Voters wait in line outside the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections Office Thursday during the first day of early voting. More than 1,700 local voters cast ballots during the first day of early voting. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter)

Record voting turnout: First day of early voting sees 1,700-plus cast ballots

Liz P. Horne wasn’t ready for what greeted her at work Thursday morning. The Supervisor of Elections in Columbia County, Horne found a long, long line of voters ready to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting. So long that Horne had…

Halpatter brewing up purple beer fundraiser


Tasting purple beer may not be a beer aficionado’s ideal weekend task, but this weekend, Halpatter Brewing is offering a limited amount of purple brew to help fight polio as a fundraiser.

Trump, Biden clash in civil debate


NASHVILLE, Tenn.— After the first presidential debate was panned so widely that organizers introduced a mute button, Thursday’s second and final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic