Stew Lilker’s 

Columbia County Observer

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WEATHER:  Today & Tonight
Today's comment concerns FL gun rights: "what you are reading here is the typical tool of the liberal press to sell its talking points... The system worked."

What we're working on: the rest of the story by 12 pm, Sunday

A Dismal Outlook for Columbia County Taxpayers

Sports Dev Part IV: Ignoring the FL DEO Financed $29,000 Plan, TDC Votes for Secret Land Deal

Sports Dev Part III: Cnty's Purchasing Scheme, Putting the Cart Before the Horse, What Plan?

FP&L Bringing Solar Power to Columbia County Along With 200 Jobs During Build Out

County Sports Development Part II: Inventing a Sports Commission – Ignoring the Plan

Columbia Cnty Sports Development on the Move Part I: "Hire away somebody else's employee"

County Econ Dev Chief: The Lake City Reporter Should Keep Writing - One Day It May Get It Right

Econ Dev Advisory Bd Accused of Leaks
Econ Dev Dir Accused of 12th hr Briefings

County's Audit Presentation a Bust, Nash Has Q's - Elects to Ask Them Out of the Public Eye

120,000 Florida Veteran's Health Benefits at Risk

Confusion Regarding Sheriff's Dream Detention Center: The 5 Approves a 10% Tax Hike, For Now

Reversal of Plans, City Man Scrambling, Says Council Mbrs Won't Attend Spec Chamber Meeting

Suwannee Valley TA: Commissioner/Administrator Sessions, Not Sure Where the Money Comes From

Richard Corcoran: Don't Believe Hyperbole, Hysterics From Budget Critics

Computer Virus: WannaCry? No

The Blanche: Time for Straight Talking in the Sunlight by City Manager Johnson & IDP

International Cave Diving Conference Coming to Columbia County/Lake City

Columbia County's Strategic Plan: County Manager Misjudges Cost by 747%  (Part III)

Hours of Cnty 5 Meetings Highlighted by STEM Girls

Cnty's Strategic Plan Ranking Proposal Committee Met (Part II): "We can re-rank"

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

Meeting Calendar
Don't be confused - Find links to agendas

Latest checks added April 29

Will Trump be Dumped? Impeachment

FL Gas Down 9.7¢  in Last 2 Wks

Keeping Trump Alive
A Strange Consensus

Florida GOP Gives NRA Another 'Gun Rights' Victory: What's Next?

Will Trump be Dumped?
The 25th Amendment

FL Budget Agreement: When Quid Pro Quo Turns Into Quid Pro No...

Tal Gets Special Session, Public Gets the Bill

A Feminist Perspective on Trumpcare: The AHCA & Gender Bias

Judges Are

 Not Politicians, Nor Should They Play Politics

Elian Gonzalez, a Painful Chapter in Cuban-American History