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Columbia County Observer

Real news from Florida for working families since 2007

A Living Wage: Orange County Food-Service Workers Authorize Strike, 235-0


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Lake City Has Two New Council Members – With the Controversies Surrounding the City, This Is a Big Deal

LC Mayor Witt: Did He Collude With Interim City Manager Dyal to Keep the City In the Dark About Mr. Dyal’s Trip To Alaska?

LSHA: 13-Year Veteran Governor's Board Member Loretta Chancy Explains Her Hope Bridges Vote – Peacock Is Back In the Game

Part II: With barely an exception, a board member not voting is against the law in Florida. That includes the LSHA.

LSHA: Gov's Bd Squandering Public Funds. Pt-Time Auth Mngr Sees Nothing Wrong With Going Into Business With Defunct Business – Chaos

Part I: In the civilized world of government, silence is acquiescence.

Columbia County Sheriff Gains Notoriety Across the Globe: Two Deputies Arrest Legally Blind Man Walking Home From Jury Duty

Jim Hodges gives the "skinny" on his arrest

Today Is Election Day – Don't Forget to Vote
Columbia County School District Half-Cent Sales Tax Surcharge: Vague, Misleading, and Wrong

LSHA: Illegally Constituted Gov’s Authority Board Refuses to Vet Main Contender for Vacated Hospital – Or Did It?

Hope Bridges’ Willie Peacock, using another LLC, Well Care, recently agreed to settle a lawsuit for $33 million.

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LCMC Breaks Ground On $88 Mil Expansion. Columbia Cnty & Surrounding Counties Will See Increased Services

The Wampanoags Helped the Pilgrims Survive for Their First Thanksgiving – They Still Regret It

Duke Energy Florida Restores 287,000 Customers In 12 Hours, Workforce of 5,000 Help Speed Restoration

FL Gas Set To Rise 25 Cents a Gallon, Tomorrow At Midnight: Fuel Sales Tax Holiday Ending

Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act “ACA” Insurance Begins November 1

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