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 The County 5 Budget & Supporting Documents

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?

Needed: Higher Education, Not Higher Student Debt

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

County Attorney Candidate Foreman Ethics: Another Claim of Foreman Non-Disclosure - Sheriff Hunter Silent

"I had no idea... Now it all makes sense."

Columbia County Sheriff: Don't expect to see Ferguson type military equipment in Lake City

Posted August 22, 2014  10:30 am

Suwannee Valley TA: In Disarray Since 2011, The SVTA Remains Severely Challenged

County Attorney Candidate Joel Foreman
Ethics Questions Surface

Clean-Energy Groups Question FL's Solar Plan

Lake City Upbeat About the Future of Downtown

Lake Shore Hosp Auth Manager & Gov. Scott's Board Clamp Down: Built In Fees Imposed To View Agenda Materials

Columbia County's Good Ole' Boy Audit Club – 30 Years and Counting

New Research Gives Floridians Something to Smile About

DOH & WellFlorida Partner With Survey To Improve Health Outcomes In Columbia County

Complete survey to win $50 | LSHA strange behavior

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

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Bill Day's Latest Cartoon

FL Gas Down Again Last Week National Average Declining

BP Found "Grossly Negligent" in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Labor Day Weekend Lake City: Battery Perps off to Jail

Shots Fired SWAT Call-Out

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