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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.

Nash Doubles Down on County Management Team, Ignores Inexperience, Personnel Issues, Lawsuits

New Study Finds Immigrants Boost FL's Economy

FL Gets Failing Grade for Policies that Help Families

CCFR Rescues Itty-Bitty Baby Horse From Hole

Refusing to Speak About the Missing Monument  for 5 Weeks, Berry Blows: "Maybe they'll shut up"

Kelly Lowrey, the Man Who Knows Too Much, Puts County on Notice: "You've defamed me"

Cnty Chair Reverses Vote - Love's Wins - Confusion Part II of Economic Development the County 5 Way

Cnty Chair Throws Econ Dev Advisory Bd Under Bus             Part I of Economic Development the County 5 Way

County 5 Poised To Give Away Another $ Million Plus Incentive for 35 Low Paying Jobs

Columbia City Park: An Inclusive Park for Everyone Even the Legislature Thinks Is a Good Idea

Cnty 5 & Cnty Management Choose Slush & the Glad Hand Over Adopted Road Improvement Rules

County Benghazies Lifeguard & the Public: Foreman/NGN Protest Response Untrue

Off & Running, Candidates Make Their Pitch at Republican Gathering

Lifeguard Ambulance Protests Again: 12th Hour Do-Over Mires the County 5 in More Litigation

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

Meeting Calendar
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EpiPen Debacle Demonstrates the Need for Price Controls

FL Gas Up 14 Consecutive Days Relief May Be Insight

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

Donald Trump and America's 'Moral Bankruptcy'

Donald Trump's America On Trial In Modern Day 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

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After Months of Bad News, A Welcome Distraction

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Need to Grow Up

Email Leaks Prove DNC Fix Was In