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Former FSU Quarterback, Kelly Lowrey, Still Passing for Touchdowns for Columbia County

Court Moderates Canvassing Board Record Inspection Dispute, Election May Be Contested

There was local interest in this case. The gallery and attorneys before Judge Johnson took the bench. Plaintiff B Coker is at the right of the front row; County Atny Foreman is on the far left.

New City Atny Fred Koberlein: What Did He Say?
Mayor Steve Witt:  We Will Get a Transcript

City Attorney Interviews – Flatlined – Completely Inaudible: City Violates Statute

Another Year Where the LSHA Can't Get It Right

The County 5, Homeless for Decades, Violators of the Sunshine Law

Helter-Skelter at the LSHA, Berry Rudeness Un-Checked, Koberlein Legal Logic Questionable

Blanche Renovation Should Begin by Xmas, IRS Blamed for Construction Delays

LSHA Budget Hearing Tonight, Meridian Looking for $60,000 on top of County's $225k Annual Gift

Taxpayers on the Hook - $10,000 No Strings Attached, Cnty Econ Dev: FSU's Hendry Scores

First Cnty 5 Budgt Hearing, a Bust - Sheriff MIA $1.9mil on Consent Agenda - Space Watching

City Atny Slot Goes to Koberlein, Councilman Elect Hill Ignored, Public Records Issue

Columbia County Election Results

Lifeguard v Columbia County – Over
Judge Johnson Rules: This Case is Moot

College Night Tonight at Florida Gateway College, Where Dreams Begin for Everyone

Whistle Blower Act Violations Claimed, Kelly Lowrey, Former Star Quarterback, Sues the Cnty 5

Lifeguard Ambulance vs. The Cnty 5 – It's Now up to Judge Leandra Johnson:  Part II, Court Hearing

Lifeguard Ambulance vs. The Cnty 5 – It's Now up to Judge Leandra Johnson:  Part I, the run-up

Posted August 22, 2016  02:40 pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – On April 21, 2016, as the Lifeguard v. Columbia County procurement scandal was lifting off the launch pad into litigation heaven, veteran District 1 Commissioner Ronald Williams told the County 5, "Mr. Chairman, I move that we take staff recommendation and let the hell fly where it may." This past Thursday, August 18, 2016, veteran Circuit Court Judge Leandra Johnson heard the oral arguments in Lifeguard Ambulance vs. Columbia County.

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

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

FL Solar Energy: Amdt 1 Raises Red Flags

Open Gov't Office Goes Behind Closed Doors

Zika: Cutting Through the Maze of Political Blame

Amdt 1 Critics: It's "Deceptive & Misleading"

FL FWC Should Consider Ban on Venomous Snakes as Pets

FL Gas Heading Back Down

Marco Rubio's 2016 Slogan
'Maybe I'll Stay, Maybe I Won't'

Carlos Beruff: Why I Ran for the U.S. Senate

EpiPen Debacle Demonstrates the Need for Price Controls

Trump Feels Presidency a 'Man's Job'

Vote Yes on Amdt 4: Solar Power for Residents of the Sunshine State

Groups File Suit to Block Fracked Gas Line Through FL