Off the Beaten Path: Suwannee County, FL

By Gary McKechnie Sometimes minor events can lead to historic changes. One event that would affect Florida’s future took place at a piano in 1851. Working out lyrics to a tune, composer Stephen Foster was stuck at the first line and asked his brother, Morrison, for help. “Should it be ‘Way down…

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Why You Should Do the Live Oak Warrior Dash

Last seen in coonskin cap as a reluctant camper, an intrepid reporter enters Live Oak Warrior Dash. I watched YouTube videos in horror, my heart palpitating as men without shirts leapt over fire, as women with buff Adonis legs and gleaming six-pack abs scaled ropes and swigged beer as if they…

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Cave Diving at Peacock Springs near Live Oak, Fla.

By Russell Mick Located 16 miles southwest of Live Oak, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park is home to two major springs, a spring run and six sinkholes, all in near pristine condition. Cave divers travel from all over the world to explore nearly 33,000 feet of surveyed underwater passages at…

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City Profile: Wellborn

Outdoor recreation is the special every day in Wellborn and its surrounding areas. Part of "The Original Florida" located in Suwannee County, Wellborn provides a relaxing escape in a natural setting. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a variety of recreational activities which make use of this…

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