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

Genuinely surprised last night, Mr. Darby told the attendees in City Hall, "I'm speechless."

LAKE CITY, FL –  Lake City's legendary City Attorney, Herbert F. Darby, was surprised last night at the City Council when Jeff Simmons recommended what many folks had been thinking for some time: Lake City's new pavilion on Lake Desoto be named in honor of the City's legendary Attorney.

Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1949 and practicing law in Lake City for over 50 years, Mr. Darby may well be the longest sitting city attorney in America.

Mr. Darby has practiced law through the years of Jim Crow, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts and has seen Lake City finally creaking its way into the 21st century.

While Mr. Darby doesn't toot his own horn, he is not bashful and is a straight talker.

With over 50 years of service to the law, Lake City and Columbia County, it is a fitting tribute that Lake City's new Pavilion overlooking Lake DeSoto will be named to honor the legendary attorney.

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