Happy Mothers Day

PurpleFlowersHappy Mothers Day to all us moms out there! There is so much going on in the month of May that we really deserve a day to be pampered and just to enjoy this bright, beautiful day. Yes, come tomorrow we will have to worry about getting the kids off to school, making sure the garden is doing well, run some errands, prepare the meals, and clean the house. But just for today we hope you will have slept late, got breakfast in bed, sit in your rocking chair on the porch, gotten lots of hugs and kisses from your children, (even the grown ones), and just take it easy for the day.

Heck, why not, even if you aren’t a mom we hope you take a little while and pamper yourself, take a ride in the country, sit by the river and watch it flow or go over the the Gulf and play in the water. Holidays should be enjoyed and with the weather we have had lately it is nice to have a spring kind of feeling day. But hey, it’s Florida don’t forget your sunscreen! And if you are going outdoors make sure you drink lots of liquids.

Till next time!

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.

Participate in Local Government

Board of County Commissioners Agendas

The Lafayette County Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.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

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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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Student Reporters and Business Websites


We have finally gotten our website filled out with lots of information about Lafayette County Florida. And now we are looking for Student Intern Reporters and Guest Reporters to write about events, sports, business and general happenings within the county.

Each student intern will be responsible for their assigned area, research their own articles, interview their subjects, take pictures and write their own articles. Each intern will receive credit for their writing and a letter of recommendation at the end of their term of service. We prefer that the students be living in Lafayette County Florida and between the ages of 16 to 18. Those under 18 will need a parent’s signature on the application before being accepted. Each reporter needs access to a computer, the internet, a digital camera (or decent camera cellphone) and love to write. The interns will only have to post one article a week each as well as do their own editing, arrange the pictures on the post, updated our pages when necessary and promote our website and the articles to their friends and family. Continue reading “Student Reporters and Business Websites”