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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

City council approves $24,725,216 budget

LIVE OAK, Fla. - The City of Live Oak held its first public hearing for the 2017-2018 budget and millage rate Tuesday. The millage rate is 8.9132 mills. This is the rollback rate and will bring in the same amount as last year. Last year's millage rate was 8.925 mills. The budget was approved at $24,

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 13:01:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the first time, the Marine Corps plans to have a female infantry officer among its ranks

In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday. The woman is a lieutenant. She and her male colleagues in the Infantry Officer Course completed an intensiv

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 11:48:00

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

Cancer institute to bring 'the best in health care' to Dalton

Shelby Peeples speaks during the groundbreaking celebration for the Peeples Cancer Institute that bears his name. Matt Hamilton/Daily Citizen-News Willena and Shelby Peeples, left, are presented a commemorative golden shovel by Lamar Lyle, a member of the Hamilton Health Care System board of directo

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 14:21:00

Dalton school board will not move forward with plan to put sixth-graders in trailers

DALTON, Ga. - Dalton sixth-graders won't be spending any time in mobile units. At a work session Thursday afternoon, Dalton Board of Education members agreed not to pursue a plan outlined in a draft letter to the Georgia High School Association that would move all ninth-graders to Dalton Middle Scho

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 14:20:00

Column: Wondering about a lot of stuff

MOULTRIE - For many years now, I've made a living with words. And through these many years I've wondered a lot about the English language and pondered words and phrases that we might use routinely.... sometimes without much thought. My friend, The Earl of Stumpworth by the Ochlocknee, and I discusse

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 13:28:00

COLUMN: Don't forget Puerto Rico

News this month has been dominated by the massive storms that have roared out of the Atlantic to threaten the United States. First came Hurricane Harvey, which brought devastation to Texas. Then Hurricane Irmarampaged through the Caribbean before slamming into Florida. So it is understandable that A

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 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

Mayo's McCall crowned Miss U.S. National Forestry Queen

MAYO - Shelbi McCall of Mayo was recently crowned as the 2017 Miss U.S. National Forestry Queen. The pageant was held in Tifton, Ga., on Sept. 2. The pageant was started in 1940 as a way to celebrate the forestry industry and promote wildfire prevention. During her reign, McCall will have the opport

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 20:30:00