Commissioners Thompson and Riddick are sworn in by Judge Tatum Davis.
The mid-term elections did not change the make-up of the Bradford County Board of Commissioners, as commissioners Riddick and Thompson were re-elected for four more years. Frank Durrance became the chair, and Chris Dougherty the vice chair.
Although the phosphate mine was not on the agenda, Carol Mosley and your historian spoke against it. Kate Ellison was present but arrived a bit late to speak.
The water abatement plan for increasing the flow of the Sampson River and Alligator Creek was on the agenda in a routine fashion, with the emergency resolutions being approved for its continuation.
The December meeting of the Suwannee River Water Management District will take place in Starke on Dec. 11, with a workshop to follow afterward with a tour of the project. The meeting will be held in the Governor Charley Johns Conference Center at 1610 N. Temple Ave. at 9 am.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-