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Upgrades for jail set to begin

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Construction is set to begin soon on a new 256-bed housing pod at the Columbia County jail, the first of a pair of projects to expand and renovate the facility estimated to cost roughly $19 million

Girls, boys clubs closed

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The Lake City Recreation Department’s after-school care programs through its Girls Club and Boys Club at Teen Town are no longer options for parents.

Chamber nixes beer, wine festival

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Residents who thrill in tasting exotic and flavorful beers and wines won’t be able to give their tastebuds that pleasure at a local festival this year.

City eyeing growth

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A boundary-pushing plan to expand the borders of Lake City is moving ahead in early September, and it could eventually pave the way for tax cuts.