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Columbia County Observer

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WEATHER:  Today & Tonight

Com's. Nash & Williams Looking to Raise the Gas Tax, Com. Witt "I will not support a raise in taxes"

Assistant City Manager, Grayson Cason, sitting at the table in the front of the City Council chambers.Grayson Cason, a Lake City Fixture for 18 Years, Is Retiring: "Lake City is My Hometown"

FL Elections Officials Puzzled by 11th Hour Petition Changes in House Bill 5

Lake City Assistant City Manager: City on the Move, Position to be Advertised Shortly

Lake City, City Clerk Audrey Sikes: Independent, Responsible, Busy, "Willing to go the extra mile"

photo of Mayor Steve Witt and copy saying he will be instituting new rules for public comments and a new meeting timing clockCity Council Rules, Mayor Witt Says, "Let's Try Another Way"

Super Columbia Cnty Success on Saturday Night  – Truck Stop 75 Sponsored Humane Society Benefit

ballot iniatives: republicans tightening up the rulesFlorida House OK's Restrictions on Petition Gathering for Ballot Measures

Lake City Humane Society Fundraiser: Moving Forward Toward a No Kill Shelter & Veterinary Care

Questioning Lake City's Power Structure: Vanessa Geroge (left), Melinda Moses (right)Meaningful Public Comment: Challenging for Lake City's Old Guard

City Docket Tonight, 6 pm: Affirmative Action, Nepotism, Meeting Rules, Diversity

Florida Gov't in the Sunshine Under AttackMore Secrecy Than Sunshine: Lawmakers Push for Exemptions to Public Records/Open Meeting Laws

Sturgeon Returning to the Suwannee & Jumping

Two Florida Counties Hacked Before 2016 Election: State Agents Knew It

For Whom the FL Road Bill Tolls: Gov Pressured to Veto/Sign Turnpike Plan

turnpike at night with headline: Florida's toll road plan on Gov's desk: hotbed of contention

'Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act' Awaits Governor's Signature

N. Florida Blooms With Color

New ICE Warrant Program Seeks to Expand Local Role Enforcing Immigration Policy

Florida Legislature Concludes Session With Saturday Adoption of $91.1 Billion Budget

Florida Legislature Budget Balancing: In Trusts Do They Trust

Florida OKs Publicly Subsidized School Voucher Plan: Defies 2006 FL Supreme Court Ruling

FL's Parental Consent Abortion Bill Stalls

Federal Off-Shore Drilling Plan May Include Waters off the Florida Coast

Financial Impact Conference: Proposed FL minimum-wage hike won’t reduce Medicaid rolls