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SUNDAYEDITION Kindergartners receive 950 backpacks A secret garden exposed1D 2A Tigers come back from 26-0 to win1B Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM LOCALCHS coach Allen speaks at Ro tary Club 5A. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 144 TODAY’S WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4ABusiness . . . . . . . 1CObituaries . . . . . 5AAdvice & Comics . . 3D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSFighting goliath for some carbos, 3B. 94 72 Storm chance, 8A SVTA audit report nears completion, Below. + PLUS >> By SARAH A request from a retired teach er to charter a new school to replace Shining Star Academy of the Arts this academic year will not be voted on at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Retired Columbia County school teacher Bernice Presley wrote a letter to the district say ing that she and other locals want to open a new arts charter school to replace Shining Star, which was effectively shut down by the Florida Board of Education Monday morning after unsuc cessfully appealing to stay open. Presley wanted the Columbia County School Board to vote on a new charter at its Tuesday meet ing, but Supt. Terry Huddleston said the item won’t be on the 3rd strike for school? SHINING STAR ACADEMY Charter denied spot on agenda for school board meeting. By TONY County officials have released a short-list of four candidates for Columbia County Tourist Development Council director following a round of interviews earlier this month. The four candidates are:Arthur E. McIntyre, Lehigh AcresMcIntyre’s most recent employer was Sun Harvest Citrus in Fort Myers, where he was a fruit spe cialist. His job responsibili ties included retail and pub lic relations duties. His past work experience included working as general manag er of the Highlands County Fair Association and later as assistant manager for the Southwest Florida Lee County Fair Association and the Highlands County Fair Association.Gary Allen Pearce Jr., St. CloudPearce’s most recent employer was listed as the Osceola County Department of Tourism where he worked as the deputy executive director before the position was eliminated in January. His job duties included provid ing direction and oversight of administration, finance/budget and organizational management, public rela tions, sales and marketing for destination marketing organizations, sports facil ities and county parks. He TDC field down to 4 Candidates are McIntyre, Pearce, Porter and Vann. TDC POST continued on 6A Photos by TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterCampaign hits home stretch From staff reports A forensic audit of Suwannee Valley Transit Authority is nearing comple tion and should be released by late next month, a state official said Friday. Kris Sullivan, Director of Audit at the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, said the audit report is currently being drafted. It will then be sent to SVTA, which will have 20 days to respond before the document is made public. “The final report should be released sometime in late September,” Sullivan said. Two top managers at SVTA logged thousands of hours of compensato ry time during their ten ure, but records cannot be found of the board of direc tors approving comp time, contrary to the recollection of the board’s chair. Columbia County Commissioner and SVTA Chair Ron Williams says he is sure the board approved a comp time policy for former Administrator Gwendolyn Pra. However, neither the Lake City Reporter nor the FDOT Office of Inspector General could find any mention in the board’s min utes of comp time approval. “We don’t have anything from the minutes that showed approval [of comp SVTA audit report nears completion Should be made public by late next month; no word yet on FDLE probe. From staff reports The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board wants to be rid of one of its members but that appar ently won’t happen. Columbia County Commissioner and SVTA board chairman Ron Williams has asked that Suwannee County Commissioner Jason Bashaw be removed from the SVTA board due to absenteeism. Bashaw had missed three of six Board seeks to remove Bashaw CHARTER continued on 6A SVTA continued on 6A BASHAW continued on 6A TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterIn limboAvery Sandlin, a Pinemount Elementary School student, participates in a skate limbo contest at the Lake City Skating Palace Saturday. See more pictures on 6A. By TONY Early voting ended Saturday afternoon with 3,105 Columbia county residents, nine percent of registered vot ers, casting ballots during the early voting period. On the final day of early voting, 364 people cast ballots in Lake City and 75 cast ballots in Fort White. Early voting began Saturday, Aug. 16 and during the period a total of 2,656 ballots were cast at the Lake City location and 449 cast at the Fort White Office. “I was a little disappointed with the early voter turn out,” said Liz P. Horne, Columbia County Supervisor of Elections. “I would have liked to have seen a little bit more people come in.” According to the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections’ office website, Columbia County has 35,233 registered voters. Horne said when she checked early voter turnout rates across the state and saw voter turnout rates in those areas, she said Columbia County did relatively well with its nine percent early voter turnout rate. “I compared my county with a county that’s got 40,000 Early voting numbers are modest; primary election set for Tuesday. VOTING continued on 6A Despite the heat Saturday, candidates and their supporters turned out — though in fairly modest numbers — to wave to passersby on US 90 in front of the supervi sor of elec tions office for the last day of early voting. A total of 3,105 Columbia Cou nty residents cast ballots during the eight-day early voting period. The primary election is Tuesday.


ST. AUGUSTINE T he owners of a northeast Florida farm are facing charges after authorities seized 39 animals from their prop erty. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reports that Tammy Marie Denes and Donald Eugene Dunbar, both 40, were charged Friday with 39 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities removed 17 cows, 11 goats, nine pigs and two horses from the property. Officials say the ani mals appeared to be in poor health and were confined without sufficient food, water or space. Area newspapers report that animals were taken to another farm where they will be cared for in the custody of the sheriff’s office. Denes and Dunbar currently retain ownership of the animals, but they could lose ownership at hear ing that will be held within 30 days. Giant yellow jacket nest exterminated WINTER GARDEN — A gigan tic nest of yellow jackets has been exterminated from a central Florida home. Ruthie Smarte’s son first noticed the nest behind her Winter Garden home in March. At the time, it seemed small and nonthreatening, so they thought little of it. But two of Smarte’s cats eventu ally became apparent victims of the insects as the nest kept growing and growing, and the family real ized they needed to do something. “This thing got big real quick,” said Fred Smarte, who worried the bugs could get into the house and attack his mother. Exterminators from Florida Pest Control arrived at the house Friday to find a nest they said was the largest ever found at a home in the company’s 65-year history. It con tained between 15,000 and 35,000 yellow jackets and stretched from the crawl space beneath the house outside, where it was fused with an old armchair. It would hold an estimated 35 gallons, the company estimated. Workers treated the nest with a white powder pesticide, and the insects buzzed frenetically. “You see the cartoons where someone hits the nest and they come swarming out. That really happens,” said one of the extermi nators, Westley Bass. Later, hundreds of inch-long car casses could be seen littering the ground around the armchair. Just a few live yellow jackets remained. The Ledger reports Bass and his team will return next week to remove the nest. They plan to keep it as intact as possible so research ers can study it. Man charged with identity-theft at VA TAMPA — A Tampa man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an identity-theft scheme at a Veterans Affairs hos pital. Willie Streater, 24, was taken into custody by federal marshals on Wednesday on eight charges stem ming from allegedly stealing Social Security numbers from at least 34 veterans treated at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in 2011 and 2012. He had been hired by a firm whose website warns no to “become a victim of identity theft” and was supposed to be shredding documents for the hospital. Instead, prosecutors claim, he kept the records and sold them to people who filed fraudulent tax returns. All told, authorities said, $1.1 million was stolen. Streater is being held on $35,000 bail. It’s not known if he has an attorney. Prosecutors haven’t said if others are expected to be charged. Streater was hired by Secure Waste Disposal Inc. of Orlando — a company under contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to shred documents at the North Tampa hospital — despite a criminal record. Since 2007, he has accepted plea deals on charges that included the sale and possession of cocaine, grand theft and burglary, court records show, though a judge withheld adjudica tion in the cases and Streater only received probation. VA policy requires a criminal background check for employees, though it’s not clear if that policy extends to contractors. West Nile virus found in chickens SANFORD — Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County advised residents Friday to protect them selves against mosquito bites. Some of the recommended mea sures are covering the skin with clothing or repellent and draining standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. The chickens are part of the county’s sentinel chicken surveil lance program, which are placed in strategic locations around the county and are tested weekly for mosquito-borne illness. No human cases of West Nile were reported in Seminole County this year. 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 IN THE NEWS HOW TO REAC H USMain number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson .... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges .... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityr e DVERT IS ING ........ 752-1293 (ads@lakecityr e ASSIFI EDTo place a classified ad, call 755-5440B USINESSController Sue Brannon ... 754-0419 ( RCU L AT IONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service.In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued.In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued.Circulation .............. 755-5445 ( delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday)12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Winning Lottery Numbers Cash 3: (Saturday) 7-1-9 Play 4: (Saturday) 3-5-7-8 Fantasy 5: (Friday) 1-3-8-18-25 Florida Lotto: (Wednesday) 9-18-21-39-40-51-x5 PowerBall: (Wednesday) 4-8-21-38-40-3-x2TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterBookbag giveawayHope Jernigan (front row from left), Columbia City Elementary School principal, sits with Amelia DuPree, Colten Mitchell, Braxton Cunningham, Johanna Angelo, Addison Pelham, Tuff Hol land, Ethan Shaw, Cason Johnson, Bo Saunders and Dorothy Spradley, school district volunteer/education marketing coordinator, as they show off bookbags that were given to kindergartners to begin the 2014-2015 school year. In the backgro und are the sponsors for this year’s kindergartner book bags: Stasia DuPree, Robyn Taylor, Laurie Evans, Mary Summe rall, Abbie Chasteen, Laurie Schmidt, Olly Edwards, John Kasak, Rusty Porter, Sid Thompson, Domineak Speights, Roger Pa rish, Jay Johnson, Teena Peavey, Jordan Wake and Noah Walker. Approximately 950 bags were given to local ki ndergartners this year. A total of 12 local businesses and organizations sponsored the 2014 kindergartner bookbags. The Columbia County School District has participated in the kindergartner bookbag giveaway for 14 years.Thirty-nine farm animals seized JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterThings are heating upCores Concrete employee Dexter Douglas braves the heat Thursday as he works on a sidewalk near McFarlane Avenue. ‘You’ve got to just keep moving,’ he said. ‘But when it’s time to take a bre ak, we take a break. When the heat really hits us we’ll back off.’ Parole denied again for John Lennon’s killer NEW YORK — John Lennon’s killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apart ment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, and others. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sec ond-degree murder. An attorney for Ono said Friday that she had no immediate comment. The panel wrote to the 59-year-old Chapman that it concluded that if released, “you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law.” It added: “This victim had displayed kindness to you earlier in the day, and your actions have devastat ed a family and those who loved the victim.” At his previous hear ing in 2012, Chapman described how Lennon had agreed to autograph an album cover for him earlier on the day of the killing. “He was very kind to me,” he said. After that, “I did try to tell myself to leave. I’ve got the album, take it home, show my wife, everything will be fine,” he said. “But I was so compelled to commit that murder that nothing would have dragged me away from the building.” At a 2010 hearing, Chapman recalled that he had considered shoot ing Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor instead, and said again that he chose Lennon because the ex-Beatle was more acces sible, that his century-old apartment building by Central Park “wasn’t quite as cloistered.” The transcript of his lat est hearing wasn’t imme diately released. Chapman can try again for parole in two years. Ice bucket feat may change nonprofit world NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a young er generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign’s progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthrop ic social media campaigns in history. Thousands of people, including celebrities like Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey, have posted videos of themselves getting buck ets of ice water dumped over their heads and chal lenging others to do the same — or donate money to The ALS Association, which raises money for Lou Gehrig’s disease research and assistance. Scripture of the Day Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitabil ity, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our free dom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. — Martin Luther King, Jr., American pastor, activ ist and humanitarian (1929-1968) “Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.” — Psalm 94:12-15 Thought for Today Q Associated Press Q Associated Press See an error?The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. AROUND FLORIDA QUICK HITS


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 3A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) MCDUFFIE MARINE & SPORT GOODS 1866 US HWY 90 WEST LAKE CITY, FL 32055(386) 752-2500ZZZPFGXIHPDULQHFRP By EMILY The Columbia County Tourist Development Council board of directors is concerned with the amount of overtime employees of the county landscape and parks department have received during fiscal year 2014. According to a tournament expenditures report reviewed during a TDC board of direc tors meeting on Wednesday, over $25,000 was spent on overtime for two full-time and six part-time field maintenance employees in the landscape and parks department working at the Southside Recreational Complex. “The biggest problem is the amount of overtime the employ ees are receiving,” Paulette Lord, marketing director for TDC said Thursday. “We pay a lot of money in overtime because we have more than the average joe taking care of all the parks.” Lord said that while many of the employees work a full week, some tournaments are held on the weekend and others on holidays, leading to overtime pay. The report said a total of 1,127 teams have participated in tournaments within the county since Oct. 1, 2013. “We’re trying to be cautious and use money in the best way possible,” Lord said. “Once we get a sports marketing director, we’ll work harder on this situ ation.” The report was presented by Lori Regan, junior marketing director for TDC, who on Friday said TDC had invested $112,934 to date on sports tournaments. “We have not seen a return on that investment,” she said. “As more tournaments are scheduled, the number will go down.” Regan said the scheduling of more tournaments, togeth er with reducing costs such as the $25,000 spent in tourna ment employee overtime pay, will help Southside Recreation Complex become self-sustain ing. She said the TDC staff is looking forward to the budget ed addition of a sports mar keting director to secure more tournaments and, in turn, more revenue for the program. County Commissioner Ron Williams said having the sports marketing director will be beneficial, but the amount of overtime the employees have received has continued to be an issue. Williams said he did not believe there were any conse quences facing the department other than finding employees who are willing to work on the weekend. “It’s hard to get peo ple to work on the weekend,” he said.Eight Southside employees receive $25,000 in overtime Tournaments on holidays, weekends cause extra hours. By EMILY A woman who fled a traffic stop, ran into a nearby home and hid under a stranger’s bed was arrested on multiple charges Friday, according to a report from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Susan Lynn Mixon, 29, of 622 Long Street, faces charges of giving a false name to an officer, resisting arrest without violence, cocaine pos session, drug paraphernalia posses sion, driving without a licenses and tampering with evidence for eating marijuana, the report shows. The report said Deputy Michael Crews was patrolling U.S. Hwy 90 East and Laguna Drive when he saw a blue Nissan Xterra with no tag lights swerving in the west bound lane. The vehicle took an abrupt right turn onto Laguna Drive and another right when the deputy pulled the car over in front of a resi dence on Lake Drive. The report said Mixon told Crews her name was Susan L. Ivey and that her license was in the house they had stopped in front of. After Crews found no record of the name and told Mixon to step out of her car, she asked if she could get her license and ran inside the home. When Crews followed, the occu pants of the home asked him who he was and said they did not know Mixon, who reportedly hid under a bed. Mixon came out from under the bed and was placed into handcuffs, put into the back of the patrol car and was transported and booked at the Columbia County Detention Facility on $18,415 bond, the report said. The report said Mixon was want ed on a local warrant as well as two other warrants in Baker and Lowndes counties.CCSO: Woman hid underneath stranger’s bed Mixon By EMILY A man faces drug and bat tery charges for allegedly hit ting his girlfriend and grow ing marijuana, according to an arrest report by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded to a call on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. at 1485 SW Pinemount and met Jeffrey C. Prescott, 34, who said he had gone to his neigh bor’s house to sleep after his girlfriend spat on him and bit him, the report said. Prescott said his girlfriend was mad because he was at the neighbor’s home earlier. Prescott said the argument turned ugly when he returned home and his girl friend spat on and bit him. The girlfriend told the depu ty that Prescott “was at the hoes house” and should not have been there, according to Murray Smith public information officer at CCSO. The girlfriend confirmed the argument turned physical but said Prescott spat on her first. The report quoted one party, whose name was redacted, as saying Prescott and his girl friend hit each other multiple times. The girlfriend also said Prescott had smoked marijuana the previous night. The deputy asked the girl friend where the marijuana was located and she said Prescott had smoked all of it, but was growing it in a black pot. The report said Prescott confirmed that the plants located in the black plastic pot were marijuana. He told the deputy that he smoked marijuana and had put approx imately twenty seeds in the black pot hoping they would grow. Prescott said in the report that he was a cancer patient and his doctor told him it was OK to smoke marijuana, but was never told it was OK to grow it. He was placed under arrest for battery, possession of mar ijuana and possession of drug equipment. Prescott was hand cuffed, placed in the patrol car and booked at the Columbia County Jail on $9,000 bond. Man faces drug, battery charges By EMILY A man faces a charge for possession of a methamphet amine after being stopped for a missing taillight, according to a report from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was stationed on Wednesday watching north and southbound traffic on North U.S. 441 at the DOT weight station when he saw a vehicle driven by Kolby Paul Haug,19, had no right tail light, the report said. The report said the offi cer pulled the vehicle over into the S&S Food Store park ing lot at the corner of NE Bascum Norris Drive and U.S. 441 North. Haug was asked for a driver’s license and said it was in his wallet that had been stolen. The report said Haug was nervous and that his arms were trembling, The depu ty said he could see Haug’s carotid artery beating in his neck, along with multiple burn marks on Haug’s shirt. When asked what the burn marks were from on Haug’s shirt he said they were from cigarettes, the report said. Haug was then asked if he had used illegal drugs or was carrying drugs. Haug said no and asked the deputy if he wanted him to empty his pockets. Haug did so and no illegal drugs were found. According to the report, Haug was later asked if there were any drugs in his vehicle and he said no. The vehicle was then searched and the deputy found two white rocks. The substance was field test ed with a meth kit and yielded a positive result, the report said. Haug was handcuffed, placed in the patrol unit and booked at the Columbia County Jail on $5,000 bond. Report: Local teen arrested for meth Prescott Haug Prescott was trying to grow marijuana in a plant pot, report says.By BRANDON LARRABEEThe News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressio nal districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections. The decision marked a major victory for legis lative Republicans, who approved the new plan this month after Lewis ruled that their first draft violated the Florida Constitution’s ban on polit ical gerrymandering. The GOP had also pushed for the earlier version of the districts, approved in 2012, to remain in place through this year’s elections. A coalition of vot ing-rights groups that challenged both maps vowed to appeal. In his decision, Lewis didn’t dispute that an alternative plan proposed by the opponents creat ed a more compact ver sion of Congressional District 5, currently rep resented by Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown. The League of Women Voters of Florida, which led the charge against the map, and other opponents wanted an east-west con figuration for the district. It currently runs from Jacksonville to Orlando and would continue to do so under the new map. “The Legislature is not required, however, to pro duce a map that the plain tiffs, or I, or anyone else might prefer,” Lewis wrote. “The Legislature is only required to produce a map that meets the require ments of the Constitution.” Lewis also approved changes made to the Orlando area’s Congressional District 10, represented by Republican Congressman Dan Webster. Lewis’ initial ruling last month, in which he found that the two districts were drawn to try to maximize the Republican share of Florida’s congressional delegation, touched off a scramble to redraw the districts. In that decision, Lewis said lawmakers put too many African-American voters into District 5 in an apparent effort to chan nel those Democratic-leaning voters away from surrounding districts. The judge also found fault with an appendage of white voters added to Congressional District 10; Lewis said the voters were placed in Webster’s district to try to help the incum bent hold onto his seat. In another blow to the voting-rights groups, Lewis also ruled Friday that he would not delay elections in seven affected districts --the two he originally ruled invalid and five others that were also rede signed this month to meet the requirement that each congressio nal district has roughly the same population. Secretary of State Ken Detzner and local elections officials said it would be impossible to hold a separate elec tion until spring, some thing Lewis ruled “is not a viable option.” A lawyer repre senting the League of Women Voters and other groups quickly promised an appeal. “We are disappoint ed and plan to ask the appellate courts to review Judge Lewis’ ruling,” attorney David King said. Legislative Republicans, though, praised the rul ing. House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, applauded Lewis for a “speedy, thoughtful and conscientious decision.” “You know, sometimes life affords you second chances; I am glad we got it right on the second round,” he said. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said he hoped the legal bat tle would end, though he doubted it would. “I believe the people of Florida have been given fair ness and finality by Judge Lewis’ decision and that going forward Democrats and Republicans ought to spend less time in the courtroom and more time working to build a better Florida,” Gaetz said. Judge approves new map, elections to proceed


OPINION Sunday, August 24, 2014 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: N ot everyone who avoids early voting is a procrastinator. Some have good reason for waiting. First there are those who want to see if some “August surprise” will shake things up before Election Day. That makes a certain amount of sense. A last-minute bombshell after you’ve already cast your ballot could be disheart-ening. Of course, those last-minute bomb-shells are often just crafty machinations that mean very little in the end. Then there are the electoral purists who consider Election Day a secular holiday, and won’t cast a ballot before the appoint-ed Tuesday no matter what. Nothing wrong with that — unless illness or some other trouble throws a wrench into your plans. Finally, there are those who just can’t make up their minds. They labor and fret over their sample ballots and just can’t close the deal for any candidate. Well, time’s just about up for all three groups. Early voting is now over, and Tuesday — good old traditional Tuesday — is near-ly upon us. The polls will be open all day long.Please, get out there and make yourself heard. We’ll be listening — and so will the rest of the county.Time to get down to business, ballot-wise Q Associated Press LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Superintendent’s treatment of Shining Star shameful TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol and the White House, as well as other buildings. In 1932, Amelia Earhart embarked on a 19-hour fligh t from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., making her the fi rst woman to fly solo, nonstop, from coast to coast. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage; 43 U.S. deaths were blamed on the storm. To the Editor:I am embarrassed and ashamed as an alumnus of Columbia High school, citizen of Lake City, and a leader for young people, to sit and cross my legs, sip tea and call Terry Huddleston Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Huddleston has repeatedly showed us what type of leader he is. He is not the man that the Citizens voted for. “Terry Huddleston is a liar.” Huddleston supported that Shining Star Academy, a school full of talented students and lovable staff, shut its doors on students due to the school grades. Huddleston was principal at CHS when four D’s were earned — and he was the sec-ond highest paid individual in the county. Yet he was not removed as principal. Not only is Terry Huddleston inconsiderate, he has no respect or compassion for students and teach-ers that he says he “cares” about. Members of the community should not sit and watch these school stu-dents, parents, and staff (who they adore and love) crumble to pieces because of Terry Huddleston’s ego. Members of the community are willing to go before the Columbia County School Board and present a new school concept — Dr. Alfonso Levy Academy School of the Arts — under a different administra-tion. Readers, can you believe what the Superintendent of schools of Columbia County did? He emailed Mrs. Bernice Presley that he had denied her request to be on the school board’s August 26 agenda. She can speak only under the com-ment section; the board has no input in the comment section. I call that lowdown and disrespectful to Dr. Levy’s memory, his students and those members that were planning to speak at the upcoming school board meeting. That is not real leadership. My late father Lloyd King Sr. Once told me “a man is only as good as his word.” Terry Huddleston did not keep his word, he turned his back on children and he recommended that Shining Star slam the door in the face of students, teachers and staff. Huddleston is the true definition of poor leadership. We did not elect him to turn his back on children we voted Huddleston to improve the life of students and yet, he has neglected to do that. Shame on you! Cordez KingLake City Racing death wasn’t Stewart’s fault To the Editor:In re: Setting the record straight on the race track tragedy, Friday, Aug. 22 edition. I am so sorry that Kevin Ward Jr. didn’t make it home that terrible night, but if he were here, Kevin would surely have to own this. All of it! He took the time to unhook himself from the safety of his car and deliberately walk out onto a race track with cars still coming around. He intended to have an intervention with Tony Stewart of some kind. It went horribly wrong for Kevin. By the time Tony saw Kevin, it was too late to act, much less react! There is no way that Tony intended to “mow Kevin Ward down,” as a tabloid has written. The car that was in front of Tony had to have blocked him from having a clear view for a precious few seconds. I am convinced in my viewing of the video and the information so far that Tony tried everything in his power to miss Kevin — and he almost did. NASCAR needs to stand up and do what’s right in this situation, and clearly state that they are standing by their drivers when they are not at fault. After Kevin’s car was pushed into the wall, he could have stayed in it and met Tony later to sort his feel-ings out. Yet anger won’t let you do that sometimes, it seems. Tony knows those feelings himself. But do not take the fact that Tony has had the same feelings and reacted on the track (in anger and frustration) to convict him for something that he would never have done, i.e., run over another driver on purpose. Tony is grieving for what happened to Kevin, and wondering if there was anything he could have done to save him is eating his heart alive. It will take him the rest of his life to try and figure out whether he could have done something differ-ent. No. I’ll answer that. It was already too late. The moment Kevin walked past the car in front of Tony and into Tony’s view. Already too late. It can really be considered a freak accident, if you will. One in a million chance? I don’t know. Hey, if NASCAR loses fans because of this accident, good riddance. It is all part of racing. Dale Earnhardt had to die before NASCAR decided to make the driv-ers follow the rules. It’s time for change! And it’s coming! Barbra GriffinLake CityTo the Editor:I went to the Republican debate on Tuesday evening, going to get information on the candidates up for election. I was truly disappoint-ed with the information given by the state candidates so much so I got up and left the event. The event was to be held to say what they could do to make Florida a bet-ter state to live in, and to vote for them. That did not happen. They are still talking about Florida as if it was in the 1800’s. The examples given were as if no change had taken place. Florida is a growing state. North Florida is small and rural but there are some educated families and individuals that do live here. Florida does not have a state income tax, which is one of the reasons that a lot of people and companies move here. I have been around the United States, and Florida is home. I have been trying to talk my children into moving back into the area. If this is the feeling of most of the residents of Columbia County, they would bet-ter off living in South Florida. My children are disabled and retired military. I thought I knew it all, but I didn’t. Columbia County, along with the rest of Florida, is changing, and fast. Blondell JohnsonLake CityTo the Editor:I moved to Lake City area eight years ago from Jacksonville, making this my new (and last) home. I have family and friends in Jax so I drive there quite often. What I don’t understand is why neighboring Baker and Duval coun-ties sell gasoline 15 to 20 cents less than our own Columbia county. I was in the gasoline retail business for 35 years, and I know federal and state taxes are the same. However, county (local) tax can vary, but only by a few cents. I feel the retail gas outlets here in Lake City are making exorbitant profits off local residents, causing family budgets to suffer. One obvi-ous example is Walmart. Baker County Walmart is always 12 to 15 cents less on a gallon of gas than Lake City’s. That doesn’t make sense. I always buy local if I can, but this has made me schedule my gas pur-chases on my trips to Jax. Judson WebbLake City State speakersmissed the markat GOP debate High gas priceshere are driving people away4AOPINION


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Timmie was born October 29, 1918 in Mayo, Florida and was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Daughtry and 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by Lucille Arlington (sister), Mariell Braden (sisterin-law), CH Roberts (son), Carolyn Roberts (daughter-in-law), LaDonna Boyette (daughter), Glenn Boyette (son-in-law, but more like a son), her grandchildren Tris Roberts of Naples, FL, Mike Roberts of Lake City, FL, Ric Roberts of Ft. Myers, FL, Ron Roberts of Charlotte, NC, Shannon Boyette Ball of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Adam Boyette of Raleigh, NC, Aaron Boyette of Bradenton, FL and 12 Great Grandchildren. She also loved her special extended family that includes Huey & Virginia Boyette, Kathy & Ron Clayton, Diane & Bill Hiers, Hal & Vickie Boyette, her many nieces & nephews and the wonderful staff & residents of the Health Center of Lake City. Born during the Great Depression, the daughter of share croppers in Mayo, FL, she was the 3rd of nine children. Timmie believed that hard work and perseverance was the selife. After meeting Marvin, the love of her life, she moved to Ft. Myers, Florida in 1953 where she raised two children. In 1971, the family moved to Lake City, Florida where Timmie lived until her death. Timmie was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and Watertown Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed making sure that all in her presence never went hungry. Her favorite granddaughter, Shannon Ball, wrote these words to describe her Nanny I last spoke with Nanny on Tuesday. She said "I love you sugar, and please tell Brad (husband) and Brody (great grandchild) I love them, too." What I didn't know at the time was that Yesterday morning Nanny left us to go "Hang with God" and reunite with my Papa. After 95 years on this earth, her journey blessed that she was a big part of my life for so long. No doubt, she was a one of a kind grandmother. Her "Nanny-isms" will live on through all of us left behind. I miss her so much already and can't begin to express how bad my heart hurts. But she was tired and ready to go home. At some point I will accept this, but right now I'm just sad. My Nanny was awesome. She wore MAC lipstick, Chanel perfume, Sketchers and lavender nail polish... all at age 95. May we all be so lucky to live a life like hers. I love you, Nanny. And in your own words... I should say the word! Good-bye Nanny! Visitation services will be held Monday, August 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Dees Parrish Funeral Home Chapel located at 458 South Marion Avenue in Lake City. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 26th at 11am at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church located on SR47. Interment Services will be held at Siloam United Methodist Church. In lieu of that a donation be made to the Health Center of Lake City. Funeral services for Mrs. Daughtry will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 26. 2014 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Ogburn and Rev. terment will follow in Siloam Methodist Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home from 5-7:30 Monday evening. Arrangements entrusted to DEES-PARISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. 458 S Marion Ave, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234Clara Rowe Mrs. Clara Rowe, 82, of Beech Island, SC died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, August 21, 2014. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, collecting photographs and most of all studying and talking about the Bible. Mrs. Rowe is survived by her devoted husband, Gordon Rowe; son, Andy (Theresa) Rowe; and grandchil dren, Joey and Cassie Rowe. A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM, Monday, August 25, 2014 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 4063 Aiken Augusta Highway, Clearwater, SC. Elliott Sons Funeral Home 2524 Lumpkin Road Augusta, Georgia 30906 706-793-0123Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at CALENDAR Club RegistrationThe Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County is now registering for the fall session which will run now through Oct. 18 Children 6-14 are eligible to attend. Transportation is offered from all elementary and middle schools. The club offers a variety of activities, including a homework room and computers. Cost for the nine-week session is $160. Call 752-4184 for more information. Or visit the club at 279 NE Jones Way.Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. Also, please gather any pots you are not using and bring them in on Sept. 3 or 4 for the Pot Recycle. For more information, call 752-5384. Tales Meet TrailsThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate the 7th annual Literacy Day at OLeno State Park with its Where Tales Meet Trails book fair on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gentle Carousel Therapy Horses will present their new book The Power of Magic. Award winning song writer and recording artist Anna Moo will be performing childrens songs. There will also be an arts and crafts area, games, face painting and refreshments. Admission to the event is free by showing a library card or book. The park will accept donations of new or gently-used, family-friendly books.Healing Arts FestivalThe Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State park will host a Come to the River Healing Arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 6. Vendors and crafters will fill the Craft Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run/walk will begin at 7 a.m. Call the gift shop at 386-397-1920 for more information.CPAAA FundraiserThe Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a garage sale fundraiser Sept. 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Flea Market, 438 Florida 247. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help purchase safety equipment for Lake City Police Departments K-9 unit and officers. Please drop off items for donation (excluding clothing) at the vacant parking lot across from LCPD, 225 NW Main Blvd, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.EVENTS COMING UP FILECHS coach speaks at Rotary ClubCHS head football Coach Brian Allen, seen in this file photo, spoke to the Rotary Club of Lake City about the upcoming football season and the expectations for the team. He also spoke of how he became a coach after being raised by a single mother. He had two choices to move forward with his life: football or the military. He was prepared to do either. Football became a reality for him and he played both college and professional football before becoming a coach. In addition to football strategy, he also spoke of his academic and behavioral expectations for the team members. He is a husband and father of three girls and feels he has over 100 sons. Aug. 25American HeritageThe American Heritage Girls, Troop FL8811, is having a parents meeting on Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church. If you would like your daughter (age 5-18) to experience new challenges, serve others and make new friends, come see what American Heritage is all about. Trail Life (for boys) will have a parents meeting at the same time and place to make it easy on families with children in both. Find more information on the American Heritage Facebook page: AHGTroopFL8811. The first kids meeting of the year is Sept. 8.Lake City AglowLake City Aglow Lighthouse will be meeting on August 25, at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings of Life Church, 184 EW Windswept Glen. The speaker is Lanette Escobar who is a motivational speaker and author. She shares a message of how pains, struggles and hardships can become a passionate message of hope, truth and healing as we find a safe harbor in the storms of life. For more information call 386-9354018 or 386-497-2033.Aug. 27Q&A Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) announces mobile office hours at Lake City City Hall, 205 N Marion Ave., hosted by his local constituent advocates on August 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway Inc. will have a Executive Director/ Board Matrix workshop Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 9:00 a.m. at 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.Quilters GuildThe Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, August 27 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4369 US 441 South. Social time is at 9:30 a.m. and the Business meeting at 10:00. Charm Strips color for August is purple. The "I Spy" fabric exchange continues. You will need ten 8-inch squares. Place squares suitable for "I Spy" quilt in a plastic bag with your name on the front. Any questions please call Melba at 7550781. Visitors are always welcome. For information call Ruth Kennedy 386-6286407 or Marcia Kazmierski 386-752-2461.Sept. 2SAR MeetingThe Lake City Chapter of The Sons of The American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. at the Old Times Country Buffet in the Lake City Mall. The September meeting will include a Reunion Presentation for the Sons of the American Revolution, featuring legendary banjo player Skip Johns and his band. The group has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, and have opened for many country and bluegrass legends, including Johnny Cash. A special feature of the evening entertainment will be Dueling Banjos. For more information call Jim Craig at 386-752-0015, or Ray Millican at 386-963-2264.Sept. 6Yard SaleLake City Church of God Kids Club will have a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family LIfe Center. The church is located at 173 SE Ermine Ave.


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Her job responsibilities include crafting and approv ing the state budget and pass ing legislation for Florida. She has previous employment experience as a client rela tions specialist and Columbia County commissioner.Paula Rene Vann, Lake CityVann’s most recent employer was listed as Partnership for Strong Families in Gainesville, where she works as a recruit ment specialist. Her job respon sibilities include developing and implementing marketing, special events and recruitment strategies in 13 North Central Florida counties. She has pre vious employment experience as an account executive at OEC Business Interiors in Gainesville and as an account manager at Perdue in Jacksonville. A total of 33 people applied for the job, which was adver tised for more than 90 days, and 10 applicants were offered interviews. “We offered interviews to those 10 and a couple of indi viduals canceled on us and didn’t want to interview, so we short-listed out of those candi dates down to four candidates,” said Ben Scott, Columbia County assistant county man ager. “We’re going to interview those candidates next week.” The interviews were con ducted in early August by a interview panel consisting of Scott; Lisa Roberts, Columbia County Human Resources Director; Paulette Lord, act ing TDC director and Nick Patel, TDC board member. Dale Williams, county man ager, and Scott will conduct the second round of inter views with the candidates on the new short list and decide who the job will be offered to. No time frame has been given as to when the hire is expected to take place. “In speaking with all these candidates, they all have something going on that they would need to give some notice or have some time to come into the position.” The tourist development director position became vacant when Harvey Campbell announced his retirement in February, and the position has been advertised for more than 90 days during two appli cation periods. County officials have not established a deadline for fill ing the post. “It’s an important position for the county so we don’t just want to just take a warm body and put in that position,” Scott said. Williams will make the final decision on who to hire. TDC POSTContinued From 1A agenda. He would not say whether the request for a new charter would be put on the agenda for any future school board meet ings. “In reference to the let ter, there’s nothing for the board to vote on,” he said. Presley and any one else can come to the meeting to speak during citi zens’ comment time, Huddleston said. Any questions that arise in regard to a new charter will be referred to board attorney Guy Norris, he said. Presley wrote in her letter that the new charter school would replace Shining Star, so its students don’t have to leave the school. The teachers would also remain in place. However, the administration would change. Shining Star Principal Tony Buzzella said he has been asked to have no part in the pro posed new school. Presley wanted the new charter school to use Shining Star’s arts curriculum and Belmont Academy’s plan for aca demics, she said. Shining Star had to make an appeal for a waiv er of termination because it received F grades during the previous two school years, which under Florida statute is grounds for closure. State law mandates that the district now issue an order of clo sure. Huddleston said the school board will vote to approve the 90-day closure at this Tuesday’s meeting. Then, the district will noti fy Shining Star of its deci sion and will then start meeting with the school’s administrators to deter mine when the school’s last day will be. Under state rules, a request for a charter must be made by Aug. 1 of the academic year the school is to open. Presley planned to ask the board to waive that deadline, she said in the letter. CHARTERContinued From 1Atime],” Sullivan told the Lake City Reporter in May. “That question is still out there.” Pra and former Operations Manager Bill Steele together registered at least 6,740 hours of comp time during less then three years of service, according to documents verified by the FDOT. Pra received $82,609.92 in addition to her base sal ary of $78,748.80 in 2013, according to FDOT. Steele received $36,395 in addition to his base sal ary of $71,427 during the same year, FDOT said. SVTA has since adopted a new policy that allows workers to accumulate no more than 100 hours of come time. In addition, comp time cannot be con verted to overtime pay and cashed out, as happened with Pra and Steele. The FDOT audit began March 12. A criminal probe is also currently underway by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE offi cials on Friday declined to comment on the status of that probe. Lake City Reporter staff writer Sarah Loftus contrib uted to this report. meetings, Williams said in the letter to Suwannee County Commission Chairman Phil Oxendine. The SVTA board voted unanimously to have Bashaw removed. Oxendine sent a letter to Williams declining to replace Bashaw. He said he had no one available because the remaining Suwannee County commis sioners were tied up with other committees. “It wouldn’t be fair to pile on to someone else,” Oxendine told the Lake City Reporter on Friday. Oxendine said he has spoken with Bashaw, who told him he would attend all future SVTA board meetings. “As far as I’m con cerned, there is no issue,” Oxendine said Friday. “He promised he would go to the meetings, and that’s what he’s done.” Bashaw could not be reached for comment. SVTAContinued From 1A BASHAWContinued From 1AEarly voting numbersLake CitySaturday: 367Sunday: 194Monday: 326Tuesday: 324Wednesday: 362Thursday: 315Friday: 404Saturday: 364Total: 2656Fort WhiteSaturday: 58Sunday: 12Monday: 66Tuesday: 57Wednesday: 60Thursday: 57Friday: 64Saturday: 75Total: 449TotalSaturday: 425Sunday: 206Monday: 392Tuesday: 381Wednesday: 422Thursday: 372Friday: 468Saturday: 439Total: 3105 Pinemount Elementary School principal Cherie Hill (center wi th ball) is photographed with students during the school PTO’s annual back to school bash. registered voters and they voted less than five per cent,” she said. The primary election takes place Tuesday and local polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Columbia County has 13 polling locations and 24 precincts. Residents planning to vote should go to their local polling sites with a picture identification that contains their signature. Horne said she would like to see at least 30 per cent of the county’s reg istered voters cast ballots during Tuesday’s primary. “That would put us at 39 percent, plus we have the absentee ballots that count,” she said. Early voting numbers do not include absentee ballots. The Columbia County Supervisor of Elections office sent out close to 3,500 absentee ballots and has only received slightly more than 1,900 in return. “I don’t look for very many of those (absentee ballots) to come back in on election day or between now and then,” Horne said Saturday after noon. “Usually when we send those out they come right on back in.” Absentee ballots, for people who choose to vote by mail, are due at 7 p.m. election night. Two provisional ballots were cast during the early voting period by individ uals who did not have a photo ID, Horne said. VOTINGContinued From 1A Pinemount PTO hosts back-to-school bashThe event took place Saturday at the Lake City Skating Palace. The event was sponsored by the Pinemount Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and was totally free to Pinemount students and their families. The event, which has been held for about six years at different locations, serves as a kick-off event to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Oda Dillan (from left) and Michelle Duncan sign their family members in for the Pinemount Elementary School Back to School Bash. About 100 families had registered within the first hour of the event. Avery Sandlin, a Pinemount Elementary School student, participates in a skate limbo contest at the Lake City Skating Palace Saturday. Amanda Delk helps her daughter, Gracie, lace up her skates Saturday. Photos by TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 7A NEED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT CALL 758-1026 OR COME BY THE OFFICE EARLY VOTING AUGUST 16 THRU 23 8:30 Am 4:30 PMLake City: 971 W. Duval St., Suite 102 Fort White: 17579 SW State Rd. 47 THANK YOU The 42 member churches of Beulah Baptist Association wish to express our appreciation to Dr. Meredith Goodrich, Dr. Molly Smith, Dr. Lorrie Wheeler, Dr. Reeve Abarden, Dr. Timothy Garvey, Dr. Jeffrey Hanley, Dr. Bob Marks and Dr. James Listzwan for their volunteer work on the Mobile Dental Unit at Fort White Baptist Church. You, and your staff, are an important part of our team and we simply say thank you for the difference you made in so many lives. By TONY The monthly hous ing report for Columbia County has buoyed the hopes of local real estate professionals. The Columbia County monthly market detail report, detailing single family home sales for July, indicated increases in closed sales, new pending sales, new listings, medi an sale prices, average sale prices and inventory (active listings). “It’s the best month for Columbia County of this year,” said Dan Gherna, Lake City Board of Realtors executive vice president. “We creeping up slowly. Cash sales remain high.” Closed sales for Columbia County were up 16.7 percent in July, compared to July 2013. In July 2013 there were 48 closed sales and in July 2014 there were 56 closed sales. New pending sales increased 27.7 percent, jumping from 47 in July 2013 to 60 in July 2014. There was also an increase of 15.7 percent in the number of new list ings. New listings went from 70 in July 2013 to 81 for July 2014. Gherna said he recent ly attended a conference in Chicago where one the presenters noted the nation’s Gross Domestic Product had grown about four percent, though the general economy isn’t feel ing the effects yet. “He said the reason for not feeling it is because there is a slow housing market recovery and slow commercial market recov ery,” Gherna said. “He said it’s holding back the economic recovery. He was calling for a slight downturn in 2014, but this is going to be our best year since 2006.” Gherna is predict ing that local real estate agents will sell more than 500 site-built single family residences in 2014. “At the halfway point of the year we’re at 243 (site-built single family residence) sales and we always tend to trend up in August and October and December have tradition ally been decent months,” he said. “I think we’re going to be over 500 sales for the first time since 2006.” In addition to the vol ume, the prices associated with single family home sales in the county also increased compared with July 2013. According to the report, the median sales price for a single family home is up 15.3 percent, from $100,000 in July 2013 to $115,250 in July 2014. The average sale price of single family homes also showed a slight gain of about 2.4 percent. The average sale prices in July 2014 was $126,580, compared to $123,576 in July 2013. Inventory (active listings) increased from 403 last July to 436 in July 2014 and the aver age percent of the origi nal list price received for the home purchases was above 90 percent. “I think it’s still a buy er’s market and I think it’s going to stay that way for a while, but we are trending upward and I’m looking forward to a great rest of the year,” Gherna said. July was best month for real estate Number of closed sales up 16.7 percent from this time last year. By EMILY Local officials are warning residents about a recent influx of unlicensed contractors working in the area. The Columbia County Department of Building and Zoning, Department of Safety and Property Management and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation have stepped up to help consumers become more aware of unlicensed contrac tors. “What we’ve seen in last three to four months is an increased amount of complaints from residents about unlicensed contractors trying to pass as licensed contractors that could be possibly working on your roof right now,” said Rudy Crews, director for the Columbia County Department of Safety and Property Management. “What we’re trying to do is get this brought under control.” Crews said he checks for three things while trying to catch an unlicensed contractor: If the contractor has a permit, a license and if they carry workers’ compen sation insurance. “When we go to a job site, I catch them onsite and then I call other agencies to let them know what’s going on,” Crews said. “We do what’s called a cease and desist at the job site, and that’s basically where we tell them to stop and get right with the building department.” The biggest downside to having an unlicensed contractor work on a resident’s home is having no recourse to shoddy construction, Crews said. “Residents are being taken advantage of by contrac tors,” Crews said. “If the unlicensed contractor gets hurt on the job site, for example on the top of your roof, the homeowner is responsible and could possibly get sued.” Unlicensed contractors tend to work during the weekends, ask far less money to do a job and some times require a down payment before the contraction begins. “These people are everywhere and it’s not right,” Crews said. “The best thing to do is to consult the building department, and they’ll tell you who is best for the job.” Tajiana Ancora-Brown, director of communica tions from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, said to always verify a license, always get a written estimate and always get a second or third opinion. “It is extremely critical that consumers be their own advocate,” Anacora-Brown said. “Be aware of scams, people soliciting from door-to-door and asking for money.” The DBPR hotline for suspected unlicensed activity is 866-532-1440 or 850-488-6603. Local officials warn public of unlicensed contractors in area From staff reports A Lake City man, arrest ed Friday morning, faces aggravated battery charges after a Thursday night domestic dispute ended with an alleged stabbing. Douglas Oliver Lind Carnegie, 23, of 255 SW Gremlin Way, was charged with aggravated battery and violation of probation in the incident. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility without bond. According to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports, the 911 center received an emergency call from a Southwest Gremlin Way address in reference to a stabbing. The woman caller told officials she was walking down the street and was attacked by an unknown person with a knife. Deputies J. Latimer and Keith Spradley were responding to the address when dispatch told them a possible victim was in the Walmart parking lot requesting an ambulance. Latimer and Spradley went to Walmart where they encountered Carnegie. Carnegie reportedly did not have much blood on him and during their inves tigation the deputies learned there was yet another possible victim. Sgt. Pete Spurlock and Spradley responded to the Gremlin Way address to conduct a well-being check. While on their way to the address, dispatch told them that someone from the address called 911 again requesting that law enforce ment and EMS cancel, as the caller reported that every thing at the home was OK. Spurlock and Spradley continued to the residence and were met by an uniden tified person on the front porch. While Spurlock and Spradley were at the Gremlin Way address, Latimer contacted them and said Carnegie told him he stabbed someone sev eral times and the injuries could be severe. Spurlock, still at the Gremlin Way residence, told the residents that he needed to see the stabbing victim. While standing in the living room, a woman in the residence told Spurlock she had already taken care of the injuries and put Neosporin on all the open wounds. “You could still see the fatty tissue outside of the stab wounds and the bleeding had not stopped,” Spradley wrote in his report on viewing the injuries. After investigating the incident, Spradley walked back outside with Carnegie and said he didn’t feel it was a case of self-defense and noted Carnegie’s only injury was his cut finger. He told Carnegie he was being arrested for aggra vated battery. Carnegie was then arrested and taken to jail. The victim’s condition was not released. Later dispatch reported ly informed Spradley that Carnegie is currently on probation in Lake City for aggravated battery on a pregnant person and the original charge occurred in Hillsborough County. During a criminal history search on Carnegie, author ities learned he has a crim inal history in Georgia and that he was also charged with aggravated battery while in Georgia. Woman stabbed; man is taken into custody Carnegie From staff reportsThursday, Aug. 28Melrose Park Elementary: Open House at 6:00 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 4Pinemount Elementary: Open House for grades K – 2 at 5:45 p.m.; Grades 3 – 5 at 6:45 p.m. Westside Elementary: Open House for grades K – 2 at 5:45 p.m.; Grades 3 – 5 at 6:45 p.m. Summers Elementary: Open House with a twist for grades K – 2 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Grades 3 – 5 from 6:00 7:00 p.m.Monday, Sept. 8LCMS: Open House at 6:00 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 11Five Points Elementary: Open House at 5:30 p.m. Niblack Elementary: Open House at 5:30 p.m. Fort White Elementary: Open House from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 18Richardson Middle School: Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.School open house dates


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By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High put the classic in kickoff classic with a game for the ages. The Tigers rallied from a 26-0 deficit to defeat West Orange High, 35-34, in a game that saw the varsity squads go the distance. In the first half, Columbia was terrible. The Tigers didn’t complete a pass and turned the ball over on mul-tiple occasions, while giving up big play after big play to the Warriors. West Orange went 81 yards on its first offensive play when Dexter Williams raced to the end zone for a 6-0 lead. Columbia’s response wasn’t pretty, but Brandon Powell boomed a 56-yard punt to the three. It didn’t matter.West Orange marched downfield and took only two plays to score. Gunner Bullant aced a 69-yard pass to Eddie McDoom and Mike Scott followed with a 28-yard run for a 12-0 lead. Columbia followed with another three-and-out, but the defense held on West Orange’s third drive. Unfortunately, the offense was still finding its stride. After picking up a first down for the first time on their fourth drive, the Tigers turned the ball over on a Jake Thomas fumble that was recovered by Tre Rogers. West Orange fired back with another one-play drive. Mike Scott scampered 47 yards up the middle and scored for an 18-0 lead. The good news is that the Tigers special teams played well in the first half and Ben Kuykendall blocked the extra-point attempt to keep the score at 18-0. After a fourth-down attempt failed for the Tigers on their following drive, West Orange knocked on Columbia’s door once more. The defense stuck their claws in the dirt, howev-er, and a fourth-down stop at the goal line kept West Orange from adding to its lead. Jake Thomas threw an interception on the next drive, as Roman Kerr stepped in front of an out route. The turnover set up a score as Woody Barrett scrambled nine yards for a touchdown. McDoom faked the hold on the extra point and rolled in for two points. A 70-yard kickoff return from Latrell Williams on the following kickoff began the Columbia comeback. Four Lonnie Underwood runs followed and the senior plowed six yards into the end zone to put the Tigers on the board. Hunter Houston added the extra point to make the score 26-7 with 1:47 remaining in the first half. Columbia received the ball to start the second half and marched nine plays to score. The Tigers actually scored three times on the drive, but twice penalties negated the touchdown. The points stayed on the board the third time when Davin Schuck hit Jacquez Cray on an 11-yard pass to make it 26-14 with 7:44 left in the third quarter. Columbia’s defense stiffened up in the second half and forced a three-and-out to begin the third quarter. Columbia responded with eight plays, 52 yards and a third straight score. Underwood continued to be an endzone hawk with another score. This time, the single season touch-down record holder scored from seven yards to make it 26-21 with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter. After Malachi Jean recovered a fumble, Columbia had a chance to take the lead on its next drive. Underwood helped the offense capitalize with a 14-yard run to make it 28-26 with 14 seconds remaining in the third quarter. When most thought the varsity players would give way to the junior varsity as planned in the kickoff classic, the varsity squads came back on the field for the fourth quarter. “At the end of the third quarter, I sent an official over to ask if we were going to play our young guys,” Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. “I got word that he was going to play his starters. I think they came over here trying to kick our behinds. They were ask-ing me for film two months before the game in advance. I think they wanted to beat our butts, and had a mind-set that they were playing four quarters. So we played our starters.” West Orange reclaimed the lead with their only score of the second half coming with 6:14 remaining in the game when Barrett broke a tackle and ran into the end zone for a 34-28 lead. The second half was Columbia’s, however, and the Tigers never stalled on the following drive. Columbia moved 10 plays in 69 yards, eating up 4:46 of the clock and capped off the drive with Underwood’s fourth touchdown of the night to tie the game 34-34. Houston connected on the extra point to go 5-for-5 on the night and Columbia had a 35-34 lead with 1:28 remaining. West Orange responded, but the final play of the game saw Roger Cray bat down a pass in the end zone to preserve the win. “As a varsity, we still made too many mistakes,” Allen told the team after-wards. “We have to take this and critically analyze ourselves. We have to learn from the mistakes that we made, because this game doesn’t count.” And although it won’t be in the record books, it will be remembered. “I’m proud of our guys for coming back, but I’m not surprised,” Allen said. “We did an outstanding job against a football team full of athletes. The one thing you can’t measure is heart. There’s something in that Lake City water.” By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comCROSS CITY — Fort White High football’s kick-off classic at Dixie County High showed both teams have a lot of work in front of them to defend their respective district titles. The Bears came out on top, 8-6, in the three quar-ters of varsity play. Neither junior varsity got anything going in the fourth quarter. “That’s the classic, especially when you have a lot of young guys going in skill positions,” Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. “The timing was just not there. We saw some stuff out there, but we couldn’t do it. (Quarterback DJ Jackson) was just throw-ing the ball hard, our receiv-ers were out of sync and we missed some blocking assignments.” Dixie County ran 27 plays to 20 for Fort White in the first half and led 8-0 at intermission. The Indians answered on their first possession of the second half. Fort White marched 40 yards in eight plays for a touchdown. Donald Robinson did the scoring from three yards out. The big play of the drive came on a fourth-and-4 when Jackson hit Christian Helsel for 13 yards. It was the longest pass play of the night for the Indians. Jackson finished 4 of 17 for 22 yards with an interception on a despera-tion throw late in the first half. Nick McClain, Justin Asunscion and J.T. Byrne also had catches. Cameron White rushed for 28 yards on seven car-ries and Blair Chapman added 10 yards on three carries. Following Dixie County’s touchdown, White returned the kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown, but a holding penalty brought the ball back to the Bears 39. Tyler Reed returned the other kickoff 11 yards. Shea Showers totaled 31 yards on punt returns, and Robinson had an 11-yard punt return. Both teams punted six times and had 50 yards in Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, August 24, 2014 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS “Customer Appreciation Savings” Valid only at 3010 W. US Hwy 90 across from Texas Roadhouse and at 3586 W US Hwy 90 in the Marathon Gas Station by Bob Evans Buy one 6’’ regular with purchase of large drink, get another 6’’ of equal or less value FREE Excludes Premium and Supreme Subs. Not valid with any other coupons and discounts. One coupon per customer per visit. HURRY BEFORE COUPON EXPIRES. Exp. 10-31-14 Valid only at 3010 W. US Hwy 90 across from Texas Roadhouse and at 3586 W US Hwy 90 in the Marathon Gas Station by Bob Evans Buy any 3 regular 6’’ Subs for 11.99 Excludes Premium and Supreme Subs. 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Exp. 10-31-14 INDIANS continued on 4B Indians struggle, lose 8-6 in classic at Dixie County.Classic comebackTigers rally from 26-0 hole to beat West Orange, 35 -34 Work to be done BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Kamario Bell (34) runs over West Ora nge High’s Ramon Lyons (3) in the Tigers’ 35-34 win in the kickoff classic game in Lake City on Friday. More kickoff class ic pictures on Page 4B.


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Yankees (Capuano 1-3), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 4-8) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-7), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6) at Toronto (Hutchison 8-11), 1:07 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6) at Boston (Webster 3-1), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 14-4) at Minnesota (Gibson 11-9), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-6) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 3-1), 2:20 p.m. Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-5) at Texas (Mikolas 1-5), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 13-7) at Oakland (Kazmir 14-5), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 9-10) at Baltimore (Tillman 10-5), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 5-8) at Toronto (Happ 8-8), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-2) at Kansas City (Shields 12-6), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Samardzija 3-3) at Houston (Feldman 7-9), 8:10 p.m. Miami (Cosart 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Undecided), 10:05 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 3-9) at Seattle (Elias 9-10), 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 73 54 .575 Atlanta 68 61 .527 6 Miami 64 63 .504 9 New York 60 69 .465 14 Philadelphia 57 71 .445 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 71 57 .555 St. Louis 69 58 .543 1 Pittsburgh 66 62 .516 5 Cincinnati 61 68 .473 10 Chicago 56 72 .438 15 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 73 57 .562 San Francisco 68 59 .535 3 San Diego 59 68 .465 12 Arizona 54 75 .419 18 Colorado 50 77 .394 21 Todays Games Atlanta (Harang 10-7) at Cincinnati (Simon 12-8), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9) at Washington (Strasburg 10-10), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Masterson 2-1) at Philadelphia (Williams 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Worley 5-3) at Milwaukee (Fiers 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-6) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 3-1), 2:20 p.m. Miami (Hand 2-5) at Colorado (Bergman 0-2), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 11-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Correia 2-0), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 9-11) at Arizona (C.Anderson 7-5), 4:10 p.m. Mondays Games St. Louis (Lackey 1-1) at Pittsburgh (F.Liriano 3-10), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 12-7) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-14), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Cosart 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Undecided), 10:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 11-7) at San Diego (Stults 6-13), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Matzek 2-9) at San Francisco (Peavy 2-3), 10:15 p.m. Little League WORLD SERIES At South Williamsport, Pa. Thursday Tokyo 12, Guadalupe 1, 5 innings, Guadalupe eliminated Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5, Philadelphia eliminated Saturday International Championship South Kores 12, Japan 3, Japan eliminated United States Championship Game 28: Las Vegas vs. Chicago (n) Today At Lamade Stadium Third Place Japan vs. Loser G28, 10 a.m. World Championship South Korea vs. Winner G28, 3 p.m. FOOTBALL NFL preseason Thursday Philadelphia 31, Pittsburgh 21 Friday New England 30, Carolina 7 N.Y. Giants 35, N.Y. Jets 24 Detroit 13, Jacksonville 12 Green Bay 31, Oakland 21 Seattle 34, Chicago 6 Today San Diego at San Francisco, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Arizona, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 7 p.m. New England at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m. AUTO RACING Race week VERIZON INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA Site: Sonoma, California. Schedule: Today, race, 4:40 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 4-7 p.m.). Track: Sonoma Raceway (road course, 2.385 miles). Race distance: 202.73 miles, 85 laps. FORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX Site: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Schedule: Today, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 7:30-10:30 a.m.). Track: Spa-Francorchamps (road course, 4.35 miles). Race distance: 191.415 miles, 44 laps. OTHER RACES TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Oak Tree Grand Prix, Today (Fox Sports 1, 4-7 p.m.), Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Va. ARCA RACING SERIES: Herrs Live Life With Flavor 200, Today (CBS Sports Network, 3-5 p.m., Madison International Speedway, Oregon, Wisc. BASKETBALL WNBA playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-3) Thursday Indiana 78, Washington 73 Minnesota 88, San Antonio 84 Friday Chicago 80, Atlanta 77 Phoenix 75, Los Angeles 72 Today Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Monday Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m. (if necessary) San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 or 9 p.m. (if necessary) 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 2BSPORTS Sign Up Still Available for Youth SIGN UP TODAY! Make your weekly reservation for fun! 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I admit it; I’m terrible in the water beyond depths that an average swimming pool reaches. If it’s under 10 feet, then I’m your Michael Phelps (well, at least we’re the same height). My ears pop, my head hurts, my mask leaks, I’m basically a train wreck when I put on snorkel gear and hit a little depth. My actual spearfishing career consisted of one shot — literally. I was in the Bahamas, and stoned (spearfish talk for kill shot) a 15-pound bar jack with a Hawaiian sling. In a blur an eight-foot lemon shark streaked in from nowhere to make an easy meal out of the jack, and luckily not me. I immediately swam myself to shore, and have never shot it since. It was not a fun feeling, and since that day I’ll still snorkel and lobster, but I’m not slinging any steel in the Bahamas. You’ll find me in the boat. With that being said, I have an incredible respect for those that spearfish for fun, recreationally or commercially. Spearfishermen are like the guys and girls in school that just didn’t seem to care what anyone thought, but everyone respected them, and they were able to do things no one else could. They’re hardcore, they’re loyal to their sport, and they’re totally fearless. As I mentioned earlier my “diving” cap is about 8.7 feet. Now multiply that by 10, and change the feet to miles, and you have the background for the story of Justin Moraine. A lot can go wrong 87 miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico. Even more can go wrong 87 miles from shore when you are diving to depths of 190 feet. As Justin Moraine competed in the St. Pete Open spearfishing tournament, he had quite the scare while looking for big black grouper, commonly referred to as carbo. After coming up from his first dive, his teammates probably wondered why his 3-mm wetsuit was shredded and his arm bleeding. “I told my crew what happened,” Moraine said. “They didn’t believe me until they saw my wetsuit.” What happened would prevent most people from ever going back in the water. “I shot a carbo grouper and he booked it inside a ledge, bending my shaft up. As I was reloading, a 350-pound goliath grouper moved into the cave part of the ledge and blocked the fish I shot. It was all dusted up so I ascended 15 feet or so above the goliath to let the dust settle. “The goliath slowly backed out and turned his head up and looked at me. I looked at him, and in the blink of an eye I was getting attacked. He rolled me and then got my left arm all the way up to my shoulder and down to my left hip inside his mouth. I dropped my gun and used my right hand to push his head and eyes as hard as I could to get my arm out. I finally got it out and realized what had just happened.” Diving that deep, Moraine only had about 8 minutes of bottom time. The resulting struggle sent him to the surface, where his teammates saw what had occurred. That didn’t stop him from returning into the water. Only 30 minutes later, Moraine was headed back down to finish what he started. “I boated the carbo grouper, which ended up being around 90 pounds in the boat and 82.35 when it was gutted and weighed in at the tournament,” he said. The monster carbo took first place in the grouper division and the overall champion, beating teammate Dan Sherraden’s 79.5-pound carbo shot at the same spot. If you’re wondering, Moraine wasn’t wearing a GoPro to record the underwater action. “That’s one more thing to worry about when in a tournament,” he said. Winning the St. Pete Open is quite an accomplishment. There were 323 registered shooters with 297 weighing in fish. It is considered the largest spearfishing tournament in the world. The largest amberjack was shot by David Dauzat and weighed 84.85 pounds. The largest hogfish weighed in at 19.7 pounds, shot by David Garrett. The largest lobster went to Brian Franzen at 9.1 pounds, and the largest sheepshead was 9.55 pounds shot by Ritchie Zacker. The final award was the largest chicken, and it went to me at 216 pounds.Q Rob Chapman IV is a tournament-winning angler and outdoorsman from Lake City. He’s an award-winning marine artist, a graduate of Florida Gateway College and of Jacksonville University. He is currently the Coordinator of Marketing, Web, & Graphics Production at FGC, and is active both in the outdoors and designing for outdoors companies throughout the world. He’d love to hear from you! Send your reports, photos, and articles to Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 3B4BSports utdoors 360 OUTDOORS 360 Rob Chapmanrob@outdoors360.comFighting goliath for some carbos PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANJustin Moraine with a monster black grouper. PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANZach Granoff and a Keys dolphin taken on fly. LEFT: Brooke Dasher caught this big bluegill on the Suwannee River, fishing with her Poppi, Wayne.RIGHT: Check out this haul of solid red snapper. Mike Moses (from left), Carl Allison, Steve Allison, Dal McDuffie and Lee McDuffie brought home the meat on this trip to Ponte Vedra during the limited season this year.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMAN PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANRon Ryals (right) and Ray Hill took second place in th e Fishers of Men Tournament at the St. Johns River.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMAN PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANDalton Williams with a big bass.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04213BSPORTS BRIEFS INDIANS: Defense good Continued From Page 1B GAMES Tuesday Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Hamilton County High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Columbia High volleyball vs. Lafayette High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Interlachen High, 6:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High JV football at Dixie County High, 7 p.m. Q Columbia High football at Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. Friday Q Fort White High football vs. Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. ADULT SOFTBALL Fall registration ends Thursday Columbia County Adult Softball fall registration is open through Thursday. Four leagues (four-team minimum) are offered: women on Monday; church on Tuesday; men on Wednesday; co-ed on Thursday. Team cost is $250. A coaches meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at the Southside Sports Complex. For details, go to / CCAdultsoftball. YOUTH FOOTBALL Christ Central flag football Christ Central Sports has flag football registration for children ages 5-10 through Friday at the church on Dyal Avenue. Fee is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL Team seeking players, coaches The North Florida Spartans semi-pro football team is looking for players and coaches to join the team. For details, call Luis Santiago at 466-2711. GIRLS SOFTBALL Registration open for fall league Girls Softball Association of Columbia County has open registration for its fall leagues through the end of August at Brian’s Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west. Fee is $55 for a single player, $75 for two siblings and $95 for three or more siblings. Proof of age is required. Divisions range from 17U to 6U T-ball. For details, go to information@girls YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City fall registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball has fall league registration (ages 4-15) online at through Sept. 7. Cost is $75 per child plus online fee. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897. BOYS CLUB Fall registration underway at club The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County is registering for the fall session, which runs through Oct. 18. Children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. Cost is $160 for nine weeks. Transportation is available from schools. For details, call 752-4184.Q From staff reports penalties. Fort White had four first downs and Dixie County had five. Dixie County’s touchdown came midway through the second quarter after the teams traded punts on the first seven possessions. Bears quarterback Aaron Thomas threw a floater on third-and-5 and Kevin Harden outmaneuvered two defenders to make the catch. The play went for 29 yards and a first down at the Fort White 15. Julian Robinson scored on an eight-yard run and the PAT run was good. Despite that pass play, the Indians held Dixie County to 88 yards (41 rushing, 47 passing on 3 of 6). The Bears fumbled three times, but got them all back. “I liked the way the defense played,” Jackson said. “They threw a duck up there and got it. When you have a chance to get off the field, you have to get off the field.” Fort White gets to open the regular season at home. Hamilton County High visits Arrowhead Stadium on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Jackson told the team there is work to do this week. “They are all correctable mistakes,” Jackson said. “I think we’ll be OK.”BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High running back Lonnie Underwood (24) di ves for extra yards in the Tigers’ 35-34 win over West Orange High in the kickoff classic game in Lake City on Friday. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFort White High players warm up before Friday’s kickoff c lassic game at Dixie County High. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Davin Schuck looks for a re ceiver during the kickoff classic game. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High defenders Zedrick Woods (2) and Ben Kuy kendall close in on West Orange High’s Dexter Williams during the kickoff classic game .BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Latrell Williams (8) breaks a tackle during a return.


1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of Sunday, August 24-30, 2014 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. 1CColumbia Inc. 1CColumbia Inc. C o l u m b i a C o u n t y n e e d s a n a t t o r n e y w i t h a p o s i t i v e v i s i o n f o r o u r f u t u r e J o e l F o r e m a n h a s y e a r s o f e x p e r i e n c e r e p r e s e n t i n g l o c a l g o v e r n m e n t a g e n c i e s s u c h a s t h e C o l u m b i a C o u n t y E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t A d v i s o r y B o a r d a n d t h e C o l u m b i a C o u n t y S h e r i f f s O f f i c e J o e l h a s a l s o s e r v e d a s C o n f l i c t A t t o r n e y t o o u r c u r r e n t o u r c u r r e n t C o u n t y A t t o r n e y f o r t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s H e h a s t h e r i g h t e x p e r i e n c e d o i n g t h i s j o b a n d i s h o n o r e d t o s e r v e h i s f e l l o w c i t i z e n s J o e l F o r e m a n i s c o m m i t t e d t o p r o v i d i n g s o u n d l e g a l a d v i c e t o o u r C o u n t y o f f i c i a l s a n d s t a f f t o p r o t e c t i n g o u r C o u n t y f r o m u n n e c c e s s a r y l a w s u i t s t o k e e p i n g d o w n e x p e n s e s t o r e s p o n s i b l e e c o n o m i c g r o w t h t h a t c r e a t e s n e w j o b s a n d t o s e r v i n g t h e v o t e r s o f C o l u m b i a C o u n t y n e w j o b s a n d t o s e r v i n g t h e v o t e r s o f C o l u m b i a C o u n t y t o t h e b e s t o f h i s a b i l i t y f o r t h e n e x t f o u r y e a r s O n A u g u s t 2 6 t h E l e c t J o e l F o r e m a n a s o u r n e x t C o u n t y A t t o r n e y v o t e f o r e m a n c o m f o r C O U N T Y A T T O R N E Y FO R E M A N J o e l I t s O u r c h o i c e O u r f u t u r e P o l i t i c a l a d v e r t i s e m e n t p a i d f o r a n d a p p r o v e d b y J o e l F o r e m a n f o r C o l u m b i a C o u n t y A t t o r n e y A new chapter for PotashCorp COURTESY PotashCorp-White Springs has begun moving its Lo-Mag operation to the Swift Creek Chemical Plant, company officials said. Project begun to relocate its Lo-Mag plant. From staff reports P otashCorp-White Springs has begun a capital project to move its Lo-Mag plant from its current loca tion at the Suwannee River Chemical Plant to the Swift Creek Chemical Plant, company officials said. During the past year White Springs imple mented workforce and operational changes to ensure the future sustain ability of White Springs and meet the demands of a global market, they said. This entailed closure of the Suwannee River Chemical Plant in the third quarter of 2014. The movement of Lo-Mag from Suwannee River Chemical to Swift Creek Chemical is in line with a sound business strategy that focuses on our five core elements of Production ExcellenceSafety, Environmental Stewardship, High Quality Products, Lowest Cost, and Continuous Improvement, said Jeff Kitto, Chemical Operations Manager at PotashCorp White Springs. Lo-Mag is a proven high quality product with high LO-MAG continued on 2C More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that tradi tionally have been alcoholfree zones. North Texas, SMU and Troy University will begin beer sales to the general public this season. Theyre among 21 on-campus foot ball stadiums where any fan of legal age can grab a brew. Thats more than twice as many as five years ago. Most schools continue to keep alcohol restricted to premium seating areas, if they allow it at all. But offering alcohol is increas ingly attractive for some campuses, especially for cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power 5 conferences. Those schools, especially, are looking for ways to keep fans coming to their stadiums instead of sitting in front of their HD TVs at home or at sports bars. Theyre also encouraged by the schools that were among the first to sell alco hol and didnt report an increase in bad behavior from students and other fans. Every institution is looking at how they can increase revenue streams, and alcohol is one of those, said Jeff Schemmel, presi dent of the consulting firm College Sports Solutions LLC. Everything is on the table. There are 11 municipal stadiums where FBS teams are tenants and alcohol is available to the general pub lic. The municipality usu ally keeps most, if not all, of the alcohol proceeds. The NCAA does not sell alco hol to the general public at its championship events. Schools and conferences are allowed to make their own policies. According to an Associated Press survey of the 21 beer-selling schools that own and operate their stadiums, about half their concessions revenue is derived from alcohol. All but four of those schools are in conferences outside the Power 5 that dont earn significant television money. Troy athletic director John Hartwell estimat ed beer would bring his Alabama school about $200,000 in commissions this season. According to its contract with conces sionaire Sodexo, Troy will receive 43 percent of gross beer sales at its 30,000-seat stadium, or better than $2 for every $5 beer. Thats more impactful to a bottom line for a Troy than it is for a Texas or West Virginia or institutions sim ilar to that, said Hartwell, whose program runs on a $20 million budget. Alcohol proceeds will be used to pay debt on a $25 million expansion of Troys football facilities.



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Prefer 3 yrs relevant experience & CDA, FCCPC or ECPC. Excellent Benefits, Paid Holidays, Sick/Annual Leave Apply at: 236 SWColumbia Ave or send resume to: Fax (386) 754-2220 or Call (386) 754-2225 EOE05545691Rountree Moore Automotive Group. Seeking highly motivated individual for sale position. Great income potential with benefits. No experience necessary. Call Chris Shelley today to set up your interview 386-758-6171 05545922The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carrier. Apply in person during normal business hours Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS 05546117Earn Extra Money Deliver the YPReal Yellow Pages Lake City, FLArea FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle•Call (800) 422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM•Or email us at •Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery .info Mention "Lake City" Help 05546622Homes of Merit is expanding & looking for “experienced” associates in the following positions: Framer, Drywall Finisher, Siding Install, Ceramic Tile & Electrical. Apply in person at 1915 SE State Road 100, LC, FL Drivers, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALLLoaded/Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease, No Money Down. 1-855-971-8523 Class ACDLDrivers wanted. Clean driving record and stable employment history. Steady employment w/benefits. Exp w/hopper, livefloor, or dump a plus. Contact Columbia Grain @ 755-7700 Diesel Mechanic & Mechanic Trainee needed. Great pay for the right person. Southern Specialized 752-9754 Drivers: OTR : Company & O/O's. All Drivers Paid by Mile Loaded & Empty. No-Touch Freight. 50% Drop & Hook. 800-588-7911 x225 Gilman Building Products Company is accepting applications for the position of Secretary at the Sawmill located in Lake Butler. Interested applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; with a general working knownlege of all office releated duties and functions. They must also be knowledgable in accounts payable and payroll. Anyone interested in this position should, futhermore, possess exemplary public relations skills. We have competitive rates and 401K, dental & health insurance, paid vacation & holidays and promotional opportunities. Interested applicants shoudl apply in person Monday Through Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM at the front office. Applicants must beign SS cand and picture ID. High School diploma or GED is required. Security Officers Needed in Live Oak, Lake City & Branford areas. Current D Security Lic., Clear background, Drivers Lic, phone, Diploma/GED. Benefits, DFWPEEO Must Apply at: BB9100030 100Job OpportunitiesImmediate opening for full-time petroleum (Gilbarco) equipment technicians. Looking for a person who can Troubleshoot, Repair, and Install electronic and Mechanical equipment. Must have clean, valid driving record and subject to random drug testing. Salary: D.O.E. Minimum of High School diploma. Experience is required and previous Electrical Experience preferred. email your resume to Mechanic needed for general semi-truck and tire repairs. Steady employment w/benefits. Salary dependent on exp. Must have own hand tools. Please contact Columbia Grain @ 755-7700 MemberService Rep SunState Federal Credit Union Strong customer service skills, teller exp, opening accts, platform duties and professional appearance REQ Lending exp a plus. Great pay and benefits! App REQ and avail at Fax to 386-462-4686. DFWP, EOE DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises:1-855-515-8447 Teller– FT– Florida Credit Union Lake City Branch Florida Credit Union has a FT teller position available at our Lake City branch.Experience with high volume cash handling, maintaining cash drawer, balancing, cross-selling ability, and customer service expertise is required. Prior credit union/bank experience is a plus. We offer competitive salary, incentives, and excellent benefits. Stop by our branch at 583 West Duval Street to complete an application or send resume to Florida Credit Union, Attn: HR/TLR, P.O. Box 5549, Gainesville, Fl 32627. Fax: 352-264-2661 E-mail: carrie.loef M/F/D/VEOE Drug Free Workplace The Health Center of Lake City Has an opening for Full Time Director of Housekeeping and Laundry. Experience preferred. Apply in person at The Health Center of Lake City 560 SWMcFarlane Avenue Lake City, FL32025 EOE/ADADrug Free Workplace The Lake Shore Hospital Authority is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant This is a professional position that will assist the Executive Director with various duties and functions of the Authority and the Board of Trustees. This position will be responsible for Bookkeeping, Data Processing, Maintaining Records, Generating Reports, and Spreadsheets. An Associate’s Degree in Business or Public Administration (or related area) is desired, but not required. A minimum of four (4) years work experience with extensive public contact, general office knowledge, and efficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and QuickBooks. Above average salary, plus FRS retirement, and insurance stipend. Adetailed job description can be obtained from the Authority’s office. Acurrent resume can be mailed to PO Box 988, Lake City, FL32056, or delivered to 259 NE Franklin Street Suite 102, Lake City, FL32055. You can also email your resume to All resumes must be received no later than September 2, 2014 by 9:00 am. Unarmed Security Officers needed in Lake City for local hospital. Must have D Security License. Pay: $9.35, benefits available. Email resumes to: 888-925-3363 x 2949 110Sales EmploymentMature person w/recent or current vendor exp to States, Counties, Cities & Agency contacts in SE Great potential. Refs & heavy exp a must! Call Bill 386-755-7222 for interviews 8-4 Mon-Fri 120Medical Employment055466187a-7p RN/LPN and 7p-7a RN/LPN CNAall shifts competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply in person @ Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 East Helvenston St. Live Oak, Fla. 3206 (386)362-7860 05546657BAYAPOINTE NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER is now hiring for the following positions: RN, ASSISTANTDIRECTOR OF NURSING FT, Must have minimum of Two (2) years nursing experience. RN, UNITSUPERVISOR FT, Management experience in skilled nursing facility preferred. MDS Coordinator PT, RN able to work in fast paced high volume environment. Must have MDS and care planning experience. Also accepting applications for part time and full time CNA’s and LPN’s. Please apply in person, 587 SE Ermine Ave., Lake City, Fl 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-7337. Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time C.N.A. for 3-11 Shift. Please apply in person at Avaon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Cener, 1270 SWMain Blvd, Lake City FL32025 EOE Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Certified Dietary Manager. Experience in a long term care setting with a working knowledge of MDS/Care Planning is required. Please apply in person at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 SWMain Blvd, Lake City, FL32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 EOE Busy Family Practice Office seeks Medical Assistant for back-office nursing duties. Must be organized and conscientious Experience preferred Fax resumes to (386) 719-9494 GIEBEIG FAMILYMEDICINE Caretenders Home Care is looking for F/TPRN OT& RN with home care experience. Please apply in person with a resume at 3593 NWDevane St. Lake City, FL. 32055. LPN Full time LPN position for Family Health Center of Columbia County. Applicants must have a current license in the State of Florida. Competitive pay and benefits. Apply online at or by mail to Nursing Position, 911 South Main Street, Trenton, FL32693. No Phone calls please. EOE. Medical Assistant Needed F/T for Medical Office M-F Send resume to: Medical Assistant needed F/Tto work front and back office in Live Oak. Must have experience, computer skills phlebotomy skills a plus. Fax resume to 386-362-5076 Medical front desk position for busy practice. Insurance verification a must. Send resume to: 120Medical EmploymentMedical Technologist II (Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist) needed at NE Florida State Hospital in Macclenny, FL$45,760 annual salary plus benefits. For more info/to apply, visit search under Baker County (Requisition no. 60009498) or contact Tracy Padgett at 904-259-6211 ext. 1756 OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Technician F/T or P/TExperience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 Part time position for a Radiology Tech R.T.(R). Must be able to multi-task and work well with others. Experience in Medical Assisting is helpful. Please email resume to Part-time surgical tech needed for an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Please send resumes to administration@ PATIENTADVOCATE Full time Patient Advocate position for Family Health Center of Columbia County. Competitive pay and benefits. Duties include scheduling appointments for multiple physicians, answering a multi-line phone system, verifying insurance, checking patients in/out. Data entry, customer service and clerical skills a must. 1-3 yearsexperience in a medical office setting preferred. Apply online at or by mail to Patient Advocate Position, 911 South Main Street Trenton, FL 32693. No phone calls please. EOE. 240Schools & Education05545675INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 8/25/14 • Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class9/8/2014• LPN 9/15/14 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Shih Tzu puppy, 8 wks old shots and wormed $350 Call 828-361-9317 or 386-935-9575 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous ELECTRIC Stove White, Clean, Works great $100 386-292-3927 Frigidaire Refrigerator w/ice maker, 21 cu. ft. cream, $125 386-292-3927 Kenmore large capacity Washer/Dryer white Works great looks good $285 OBO 386-292-3927 440Miscellaneous Lg brown couch w/matching chair & ottoman, excel cond. $175 see at community flea market at Morrells on weekend 386-365-1594 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $450 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2/2 DWMH For Rent East of Lake City on Opal Street. Fenced in back yard. Screen porch, CH/A $600/mo. 1st+dep. 365-7690 3BD/2BADW on 1 acre refurbished. Front & back porch, 2 car carport $900/mo plus deposit. 386-438-0599 or 386-752-2765. 842 Newark Dr, Ft. White 3 Rivers Estates MH 16x76 3br/2 ba, CHAReference and Lease required. No Pets 752-4348 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm HarborHomes Plant City!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to view-Free factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903includes delivery, set and A/C or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent05546039Under New Management NOWLEASING WINDSOR ARMS APTS 2BR, 1, 1.5 or 2BAavail. Starting at $700/mo “Furnished apartments avail” Pool, Gated comm, Pet friendly, W/D hook ups (rentals avail) Call: 386-754-1800 $530 mo $530 dep. 2 large bedrooms /1ba Apt. CH/Aclose to shopping NO PETS 386-697-4814 1brApt no animals and Smoke Free. East of Lake City near the college. New tile & paint $450 mth. Contact David 365-7690 Ft White Upstairs Studio Apt, private entrance, clean, trash/water Wi-fi, Must have ref.1st+ last+sec. $425/mo 941-924-5183 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRentAdorable 3/1 on 2 lots w/ lg oaks hardwood floors screened breezeway $850/mo + $850/dep References 386-623-0097 Brick 3bd/1.5ba -1 ac,retreat off master, near High School, recently remodeled $1100/mo 1st + dep. 386-867-4586 Just remodeled 3bd/2ba Lg family room w/FP, lg fenced backyard w/shed $800 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach $99/nightly & Labor Day Spec. Tastefully remodeled efficiency, sleeps 4, cable, picnic tables, grill plus washer/dryer ect. Scalloping starts June 28 Call now 352-498-5405 or 352-498-5986 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale EQUESTRIAN LOG 4BR/3BA on 32 ac. CH/A, large master suite, in ground pool, barn $459,000 386-755-1641 Leave message 820Farms & Acreage4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 940Trucks 2003 CHEVYSILVERADO runs good & body in excellent shape. Asking $3000 OBO 386-755-9585 951Recreational Vehicles1999 FLEET/TITAN RV Less than 21,000 miles Asking $19,000 386-752-8421REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On .,,$,++'To place your classified ad call RECYCLE YOUR Lake City Reporter ’


4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 24-30, 2014 By DAVID KOENIGAP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the informa tion includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11. United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it was among U.S. retailers who got a Department of Homeland Security bulle tin about the malware on July 31. The malware is not identified by current anti-virus software. The company is not aware of any fraud related to the attack, spokeswom an Chelsea Lee said. Atlanta-based UPS said it hired a security firm that found the virus in sys tems at about 1 percent of the company’s 4,470 fran chised locations. At many stores, the intrusion did not begin until March or April. Lee said that the prob lem was fixed by Aug. 11 and the company took addi tional steps to protect sys tems at other stores. She said the affected stores were not linked electroni cally, and UPS is still inves tigating how they were compromised. UPS said it is providing identity protection and credit monitoring help to affected customers. The affected stores were in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. From the company’s description, the breach appeared far smaller than one that hit Target Corp. during the holiday-shop ping season, when hackers stole credit and debit card information involving mil lions of customers. Fallout from the incident is still hurting profits. Target, which said Wednesday that second-quarter profit fell 62 percent, has spent $235 million related to the breach, partly offset by $90 million in insurance pay ments. The UPS breach won’t have a material financial impact on the company, Lee said. Last week, Supervalu said that hackers might have stolen names, account numbers, expiration dates and other information from card holders who shopped at up to 200 of its grocery and liquor stores. Restaurant operator P.F. Chang’s, Goodwill thrift stores and other retail ers have been hit by data breaches. Florida one of 24 states where UPS was breached by malware Virus found at 51 stores. The News Service of Florida Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews is proposing a handful of prison reforms in the aftermath of reports about a mentally ill inmate who died after being placed in a scalding-hot shower. “Stories report we have fallen short in specific instances with regard to facility leadership, safe ty, security, training and services for mentally ill inmates. We’re fixing the problems that have been identified and as we identify new issues, we will fix those too. Our department should be held to the highest standards, and I have zero tolerance for any thing less,” said Crews, who announced the changes Wednesday morning at Everglades Correctional Institution. For mentally ill inmates, the department will expand crisis-intervention training for prison guards, create two re-entry centers and explore a pilot case-man agement system. Crews is also handing over 82 open investigations into prison deaths --all the result of non-natural causes --to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The secretary also pledged to put “releasable infor mation” regarding inmate deaths, including cases that are still under investigation, online within the next 30 days. The department also will clarify its disciplinary procedures for guards who break the law. Crews and the agency have been under fire since a series of stories this summer by The Miami Herald revealed details about the 2012 death of inmate Darren Rainey. “As we reviewed case files and penalties for improp er acts, it became clear to me that we have not been applying a uniform standard by which to hold ourselves accountable. The lack of consistent con sequences for the same crime had the potential for undermining the culture of professionalism that is necessary for running institutions with integrity,” Crews said. State prison chief launches reforms By SUE MANNINGAssociated Press LOS ANGELES — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like and have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses as much as they do. Many of the sites encourage users to bring their dogs on first dates to break the ice or size up canine chem istry. Many dating sites cater to reli gious, cultural and political preferenc es, but won’t focus as heavily on inter ests like pets, music or travel, said Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. “If you find somebody with the same lifestyle passion, you don’t have to start out at square one,” North said. When Joanie Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua — he likes people more than other dogs, craves atten tion, steals food and can’t stand to ride in the backseat of a car. Even a man who loved animals as much as she did couldn’t keep up with her dog’s quirks. On their first date, her Chihuahua, Hubbell, stole the man’s breakfast as they drove from New York City to Long Island. They only had one more date. “I still wonder if Hubbell didn’t have something to do with that,” said Pelzer, 47, an actress who runs her own social media company and met the man on Despite that setback, having a com mon interest such as pets can help the search for love. “Having a theme that is ... about one’s passion makes it feel like you are looking for a needle in a smaller and far more relevant and appeal ing haystack,” said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. The founder of one of the dog-focused dating services,, agreed. “Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers,” said Kris Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members. “You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.” But other veterans of the dat ing-service industry say focusing on a canine connection only adds an extra hurdle to finding love. “When you consider how chal lenging it already is to find someone who offers what you are seeking in a romantic partner, and who seeks what you are offering, and where there is also mutual chemistry, and the timing is right ... you have to wonder who in their right mind would want to make it even more challenging by insisting on canine chemistry,” said Trish McDermott, who spent 10 years as the dating expert and spokeswoman for McDermott points out that new love is hard enough to foster, without any added issues. “To squeeze doggie behavior under the first date microscope and to ana lyze every little wag, nip or bark as further commentary on compatibility is just another way to uncover the fatal flaw of an otherwise potential romance,” added McDermott, who now works for, a gay, lesbian and bisexual matchmak ing service. McDermott’s concerns won’t change Pelzer’s plans to return to She remembers unpleasant run-ins with dates from sites that don’t cater to animal lovers — once a man nudged her pooch off the couch. “That was the last time we were together,” Pelzer said. “You don’t do that to my dog.”New pet-friendly dating sites match up people and poochesThe News Service of Florida A massive settlement announced Thursday between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice will provide about $1 billion in assistance to thousands of Floridians, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said. The settlement, which totals $16.65 billion, stems from claims about mortgage-related practices by Bank of America and current or former subsidiaries, such as Countrywide Financial Corp. and Merrill Lynch, that played a part in the country’s financial crisis. Of that overall total, about $7 billion will be used to provide assistance to consumers. That assistance will include such things as principal reductions on loans and providing new loans to cred it-worthy borrowers, according to the Department of Justice. Bondi’s office released a letter from Bank of America that said about $1 billion of the $7 billion would flow to Florida, which has grappled with large numbers of foreclosures and other problems in the housing mar ket since the financial crisis. Bondi said the package would help nearly 17,000 Floridians.Bank of American settlement to funnel $1B to Floridians By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provid ed the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening econo my, in part because a harsh winter delayed many sales. But Americans are stepping up pur chases as more homes have been put up for sale. And low mortgage rates and moderating price gains have made homes more affordable. “The momentum is in the right direction,” said Andrew Labelle, an economist at TD Bank who noted that the past four months have marked the fastest four-month sales gain since 2011. “Sustained jobs gains, as well as the fall in mortgage rates since the begin ning of the year, appear to have unleashed at least some pent-up demand.” Sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent in July to a season ally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. That was the highest annual rate since September of last year. The increase follows other encouraging signs that the housing market is improving. The pace of home construction starts surged 15.7 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.1 million homes, the government said this week. Applications for building per mits, a gauge of future activity, also strengthened last month. And a survey of homebuild ers released Monday showed that they were more confident about future sales. The encouraging readings contrast with reports earlier this year, when weak sales and limited building led economists to characterize housing as a faltering piece of the econom ic recovery. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer had pointed to housing as an eco nomic weak spot. Economists noted that hous ing still hasn’t fully recovered from its slowdown earlier this year. The annual sales pace remains 4.3 percent below last July’s rate. And construction has merely returned to its pace in October; it has yet to exceed it. Yet economists say they’re encouraged by signs that the latest sales gains are sustain able. Stephanie Karol, an econ omist at IHS Global Insight, said a “virtuous cycle” is emerg ing: More home owners are listing their properties for sale. A greater supply of homes then encourages more potential buyers to take the plunge. And that, in turn, helps sustain mod est price gains, which lead more people to sell. “This is exactly the sort of pattern we want to see,” Karol said. The number of homes for sale rose 3.5 percent in July from June to 2.37 million, the most in nearly two years. Affordability is improving. The median price slipped a bit in July from June to $222,900, the Realtors said. Though that was still 4.9 percent more than a year ago, year-over-year price gains have slowed. And the average rate for a 30-year mortgage fell to 4.1 per cent this week, the lowest level this year, according to mort gage giant Freddie Mac. At the start of the year, the average rate was 4.53 per cent. A study released Thursday by data provider Zillow found that home buyers paid just 15.3 percent of their incomes on the mortgage for a typical home at the end of the April-June quarter. That’s much lower than the 22.1 percent share during the housing bub ble that ended in 2006. The Realtors report also showed that healthy sales make up a rising share of purchases. Fewer home sales stem from foreclosures or involve homes for which the seller owed more on their mortgage than the home was worth. Those “distressed” sales made up just 9 percent of sales in July — the lowest proportion since the Realtors began track ing the figure in October 2008. Distressed sales, which tend to drag down neighborhood pric es, had made up 36 percent of sales in 2009. Many distressed sales were made to investors, including pri vate equity firms. They bought large numbers of homes and drove up overall sales in 2011 and 2012. Ron Peltier, CEO of HomeServices America, a real estate brokerage affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway, noted that those sales weren’t sustainable. “We were seeing sales in clumps,” he said. “Now we’re seeing sales the good old-fash ioned way: One at a time.” First-time homebuyers made up 29 percent of sales in July, up slightly from June and the second straight gain. Still, that’s well below the typical figure of 40 percent. First-time buy ers are critical to a housing recovery, in part because they enable homeowners seeking to buy larger homes to sell. First-time buyers are like ly benefiting from strong job gains. Hiring since February has reached its healthiest pace since 2006. But first-timers also face higher credit standards and down-payment requirements, making it harder for many to qualify for mortgages.US housing recovery back on track Pace of new home construction starts to surge, too. ‘This is exactly the sort of pattern we want to see.’ — Stephanie Karol, economist at IHS Global Insight Crisis-intervention training among listed items to improve.


LIFE Sunday, August 24, 2014 Section D Lake City Reporter Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert PATIENT-FRIENDLY LOCATION LAUREL A.WARWICKE, M.D. Radiation Oncologist CANCER CARE EXPERTISE Dean McCarley, M.D. Bobby Harrison, M.D. Martin Holzman, M.D. Uma Iyer, M.D.Gainesville 352.331.0900 Lake City 386.755.0601 By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comAbout 20 years ago, when Sandra Plummer retired from her job as a school nurse, she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her free time garden. Her children were off in college, and she just wanted a secret garden. Like the name implies, a secret garden is one thats set away from public view to make it private. I love flowers. Ive always loved flowers. My yard was nice, but I had no flowers, Plummer said. And I just wanted a secret garden. I mean, you know, I had seen a movie about a secret garden, and I thought, Oh, thats nice. Id like to have a little secret garden. And so I just started learning. She began going on secret garden tours in Gainesville, looking in magazines for ideas and turned to the Lake City Garden Club, where she was already a member, for tips. Fast forward 15 years, and Plummer has become an accomplished gardener. She still has the secret garden she started then. Its safely nestled in her backyard and surrounded by a roughly 20-foot hedge and is filled with ferns, lilies, pink roses, trees and more. She even grows green peppers and tomatoes in her yard. Her secret garden and the rest of her yard was featured in Southern Living Magazine in 2002. Shes also an accomplished member of the Lake City Garden Club. Shes been the organizations program chairwoman since 1988, hosting and organizing monthly programs for its members. I just loving learning something new and then sharing it, Plummer said. One of her favorite programs shes given is on pounding flowers, which pretty much anyone can do. You take flowers, and you pound them with a hammer, and the colors of your flowers come off on the paper, Plummer said. I saw it on TV years ago, maybe 15 years ago, and I said, I gotta Not all wineries are created equal. That was definitely the case when we visited Cisco Brewers. I know what you are thinking, if its a brewery, how can it be a winery. Well, thats because its both. In fact, its also a distillery. I dont think you can get any better than that. Let me explain the property consists of Cisco Brewers, Triple 8 Distillery and the Nantucket Winery. So, while visiting Nantucket not too long ago, I found out that Cisco Brewers offered a free shuttle from the downtown Visitors center. It was about a 10 minute ride. We were picked up in what looked like a modified van with the company logos Cisco: A winery and a breweryTRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton TRAVEL continued on 4DA secret garden exposed Photos by SARAH LOFTUS/Lake City ReporterAvid gardener Sandra Plummer points to the butterflies on her flowers that stand on the line between her yard and her neighbors yard. She said the best piece of advice shes ever gotten about gardening is to not be too attached to a plant and where you have it in your yard, so that youre not willing to move it when its not doing well. Plummer, a member of Lake Citys Garden Club, poses with lilies that are part of her secret garden in her backyard. Gardening and teaching others about gardening are two of Plummers biggest passions. Garden Club member Sandra Plummer shares her tools of the trade. PLUMMER continued on 4D


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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 3D DEAR ABBY: My future son-in-law recent ly moved in with us for financial reasons. He’s 27 and a nice guy, but he’s a habitual knuckle-cracker. He cracks every finger of each hand twice (back and forth) every half-hour or so. He also cracks his neck and wrists, but less frequently. As an added bonus, my daughter is also beginning to crack HER knuckles now. I am sensitive to noise (loud chewing, gum cracking), but I don’t want to cause him more stress (he’s also a nail-biter), so I keep my mouth shut. It’s driving me crazy! What do you suggest? — PATTY IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PATTY: Knuckle-cracking, like nail-biting, is a nervous habit that has been known to defuse anxiety. While it may be cra zy-making to listen to, unless it’s a symptom of an underlying nervous disorder, the practice is relatively harmless. (In some people, it has caused swelling of the joints or swelling of the hands, so mention that to your daughter.) Because you are sen sitive to noises -which your daughter should already know -talk to her and her fiance and ask that when the impulse strikes, they walk out of earshot. Because they are living under your roof, they should respect your request. DEAR ABBY: I married my husband more than a year ago, and I want a child more than anything in the world. We have been trying since our wedding, but every month I get depressed when I find out I’m not pregnant. Everyone says I shouldn’t think about it, and I try not to. But I am becoming more and more depressed with each month that passes. Do you have any advice for dealing with these feelings? Or something I can occupy my time with rather than obsessing? (It sure isn’t helping the situation!) — ANXIOUS IN FLORIDA DEAR ANXIOUS: What everyone is telling you is far less important than what your OB/GYN has to say about your sit uation. Because you have been married for a year without being able to conceive, both you and your husband should be talking to doctors. You may have a correctable condition that prevents you from becoming pregnant, or he may have a low sperm count. Distraction isn’t what you need right now; what you need are answers. DEAR ABBY: I have a small home-based business making baking extracts that I sell at our local farm ers’ market. Occasionally, a patron will look over my stock and ask me how I make them. I am unsure how to answer the question in a way that won’t have a negative impact on future sales. Baking extracts are not difficult to make, but the process is time-consum ing and the ingredients are expensive. I don’t want to give away the details of my production process, yet I don’t know how to say so without seeming rude. Any ideas? — PERPLEXED DEAR PERPLEXED: Smile at the questioner and reply, “That would be giving away trade secrets — but I can share one of them: I make them all with love.” DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Work should take top priority. Going above and beyond the call of duty will protect your posi tion and lead to advancement. Fitness and self-improvement projects will bring good results. Love is on the rise but must be handled with care. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take advantage of an opportunity to visit friends or relatives. Discussing relationship dynamics isn’t always pleas ant, but it will help you weed through the problems that need to be fixed in order to bring about healthy change. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Say little, but do as much as you can. Making promises you don’t plan to keep will make matters worse. Make a good impression by showing affection. Don’t mix business with pleasure if you want to avoid disaster. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take on a project or travel to a destination that offers something unique. Indulging in an interest that encourages partnerships and social networking will lead to a long-lasting connection with someone special. Home improvements will help you cut your costs. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Consider the possibilities and prepare to make whatever changes you can to ensure you get ahead. Responsibilities must be taken care of and put to rest before infringing on your time and thwarting your success. Do what’s best for you. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a close look at your per sonal papers, financial, medical and contractual documents and anything else that may need an update to ensure your future security. Someone will withhold information if you don’t blatant ly ask for it. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen carefully. There will be a hidden agenda initiated by someone you thought you could trust. Reconnect with someone from your past who has some thing substantial to contribute to a plan you want to pursue. Romance is in a high cycle. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sitting idle will not take care of your responsibilities or help you divert negative issues that have developed. Protect your posses sions and your position. Honesty is the best policy. Don’t be afraid to take a different approach to an old problem. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone will spread rumors about you. Be precise when explaining your position or what you plan to do next. Avoid anyone putting demands on your time. Focus on personal change that will help you expand your interests. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep your assets and person al information a secret until you feel it necessary to share. Your intuition will not lead you astray concerning legal, medical or con tractual matters. Don’t make an impulsive move because someone else does. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will learn a lot if you listen to the people who hold information relating to a part nership or project you want to pursue. Romance is on the rise and will open up new opportuni ties that will help stabilize your life. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look over your financial situation and you will find a unique way to expand your assets. A change regarding your work can be expected. Accept and ease into whatever you’ve been asked to do. Perfection and detail will help you get ahead. +++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Knuckle-cracking habit brings calm and craziness to family Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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wrapped all over the outside. I also learned that they have an option to bike ride here and tours are offered that include the bike rental. That sounds like a good idea getting there, but after sampling all there is to taste, the ride back may have been more difficult; thus the shuttle. When we arrived, it was very laid back and simpleDefinitely no fuss here and we liked that. Each establishment was in a separate building laid out in a triangle, if you will, centered around a group of picnic tables. Sue and I started in the brewery with a tasting of 6 beers. I think we each had 3 favorites and got another full pour of our top choice. The rest of our group didnt want to taste that many and just got one beer and went outside to sit. We joined them later out on the picnic tables while we finished up our beer before moving on. Next was for me to explore the Triple 8 Distillery so I could pick up a bottle of vodka for Scott. Of course I had to taste what I was buying, but stopped at just one sample. Im not a big fan, especially of all of the flavored vodkas that were available. While here, one of us found a drink called the Pineapple Express. It was dangerous. It had vanilla flavored vodka with ginger ale and pineapple juice. You could smell the vanilla but sure didnt know you were drinking vodka. She carried it into the Nantucket Winery while the rest of us did a wine tasting to finish up our visit. They had quite a selection of wines, a small gift shop area and a tasting bar. Of course we took pictures, visited, drank, bought wine and then loaded back up on the shuttle to head back into town. What made this location so great, was not only the variety of libations available something for everyone; but also the free shuttle service. It means a lot for us to drink responsibly and not having to load up into a car and someone to have to drive is a really big deal. Not only can everyone enjoy the afternoon equally but also safely. I was impressed and would recommend the location to anyone visiting Nantucket if partaking in a little local flavor is your thing. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at skishton@ comcast.netlearn how to do that and just practiced. What you get when you pound flowers is beautiful handmade cards with flowers on them, she said. The best flowers to use when flower pounding are violas, pansies, many different kinds of ferns and roses, but with roses, you have to separate the petals from the flower before you can pound them so you dont end up with a mushed flower. One of her other favorite programs was one she gave on terrariums. The key is to use very small plants, Plummer said. And you have to make sure your terrariums have air-tight lids, so theyre self-sustaining. Now, after 20 years as the program chairwoman, Plummer has stepped down from the program, so she has more time to travel and to visit her children and grandchildren. Her son is in the military and was stationed in Guam but just moved back to the U.S. this summer and is now living in Washington D.C. with his wife and 16-year-old twin daughters. And Plummer wants to have time to go visit them and her daughter who lives in Alabama. She often couldnt travel before because of her committment to the garden club. If the girls are in a dance recital, I wanna be able to go see it, she said. But just because Plummer is stepping down as the chairwoman doesnt mean shes leaving the garden club or even that she wont do programs anymore. She told the women who are filling her position that in a year or two, after shes gotten to travel, she might be ready to go back to hosting programs. Even though Plummer might not be as involved in the garden club anymore, gardening is a passion of hers that never sleeps and wont fade just because shes out of town. I think the word is consumed. Im passionate enough to be so consumed I just think gardening all the time. TRAVELContinued From 1D Its old news that Florida has major invasive plant problems. Or is it? According to the responses of more than 500 residents to a recent on-line survey, the vast majority of Floridians feel uneducated or uninformed about invasive species. The survey also indicated that people are interested in learning about and addressing the invasive plant issues. This study is one of a series of surveys on public opinion research by the PIE Center, the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education. Although there were 500 respondents, the survey was scientifically designed to represent the entire state according to 2010 census information. The results of this survey and others can be viewed on-line at http://www. Invasive plants are non-native plants that out-compete with other plants and simply take over. They just grow too well and dont have natural controls that keep plant populations in check. They spread over large areas and disturb the balance of life, often threatening the existence of native vegetation. Maybe you have heard of Floridas battle with Brazilian pepper and Australian pine. And, perhaps, you are aware of the Old World climbing fern and the malaleuca tree infestations in the Everglades. Cogongrass has become a big problem in our neck of the woods, taking over roadways and creeping into farmland and pastures. Needless to say, it costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year to fight the aggressive spread of many non-native plants. How can homeowners become active in the battle of the invasives? One way is to become educated, take a look around your property, and then get rid of any invasive plants. Some plants commonly found in the landscape include Japanese honeysuckle, Chinese privet, heavenly bamboo, mimosa trees, and Mexican petunia. For more information, go to invasive_plants_2011. shtm/. I took a short walk around my residential block yesterday, scouting for invasive plants that dont belong in our landscapes. The plants are definitely out there, growing and producing seeds to be unknowingly transferred to natural areas. Finding these plants in the neighborhood is not surprising when we consider that 62 percent of the survey participants said they had no knowledge to slight knowledge about the topic of invasive species. Would you like to learn more about North Florida invasive plants and how to identify them? Mark your calendar for our UF/ IFAS Extension N. Florida Invasive Plant Workshop on Tuesday, September 30, from 4:00 5:30. Florida Master Gardeners are available to answer your plant questions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Extension Office. Stop in the office or call 752-5384.What we dont but should know about invasive plantsGARDEN TALK Nichelle D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Co lumbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The heavenly bamboo isnt really a bamboo, and it certainly isnt heavenly. It has been widely used because of the ornamental characteristics of the plant. There are cultivars of the plant that are sterile and wont spread like the straight species. Consumers just need to be careful to buy the sterile plants that wont reproduce. NICHELLE DEMOREST/ Special to the ReporterThe tallowtree (or popcorn tree) has small green fruits right now, but they will ripen and spit open to reveal a cluster of white seeds hence the name popcorn tree. PLUMMERContinued From 1D SARAH LOFTUS/Lake City ReporterLake City Garden Club member Sandra Plummer smells some of the small roses she has in her front yard, which was featured in a 2002 edition of Southern Living Magazine. She said the roses smelled wonderful. COURTESYWitt graduates from UNFKatherine Witt Caslin recently graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Nursing. Her family wants to say congratulations, we are proud of you! From Trevor, Mom, Dad, and Caroline. CONGRATULATIONS From staff reportsOn Sunday, Sept. 21 Folk music will take over High Springs as a different Folk artist will be performing at a different location throughout downtown. This festival is to highlight the artists and specific locations within walking distance of Main Street. Kicking off the show is Elaine Mahon, a Folk artist from Gainesville, with her award-winning CD Rise. She will be playing from 12-1 p.m. at the Secret Garden at Wisteria Cottage. Alan Height, an Ocala-based Folk artist, has been playing music since he was seven and now has three CDs out. He will be playing from 1-2 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse/Train Station. H.R. Gertner is currently working on his fourth CD and has a tour schedule of over 100 performances in the North Florida area this year. He will be playing from 5-6 p.m. at the Great Outdoors. Brian Smalley has released seven CDs in the past 20 years. His accoustic CD Chicken Pigs is based in Civil War-era Florida and was named the Best Florida Folk CD of 2013. He will also be playing at the Great Outdoors but will finish the day with a grande finale from 6-8 p.m. Come visit places you may have never seen in downtown High Springs, such as the Secret Garden, the Community Playhouse and the High Springs Museum.Folk in the Springs coming in September