In an effort to discredit the campaign of Byran Williams, one High Springs city official is taking to the internet.
Vice Mayor Bob Barnas has started using his personal website in an attempt to trash the opponent of Pat Rush, the candidate Barnas is openly supporting to fill the seat of the retiring 77 year [...]
(NOTE: The links contained below in reference to bobbarnas.com have since been password protected since this blog was posted.)
What started as an attempt to intimidate citizens from speaking during meetings may end up costing some commissioners their jobs.
In recent months, Commissioner Bob Barnas has made it known that he is making video recordings [...]
The dirtiest subject in High Springs — the municipal sewer system — just got some good news, coming months after the city was dealt some terrible news that quite possibly cost incumbent commissioners their reelection bids last November.
Last fall the United States Department of Agriculture, facing pressure from Senator Bill Nelson‘s office, decided to [...]
After delivering his resignation Monday citing differences with Interim City Manager Jeri Langman, former Lietenant and acting police chief Bill Benck found himself without a job Thursday after Langman terminated his employment with the city effective immediately.
Benck, a nearly 30 year veteran of law enforcement in Gainesville, gave the interim manager two weeks notice to allow her [...]
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners has it’s eyes on the half-cent Wild Spaces Public Places sales tax that will end this year. They are considering replacing it with an identical tax, in effect ‘renewing it’ but this time for a little bit different use, including rapid transit and land preservation, among others. The [...]
In a completely predictable move, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners approved 3-2 a tax rate increase for the next year. Commissioners Long, Delaney, and Byerly all supported the increased tax rate while Commissioners Pinkson and Chestnut, who are both up for reelection this fall, voted against the increase.
These figures were of course [...]
Today at 1:30pm the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will be discussing in more detail the Fire Assessment fee proposed to be voted on this summer. Current the county funds its fire protection services through an MSTU, or an additional property tax, but are looking to replace it with a fee calculated on square [...]
Groundbreaking legislation is slowly making it’s way through the State Legislature, overcoming its first hurdle this week. A committee gave preliminary approval of the bill which would allow cities like ours to give legal notices online, instead of using the old-fashioned method of taking out an ad in the newspaper. Legal notices are given for [...]
Here in America we are blessed. We enjoy many freedoms which are often craved by people of other countries. One of the most visible rights is the Freedom of Press.
It is often said with the press we experience controversy, without it we are subject to tyranny.
One of the beauties of this right is [...]
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