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Columbia County Observer

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Suncoast Extension Arrives at TDC: Chamber Director Looking for 'Money' for Study – Sort Of

Vince AkhimieA Lot Is Going On In Lake City: Meet Vince Akhimie – Tonight – New Asst. City Manager

Photo of Jay Swisher with an explanation of Clerk of the Court dutiesJames "Jay" Swisher Running for Columbia County Clerk of the Court

Last hours of the Deepwater HorizonIs Florida Protected from Offshore Drilling?

Richard Powell read the LSHA budgetLSHA: Sitting on a Cash Stash of Millions, Gov's Bd Unfamiliar With Expenditures Lowers Tax Rate

Lake City Approves Budget, Holding the Line on Taxes, Fire and Garbage Assessments

Dorian: Columbia Cnty, the State, FHP, Lake City, etc. – Prepared for the Worst – A Sigh of Relief

Charter Review: CRC Spinning Its Wheels - Turmoil & Interrogation - No Review of the Charter, 'Yet'

Governor Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Vince Akhimie, Engineer, Certified Public Manager, Utilities Expert, Chosen to be Asst. City Manager

Waste Pro / City Trash Saga Heading Down to the Wire:  Roll Offs & Recycling Are the Issue

Lake City Garbage Woes: Will Low Rates and Pickups Continue Uninterrupted?

City Residential Garbage On Tap Monday Night: Residential Rates May Be Heading Up – Way Up

Lead graphic: Hepatitis A is serious busines. Blackboard written over and over again, "I must wash my hands."Hepatitis A: FL Dept of Health Elevates Hep-A from an Advisory to Public Health Emergency

Clear the Shelter Day at the Lake City Humane Society: Kittens & Cats - Free - Plus More

Charter Review: Com. Murphy Interfering Where He Has No Business; X-Com DuPree Shifts Gears

Columbia County Schools – Teachers With Guns – Not Now

Pre-Filed 2020 Florida Legislation Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

City Manager Declares War on Cyber Attacks – Fortifying City IT: It Will Be Expensive

Assualt RifleDeSantis Administration Argues to Block "Assault Weapon Ban" 2020 Const. Amdt.

County 5 Honor FL State Trooper George A. "Andy" Brown, III: Killed in the Line of Duty

Some Things We Should Not Have To Discuss With Our Kids – Ever

Four Petition Proposals Halfway to Qualifying for 2020 Ballot, Including $15 Minimum Wage

Photo of Florida Panther with copy: Proposed federal law has bipartisan support in house. Would help protect endangered Florida wildlifeNew Bill Could Help Protect Florida's At-Risk Wildlife

Suncoast Expansion Nixed by the Next Generation After NCFRPC Executive Com. Nixes Discussion