What Are You Doing New This Year

Downtown MayoWhat are you doing new this year? Well, we have moved our website to a new hosting account which we hope will be faster and more reliable. We are still looking to have a couple of student intern reporters to help out with posting new upcoming events as well as posting reviews of past events. We will be pushing the “For Sale” section of the website more this coming year and hope you will participate in the discussions, sending us information about your business, church and school upcoming events. And finally, we can always use Guest Reporters as well. Guest Reporters can just post one article or as many as they want. We just need about 400 to 1000 words and a couple of pictures to post. We want to feature any local business, local writer, local boy scout group, local girl scout group or charitable events being held in Lafayette County Florida in the coming year.
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Happy Holidays to Lafayette County Florida Residents

ChristmasSnowmanSeason’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all our readers, subscribers as well as family and friends. We may not get snow this year, “please no snow”, but with all the rain we have had over the last 12 months we can only hope that we will have better luck in the coming year. It would be nice to have evenly distributed rain to help with crops, cut down on mosquitoes and maybe give the county a chance to repair the roads that have developed those pot holes. I don’t know about you but pot holes and wash-out roads are truly bad on the old car suspension and tires.

Over the next year we will still be offering Lafayette County Florida Small Businesses very inexpensive website either linked with our website or as a separate website altogether. For more information please check out Our Service page. We will still list your business in Our Mayo Business Directory page for FREE. All you need to do is send us a picture and your contact information as well as a couple of words about what you offer your customers. Continue reading “Happy Holidays to Lafayette County Florida Residents”

Email Responses

ThanksgivingGourdsOver the last few months we have been getting some email questions and we thought we would post them here so that they might get answered. Communication is the key to get more people to come to Lafayette County, sharing knowledge with others is another way to help bring more visitors and possibly more businesses to the area. Some of the questions I am unable to answer so they will be added below in hopes of our readers will be able to help them out. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you with your questions and we hope to do better over the next year. So, keep them coming and one way or another someone will be able to answer them!

Rev Terry Johnson
Email: tajplj at hotmail dot com
Subject: little league football
Message: Hello I am from Madison fl can someone please give me contact with a coach or Ms. Lisa Walker to set up some games with 8 9 10 year olds we have three teams in Madison

Dear Rev. Johnson: I am sorry but I don’t know of anyone who has a little league football team in Lafayette County Florida. If there is any out there please post a comment below to help them out. It may be too late in the season this year but we can always post events, training and schedules for next year.
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BOCC February Agenda Posted

Back Entrance to the County Courthouse
Back Entrance to the County Courthouse
The new agenda for Monday’s Board of County Commissioner’s Meeting has been posted to the County Clerk’s website. If you have time on Monday you should drop by the Commissioner’s Meeting Room and check out what your representatives are deciding this month. The board meets twice a month to discuss bills the county has to pay, who gets to rename their roads, hears complaints about county personnel and much more. Kids, since this meeting is during school hours, you can always attend the meeting on the 24th at 5:30pm. It is never too early to see how your local government works!

Check out our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page to Keep Up with what is happening around Lafayette County Florida. If you would like to add an event to our calendar or have a blog post of your event or business please contact our editor by using our online form on the CONTACT US page.

We are still looking for Intern Reporters to write blog posts. If you are a 10th or 11th Grader at Lafayette County High School and would like to gain some writing experience to list on your college applications we would love to hear from you. You can read more about it on our STUDENT INTERN page.

County Commissioner’s Meeting Room
Lafayette County Courthouse
120 W Main Street
Mayo, Florida 32066

Board of County Commissioners Agendas


The Lafayette County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room at the Lafayette County Courthouse in Mayo, Florida. Listed below is an agenda for the meeting.

By Order Of:

Lance Lamb, Chairman
Lafayette County Commission

1. Open the meeting.
2. Invocation and pledge to the flag.
3. Approve the minutes.
4. Requests and comments from the community.
5. Department Heads:
A) Marcus Calhoun – Maintenance.
B) Scott Sadler – Public Works.
C) Bobby Johnson – Building/Zoning.
1) Review the new floodplain ordinance.
2) January Solid Waste/Landfill report; Building Department report.
D) Trevor Hicks – EMS.
E) Jana Hart – Extension Office.
6. Public Hearing – The Board will hold the second public hearing for the 2013-2014 CDBG grant application cycle.
7. Leenette McMillan-Fredriksson – various items.
8. Approve the bills.
9. New Business.
A) Approve contracts with FDOT for resurfacing of various roads.
B) Authorize the deed to FDOT of 1,594 sq. ft. on the SE corner of the Courthouse yard.
C) Appoint a representative to the SREC Board of Directors.
D) Adopt a resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of Florida Public Health.
10. Adjourn.

All members of the public are welcome to attend. Notice is further hereby given, pursuant
Florida Statute 286.0105, that any person or persons deciding to appeal any matter considered at this public hearing will need a record of the hearing and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact (386) 294-1600 or via Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771.
See www.lafayetteclerk.com for updates and amendments to the agenda.

Fun Around Lafayette County Florida

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There are lots of things to do in and around Lafayette County Florida:

28th of June – There will be a Beekeeping Class at the Lafayette County Florida Library at 6:00pm here in Mayo, Florida.

29th of June – the Salt Water Cowboys will be playing at the Suwannee River Rendezvous RV Resort.

4th of July – There will be free Fireworks display at the Edward Perry Sports Complex at 9:00pm at the Edward Perry Sports Complex.

If you have an upcoming event at your church, club, school or business and would like to share it with us, please use the CONTACT US form and send us the details. We are creating a community calendar and could use more information to share with friends, family, visitors and all the local residents. We can post pictures and flyers to the website for you.
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