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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

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

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

Need Saturday plans? More than 1,200 museums will offer free entrance this weekend

Need weekend plans for the family? More than 1,200 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the national event Museum Day Live. Museum Day Live, organized by Smithsonian Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute, is designed to celebrate museums and galleries

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 22:03:00

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

Georgia Southwestern State University dedicates Presidential Plaza

Neal Weaver, president of Georgia Southwestern State University, gives remarks at a dedication ceremony for the institution's Presidential Plaza on Friday. (Staff Photo: Jennifer Parks) Former President Jimmy Carter remarks on the future that Georgia Southwestern State University set for him during

ALBANY HERALD - 2017-09-22 20:21:00

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

South Georgia in for pleasant weather

VALDOSTA - Following tropical storms and rainy weather, South Georgia is in for a pleasant week of sunny skies, warm temperatures and little to no precipitation, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service foresees sunny and mostly sunny skies across the region for the next week, with hig

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-25 08:00:00

Of the power of having nuclear weapons

Through the years, I have always wondered why, except for China, the only nations that are permanent members of the United Nations are nations that are considered white: Great Britain, France, Russia, and the United States. They all have nuclear weapons. As soon as Muammar Khadafy gave up his nuclea

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 13:00:00

A rose for Mr. Rose

Mr. Floyd Rose's article, "Becoming a More Perfect Union," was like a breath of fresh air. I commend him for writing it. I am happy to say that I agreed with almost everything in it. I believe his message was important, educational, and timely. That is the kind of message we need at this time in our

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 13:00:00

The Glass Ceiling: Women work hard to shatter barriers

VALDOSTA - A Thomasville business executive, who also happens to be a Georgia legislator and a woman, knows what to do with high-heeled shoes and a glass ceiling. "Wear stilettos and break it," Darlene Taylor said. In her fourth term as the Georgia House District 173 representative, Taylor is also t

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

EDITORIAL: Gender inequality is a thing

Deborah, judge of Israel. Cleopatra. Joan of Arc. Elizabeth I. Queen Victoria. Catherine the Great. Sacajawea. Marie Curie. Golda Meir. Indira Ghandi. Sandra Day O'Connor. Margaret Thatcher. Powerful. Influential. History makers. Women. Women have come a long way, or have they? History is spr

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Band showcase marches to town

VALDOSTA - Valdosta High School Marchin' Cats offers regional bands the chance to strut their stuff Tuesday, Sept. 26, with the Seventh Annual Southern Open. The Southern Open Marching Band Exhibition allows South Georgia bands a chance to present their shows without the pressure of competing agains

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-23 10:00:00

Authority OKs physician recruitment plan

VALDOSTA - To combat the decrease of physicians and the increase in demand, the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County approved a new physician recruitment plan during a meeting Wednesday. The recruitment plan includes benefits to incentivize more physicians coming to and staying in Valdo

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-23 17:00:00

Violinist ready for orchestra romance, challenges

VALDOSTA - A guest violinist is ready for the challenges of her performance with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and believes the audience should be ready for a powerful encounter. Renowned violinist Corinne Stillwell is the guest artist scheduled to perform Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor thi

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 20:00:00

Fundraiser to help feed senior citizens

VALDOSTA - Break Bread Together and Leadership Lowndes Group Three are selling chicken dinner plates to benefit the local Meals on Wheels chapter. "Get a Meal, Give a Meal" tickets are $10 each and are on sale through Monday, Sept. 25. Anyone who purchases a ticket will get a chicken dinner plate w

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:00:00

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

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

City picks up tons of Irma debris

VALDOSTA - City crews have picked up more than a million pounds of debris in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week. During the Valdosta City Council meeting Thursday, Larry Hanson, city manager, gave an Irma damage and clean-up update. As of mid-day Thursday, the public works department had picked up

VALDOSTA DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 14:00:00