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Columbia County Observer

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WEATHER:  Today & Tonight
Today's comment is from FGC President Dr. Larry Barrett:  FGC has neither received nor accepted any funding for equipment, personnel or consulting services from the Economic ...

Murphy Looking for Aviation Acad Ans: Calls for Carswell, Barrett, HAECO to Appear at Committee

The Race for City Manager Now Down to Style & Substance In a Dead Heat: It's Helfenberger v Judd

City Manager Search, Next Up The Interviews – Will the Semifinal 5 Begin With a Clean Slate?

Aviation Academy Crash Lands: North Central FL's Rural Poor Take It On the Chin, Again

Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson Qualifies for FL District 10 Seat: She Will Be On the Ballot

City Manager Grayson Cason: Mostly Couldn't Be Heard, Agenda Material Incomplete for $296k Job

"Mr. Columbia County" Dale Williams Talks About the Jail and the Possibility of Renovation

Special Meeting Whittles City Manager Candidates From 9 to 5: Interviews June 6

City Hall Shutting Down Mid-Day: No one admits to giving the order - City Manager Cason - Silent

Econ Dev Summit: DOT Millions, Quality Jobs, Gainesville, Wkforce Development, Supt of Schools

Murphy's Econ Dev Summit: No Real Substance, Everybody Came Out Alive, Cnty 5 Politics As Usual

Oath To Uphold the Constitution: Is it Job One? Haspel's Nomination – Not Just About Her

Here We Go Again: a shooting, a white male perpetrator, a rejection, victim-blaming

Interrogations: Gina Haspel (CIA) - Adolf Eichmann (SS)

LSHA: County Residents Should Be Able to Send a Message to the Legis 'Keep it or Dissolve It'