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Columbia County Observer

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North FL's "Red Tide" - Sewage Floating South From GA into the Suwannee River in N. Florida


spiny lobster under a rockFWC, Office of Statewide Prosecutor Charge 3 for Exploiting S. FL  Spiny Lobster: Multiple Felonies

Graphic showing a Werner "We Keep America Moving" tractor-trailerEcon Dev: Werner Enterprises, a Billion Dollar Co. Coming to I-10 – US441 with New Facility

image of bat with copy: it's bat maternity seasonBat Maternity Season Begins April 15

Columbia Bank vs. Lake Shore Hospital Authority, Bid Protest About More Than Money

Hindus Urge Florida Legislators to Include Vedas in FL House "Study of the Bible Bill"

Columbia County, trial horse for FSA's percent based budgeting scheme exterminated. Sheriff Mark Hunter gave it his best shot.Sheriff Mark Hunter's Percent Based Budgeting Deal with the County 5 – Officially Exterminated

Tim Murphy sitting at table, gesturingCounty Economic Development Advisory Board  Murphy Looking for Regional Summit

DeSantis on Education: Senate School Choice Proposals May End Honeymoon With Democrats

Old time rendering of Lake City's BLanche Hotel with headline: last 90 days of constructionLake City's Blanche Hotel: IDP's Decker Gives City Council an Upbeat Construction Update

Florida State Parks Foundation, St Andrews ParkSenator Rob Bradley: First Florida State Parks Champion of the Year

Some 2017 Congressional Art Competition winners2019 Congressional High School Art Competition Entries Accepted Through April 29

Middle & Lower Suwannee River Task Force On Tap In LC: Fighting Pollution From Valdosta, GA

Area students at FPL solar farmFPL Officially Unveils Columbia County's First Solar Power Plant

Senate Subcommittee OKs Proposal to Dissolve All Local Business Regulations

Marathon County 5 Meeting: Building Relationships With City - Reigning in the Sheriff

FL Exceeds "Million Pollinator Garden Challenge" Goal

FL Gas Up 32.2¢  in the Last Month – FL Average Now $2.59

FL House Subcommittee OK's 'Study of Bible' Bill Despite Fears of Evangelizing

City Leaves Public in the Dark About Pending Issues at Council Meeting Tonight

DeSantis Rescinds 169 More of Scott’s Midnight Appointments: Total Nixed - 214

Today, Dr. Kings Words Ring True: "Nonviolence or Nonexistence"