Stew Lilker’s 

Columbia County Observer

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WEATHER:  Today Tonight

County 5 Rubber Stamps $70,000 Courthouse Air Conditioning Study: It was all done before

County 5 Spends $335,000 for New Landfill Dump Truck – Why? An Electrical/AC Problem

County's used dump truck brings $40,900

Remember, Above All, Your Gratitude

County 5: $107,000 in Water Lobbying Contracts Rubber Stamped for Nonexistent Group

SVTA:  County Commissioners Nash and Bashaw Vote to Cover-Up Hijacked Minutes

Badgegate: Facts & Figures Don't Add Up at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority

SVTA: Live Oak Bus Route Failing – Needs of Columbia County/Lake City Ignored

LSHA - $5,000 for a badge ID program, $1,500 for the camera • Procurement: What's That?

After a Throw of the Dice, 4 Judges in 2 Courts Agreed, the LSHA Broke the Public Records Law

Attny Bobby Case about importance of the decision: Pt II

Columbia County Economic Development: Confusion 101 "What's goin' on?"

Lake Shore Hosp Auth Threw the Dice, 1st DCA  Upheld Public Records Law & Public's Rights

The inside story of the LSHA decision to appeal: Part I

Lake City Waterfront Redevelopment Tonight:
Will the Public Be Shutout Again?

Bear Hunt Opponents Vow to Fight On

Lake Shore Hosp. Auth.: Public in the Dark – $300,000 Later, Public Records Still an Issue

Tonight, Gov. Scott's & Jack Berry's Lake Shore Hosp. Auth.: What's going on is anybody's guess

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

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

Lake City Gas Trying to Fall Below $2, Tampa $1.99 gal.

Anti-Immigrant Bills Pile Up at Florida Capitol

Bill Day's Latest Cartoon

First Thanksgiving: Who Vetted the Guest List?

They Pander the Repulsive to the Bigoted

LCPD's Marshall Sova: Exceptional Service

Florida Ethics Enforcement on the Move: Up to a D-minus from an F

They Don't Sell Bear Meat at Whole Foods


FL Has Never Ceased It's War On Nature: The Latest Front – Bears

Development Runs Rampant Without State Controls