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Columbia County Observer

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Today is Federal Tax Day: Floridians No. 15 on List of Federal Tax Payers

Murder Suspect Captured

Murder Suspect at Large

FL Reviews Sentencing Law for Juveniles:
A Punishment That Fits the Crime

In Favor of 5¢ County Gas Tax Hike: Bubba Twelvepack Comments

County 5 Chairman Ronald Williams In Favor of 5¢ County Gas Tax Hike: 4 of The 5 Silent

Lake City to Name New Pavilion In Honor of Legendary City Attorney Herbert F. Darby

City Manager Johnson Looks for Council Approval to Anoint Code Enforcement Special Magistrate

Columbia County 5: Violate FL Law Then Approve 12th Hr. $500,000 Plus Real Estate Deal

The rule of law is what Florida's infamous good ole' boys say it is

The County 5 Tonight: Buried in the consent agenda tax incentives to an anonymous company

FL DOT: High Mileage Cars Affecting Revenue

Enterprise Florida's Wasteful Spending Needs to be Investigated

Last Day for Public Comments to “Free Lolita”

$18 mil Proposed Public Safety Communications Upgrade: Not Worth the Paper It's Written On

Some FL Pharmacies Dispensing Contraception Misinformation

Better Late Than Never: City Manager's Due Diligence Saves Lake City Taxpayers Almost $9k

In Last Minute of Day Armed Driver Shot and Killed at DUI Checkpoint

Suwannee Valley TA Under Microscope: OIG (Office of the Inspector General) Called In To Investigate

Suwannee Valley TA Moves Into 21st Century Commissioner Nash Says, "No Mas" to Secrecy
Suwannee County Com. Gamble seconds the motion

The 5 Barrel Ahead: Ignore Potential $5-$10 Mil Savings On $18,000,000 Communications System

Late Breaking Development: Chairman Williams wants to hear the Harris proposal

Fire Study Approval Tabled; Anderson Columbia Negotiating Gas; United Way Gets $158,000

WARNING: Lake Shore Hosp Authority's Jack Berry wants to know who you are if you make any comment about him, seemingly anywhere. If you don't care use your regular email. If you do, get an anonymous account. Jack Berry wants to take the Columbia County Observer off the air. Update on law suit coming soon. Beware, Jack Berry is a public official that can't take heat. He will come after you. With a little help from his friend's on the Governor appointed LSHA Board, public comments and photo's were banned.

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

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Outlook for Spring Gas Prices

FL gas up 2.7¢ in past week - National average up 1.3¢

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio
Update April 5, 2013

Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children

US Senator Bill NelsonU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
Update April 3, 2013


Multi State Car Thief & Burglar Caught in Lake City

FL Water Protection: Proposed Rule Would Close Gap

Spring Cleaning in Florida
Get Rid of the Clutter


Significant Incidents

249,000 Eligible Florida Children Missing Breakfast

Citizen Watchdog Group:
Florida Fracking Bill Is Tip of ALEC Iceberg