Stew Lilker’s 

Columbia County Observer

Real news for working families.  An online newspaper



WEATHER:  Today Tonight

Florida's New Normals?:
Ray Rice, Jameis Winston, Rick Scott

Hospital Auth Budget Presentation a Bust; Loyalty Deserves Money; Meeting Goes Deep South Ugly

Richard Powell (file photo)

The 5 Pass $104,911,711 Budget Without A Word
Pass on Nash Gas; $10k Salary Increases; More

Hosp Auth Gives $1,000 Cash Bonuses - Just Tip of the Iceberg:  Berry Hires Away 12 Yr. LC Chamber Employee To Replace Deposed Veteran

Lake Shore Hosp Authority
Salaries Over Time: the tale of the tape

Lake Shore Hosp Auth Chairman Tosses Resident: Tells Her, "Keep your mouth closed"

Lake Shore Hosp Auth: Violation of the Law and Public Trust Requires Action By the State Attorney

Illegal meeting on tap for tonight

Lake City Looking For a Brand: 3 Years After the Completion of its Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Health Coverage Gap Impacts Florida Parents

County 5's First Budget Hearing - $104,911,711
The Legendary 5 Don't Disappoint

Conservation Dollars Available for Florida Farmers

The County 5: A $2,000,000 Technicality From Columbia County's Spendthrift Royal Board

Lake City Approves $63,446,535 Budget: Also, Double Taxation & Hidden Trash "Kickback"

County 5 Reschedule Board Meeting On Night of Lake Shore Hosp Auth Budget Hearing: Why?

LCPD Labor Day: Drink - Drive - Under Arrest

Jellyfish Invade FL Beaches: The Sting of Climate Change

Election Results: County Races

I Had The Displeasure of Having To Ride SVTA

Dental Problems Number One Reason FL Kids Miss School

Former Suwannee Valley TA Operations Director: Team SVTA Accomplished Its Mission

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

•  Meeting Calendar

County Jail Gets New Customers

FSU Presidential Search: a Farce

Sunshine State Ranks Low in Happiness

Bill Day's Latest Cartoon

Good News: Gas Down Again Last Week

Calls for More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research

BP Found "Grossly Negligent" in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Needed: Higher Education, Not Higher Student Debt


EEOC Sues Two Florida Firms for Sexual Harassment:
Alleged - Farmworker Women Subjected to Rape, Coerced Sex, Groping and Verbal Abuse

For The Dogs: It's Time to Separate Greyhound Racing From Other Gambling

Scott Leading Crist In AARP Voter Survey

Robin Williams' Star Power Shines Light on Suicide, Depression

Bogus Allegations:
The Injustice of Guilty until Proven Innocent