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Columbia County Observer

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WEATHER:  Today Tonight
LCPD: Man May Be Armed With AK-47
LCPD Press Release LCPD Wanted Poster

Holiday Air Travel? Know Your Passenger Rights

FL PSC Decision on Energy Efficiency Expected Today

FL Walmart Workers Join Fight for Better Wages, Working Conditions

Earthjustice Supports the President: Immigrants will have put the food on our Thanksgiving tables

Environmental Activist Asks County 5:
Will You Ban Fracking in Columbia County?

Posted November 21, 2014  07:50 am

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – Columbia County's County 5 met last night in a two hour plus commission meeting. A large part of the evening was taken up with conversations concerning water: the kind you drink – flush – play in, water conservation, springs protection, and the gorilla soon to be in everyone's room, Amendment 1: what did you really vote for?

Paula Vann Takes the Helm of Columbia County's TDC: A new era begins

City Manager Wendell Johnson Recommending Lifting Utility Impact Fee Moratorium – Tonight

Gov. Scott's Lake Shore Hosp Auth Board Chooses an Attorney:  No RFP, No RFQ, No Advertising

Lake Shore Hosp Auth: Authority Manager Berry Keeps Authority Out of Compliance

The Environment Got 1.4 Million More Voters Than Scott: Now Is the Time for Vigilance

Lake City's Last Chance Hotel, the Blanche
Plans On the Way to the Columbia County 5

Posted November 7, 2015  07:45 am (1 comment)

Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter Gets $140,248 Free Pass From the County 5

Posted November 6, 2015  06:30 am

No Rest For the Weary: Eyes on FL for 2016

City Manager Johnson: Working on a Plan to Raise the Blanche Hotel From the Dead

FL Const. Amendment 3: "partisan political power grab of Florida's judiciary at the highest level

Crony Capitalists Have Control Over the Government, Stock Market, Mass Media

Columbia County Firefighter Promotions:
"Now You See Em' – Now You Don't"

Posted October 30, 2014  03:15 pm | Updated 05:30 pm

Florida's Monarchs On the Move

Epidemic Freaking Me Out: But What If Stupidity Is Airborne?

Impact of Affordable Care Act: Health Care Costs Down

Medical Marijuana Supporters Continue Fight for Amendment 2

Vann Clan Has Big Month: Land Give-a-Way; Lien Goes Away; Nephew's Wife Gets Big County Job

Columbia County – New Peyton Place?

Posted October 21, 2014  10:21 pm | (1 comment)

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

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Nowhere Are We More 'Separate and Unequal' Than in Florida

It’s Happened Again: A Sick Person Goes to a College Campus, Pulls Out a Gun, Starts Firing

Bill Day's Latest Cartoon

FL Gas Slides Almost 5¢ a Gal.

Obama's Executive Order Could Affect Up to 900,000 Florida Immigrants

Rhana "Corporations are not people" Bazzini Passed Through Ft. White

Nov. 20, 2014  12:40 pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – Rhana, "Corporations are not people," Bazzini passed through Fort White yesterday on her mission to call attention to the corrupting influence of corporate money on the electoral system. “Corporations are not people and money is not speech”, ...

Lake City's Blanche Hotel: Another Pruitt-Igoe?

Pipes vs. Parks: Did Voters Envision Sewage Plants When They Voted For Amendment 1?

Helping FL's Youngest Residents - A Family Affair


FL Is Number 1 in the Election Cycle – Surprised? More Money Spent Than Any Other State

445,000 FL Children Uninsured

Painting Rick Scott Green
We aren’t that stupid – I hope

It's Halloween: Expert Tips to Keep Kids Safe

Commonality of Ferguson, Sanford, Tallahassee
Those Paid To Control Crime: The Police

County Jail Gets New Customers

Bogus Allegations:
The Injustice of Guilty until Proven Innocent