Tag Archives: Suwannee County

Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

By on April 14th, 2014 | Last updated: April 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.

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Florida’s Animal Shelter Public Record Law Still All Bark, No Bite

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 26, 2013 at 11:09 am

Not all counties are complying with a recent Florida law that requires animal shelter adoption, intake and euthanasia information to be accessible to the public. Under the current law, there are no penalties for not making the information public.

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Suwannee County School District Still Facing Civil Rights Allegations

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Souther Poverty Law Center has alleged that the Suwannee County School District has policies that remove African-American students from class about twice as often as white counterparts. Complaints filed by the SPLC last year were approved by the Department of Education and have been forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights

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Suwannee Lake To Close Tuesday For Renovations

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

The lake in Suwannee County near Live Oak will be closing for renovations on Tuesday for the first time since the lake opened in 1967. FWC does not have a specific date for when the lake will reopen.

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Suwannee County Citizens Voice Opposition to Proposed Incineration Facility

By on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

On Thursday night, about 150 people crowded into Live Oak City Hall to express concern over a proposed biomedical waste incinerator facility in rural Suwannee County with the president of the company seeking to build it.

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$1.08 Million Federal Grant Will Map North Florida Sinkhole Risk Areas

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

The grant, financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the state’s division of emergency management, will try to generate a map defining areas across the state that are more vulnerable to potential sinkhole activity.

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Sawmill to bring 350 permanent jobs to Suwannee County

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A new sawmill set to be built in Live Oak will provide 350 permanent jobs to Suwannee County. The mill property was purchased and cleared using funds from a county revenue surplus.

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In the News: Suwannee School Bus Hit; Gun Law Deadline January; NRA Pledges Prevention; Bradford Man Arrested After Threats to Children

By on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Suwannee school bus crash shakes up 48 students, driver who hit bus in serious condition – Four dozen students were sent to the hospital as a precaution after a Suwannee County school bus was struck from behind Wednesday morning. Gainesville […]

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Latest road closings from Florida Department of Transportation

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

From Department of Transportation Public Information Office Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Columbia County SR 247 north and south of […]

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List of road closings

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Road & Bridge Closures Update: 1 p.m. June 28, 2012  Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.  Baker and Columbia County […]

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