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Columbia County Observer

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New Report: Chain 'Dollar' Stores Harmful To Communities

LSHA: Gov's Board Working On How To Give Free Rent & a Ton of Medical Equipment To a For-Profit Corporation

Lake City Mayor Loses Control – Allows Vile & Uncontrolled Meeting Behavior Once Again

City Manager Paul Dyal Cancels City/County Interlocal – Does Damage Control. Did Anyone Believe Him?

Lake City's Religious Leaders, After Years of Shootings, Crime, and Drugs, Are Waking Up & Organizing

Columbia County Is Searching For an Economic Development Director

LSHA: After Two-and-a-Half Years, Board May Stop Bleeding the Public's Money – Agrees To Hammer Out Agreement With Meridian

Meridian & the LSHA: Meridian – Will It Answer Questions & Listen to the Public About Its Planned Renovation of the Vacated Auth Hosp?

HAECO Outmaneuvers Lake City: 20 Year Sweetheart Lease To Save HAECO Millions; Economic Development At Airport Threatened

Lake City Reaching for the Lowest Common Denominator: Lowers Requirements for Assistant City Manager, 4-1

A college degree: Now you see it - now you don't.

Dr. Martin Luther King Observance, Lake City

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House Passage of Universal Voucher Bill Has Critics Speaking Out

The Free Press and Public Discourse in Florida Must Be Protected

Thinking About Burning a Cross In Your Yard To Send a Message… Mississippi Man Sentenced for Federal Hate Crime for Cross Burning

National Nurses United Condemns FL Bill HB 999 As Sweeping Attack On Higher Education

Chris Doolan, Lobbyist & Florida Legend: Speaks Against Term Limit Bills Filed in Tallahassee

Gov. DeSantis Inspired Re-Write of Established 1st Amdt. Law: Bad for Florida – Bad for America

SPLC Action Fund Calls Governor DeSantis' Latest Immigration Proposals Misguided

SRWMD & FEMA Will Be On Hand To Discuss Flood Map Updates: A $14 Million Project & Counting

Florida’s Rate of Uninsured Children Could Rise If Leaders Don’t Act to Protect Coverage

Florida’s School Voucher Program: New Proposed Legislation (HB 1) Would Funnel Billions From Florida's Public Schools

Two Marion County Fire Rescue Firefighters Dead to Suicide – Fire Chief Pleads That Folks Ask For and Get Help

St. Leo Univ. Earns Honors in 4 Categories of the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs

AP African American Studies Banned in Florida Public Schools

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