the southern part of Suwannee County near Branford after a confirmed case was found in a skunk.All Suwannee County residents and visitors should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and dom
Men arrested after undercover Lake City detective held at gunpoint
LAKE CITY, Fla.- An undercover operation led to the arrests of two men in Lake City who tried to rob a confidential informant during a drug and gun deal, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Florida McDonald's serves up foul-language at drive-thru
It all started innocently, as a man pulled up to the McDonald's in Cross City for a quick meal, but what he got was some foul-language gossip
Rotary District Governor visits Mayo
MAYO — Rotary District Governor John Medina visited the Rotary Club of Mayo last week.Medina is the District Governor for District 6940.A native of the Dominican Republic, Medina has lived in Florida since the age of 10. He is a graduate of Suwannee High School and Florida Gateway College.Medina pre
Deputies: Woman fires 8 shots at ex-boyfriend during burglary
LAKE CITY, Fla.- A Columbia County man was charged with burglary and assault after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and was met with gunfire, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said.
Complaint filed against Jasper city clerk
JASPER, Fla. — Months after City Clerk Jennifer Hightower alleged a hostile working environment against the former city manager Charles Williams, a complaint has been filed against her.Patricia Herring, the billing clerk for the City of Jasper, alleges that she is being falsely accused of wrongdoing
Alachua police raid three homes possibly connected to string of shootings
Alachua Police Sgt. Jesse Sandusky said in a statement that officers found multiple guns, ammunition and drugs in the three homes. He said they're still evaluating everything that was seized, including a forensic exam that will determine if any of the guns were used in the shootings.
Sheriffs warn about Lowndes, Madison scams
VALDOSTA — The sheriff's offices in Lowndes County and Madison County, Fla., are warning residents about scams in the South Georgia / North Florida area.
Owens teaching basketball to Suwannee County youth
LIVE OAK — Passionate about teaching the game of basketball, Elane Owens is helping grow the sport with Suwannee County youth.For the third straight year, Owens, of Live Oak, is holding a summer basketball camp for girls ages 5 and up.
Lake City's Mainstream Media Rakes Mayor Over the Coals: Sends Message to New City Manager
LAKE CITY, FL – Eighteen months ago around midnight, Mayor Steve Witt's car drove itself into Lake DeSoto after he left the Elks Lodge, a well known local hangout for Columbia County's politicians, movers and shakers. He had too much to drink. CVC"I was feeling dizzy because of a new blood pressure
Three Georgians sentenced for tax fraud and identity theft
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -Two people formerly of Valdosta, and one person from Douglas were sentenced for aggravated identity theft and for their involvement in a fraudulent income tax fraud scheme.The scheme sought more than $2 million in refunds and involved the filing of approximately 984 returns usi
Authorities investigate armed robbery at Valdosta pizza restaurant
"I think that was just a crime of opportunity less than if they would have targeted that sort of business no matter where they were located in town, just because the opportunity presented itself, somebody coming out of the back door and their robbing the pizza guy, but no I don't think it has anythi
Update: SCSO arrests other kidnapping, armed robbery suspect
LIVE OAK — The Suwannee County Sheriff's Office tracked down and arrested the other suspect Sunday wanted for kidnapping and armed robbery in a July 8 incident in Dowling Park.+2Shannon Adam StewartThe SCSO arrested 26-year-old Shannon Adam Stewart, of Live Oak, Sunday on kidnapping and armed robber
VPD issues scam alert about Police Action Fund
(Source: Valdosta Police Department - Facebook post)VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -Don't be scammed by a Police Action Fund letter, the Valdosta Police Department says.
Three sentenced for $2 million tax-fraud scheme
Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced in a press release that Saferia Johnson, 34, formerly of Valdosta, Leo McGill, 51, of Valdosta and Detrone Middleton, 38, of Douglas, were sentenced July 11 by Judge Hugh Lawson, Senior U.S. District Judge.
Live Oak Council proposes raising millage rate
LIVE OAK — The City of Live Oak’s millage rate may rise next year.At Tuesday night’s meeting, the city council set the maximum millage rate at 9.1771, the rollback rate.The city’s current millage rate is 8.9132.
Men wanted for kidnapping, armed robbery
Both men are considered armed and dangerous, according to authorities, and residents are warned not to confront them.