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WEATHER:  Today Tonight

Hosp Auth Gives $1,000 Cash Bonuses - Just Tip of the Iceberg:  Berry Hires Away 12 Yr. LC Chamber Employee To Replace Deposed Veteran

Lake Shore Hosp Authority
Salaries Over Time: the tale of the tape

Lake Shore Hosp Auth Chairman Tosses Resident: Tells Her, "Keep your mouth closed"

Lake Shore Hosp Auth: Violation of the Law and Public Trust Requires Action By the State Attorney

Illegal meeting on tap for tonight

Lake City Looking For a Brand: 3 Years After the Completion of its Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Health Coverage Gap Impacts Florida Parents

County 5's First Budget Hearing - $104,911,711
The Legendary 5 Don't Disappoint

Conservation Dollars Available for Florida Farmers

The County 5: A $2,000,000 Technicality From Columbia County's Spendthrift Royal Board

Lake City Approves $63,446,535 Budget: Also, Double Taxation & Hidden Trash "Kickback"

County 5 Reschedule Board Meeting On Night of Lake Shore Hosp Auth Budget Hearing: Why?

Needed: Higher Education, Not Higher Student Debt

LCPD Labor Day: Drink - Drive - Under Arrest

Jellyfish Invade FL Beaches: The Sting of Climate Change

Election Results: County Races

I Had The Displeasure of Having To Ride SVTA

Dental Problems Number One Reason FL Kids Miss School

Former Suwannee Valley TA Operations Director: Team SVTA Accomplished Its Mission

County Attorney Candidate Foreman Ethics: Another Claim of Foreman Non-Disclosure - Sheriff Hunter Silent

"I had no idea... Now it all makes sense."

Columbia County Sheriff: Don't expect to see Ferguson type military equipment in Lake City

Posted August 22, 2014  10:30 am

Suwannee Valley TA: In Disarray Since 2011, The SVTA Remains Severely Challenged

County Attorney Candidate Joel Foreman
Ethics Questions Surface

Clean-Energy Groups Question FL's Solar Plan

Lake City Upbeat About the Future of Downtown

Lake Shore Hosp Auth Manager & Gov. Scott's Board Clamp Down: Built In Fees Imposed To View Agenda Materials

Columbia County's Good Ole' Boy Audit Club – 30 Years and Counting

New Research Gives Floridians Something to Smile About

DOH & WellFlorida Partner With Survey To Improve Health Outcomes In Columbia County

Complete survey to win $50 | LSHA strange behavior

Man's best friend rescued - then becomes boys best friend 

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Good News: Gas Down Again Last Week

Bill Day's Latest Cartoon

Calls for More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research

BP Found "Grossly Negligent" in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Labor Day Weekend Lake City: Battery Perps off to Jail

Shots Fired SWAT Call-Out

EEOC Sues Two Florida Firms for Sexual Harassment:
Alleged - Farmworker Women Subjected to Rape, Coerced Sex, Groping and Verbal Abuse

For The Dogs: It's Time to Separate Greyhound Racing From Other Gambling

Scott Leading Crist In AARP Voter Survey

Robin Williams' Star Power Shines Light on Suicide, Depression

Bogus Allegations:
The Injustice of Guilty until Proven Innocent