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WEATHER:  Today & Tonight

County 5 Working On New Rules: Restricting All Public Comments to Two Minutes on the Horizon

"The general public didn't have a clue what was going on."

Lawsuit Against Gov Scott and Clemency Board Seeks to Restore Former Felon's Voting Rights

Another 12th Hour Meeting Cancellation at the Suwannee Valley Transit Authority

Posted March 13, 2017  01:25 pm | (1 comment)

Col Cnty 5 Doesn't Need Rules. It Just Spends Your Money Through Its Back-Door

House Speaker Richard Corcoran Keeps Winning: This Time It's the Florida Lottery

Suwannee Valley TA Chief Fails at End Run Around Law. Improperly Noticed Mtng Canceled at 12th Hr

Suwannee Valley Transit, More Meeting Issues Nash Steps Up, "If It's Not Legal – We'll Cancel It"

Columbia Cnty Comm'rs Nash & Phillips: 2 Who Turn Their Backs on Columbia Cnty Residents

Jack Berry Hwy Moves to Lake City, City Has No Plan or Funding Plan, Bogus Info Sent to FDOT

Cnty 5 Spends $3 Mil Plus on Sports & Recreation Improvements, Then Decides to Have a Plan

Girls Got STEAM: Build Racecars

Chicken Shit Not Our Problem, Land Rights Are – Two yrs in the Works, Water Regs Voted Down

FDOT Explains the Ins & Outs of the Design, Const, Funding of the 'Jack Berry Hwy' & DOT Study

Confusion Reigns as Gov's Lake Shore Hosp Auth Bd Puts Kibosh on 'Jack Berry Hwy'

Lack of Questions & Information the Precursors to a County 5 Econ Dev $465,000 Give-a-Way

County 5 in Action Tonight: On the Docket an Effective 16 yr $465,000 Tax Abatement for HAECO

Jack Berry Hwy Crash Lands. Confusion, All Routes Rejected. The Next Step May Be the FL DOT's

A Record Filled With Columbia County Alternative Facts & Memories

Transparency Takes a Back Seat in Jack Berry Orchestrated County-City-Hosp Auth Road Project

Visit by Hosp Auth Chief to Home Owner - Covered Up by County

The Jack Berry Highway: Will the Columbia Cnty 5 Allow This Tax Watch Turkey to Take Flight

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

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

Rape Kits Delayed Is Justice Denied: Part III

If You're Old Enough to Get Married, You're Old Enough to Have a Will

Burnout – Work-Life Balance – Negative Consequences

'Stand Your Ground' Lacks Common Sense, Legalizes Lethal Impulse

Jackie Pons to Taxpayers
D-R-O-P Dead (pt II)

Bad Nursing Homes Benefit From AHCA's Passive-Aggressive War on Transparency

FL Gas Creeping Up, Almost a Penny In the Past Week

Grieving Octogenarian Does Heartbreaking Heavy Lifting Gov't Won’t

Rubio Wimps Out on Town Halls: Surprised?

45 Percent of Florida Families Are Working Poor

Floridians Speak Out Against Transgender Restrooms

Hail Britannia: U.K. Could Teach U.S. a Thing or Two About Running Gov't

Florida's Heroin Epidemic
A Public Health Crisis

As Immigrant Fears Rise, Rush to Citizenship Under Way

FL Econ Dev Incentives:
To Be or Not To Be?

Boys Are Smarter: Even Six-Year Olds Know That