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LC City Manager Search: After Almost 3 Years, Lake City Has a City Manager With a Contract

As the Contract Took Its Final Form With Mr. Rosenthal, Councilman Ricky Jernigan Demanded Transparency

Lake City Municipal Airport - grand opening in 2012
Lake City Municipal Airport on grand reopening day 2012

LC City Manager Search: New City Manager Contract Based on ICMA Model – Involuntary Servitude Included

LSHA: 4 Years, $3 Mil Later, Down to 16 Clients, the Gov’s Illegal Board Is Handing Off the Latest Batch of Prospects to Manager Dale Williams

County Residents To Get Severe Weather Event Debris Relief

LC City Manager Paul Dyal: $1/4 mil Severance -  City Council Votes to Investigate Investigating

LC City Manager Paul Dyal: Before Resigning, Mr. Dyal Was Hired In Alaska – On the City Docket Tonight – Dyal’s Severance Pay

Florida Commission On Ethics: Some Though It Figured, Ethics Commissioner Freddie Figgers Gets a Free Pass – 'Go Figure'

LC City Manager Search: Over, After Almost Two-and-a-Half Years, LC Has a New City Manager – Don Rosenthal

Lake City City Manager Search: City Council Interview Questions Beginning 1 PM Friday

Lake City City Manager Search: The Final Two Days – The Complete Schedule

Lake City City Manager Search: Secret Mystery Tour On Tap Today – Retired Prison Guard Leads the Way

Florida Commission On Ethics Set To Cancel $1,500 Fine For One Of Its Own


CareerSource Florida Crown: Alachua County Says 'No' To Providing a Life Ring

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It’s Bat Maternity Season: Be on the Lookout for Bat Moms & Their Baby Bats

Lake City Council Should Be Respected – More Importantly – So Should the Citizens

Another Trump Presidency: What Would It Mean For Health Care?

Florida Voters Should Have the Right to Vote On Abortion

Abortion Access Designated Amendment 4 On 2024 Ballot

MLK Day: A Look back at Dr. King and the Nobel Peace Prize & a History of the Lake City Logo

Governor DeSantis’ State-of-the State: Top Dems Impressed, But for the Wrong Reasons

On the 50th Anniversary of Endangered Species Act, Protecting Rice's Whales (estimated 100 left) and Others With This Landmark Legislation

Florida Teachers Sue to Block Anti-LGBTQ+ Pronoun Ban

Another Sex Scandal – Another Victimized Woman Brought To You By the Party of Piety, Traditional Gender Roles and Family Values

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