County leaders prepare to celebrate Lake City’s 200th Founders Day
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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – Lake City residents trying to call police or fire department numbers have encountered difficulty, and investigators are still working on a potential homicide at Columbia Arms apartments. Meanwhile, county leaders prepare to celebrate Lake City’s bicentennial as the founders’ 200th anniversary approaches.
FIRST RESPONDENT PHONE LINE PROBLEMS
Lake City Police say a problem with the computer system that operates phone lines is preventing people from calling police and fire numbers.
Emergency lines for people calling 911 and non-emergency dispatch lines are still operational.
Other administrative lines operate intermittently.
POTENTIAL MURDER AT COLUMBIA ARMS APARTMENTS
Meanwhile, police investigators are still working to resolve the potential homicide uncovered Tuesday night. MPs discovered a corpse at Columbia Arms Apartments after Social Services requested a check on it.
Detectives are still working to inform relatives of the victim and say they cannot divulge any other details until they are able to do so.
DRUG WITHDRAWAL EVENT
Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies organize drug take-back event.
People are asked to bring their unused or expired prescriptions for safe disposal at two locations per week starting on Saturday.
Fort White District 2 Sheriff’s Office will accept orders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In Lake City, people can drop their bottles at the Cheek and Scott Pharmacy on Highway 90 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
STEPHEN DOUGLAS APPOINTED TO THE CITY OF LAKE COUNCIL
Lake City City Council named business owner Stephen Douglas to take the District 14 seat on Wednesday night.
The board interviewed five candidates and voted three to one to nominate Douglas.
“So I’ve been on five or six boards here in the community and I have a lot of professional contacts and community contacts and that has honed my skills,” said Douglas, “I’m a person from the industry. private but I like to donate my time and energy to the public sector as well.
Councilor Jake Hill voted disagree. The seat was previously held by Chris Green, who resigned in early September.
CELEBRATION OF THE 200TH FOUNDERS DAY
Columbia County leaders plan to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founders.
The event, which takes place on Saturday, November 20, will highlight the history of Columbia County.
There will be music at the Darby Pavilion, a historic carnival at Wilson Park and craft vendors at Olustee Park.
Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt says he’s excited about the community bringing together.
“it should be very informative for children and adults to see how the different eras were and indicative of that era, and be a great community event, especially as the pandemic comes out and the people being at home that we will have an event like that. “
A car show on DeSoto Lake and a walk on Hernando Street will also be part of the celebration.
The event finale will feature fireworks over DeSoto Lake at dusk.
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