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

Combined graphic showing Jennifer Anchors, Ron Williams, Jr., homeless personCounty's United Way Is the Homeless Coalition: "The problem is getting worse," Ron Williams, Jr.

Commissioner Ronald Williams (left) - Mayor Steve Witt (right)Columbia Cnty – Lake City Homeless/Panhandlers:  "Too Big of a Problem – We Need a Joint Effort"

FL Attorney General Launches "No Scam" App – Price Gougers Can Be Reported in Real Time

Lake City's Rules of Procedure: Racist? Dictatorial? Fair? – It's Back to the Drawing Board  (Part II)

Lake City's Rules of Procedure – Not Problematic For Over a Decade – Background   (Part I)

Texting While Driving: Enforcement Begins Today on Florida's New Law

Columbia County Sheriff's Office Joins Other Florida Police Agencies in Accreditation

Lake City resident and appointment to the Columbia County Charter Review CommissionMore County Charter Review Commission Drama Ozell Graham Drops Out – Glenel Bowden In

Florida's 'Forgotten Coast' Really Forgotten

Lake City Finally Admits to Cyber Ransom, FL League of Cities to Pay Approx $474,000

A Decade After the Deepwater Horizon Spill, Deep Sea Corals Win Protection

Image of charter in background. Photos of Audrey Bullard and Sandra SmithCharter Review Commission Drama: Veteran of Two Cycles, Audrey Bullard Resigns

Photos of the five Columbia County Commissioners: Williams, Ford, Nash, Witt, MurphyCharter Review Commission Appointments Tonight No, County Outreach or At-Large Members

FGC President Lawrence Barrett eats in the cateteria off clean plates, but doesn't think the kitchen help should earn a living wage. Neither does the governor's board. Addittional copy reads: No raises for these folks. Food service: dishwasher $8.25, chashier $9.00, cook $10.50FGC $22 mil Budget Presentation a Bust: Staff Gets Raises - Kitchen Workers Get 'Zero-Zip-Nada'

Florida Gateway College Mystery. Who is in chargeFlorida Gateway College President Off to Alaska – Who Is In Charge? Nobody's Talking

Photo: Lake Okeechobee. Copy: Lake Okeechobee - green slime on the way, feds suedLake Okeechobee: Toxic Algae Blooming, Feds Sued

City Hit by Cyber Attack: Was it the "Triple Threat," Inadequate Malware Protection, Human Error?

Image: St Augistine National Cemetary; copy: Representative James Grant, Republican Tampa: "A direct democracy is for other places - not Florida."Citizen Initiative Advocates Lobby Governor To Veto 'Anti-Democratic' Citizen Petition Bill

left: Donovan Preedon; right: Austin BagbyChampions of Science Add Value to Florida Gateway College Board Meeting

Lake City Reporter: Lake City's Mainstream Media Runs Fake News HeadlineFL Supremes Nix 15 Words in Cnty Charter, Rest of Charter OK - Elections Are Going to Change

Photo of board workshopFGC Budget Prelude: May 14 Workshop Was In Good Measure Unintelligible, Budget: $21,805,664

Foreclosures Down Nationwide, But Not In Florida

Florida Cabinet Meets in Jerusalem

Without Medicaid Expansion Florida Lags in Maternal Health