Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, A PRIL 19, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNITY NEWSPA PER S INCE 1874 | $1.00 LA KECITY REPOR T ER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 274 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituar ies . . . . . . 5A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B MONDAY MUNCHERSLearning to think SMART 6A. 85 52Partly cloudy Monkey spotted but scampers away, Page 3A + PLUS >> High Impact teachersLOCAL Night of the Arts at EastsideSCHOOLSSee P age 6A See P age 5A City makes first cut maybeAfter a botched try on Monday, council unofficially narrows field from 54 to 22MANAGER SEARCH3A Vann builds big lead in cash dash Dist. 10 state rep hopeful doubles his closest rival. By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comLake City business owner Marc Vann has raised more than double that of his nearest rival for the Florida House of Representatives District 10 seat, while the remaining contenders have raised no cash at all. Vanns campaign has raised $51,630, according to the Florida Division of Elections, and announced Wednesday it collected enough petition signatures to put the candidate on the ballot. Our campaigns momentum is strong and growing, Vann said in a written statement. I really appreciate all the neighbors and friends, both old and new, who are jumping on board our team. Our conservative message resonates with the folks in this district, and I look forward to continuing to con nect with more voters about our platform of more jobs and lower taxes. V ann is co-owner of Vann Carpet One in Lake City. His closest competition, Republican candidate Robert Chuck Brannan III, has raised $25,250. No other candidate for the District 10 race has reported any monetary contributions, but one did receive in-kind contributions. Other contenders are Republican Benjamin Robert Leon; Democrat Evan Tharpe Leslie; and two non-party candidates, Merrillee MalwitzJipson and Fred S. Martin. Martin reported $255 worth of in-kind contributions in March. Vanns campaign received $17,530 in cash contributions Johnson leaving a month earlyEelgotten gain City manager will be out on April 30.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comOriginally set to leave office on June 1, retiring City Manager Wendell Johnson is making an early exit. The City Council will hold a vote Thursday night to designate Assistant City Manager Grayson Cason as Johnsons interim replacement, according to the meeting agenda. The change will go into effect May 1, when Johnson is now planning on vacating the position. It is not clear if Johnsons retirement formally takes effect April 30 or if he will be using vacation or leave time to fill the remaining month. Cason will stay in the role until a permanent city manager is seated. Johnson submitted his resig-JOHN CLARE STOKES/Special to the ReporterLocal photographer John St okes got this shot of a bald eagle snagging a slippery snack Sa turday from the dock at Watertown Lake with a Nikon D3300 and an 18-300mm lens. He also gave it a clever name. VannS. Fla. students to descend on CHS By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporterWho does the behind the scenes work for the entire years worth of events at Columbia High School, making sure theyre fun, effective and run smoothly from start to finish? The student activities director said its the student council. Really they do a lot of work that most, even the people that come to school here or that work here dont realize that theyre doing, said Jill Hunter, whos held the position for seven years. Her students range from freshmen to seniors and she said they orchestrate the canned food drives, school orientations, homecoming and various school spirit weeks, while chauffeuring parents on campus during open house and manning booths at educational fairs. They will be at school on Saturday, joined by student council officers from high schools across the state at the Florida Association of School COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterJill Hunter tells her student council officers during their leadership course to begin making decorations for the F ASA Officer Training event to be held at CHS over the weekend, which schools across the state will attend. Student councils from across state coming to train. CHS continued on 2ABundling a problem on Nov. ballotBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comAnyone wanting to vote for school board term limits come November will also have to stomach a measure that Columbia County School District officials say would strip the local community of any say in who gets to open a charter school here and impede fiscal responsibility. Proposal 6003, if approved by 60 per cent of voters, will amend the Florida Constitution to include eight-year term limits for school board members, but its bundled with a measure to cede oversight of charter schools to the state. Under current law, anyone wishing to open a charter school, a public institution typically run by a private organization, has to fill out an appliVANN continued on 2A Carswell BUNDLE continued on 2A Johnson Term limits, charter provisions are linked. JOHNSON continued on 3A EEE found here, health dept. saysBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comEastern equine encephalitis was found in Columbia County and the state health department says its time to drain and cover to prevent contracting the rare but fatal mosquito-borne disease. The Florida Department of Health said the best way to avoid it is to prevent it by using bug spray and wearing protective layers. In Hamilton County, one EEE continued on 3A A3
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They are all scheduled to arrive in Columbia County Friday around 6 p.m. and will immediately jump into their two days of activities by breaking into groups followed by a dinner and motivational speakers. The bottom line for this is, its called officer training, so they will be a better officer for their upcoming year, she said. All of my presidents that are class presidents, student body presidents, are going to be participating and they will go to workshops seminars to better understand their position as president in student council. The high school has held similar events. About four years ago 1,500 students attended an statewide officer training event held at CHS, she said. Hunter said it was beneficial for the school and for the county with the business it brought and attention it drew to the area. It is kind of a big deal, Hunter said. She said the reactions of the students new to the area were of note as well. Those South Florida kids, they came out here and said you have cows at your school. They were completely shocked with our environment, that our school is not plopped in the middle of a big city of concrete. They loved it, they could not believe it. CHSContinued From 1A cation and take it to the School Board for approval. The proposal would put such decisions entirely in the states hands. The ability for state government to dictate to our community who has a right to open a school here is horribly wrong, said Columbia County Superintendent Lex Carswell. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday voted 27-10 to put Proposal 6003 on the November ballot. The measure has alarmed school officials across the state, Carswell said, calling it an example of state-government overreach. This is not an anti-charter message, he said. This is an anti-state government message. For years, school boards across Florida have clashed with charter-school operators over whether charter schools should be allowed to open. The measure would also make it difficult for the district to wisely budget its money, Carswell said. The district receives money from the state for each student enrolled at one of its schools. When a student goes to a charter school, the money follows them. As it stands, the district requires charter school applications to be submitted about a year in advance of when the facility would open, giving officials time to plan for changes in revenue. We cannot hire teachers or hire more teachers, Carswell said. But if the state has control over the applications, the district can be caught off-guard. We would have no way of planning, he said. Proposal 6003 would also establish eight-year term limits for school board members and direct the Florida Legislature to put in law efforts to promote civic literacy in schools. Carswell said he supports the push for civic literacy, but the negatives of the proposal outweigh the positives. As a total proposition, this one is bad, he said. Term limits would guarantee that the School Board has a completely different set of members every eight years, removing any sense of continuity, Carswell said. Im just equally opposed to the eight-year term limits on school board members, he said. Thats just over-government right there. Members such as Keith Hudson, the longest serving school board official in the history of Florida now in his 42nd year on the Columbia County School Board, bring decades of experience to the table, Carswell said said. If we dont like them locally, we would vote them out, Carswell said. Hudson said newcomers would be ill-equipped to prepare the annual budget without experienced members there to help them ask the right questions. What are we looking for in the budget. Where are we looking? he added. Do we have enough in that category? What things might happen unexpectedly? Hudson said hes concerned that early polls show the proposal has a good chance at passing. The big, populated counties in South Florida can outvote North Florida and kind of control how things are done, he said. Critics have sought unsuccessfully to break apart the proposed constitutional amendment and take up each issue separately, saying voters should be able to consider them individually instead of having to vote on the bundle. They are not related sufficiently to stay bundled, in my opinion, said Florida Constitution Revision Commissioner Bill Schifino, a Tampa lawyer and former president of The Florida Bar. The proposal is one of 13 ranging from issues dealing with oil drilling to indoor vaping and victims rights heading to the ballot in November. The News Service of Florida contributed to this story. BUNDLEContinued From 1Ain March and received $2,529.25 worth of in-kind contributions. In February, his campaign raised $2,750 cash. In January Vann raised $6,600 cash and $450 worth of in-kind contributions. Decembers tally was slightly lower $5,125 cash and no in-kind contributions. In November, Vanns campaign raised $13,600 cash and $1,000 worth of in-kind contributions, nearly matching his record-breaking activity in March. In October, the first month Vann started filing reports, his campaign raised $6,025 in cash. VANNContinued From 1A Voters to weigh 13 ballot proposals in NovemberThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE --The state Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, finished its work Monday night after approving eight proposed constitutional amendments for the Nov. 6 ballot. Those eight proposals will join five other measures already on the ballot, including three approved by the Legislature and two approved in petition drives, to bring the total to 13. Here are the commission measures headed to the November 6 ballot: VICTIMS RIGHTS AND JUDGES (Amendment 6): It would establish a series of rights for crime victims, including the right to be notified of major developments in criminal cases and the right to be heard in legal proceedings. It would increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. It would provide that judges or hearing officers should not necessarily defer to the interpretation of laws and rules by governmental agencies. FIRST RESPONDERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION: (Amendment 7): It would require the payment of death benefits when law enforcement officers, paramedics, correctional officers and other first responders are killed while performing official duties. It also would apply to Florida National Guard and active-duty military members stationed in Florida. It would establish a governance system for the 28 state and community colleges. It would require a supermajority vote by university boards of trustees and the Board of Governors when raising student fees. PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Amendment 8): It would impose an eight-year term limit on school board members. It would allow an alternative process for approving public schools, including charter schools, rather than by local school boards. It would establish a requirement for the teaching of civic literacy in public schools. OIL DRILLING AND VAPING (Amendment 9): It would prohibit drilling for gas and oil in state coastal waters and ban vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces. GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE (Amendment 10): It would require all charter-county governments to have elected constitutional officers, including sheriffs. It would lead to the Legislature beginning its annual session in January in even-numbered years. It would create an Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism in the Department of Law Enforcement. It would revise the constitutional authority for the Department of Veterans Affairs. PROPERTY RIGHTS AND HIGH-SPEED RAIL (Amendment 11): It would remove language that prohibits aliens ineligible for citizenship from owning property. It would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. It would make clear that the repeal of a criminal statute does not affect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal. ETHICS (Amendment 12): It would impose a sixyear lobbying ban on former state elected officials, state agencies heads and local elected officials. It would also create a new ethics standard that would prohibit public officials from obtaining a disproportionate benefit from their actions while in office. GREYHOUND RACING (Amendment 13): Would ban greyhound racing at Florida tracks after Dec. 31, 2020.
THURSD AY, A PRIL 19, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CITY REPOR T ER 3A Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Wily snow macaque gives FWC the slip, still on the lam$5M verdict nixed on appeal Hamilton County case thrown out.The News Service of FloridaA state appeals court Wednesday tossed out a $5.2 million verdict in a case in which a towtruck driver alleged he was injured by battery acid that spilled onto Interstate 75 after a traffic crash. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Simons Trucking after a Hamilton County jury awarded the damages to tow-truck driver Charles Lieupo. But the appeals court also asked the Florida Supreme Court to take up a key question in the case a move known as certifying the case to the Supreme Court. The case stemmed from a 2011 accident in which a tractor-trailer owned by Simons Trucking crashed while transporting batteries and spilled battery acid onto the interstate. Lieupo responded to the scene to tow away the truck and said he came into contact with battery acid, causing injuries, according to Wednesdays ruling. Lieupo filed a lawsuit against the trucking company under part of state law that imposes liability for discharging pollutants. Simons Trucking argued that the law could not be used to recover money for personal injuries. While a circuit judge rejected that argument, the appeals court agreed and overturned the verdict. The appeals-court ruling said a 2010 Florida Supreme Court decision in a separate case precludes personal injury claims from being brought under the pollution law. But the ruling, written by appealscourt Judge James Wolf and joined by judges Clay Roberts and T. Kent Wetherell, also urged the Supreme Court to further clarify the issue. nation letter to the City Council in late January. Following much personal thought and discussing the matter with my family, this letter is to officially let you know of my retirement plans, he wrote the council. Johnsons career as a city manager spans 27 years and four cities. Johnson took office as the Lake City city manager nine years ago. Uniquely, it has been the only position where the elected officials who hired me will be the same elected officials when I depart, he wrote in his resignation letter. I will always be thankful for the privilege and the honor to have served the Lake City organization during my nine-year term. JOHNSONContinued From 1A horse has recently been diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis, an FDH press release said. An additional equine case was reported in northern Columbia County. The EEE virus, or EEEV, is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos, the CDC said. EEE is rare in humans, and few cases are reported nationwide but theres no vaccine for the virus. EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in the United States with approximately 33 percent mortality and significant brain damage in most survivors. There is no specific treatment for EEE; care is based on symptoms, the agency said in its online profile of the disease. The FDH release said county officials in both affected areas will keep up surveillance and prevention efforts. It provided a list of actions to take to combat mosquitos at home and abroad: stop mosquitoes from multiplying. ing or repellent dows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N, N-diethyl-mtoluamide) are generally recommended. Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyapproved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label, FDH said in the release. Symptoms of the virus vary depending on its degree and whether it is systemic or encephalitic, or affecting the brain, the CDC said. Lasting from one to two weeks it said, Systemic infection has an abrupt onset and is characterized by chills, fever, malaise, arthralgia and myalgia. If it affects the brain, and central nervous system, which occurs after the systemic phase, the CDC said, in older children and adults, encephalitis is manifested after a few days of systemic illness. Its signs and symptoms are: fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, cyanosis, convulsions, and coma. EEEContinued From 1A TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMichele Greene, the citys director of human resources, hands out forms on which council members were to list their top 10 candidates at City Hall Monday night. Eugene Jefferson, left, and Melinda Moses, second from left, had not ranked the candidates and did not complete their forms.City manager hunt down to 22By CARL MCKINNEY firstname.lastname@example.orgThe top three candidates for Lake Citys city manager position all have experience doing the same job in North or Central Florida. City Council members Eugene Jefferson and Melinda Moses, who did not finish ranking their top 10 candidates when the rest of the council turned in their choices Monday, have submitted their score sheets. The field is now narrowed from 54 to 22 candidates, though it wont be official until tonights 6 p.m. City Council meeting. It is not clear if the council will address procedural irregularities that marked the process. Since the three score sheets submitted Monday were public records, they were published in Tuesdays Lake City Reporter, meaning the council members who failed to submit theirs on time were able to see who their colleagues selected before making their own picks otherwise forbidden under state law. Leading the pack is Joseph Helfenberger, the city manager of St. Cloud in Osceola County from November 2015 to July 2017. Helfenberger describes himself as a strong negotiator with 32 years of experience in local city management, according to his resume. Hes previously worked as the city administrator for Ottumwa, Iowa, village administrator for the Wisconsin towns of Hobart, Pulaski and Necedah and the village coordinator of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Helfenberger netted 36 of 50 possible points from the City Council. The overall second choice was Danielle Judd, city manager for Green Cove Springs, with 33 points. Glenn Irby, city administrator for Apopka, took third place with 25 points. Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt ranked Charles Hammond, a former town manager for Ahoskie, North Carolina, as his top choice. Witt gave Helfenberger second place and Irby third. Councilman Jake Hills favored candidate was former Lake City Gateway Airport Manager Nick Harwell. The second choice was David Kraus, who works for the county in multiple capacities such as safety director and grant writer. Hills third pick was Judd. Councilman George Ward gave the top spot to Helfenberger. For second place, Ward chose Vince Akhimie, who offers contractual management services to Avon Park while also serving as the citys public works director. Wards third pick was Irby. Jefferson chose Helfenberger for the top spot. His second choice was Lyndon Bonner, who has worked in various city governments across Florida. Third place went to Judd. Moses favored Danny Lucas, city manager for DeFuniak Springs. Irby was her second choice, while former Massachusetts state lawmaker John Klimm, currently the city manager for Aiken, South Carolina, took third place. The short list now consists of the following candidates, the agenda says: Joseph Helfenberger Dannielle Judd Glenn Irby Danny Lucas John Klimm Charles Hammond David Kraus Vince Akhimie William Healy Lyndon Bonner Nick Harwell Michael Brillhart Jim McCrosky Leonard Housley Robert Schmidt Christopher Edwards Kelly Kautz Jesse Quillen Brian Anderson Shawn Henessee Phillip Mobley Robin I. Gomez By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA runaway monkey at large in a local neighborhood gave authorities the slip Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC officers spotted the escaped snow macaque around 8 a.m. in a wooded area not far from its home on Southwest Steedley Drive, said agency spokesperson Karen Parker. But the monkey had no intention of surrendering and ran deeper into the woods. He eluded them, Parker said. The owner, who accompanied FWC on the search, said the monkey would likely spend the rest of the afternoon sleeping. Two snow macaques and two capuchin monkeys escaped from their enclosure at a home on Southwest Steedley Drive during a storm 5:45 p.m. Sunday, but FWC officers found three of them within a matter of hours. A trap is in place to capture the remaining runaway. Anyone who sees the macaque should avoid approaching it and call FWCs wildlife alert number at 888-404-3922, Parker said.
Anyone who doubts that Barbara Pierce Bush was a force in her own right never saw her speak live. On one occasion we caught her at an event at Texas A&M University where the crowd roared to life the moment the emcee said, And here she is, the Silver Fox herself. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, occupied that rarest of positions in American life: The wife of one president and the mother of another. Only Abigail Adams married to the second president and mother of the sixth shared that distinction. But to note this unique history is also to risk casting Bush in the shadow of two presidents, and that doesnt do justice to the woman whose husband affectionately called her Bar. Born and raised in New York, she possessed an inner strength that undergirded an extraordinary life. Married in 1945 at age 19 to George H.W. Bush, then a naval aviator, she would go on to move to West Texas and become a force within one of the most successful political families in American history. Although sometimes known for her sharp wit, Bushs legacy will be found in the compassion she demonstrated for other people. As first lady, at a time of irrational fear about the spread of HIV/AIDS, she famously pushed against stigmatizing those with the disease. She visited a home in Washington, D.C., for HIV positive children, where she cradled an infant and kissed a toddler. She said it was safe and the right thing for everyone to do. There is a need for compassion, she said. Instantly recognizable for her gray hair and pearls, few today know that her hair first turned when her daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, known as Robin, tragically died at age 3 after battling leukemia. Among the many initiatives she championed, Bush may be best known for her work on literacy. She launched the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy while in the White House and continued the work the rest of her life. The foundation, working with local partners, has awarded more than $40 million as of 2014 and helped more than 1,500 literacy programs. This kind of work doesnt generate the headlines or controversy often associated with the policy agenda of presidents, but it is the kind of effort that can improve millions of lives. I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so many of the other problems facing our society, she wrote in her memoir in 1994. Her son George W. Bush is fond of saying that he has his fathers eyes and his mothers mouth. That may be true, but we shouldnt let that mask this truth: The depth of Barbara Bushs heart endures in all of the people she has touched. Dallas Morning NewsBaseball season is a welcome diversion in this era of political divisions and angst. Baltimore, of course, has contributed its share to the mythology surrounding the game. Baseballs greatest hero, Babe Ruth, in particular, remains forever connected to his birthplace. Babes power hitting, his instantly recognizable wide-face, his warmth and sheer charisma are ingrained in baseball lore. Of course, other less-endearing images of Ruth persist as well: his supposed womanizing, gluttony and Prohibition-era imbibing. If Ruth had a boys love for baseball, in popular memory, he also had an adolescents passion for self-indulgence. A league officials assessment in 1925 that Ruth bore the mind of a 15-year-old, was probably the best appraisal of the man in all of the words spoken or written, concluded a Ruth biographer in 2006. For over a century, we have been infantilizing Ruth. Its time for a reassessment. In truth, league leaders and team owners, including Yankee management, loved the revenue Ruth generated but feared Ruths outspokenness. Throughout his career, Ruth decried the draconian reserve clause that wedded players to one team and held down salaries. He did things his own way including off-field carousing, at least early in his career. Baseballs establishment fretted over this independent streak. They resented the rising tide effect of Ruths salaries on payrolls. Above all, owners and league officials feared the Babe would break away and launch or join a rival league. So began an often vicious campaign to control and contain Ruth. Early on sportswriters an arm of the establishment at the time, since teams heavily subsidized the media began depicting Ruth in childlike terms. The real opening shot, however, came in late 1921 when the newly appointed commissioner of baseball slapped a long suspension on Ruth for supposedly violating restrictions on off-season barnstorming rules routinely violated in the past with virtual impunity. Later, in 1925, Ruth grew gravely ill during spring training. A national flu epidemic had swept the country, and the Babe most likely contracted the grip, as it was known. Yankee management, however, resisted resting its ailing star, fearful he would miss exhibition games. The Babe grew ever more ill and had to be raced back to New York where he endured a long convalescence. Without him, the Yankees collapsed, and management jumped to blame Ruth, insisting his illness resulted from overeating. Team Secretary Ed Barrow, a known Ruth hater, peddled a more sinister storyline: Ruth had a sexually transmitted disease. No evidence backs Barrows story, but its often repeated today. After 1925, Ruth discovered the value of conditioning and sharply moderated his eating and partying. Yet, the Babe never moderated his critical view of baseballs power structure. In 1930 during tense salary talks with Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert, the Babe issued a stinging public letter. Under the reserve clause, players were obliged to sign at any terms. The only alternatives players had was to quit, and Ruth threatened to do just that. The press mocked the threat. Deep down in this boys heart, wrote one columnist, he would play for nothing. Ruth eventually settled for $80,000 (hardly nothing), but all parties knew he was worth considerably more. The establishment went after Ruth in more subtle ways as well. Sportswriters and others traded in shadowy rumors regarding his racial heritage. He was that gorilla glanded baby or the big baboon. Ruths protective and outspoken second wife also provided fodder for the press. Claire Ruths intense support allowed her husband to focus on baseball, but to sportswriters Ruth now was the hen-pecked husband under a domineering wife. As his career wound down, Ruth hoped one day to manage the Yankees. Owners and league officials, however, had long memories. You cant manage yourself, Ruth. How do you expect to manage others? Ruppert dismissively told his star. Yankee officials not only refused to give him a try in New York, but they conspired to thwart opportunities for Ruth elsewhere. In the end, he was essentially drummed out of baseball. None of this is to suggest that Ruth was some closet intellectual or crusading activist. Nevertheless, he should be remembered today as an adult who made a seminal contribution to building modern sports. He was also subjected to a nasty campaign aimed at demeaning and discrediting him. He deserved better then, and deserves better now. OPINION 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 accomplis hed through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. 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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 accomplis hed through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONSelf-defeating propositionsIf you like term limits, youre in luck. The Florida Constitution Revision Commission has placed a measure on the November ballot that would limit local school board members to eight years in office. If you like charter schools, and believe they dont get a fair shake from county school boards, youre also in luck. You can vote to give Tallahassee the authority to decide whether to allow a charter to open in any given district, no matter what local folks think. Finally, if you think civics should be a required course in public schools, guess what. You can vote on that too. Problem is, all three of these proposals are bundled into a single ballot measure, Amendment 8. That means if you like term limits but want to retain local control over charter schools, youre out of luck. There are other such examples on the ballot as well, some every bit as bizarre as this one. (See story on Page 2A of this edition.) The CRCs handiwork is either mind-numbingly dumb or devious, take your pick. Either way, it puts voters in a pickle. Were not sure what commissioners had in mind when they bundled their proposals this way, but if the aim was to drive voters from the polls in disgust, it worked. Well done, all. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. In 1897, the first Boston Marathon was held; winner John J. McDermott ran the course in two hours, 55 minutes and 10 seconds. In 1935, the Universal Pictures horror film Bride of Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff with Elsa Lanchester in the title role, had its world premiere in San Francisco. In 1943, during World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battle against Nazi forces. In 1945, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel opened on Broadway. In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry S. Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad: Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. In 1966, Bobbi Gibb, 23, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon at a time when only men were allowed to participate. (Gibb jumped into the middle of the pack after the sound of the starting pistol and finished in 3:21:40.) No Babe in the woods TODAY IN HISTORY Barbara Bushs heart will endure in all of us Edmund WehrleEdmund Wehrle is a history professor at Eastern Illinois University; his book Breaking Babe Ruth: Baseballs Campaign Against Its Biggest Star is due out next month from University of Missouri Press. He wrote this for the Baltimore Sun.
THURSD AY, APR IL 19, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CIT Y R EPOR TER 5A To submit your Community Calendar item, stop by the R epor ter oce or email Justin Caudell at email@example.com.COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayBingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Gardening questions?UF/IFAS Master Gardeners are available from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City. Stop by or call 386-752-5384 to receive research-based information from university trained volunteers.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.FridaySpring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-7581321 or email dhorner@ columbiacountyfla.com.Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-7550235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held onFridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers marketThe Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386719-5766 or visit market. lcfla.com.Potluck dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813679-5390.SundayBingo games Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386752-7776.TuesdayGardening tipsIts time to plan spring gardens. The UF/IFAS Master Gardeners will provide tips to success ful gardening in Florida from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City.Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need vol unteers for all positions. Those interested in par ticipating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Gardening questions?UF/IFAS Master Gardeners are available from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City. Stop by or call 386-7525384 to receive researchbased information from university trained volunteers.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75). Patrons can select a wide variety of seeds and receive advice from seasoned gardeners.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City, FL 32024. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. Visit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-7582101. COURTESYHigh Impact teachersSuperintendent Lex Carswell (from left) recognized Belmont Academ ys H igh Impact teachers Stephanie Pierce, Leanne Peace and Erin A dams at Belmonts campus Monday. A lso pictured is R on Barker, Belmont principal. Assistant Superintendent Cherie H ill was also present for the recognition. Teachers are awarded the H igh Impact designation from the Florida Depar tment of Education. It is based on a state-level, value-added model for each of the three most recent years of data in which the following subjects were taught: English Language Ar ts, grades 4 to 10; Mathematics, grades 4 to 8; and Algebr a 1, grades 8 to 9.Major Richard Dickie Chapman Hodgkins Major Richard Dickie Chapman Hodgkins, age 83, of Clermont, Florida died Sunday, April 8, in the Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Clermont, Florida following an extended ill ness. He was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and resided in Lake City, Florida for 15 years and St. George Island, Florida before moving to Clermont, Florida in 2014. He served in the U.S. Army for 24 years and retired in 1976 with the rank of Major. He was the Director of Finance for the St. Johns County School Board for over 15 years. He was a graduate of Columbia High School Class of 1952, a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Lake City, Florida and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Hodgkins of Clermont, Florida: His daughter, Vikki (Keith) HodgkinsBeears of Windermere, Florida: His son, CDR Richard E. (Lisa) Hodgkins of St. Augustine, Florida: Two grandchildren, Samantha Beears and Caleigh Hodgkins and several nieces and nephews also survive. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 11:30 A.M .Monday, April 23, in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 3 to 5 P.M. Sunday, April 22, at Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Thomas of Zephyrhills, Florida speaking words of comfort to the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Gary Sinise Foundation at P.O. Box 50008 Studio City, CA 91614 or give online at https://www. garysinisefoundation.org/donate GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, Florida is in charge of arrangements. www.guerryfuneralhome.net Samuel Lee Johnson Rev. Samuel Lee Johnson was born March 5, 1949 to Thomas and Louise Battles Johnson in Woodstock, Florida. Both parents preceded him in death. On April 7, 2018, Rev. Johnson answered his Masters call at the AcostaRua Center for Caring, Jacksonville, Florida. He was a graduate of Keller High School in Macclenny, Florida. He was a member of Paxon Revival Center, under the leadership of Pastor Steve Dobbs. Funeral services for Rev. Samuel Johnson will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Emmanuel Church of God In Christ, 450 South 8th Street, Macclenny, Florida, Elder Joe Nathan Ruise, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 4:00 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Emmanuel COGIC. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St. Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals John Paul Jones, III Mr. John Paul Jones, III, 78, of Lake City, passed away Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in ChampaignUrbana, Illinois on February 6, 1940 to the late John Paul Jones, Jr. and Marion Pecot Jones. He has made the Lake City area his home since 2003, moving here from Gainesville. He was a Christian. He graduated from Gainesville High School and the University of Florida with a Master degree in Education. He was a Lieutenant with the Alachua County Sheriffs Office for 10 years. He was also the Owner/Operator of his own sales company and Advertising Director of Florida Living Magazine for 10 years. He was an avid Christian prayer warrior, and in his spare time, he enjoyed motorcycle riding, horses, dog training K-9s for law enforcement, and was a scuba/ cave diver. He loved canoeing, whitewater rafting, and traveling in their RV. He taught his children and grandchildren to ride the waves on boogie boards at the beach, and to play chip poker. He is preceded in death by three sons: Roger Raduns, John Paul Jones, IV, and Larry Jones. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years; Linda Raduns Jones of Lake City; daughter; Lara Harker (James) of Camas, Washington; grandchildren: Grace, Claire and Derek Harker, Ryan Raduns, Joshua Jones, Julia Jacob, Jenna and Jude Teter-Jones; sisters: Judy Glenn of Fort White and Dr. Letty Rayneri (Oscar) of Dahlonega, GA also survive. Memorial services for Mr. Jones will be conducted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends following the service from 2:003:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Alzheimers AssociationNorth Central Regional Office, 2180 W. State Road 434, Suite 1100, Longwood, FL, 32779. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. gatewayforestlawn.com. Lizzie Mae Simmons Lizzie Mae Simmons was born February 13, 1956 in Lake City, Florida to Cassie Mae Ausgood and John Simmons. Both preceded her in death. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Lizzie Clay transitioned from this earthly life to her eternal home at St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL with her daughter Tomeca and sister Veronica at her bedside. A native Lake Citian, Lizzie was a graduate of Columbia High School class of 1974. After graduation, she attended Lake City Community College. Lizzie accepted Christ at an early age and joined Olivet Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Clarence Dunnell. After relocating to St. Petersburg, FL, she became a member of Bethel Community Baptist Church. Lizzzie was employed with Aero Corp., Union Correctional Institution, and Gold Kist until she became disabled. She enjoyed watching the NBA games with the LA Lakers being her favorite team. After Kobe Bryants retirement, she changed to the Golden State Warriors cheering loudly at the television as if she were sitting courtside at the game. Other precedents in death: sister, Eunice Ausgood Williamson; brothers, Wallace Ausgood and Willie Ausgood. Lizzie leaves to cherished memories with a loving and devoted daughter, Tomeca Demps; loving grandsons, Tayvahn Jordan, TyShawn Postell; Baby Sister, Veronica Ausgood; brother Rodger Ausgood; sister-in-law, Annie Ausgood; brother-inlaw, Nelo Williamson; special and devoted nieces and nephews, Sonia Felton (Raymond), Weena Harris (Chris), Denisha Montgomery, Stanley Williamson and Desmond Kelly; hosts of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and caring friends, both in Lake City and St. Petersburg, FL. Celebratory services for Lizzie Mae Simmons will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NE Martin Luther King St., Lake City, FL, Rev. Alvin J. Baker, Officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at New Bethel MB Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. 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6A THURSD AY, APR IL 19, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CIT Y R EPOR TER To leave an anonymous tip on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call tollfree, (866) 295-7303. To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947. Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to the Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Thursdays.CLASS NOTES Bulletin BoardNEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS MONDAY MUNCHERS COURTESYPictured in no particular order are Natalie Campbell, Travis Mullins, Karolyn Young Mason Hauge, Christian Funkhouser, Sienna Kolovitz, Katrina Dixon, Brian Mayhew, Reagan Vinson, Ethan Revis Kristen Cason, Emma Croft, Hannah Orsini, Dillon Bass, Andrea Aradillas-Sosa, A utumn Jones Brylee Martin, Wesley Wingate, Dasianna Reed Kitty McElhaney, Laura Folsom, Ed Carter and Son ya Judkins.COURTESYNight of the ArtsEastside will be having its annual Night of the Ar ts on Friday, Apr il 20. These third grade students from Mrs. Morses and Mrs. Colemans class are pictured working on the mural that will be displayed at the event. The 6th annual Night of the Ar ts begins at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria for a PreK/VPK through fifth grade art exhibit and crafts. The music portion Share, the Music, Share the Joy begins at 6. THE SOUTHS COUNTRY MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL SUWANNEERIVERJAM.COM BROUGHT TO YOU BY:MAY 2-5TH, 2018LIVE OAK, FLSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND | 3076 95TH DRIVE LIVE OAK, FL 386.364.1683 S&S FOOD STORES & BUDWEISER PRESENT r fn t tt t b rt THE SOUTHS COUNTRY MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL SUWANNEERIVERJAM.COM BROUGHT TO YOU BY:MAY 2-5TH, 2018LIVE OAK, FLSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND | 3076 95TH DRIVE LIVE OAK, FL 386.364.1683 S&S FOOD STORES & BUDWEISER PRESENT r fn t tt t b rt On-site professional, quality service, repair and maintenance for your RV Keith runs a First Class Five Star Business and denitely knows the technical aspects of the complex RV repair and troubleshooting business. He has fair pricing and will x any problem you may have. Keith is a Class Act. Larry AMERICAN DREAMS RV SERVICE We Come to You!Think SMART, students toldIn March, Richardson Sixth Grade Academy was extremely excited to have Kitty McElhaney back in the educational spotlight. Mrs. McElhaney recently retired from the Columbia County school system. Before Mrs. McElhaney began speaking to the Monday Munchers she handed each one of them a gold coin and then told them that gold is a precious metal that represents wealth, generosity, giving, sharing, wisdom and knowledge. G is for Goals and when setting goals, think SMART, Mrs. McElhaney said. In other words, be sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Action, Realistic and Timely. O is for Opportunity, L is for Lifelong Learner, and the D represents Desire. She ended by reminding each student that your family is a wonderful support system and should be your first priority. RSGA would like to give a huge thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings as well. Submitted COURTESYElks Hoop Shoot winnerJayden Jackson, a 10-year-old fourth grade student at Fort White Elementary, is the latest Elks Club Hoop Shoot winner for this area. Jayden won first place for his school, then for Columbia County, and finally placed second at the Florida Sta te Reg ional compe tition in Tallahassee, competing in the 10-11 year old classification. Of his accomplishments, Jayden said, I tried my hardest. I did my best. I had to practice a lot. Jayden is the son of Fort White High School s head football coach Demetr ic Jackson. H is mother Kem Jackson teaches second grade at FWES. Take Stock In Children needs helpFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students to provide guidance and support as they work to conquer the odds stacked against them. Those who successfully complete the program earn a two-year prepaid scholarship to FGC. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 7544392 or antonia.robinson@ fgc.edu. COURTESYMark McCarthy of Fort White (6th from left in the middle row) recently graduated a 15-week Electrical Lineworker Program at the Northwest Lineman Center in Edgewater.Lineworker graduate
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, April 19, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more Columbia wrestling banquet, 5B. HIRING SQUADFlorida QB Allen to transferGAINESVILLE Following Saturdays Orange & Blue Game, the Gators quarterback battle remained a hot topic of conversation as they head into the offseason. While redshirt sophomore Feleipe Franks finished spring camp atop the depth chart as the only member of the group with game experience, redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask is healthy and appears ready to truly challenge for the job for the first time in his college career. The battle for third gained clarity on Tuesday night when redshirt freshman Jake Allen announced on Twitter that he plans to transfer for a better oppor tunity that fits his skill set. Allens decision leaves true freshman Emory Jones alone in third on the depth chart. Allen is a former standout at St. Thomas Aquinas High, where he won two state championships and commit ted to Florida his sophomore season. He joined the Gators last season and was buried on the depth chart in a group that included Franks, Trask, Luke Del Rio and Malik Zaire. A traditional drop-back passer, the 6-foot-3, 199-pound Allen said in his tweet that part of his decision to seek a transfer is because first-year head coach Dan Mullens spread offense is not a good fit for his skill set. Allen played sparingly in Saturdays spring game, completing 4 of 7 passes for seven yards and rushing three times for 18 yards. Allen never took a snap in a regular-season game at Florida.Gators blow past Florida A&MGAINESVILLE The fifth-ranked Florida softball team defeated Florida A&M 19-3 in five innings Wednesday evening at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The 16-run difference is tied for the 7th largest margin of victory in UF history. Freshman Natalie Lugo (2-0) received her second career start in the circle and was brilliant throughout her 4.1 innings. The West Covina, Calif. native only issued a walk and recorded seven strikeouts in the effort. Florida (38-7) opened the game against Florida A&M (19-24) with a trio of runs. Kayli Kvistad highlighted the innings scoring with her two-RBI single that plated Hannah Adams and Amanda Lorenz. Adams singled to start the game while Lorenz reached with her 42nd walk of the season. Jordan Matthews drove in Nicole DeWitt on a groundout back to the cir cle to round out the scoring in the first. The Gators blew open the game and extended the lead out to 15-0 after pushing across 12 runs on seven hits. A total of 17 batters made their way to the plate in the inning with Lorenz and DeWitt driving in runs in each of their two plate appearances to lead the way. A pair of home runs fueled a fourrun inning in the third, which stretched the Florida lead out to 19-0. Jordan Roberts ripped a solo home run to lead off the inning and three-run home run by Jaimie Hoover capped the scoring for the frame.FSU baseball tops StetsonTALLAHASSEE No. 18 Florida State (26-12) beat Stetson (28-10) 18-10 Wednesday afternoon to sweep the two-game midweek series at Dick Howser Stadium. Cal Raleigh hit two home runs and was among six players to go deep for the Seminoles. SU set season highs with 18 runs and 20 hits. Along with seven home runs, the most in a game for the Noles since 2009, FSU added five doubles. Drew Mendoza was 5-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and two RBI. Joining Raleigh on the home run ledger was Mendoza (4th of season), Steven Wells (4), Jackson Lueck (teamhigh 9), Rafael Bournigal (2) and pitcher Cobi Johnson. For Johnson, it was his second at-bat as a Seminole and his first since his freshman season in 2015. Starting pitcher Austin Pollock (3-3) pitched 3.2 innings and allowed four runs on five hits. Ben Onyshko (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits over the first two innings for the Hatters.ROUNDUPPREP FOOTBALLBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia football coach Brian Allen looks at the action during a game last season. NFLJaguars back on the fieldBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Blake Bortles got a stark reminder Tuesday of how Jacksonvilles season ended three months ago. Bortles was in the quarterbacks meeting room when offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett flashed a picture of the Gillette Stadium scoreboard from Jan. 21, 2018. Jaguars 20, Patriots 17, with a little more than 5 minutes to play in the AFC championship game. Its kind of like, Man, that sucks. I cant believe we blew that, Bortles said. That will probably always be in the back of our minds as we missed that opportunity to go play for a Super Bowl. But I think it just gives us that much more motivation to get there again and go win it. The Jaguars began their offseason program this week still thinking about how close they came to upsetting New England and getting to the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history. Jacksonville led 20-10 early in the fourth quarter before fading down the stretch. Coach Doug Marrone cautioned his team about focusing on the past or anything that might happen in the future. But players made it clear the 24-20 loss in New England still stings and will serve as a driving force over the next nine months. The bar has been raised; the expectations are different, Bortles said. To be able to go through the season we went through last year, the camp that we went through and kind of see everything that happened, I think guys are coming back this year with a totally different attitude and kind of a hunger to reach that final game and go win it. Jacksonville has reason to be optimistic. The Jaguars return 12 of the top 14 players on a defense that ranked second in the NFL, added one of the leagues most coveted free agents in guard Andrew Norwell and kept their entire coaching staff intact. You have to start back at ground zero and then build, vet-Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois drops back to pass against Clemson on Oct. 29, 2016. Francois missed most of last season with a torn patella tendon Police suspected Francois was selling marijuanaFILE AFC title game loss still stings for Bortles and company months later. By SAFID DEENOrlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE Deondre Francois became the subject of a two-month drug investigation after Tallahassee police received a tip and believed the Florida State quarterback possessed marijuana with the intent to sell, according to a search warrant obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. The anonymous male tipster, who was inside Francoiss apartment in late February, said he saw a large paper grocery-type bag full of cannabis, which TPD estimated at about two pounds, present during a drug-related crime. The tip led to an investigation in which TPD collected and examined the contents of Francois curbside garbage on four separate occasions. But when TPD concluded its investigation of Francois last Thursday, an executed search warrant conducted at his apartment yielded just 17 grams of marijuana among other items. Francois, a former Orlando Olympia High standout, was not arrested and offered the chance to participate in a pre-trial diversion program after the search. He was not expected to play in FSUs spring game last week and was present on the sidelines for the game. New FSU football coach Willie Taggart said he met with Francois and discussed the matter, which the team FSU QB has been the subject of a 2-month drug investigation. FRANCOIS continued on 6B JAGUARS continued on 6B AllenBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia head coach Brian Allen has announced a few role changes on the football coaching staff ahead of the upcoming 2018 season. While the position titles havent been finalized yet, there are still some noteworthy moves to the revamped staff. Allen, along with his head coaching duties, will be the teams offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach this fall. After serving as defensive backs coach last season, he returns to offense, taking over play-calling duties which he had the prior three seasons. Allen replaces former offensive coach Richard Keen, who stepped down after one season directing the offense. The Tigers averaged 41 points per game under Keen yet Columbia was bounced out of the state playoffs by Lincoln in the first round in November. With me going back to the quarterbacks position, its the offense you saw for the past three, four years, Allen said of retaining the spread style offense. Its going to be the same as far as what weve done, with a variation to all of it.Allen announces new hires, changes to coaching staff.FILEColumbias Marquez Bell celebrates with wide receivers coach Kyle Dicks against First Coast this past season. Dicks returns to the same position this season. ALLEN continued on 6B B1
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The cross-check to Staals neck happened in the first period of Winnipegs 2-0 victory Tuesday night.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 14 2 .875 Toronto 12 5 .706 2 New York 8 8 .500 6 Baltimore 5 13 .278 10 T ampa Bay 5 13 .278 10 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 9 6 .600 Minnesota 7 5 .583 Detroit 6 9 .400 3 Chicago 4 11 .267 5 K ansas City 3 13 .188 6 W est Division W L Pct GB L os Angeles 13 4 .765 Houston 11 7 .611 2 Seattle 9 6 .600 3 Oakland 9 10 .474 5 Texas 7 13 .350 7 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 13 4 .765 Atlanta 10 7 .588 3 Philadelphia 10 7 .588 3 Washington 9 10 .474 5 Miami 5 12 .294 8 C entral Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 12 6 .667 S t. Louis 10 7 .588 1 Milwaukee 10 9 .526 2 Chicago 7 8 .467 3 Cincinnati 3 15 .167 9 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 12 4 .750 Colorado 11 9 .550 3 L os Angeles 7 9 .438 5 S an Francisco 6 10 .375 6 S an Diego 7 12 .368 6 W ednesdays Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, ppd. Detroit 6, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4, Texas 2 Oakland 12, Chicago White Sox 11, 14 innings Toronto 15, Kansas City 5 Pittsburgh 10, Colorado 2 Milwaukee 2, Cincinnati 0 N.Y. Mets 11, Washington 5 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 3 Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Todays Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.Faria gets 1st win since July, Rays beat RangersST. PETERSBURG Jake Faria won for the first time since last July 25, allowing one run over six innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Wednesday. Faria (1-1) struck out six and walked one. He had been 0-4 in eight starts and two relief appearances since beating Baltimore. Hamels (1-3) gave up two hits through five scoreless innings before the Rays rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the sixth on Daniel Robertsons RBI double, C.J Crons run-scoring single and Adeiny Hechavarrias sacrifice fly. Denard Spans RBI double with one out in the seventh chased Hamels, who allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. Chaz Rowe struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh, and Jose Alvarado fanned one during a perfect eighth. Alex Colome got his fourth save despite allow ing Drew Robinsons RBI single in the ninth. Colome has a 9.00 ERA this season, and has two losses and two blown saves in nine appearances.NBA PLAYOFFS COURTESYLittle JacksonJayden Jackson, a 10-year-old fourth grade student at Fort White Elementary, is the latest Elks Club Hoop Shoot winner for the area. Jackson won first place for his school, then for Columbia County, and finally placed second at the Florida State Regional competition in Tallahassee competing in the 10-11-year-old classification. Of his accomplishments, Jayden said, I tried my hardest. I did my best. I had to practice a lot. NHL PLAYOFFS Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils, Kucherov leads the wayAssociated PressNEWARK, N.J. A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jerseys top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night. J.T. Miller also scored and had two assists, and Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped three breakaways in making 27 saves as the Lightning bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to tale a 3-1 lead in the firstround series. Tampa Bay can wrap up the best-of-seven series in Game 5 at home on Saturday. Kucherov broke a 1-all tie with 4:58 left in the period. Defenseman Brayden Coburn sent a pass from the left boards that hit off Devils defenseman Damon Severson. Kucherov collected the loose puck right in front and put it high into the net for his third goal of the series. The Lightning had tied it at 11:30 when Steven Stamkos fed Kucherov entering the zone and he found Miller on the left side for a shot over Schneiders shoulder.PENGUINS 3, FLYERS 1In Philadelphia, Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins career postseason points leader in a win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5. Matt Murray stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the series and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins are a win away from playing in the second round for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons. Crosby scored in the second period for a 4-0 lead and passed Pittsburgh owner and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux for most playoff points with 173.Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even seriesAssociated PressCLEVELAND LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the games first 16 points and had 29 at halftime, dominating the way he has in so many previous postseasons. But in a season in which nothing has been easy for the Cavs, Cleveland was lucky that Indianas Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open 3-pointer that would have tied it with 27 seconds left. Kevin Love scored 15, but Clevelands All-Star center injured his left hand, the same one he broke earlier this season, with 3:43 left. Loves status could affect the remainder of this series and perhaps Clevelands season. Kyle Korver added 12 points, all on 3s, and made several hustling plays for the Cavs. Oladipo scored 22 he was in early foul trouble and Myles Turner 18 for the Pacers, who shocked the Cavs with an overpowering win in Game 1.JAZZ 102, THUNDER 95In Oklahoma City, Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night and tie their Western Conference playoff series at one win game apiece. Derrick Favors had career playoff bests of 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz, and Ricky Rubio had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the first playoff win of his seven-year career. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Thunder. Paul George, who scored 36 points in Game 1, finished with 18 on 6-for-21 shooting. Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points, but made just six of 18 shots. Utah outrebounded Oklahoma City 56-46 to take home-court advantage from the Thunder. Game 3 will be Saturday in Utah.
LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old broth er is addicted to opiates. My wealthy enabling mother constantly bails him out financially My brother is engaged to a very kind woman -a mother of three he met four months ago. Shes not aware of his lies, manipulations, debt and pill addiction. My brother has already destroyed a previous marriage with his actions, and Im finding it dif ficult to sit back and let this happen to yet another innocent woman. I am tired of lying for him, and I know that eventually this will come to a head. Do I come forward with the truth now and possibly harm their relationship, or watch them go through with this marriage and hope for the best? -UNSURE IN NASHVILLE, TENN. DEAR UNSURE: Be prepared for the eruption that is sure to follow, but for the sake of those childr en, let the woman know what she will be dealing with if she goes through with the marriage. Whether she heeds your warning will be up to her, but at least she will know what shes in for. DEAR ABBY: My teenage son and daughter confided to me that their younger cousin (15) has been posting on social media that shes hanging out with men who ar e five years older and taking her mothers car without her knowledge. My teens have both warned her that shes making poor choices, but she wont listen. It doesnt help that there is no father around, and her mother doesnt know how to say no. My teens are very concerned. As the girls uncle, I need advice on how to intervene. -PRIVY TO A BAD SITUA TION DEAR PRIVY: Its definitely time for some adult intervention. If you are at all close with your niece, talk with her about how dangerous what shes doing is -not only to herself, but also the men shes been seeing because they could land in jail. While your e at it, tell her mother what you know so she can hide her car keys before her daughter gets into a serious accident and hurts herself or someone else. DEAR ABBY: When my wife introduces me at a company event and/or party, she says, This is my husband, Philip; hes a teacher. I am uncomfortable being introduced that way because people have the preconceived notion that being a teacher defines who I am (which it does not). I have pointed out that people are not usually introduced with their careers, unless they ar e doctors. My wife says Im overreacting. I have asked her to stop doing it, but she thinks Im just being silly Your thoughts/comments on our discussion would be greatly appreciated. -MORE THAN A TEACHER IN ARIZONA DEAR MORE: You and your wife have a bigger problem than how she introduces you. You are married to someone who dismisses and belittles your feelings. Whether you are overreacting is beside the point. If you prefer not to be introduced the way she is doing it, she should have enough respect for you to comply with your request. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Brothers fiancee is unware of his hidden opiate addiction DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Knowing what you are up against will be half the battle. Plan to go over and above what anyone else can possibly do in order to get what you want. Success takes work and a refusal to quit until you accomplish your objective. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Spend time cultivating important relationships. Whether at home or at work, getting along with others will make the difference. Don't let stubbornness be what holds you back. The power of positive persuasion will help you get your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keeping your facts straight will be important if you want to maintain trust and respect. Question anyone asking you to contribute to something that is being hyped. An offer someone makes will fall short of your expectations. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone will use emotional blackmail to get you to make a change or devote time or money to something you know little about. Proceed with caution if anyone asks you to volunteer or to spend money on something you cannot afford. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let your generosity lead to debt. It's OK to help others, but be sure to put immediate family first. Long hours and hard work will be required if you want to reap rewards. Avoid excess and indulgence. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone will mislead you regarding a job opportunity or partnership. Ask questions and stick to facts when discussing matters that can influence your ability to get ahead. Stick close to the people you know you can trust. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be careful what you share with whom. Discretion will be important if you mix business with pleasure. Don't reveal your intentions prematurely. An unexpected change or decision someone makes will lead to uncertainty. Stay alert, be observant and gather sensitive information. 5 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't trust anyone else to handle your financial affairs or someone else's estate. Unusual circumstances revolving around property, legal or health matters and friends or relatives should be taken seriously and handled with discretion. Personal gains are favored. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Find an outlet for your imagination, and keep moving in a direction that excites you. Befriending people you feel have more to offer will give you a sense of belonging and encourage you to be the best you can be. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Friendships and dealing with children and relatives should be handled with care. Each situation will require thought and patience. You'll find it easier to resolve issues without conflict if you offer love and support instead of letting anger set in. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider the best way to improve your life. Creating a space to relax or to work on a hobby will encourage you to spend more time at home and less time going to events and activities that are costly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional situations will fester due to deception or disillusionment. Don't make assumptions or believe everything you hear. April 19: Actress Elinor Donahue (Father Knows Best) is 80. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 75. Actor Tim Curry is 71. Singer Mark Flo Volman of The Turtles is 70. Actor Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) is 65. Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is 52. Country singer Bekka Bramlett of Bekka and Billy is 49. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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At the aforementioned meeting, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this petition. 421544 April 19, 2018 Personal Banker Candidates possessing high level customer service skills, such as problem solving, cross selling, and building customer relationships are individuals who will be considered for the position. Additional qualities required include a positive, energetic, professional attitude; excellent verbal and written communication skills, cash handling experience, and refined organizational skills. Prior banking experience is preferred. 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Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. Interested workers should apply at the nearest Georgia Department of Labor office and provide the office with a copy of this advertisement or call 912-245-0854 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to set up an interview. Reference Job # GA2136227082. Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 2BD/2BA Condo $950/mo In town. 1st, Last, $500 security. No Pets. 697-6436 Pianist needed for First United Methodist Church. Please call for information (386)752-4488 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Large Multi-family sale: Fri & Sat, 8-5. 456 SW Morning Glory Dr end of cul-de-sac in Rolling Meadows S/D, follow pink signs. Tools, furn, home decor, books, sm appliances, jewelry, name brand purses/ shoes/clothes, linens, area rugs, lamps, plants & more Happy House is taking applications for a teacher/teacher aide position and a receptionist. Must be able to pass a level II background screening and drug test. Benefits provided; vacation, sick leave, paid holidays and flexible hours. Please apply in person at 544 NW Lake Jeffery Rd. Fridge, electric stove, rider mower, chest freezer, mountain bike, push mower 292-3927 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2017-459-DR In Re The Marriage Of LORGIO ESTEBAN VEGA, Husband/Petitioner, and ERICA LINDSEY MOBLEY VEGA, Wife/Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ERICA LINDSEY MOBLEY VEGA Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a a Petition Fore Dissolution Of Marriage has been filed and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on J. DANIEL MARSEE, Attorney for Petitioner/Husband, whose address is Post Office Box 2007, Lake City, Florida 32056-2007, on or before Mary 4, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on husband or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result inn sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on March 26, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/ S. Rodriguez 416011 March 29, 2018 April 5, 12, 19, 2018 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 50ac backs up to Osceola Nat'l Forest w/3/2, wraparound porches on 2 sides, $215,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS90282 Great investment, currently rented at $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Sabrina Suggs 854-068 6 MLS95057 $229,000 Open floor plan & private master ste, all on 1 floor, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS99970 3/1 in town, close to VA, fenced back yard, hardwood floors $62,000 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water, sewer, stove & fridge furnished. no pets 209-8111 LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Systems Administrator Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 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. Multi Family Carport Sale: Fri 4/20 7-5 & Sat 4/21 7-3. Furn, DVD's, lots of HH, men, women & children's nice clothes, asst sizes, nice boots (wm), kids shoes, china cabinet, jewelry, purses, ladders, some tools, Brown Rd to Bert to Nash Rd left on to Carr Ct. Lake Jeffery to Nash rd and on to Carr Ct look for signs 755-3682 MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE IN CALLOWAY 259 SW Pheasant Way, Lake City. Saturday & Sunday 8am until dark! We are very motivated and are priced to sell. Shop womens plus size, preteen girls, and men's clothing; kitchen items; home decor; bedding sets; modern electronics, tools, and furniture items! Calloway community! Full Estate Sale715 SW McFarlane Ave. Beautiful furn, decor/art, piano, W/D, freezer, Quality Christmas decor, gold jewelry & sterling & much MORE! Fri & Sat 10am-4pm. Gates open at 9am. 352-2343299. Cash and credit 3BR/2BA $625/mo quiet park, no pets, clean country living, references & deposit required. 386-292-2078 Beautiful Commercial Suite for rent in Midtown Center, Lake City, office & warehouse space. Call 386-365-8818 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18-126-CA DIVISION The ESTATE OF DIANE M. JANUSZEWSKI Plaintiffs vs. DANIEL JOSEPH SENS, the UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL JOSEPH SENS, JESSICA NICOLE SENS, and the UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESSICA NICOLE SENS. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION: FORECLOSURE TO: DANIEL JOSEPH SENS, JESSICA NICOLE SENS, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the institution of this action by the Plaintiff against you seeking to foreclose a contract for deed on the following property in Columbia County, Florida: The land referred to herein below is situated in the County of Columbia, State of Florida, and described as follows: Trinkner Farms Parcel No. 13: Commence at the Southwest corner of SE 1/4 of the SW Section 4, Township 7 South, Range 17 East, Columbia County, Florida and run thence N 87 degrees, 38'18" E along the South line of said Section 4, 895.59 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue N 87 degrees 38'18" E along the South line, 447.79 feet, thence N 2 degrees 25'28" W, 999.76 feet, thence S 87 degrees 57'24" W, 452.48 feet, thence S 2 degrees 41'31" E, 1002.42 feet to the Point of Beginning. The south 30 feet of said lands being subject to a right-of-way for Barney Road, a county maintained graded road. This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, Thomas R. Weller, whose address is 18731 N.W. US Hwy 441, High Springs, Florida 32643, on or before May 16, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default and judgment will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 13th day of April, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 420997 April 19, 26, 2018 Estate Auctions: Fri, April 20th @ 6pm, High Springs, FL Hwy 27N auctionzip.com #20822 Mah, Oak, Vict. Furn, early radios/equipment, sterling candelabras, glass, coins, tools, truck tool box, tall stacking tool box w/tools, art, Fenton, Primitives, Hess trucks, Records, jewelry. 10% B.P. C. Red Williams AU437/AB3447 352-258-0604 Windsong Apartments We offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455
Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Sherr y Ratliff 365-8414 MLS100226 4/2 mfg home in Deer Cree k S/D, new metal roof & A/C excellently maintained $129,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS97810 3/2 underway in Cannon Creek Pl, split plan, side entry garage, covered back porch $185,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Patti Taylor 623-6896 MLS98928 2 story river home w/2/2 upstairs $ 1/1 down w/elevator, gas FP, 24ft floating dock, 18x20 wkshp $450,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99913 Country home on 3.5 ac, fam rm w/FP, XLg utility/storage rm, newer A/C $114,900 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99278 $199,900 2nd floor loft/BR w/storage, cozy den, chef's kit w/island, lg master, 2 blks from Hodor Park Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99718 $319,000 Working hay farm, fenced & cross-fenced 50'x100' ha y barn, 2100+ sqft 3BR home. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $205,900 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99113 $255,000 15+ ac on US90, 4/2 mfg home, 40x60 metal bldg, outbldg for yard equip fenced & xfenced. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99669 $375,000 200' Ichetucknee River frontage, 6 ac border Ichetucknee Springs State park. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99229 $350,000 Business on highly visible Hwy 90, fully equipped restaurant w/234 seating capacity Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99977 $395,000 Great established business in 4000 sqft easy access on Main Blvd. All amenities stay. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS98624 Inground pool home, pool is enclosed & heated, home is like new & very well maintained. Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS99666 3/2 lg kit, open floor plan, lg garage, near schools & shopping, fenced yard, $129,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100186 Great commercial bldg in Madison, 2 yr old roof, lg walk-in safe, secity system $275,000 Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS98872 1351sf office in city limits, CG zoning on corner lot, recently updated. $195,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS99019 Historical 1915 home zoned res near downtown, carved entryway, French doors, $170,000 Hallmark Real Estate Janet Creel 719-0382 MLS96287 Sprawling 19ac, 2 rented MH w/good tenants, lg oaks & fenced. 12 ac planted pines $175,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS95873 Rustic 2/1 partially furnished, workshop w/elec. & loft @ end o f private road. $39,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 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. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100082 $775,000 Executive pool home w/covered lanai, chef's kit, guest suite w/separate kit, lg theater rm Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100258 $225,000 Pool home, open great rm w/FP, covered lanai, split plan, lg open kit w/eat-in bar. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100274 $340,000 Beautiful home in country setting, mast on 1st floor, upstairs br, full bath & open living rm. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100279 $155,000 3/2 newly renovated w/step-down sun rm, lg screened in-ground pool & privacy fence. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100201 $49,000 Beautiful lot on paved rd, short distance to town & I-75, site built homes only. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100225 $349,900 Prime commercial professional bldg, lg corner lot close to Lake Shore Hospital w/lake frontage Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99752 $220,000 4/2 on 5 ac, SS appliances, lg BR's, detached workshop, 2 septic tanks, storage shed Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99973 $239,000 3/2 open floor plan, gas FP, FL rm off kit & master, close to city limits w/o city taxes! Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99789 $259,000 40ac fenced & x-fences, 40x60 hay barn, 3/2 TWMH covered back porch off kit, lg open spaces. Poole Realty Nelda Hatcher 688-8067 MLS100163 2/1 in Jasper w/new appliances, counter tops & cabinet doors, bath w/jacuzzi tub $89,900 Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS97886 $250,000 Immaculate home close to town on 3.21ac, open floor plan, lg porches, formal dining room. Poole Realty Kelli Shirah 2083847 MLS98877 $209,000 3/2 brick, kit has al stainless appliances & breakfast bar, screenin porch, fenced back yard Poole Realty Glenda McCall 362-4539 MLS99894 $95,00 0 3/2 w/hardwood floors, new insulated windows, downtown Jennings, new exterior doors. Poole Realty Glenda McCall 362-4539 MLS100099 84 front ft on Suwannee River, well, septic & power, 2 mi to Mayo, public boat ramp $43,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100079 $125,000 3/2 on 12ac, screened back porch, the cleared land great for animals. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98684 3/2 in Live Oak, granite counter tops, open plan $139,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99425 $339,700 4/3, open kit, lg master, covered porch areas. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $379,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99617 1/1 cottage on Suwannee River, kitchenette. $98,900 Anniversary Announcement Birth Announcement Change of Address Delivery Issues or Concerns Engagement Announcement Give a gift subscription Letter to the Editor News Tips Obituary Form Place a Classified Ad Submit an Event to the Calendar Vacation Delivery Service Wedding AnnouncementLook at what you can do www.lakecityreporter.com GO TOClickFORMS & SUBMISSIONSLake City Reporter Lake City ReporterCLASSIFIEDS CHS WRESTLING BANQUET From staff reportsThirty-six players competed in The Masters Blitz on April 7. A flight winners were: Timmy Rogers and Rory McIlroy came in first place with a +16. Cory DePratter and Tiger Woods came in second place with a +14. Ken Radcliffe and Justin Rose came in third place with a +12. Steve Thomas won best with a +4. B flight winners were: Vic Fundora and Rory McIlroy came in first place with a +18. Bud Johnson and Rory McIlroy came in second place with a +17. Mike Carr and Rory McIlroy came in third place with a +14. John Raulerson won best with a +7. Skin winners were: Steve Thomas #1, Cory DePratter #7 and #11, Eddy Brown #8, Mike McCranie #10, Jonathan Allen #12 and John Raulerson #17. The Saturday Blitz costs $15 plus cart fee and is open to anyone but you must tee off by 9:30 a.m. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. The Sunday Blitz cost $20 plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Due to the inclement weather, the LGA did not play this week. The LGA plays every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. Twenty-three players competed in the Wednesday Blitz on April 11. Steve Patterson came in first place with a +8. Buddy Slay and Derrick Tuell tied for second place with a +6. John Raulerson came in fourth place with a +4. George Burnham, Jordan Hale, Dennis Hendershott Jr. and Mickey Willcox all tied for fifth place with a +3. Skin winners were: Cory DePratter #4, John Raulerson #6, Dennis Hendershott Jr. #8, George Burnham #14, Steve Patterson #15 and Shelton Keen #17. The skins pot hole was #2; there were several birdies on the hole so the $216 pot will carry over to next Wednesday. The Wednesday Blitz costs $13 (plus optional pot) plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. The Good Old Boys Match 1 Mark Risk, Bob Hiers, Bill Rogers, Bobby Simmons, Randy Register-9, Ed Snow, Eli Witt, Bill Wheeler, Paul Davis, Dan Stephens-8. Match 2 Bob Wheary, Jim McGriff, Alan McGriff, Tom Elmore, Jim Stevens-9, Noidrie Moses, Larry Ward, Emerson Darst, Steve Crane-6. Good Scores were: Dan Stephens 74 (37-37), Steve Crane 75 (37-38), Mark Risk 75 (37-38), Bob Wheary 76 (38-38), Noidrie Moses 76 (3838), Ed Snow 78 (39-39), Bobby Simmons 79 (39-40). Tom Elmore eagle on #1. For more information on any events and tournaments or specials at The Country Club, please call the pro shop at 752-2266 or check out our website at www.thecountryclubatlakecity.com.UPCOMING Apr. 16-18, Sunbelt Senior Tour Apr. 23, LGA Invitational Apr. 28, PCERA May 12, Players Blitz from the COUNTRY CLUB from theAT LAKE CITYPhotos by DEBBY CARROLL/Special to the ReporterColumbias wrestling team held its end of the year banquet on April 16. State qualifiers Chace Curtis (left) and Daniel Mann (right) with Columbia coach Pete Whittington. State qualifiers Matt Ross (left) and Zion James (right) with Columbia coach Pete Whittington.
6B THURSD AY, APRIL 19, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER was handling internally. Hes still with our football team, Taggart said after FSUs spring game. ... We talked about his responsibility as a student athlete here, and he understands my expectations and what Im looking for, especially when it comes to our quarterback. Francois worked this spring in a limited fashion while recovering from a knee injury he suffered last season. He was trying to impress his new coach while TPD was investigating his life off the field. Francois garbage was collected and examined on Feb. 27, a date in the beginning of March, March 27 and April 3, according to the search warrant. The location of Francois home prevented TPD from conducting constant surveillance, according to the warrant. But TPD believed the discarded garbage showed evidence of ongoing criminal activity at Francoiss apartment. During the inspections, twice at Francois apartment and twice with garbage taken to police headquarters, police found documents with Francois name, plastic bags with cannabis residue and the emptied contents of blunt-type cigars. When TPD conducted its search of Francois apartment on Thursday, during which his girlfriend Diamond Lindsey was present, police smelled marijuana coming from inside the apartment and found the 17 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia less than two feet from Francois bed. Francois told police the marijuana belonged to Lindsey, he cant smoke right now and said the last time he used marijuana was in December 2017. Among the contents TPD found in Francois garbage and during their Thursday apartment search: multiple plastic bags with cannabis residue, innards of blunt cigars, a Bob Marley grinder, an instant drug test cup, three vials of pain medication, two iPads with broken screens, three iPhones and an FSU student ID card for running back Zaquandre White. A Leon County judge approved the eight-page search warrant on April 6. In the diversion program, Francois will be required to do community service and avoid any criminal activity for a period of anywhere from three months to a year. He must also pay a cost of $100 for prosecution to the state attorneys office. He could also be asked to participate in a substance abuse program. Taggart hopes Francois, who continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon of his left knee, can make better decisions while preparing to compete for FSUs starting quarterback job next season. Hes got to be smart about who hes around and what hes around, and make good decisions, Taggart said. I advise him to just make sure hes around his teammates all the time. FRANCOIS Continued From 1Beran defensive end Calais Campbell said. The reset button is something you have to hit regardless if you were terrible or if you were good. It doesnt matter. Just got to start over from the beginning and earn the right to make it to be a successful team. Even with so much carry-over from 2017, Marrone plans to take a similar approach during the offseason. He wants his players to get in the best shape possible now, which should help them get through a grueling training camp later. Im always one of those guys, Hey, lets be where our butt is, Marrone said. In other words, lets be in this moment right now. I think that when youre grabbing toward this future and you looking beyond youre going to miss all the small things that you need to build a foundation. Last year, we kind of wrapped it in a box and put it there. There are lessons that weve learned from it. We appreciate that. We appreciate the season. We appreciate whats gone on, but now were sitting here at 0-0. Jacksonville (10-6) won the AFC South for the first time in franchise history last season, but top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell didnt treat the roster like it was even close to being set. They let receiver Allen Robinson, cornerback Aaron Colvin, guard Patrick Omameh and backup quarterback Chad Henne walk in free agency. They cut tight end Marcedes Lewis, receiver Allen Hurns and running back Chris Ivory. And they brought in five free agents, including new starters Norwell, receiver Donte Moncrief and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Now, the Jags are essentially starting over even with that loss to the Patriots still lingering. Theres one team out there thats defending champs. Thats the Philadelphia Eagles, Marrone said. Before we even get to division, playoffs, whatever it may be, first game of the year, whatever it may be, weve got to take all these steps, OK, before we get there. If we put our sights on those right now were going to miss something here in the beginning building this foundation. JAGUARS Continued From 1B COURTESY Running quartetLast weekend at the FLYRA MS North Region at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, the girls 4x100 relay team consisting of Jaden Rolle, Anzarria Jerkins, Trinity Steele and qualified for the FLYRA MS State Meet to be held in Bradenton on May 12. COURTESYMarathon runnersLake City was represented well in the recent Boston Marathon. Columbias Alex McCollum finished the 5K in the top one percent with a personal best of 18:12. Michelle McCollum qualified for next years marathon, which will be her 10th. Both are pictured alongside Skye McCollum (left) and Tony Richards (back). Significant changes have also been made on the other side of the ball, most notably at the defensive coordinator position. Former Columbia star Felix Woods will lead the unit as he replaces Chris Martinez, who recently resigned after three seasons. Woods, a former West Alabama standout, is slated to take over senior-laden group that could be integral to the Tigers success this year. The 23-year old has big shoes to fill, but coach Allen is beyond confident that hes the right guy for the job. Hes one of the smartest players that Ive had in the program in the seven years Ive been here, Allen said of Woods, who graduated in 2012. He wanted to get into coaching, and for me it was a no-brainer hire, and with confidence (I) put him as a coordinator. Hes that type of kid, and thats what Felix was when he was here. Woods also will be in charge of coaching linebackers. The first-year coordinator will be assisted on defense by co-coordinator John Woodley. Defensive game planning, Allen says, will be shared duties between the two. Woods, like Martinez, will handle play-calling responsibility. Woodley remains as the J.V. head coach. The Tigers will continue to run their 4-3 hybrid defense under Woods. The biggest thing with me is being able to teach it to the kids, Allen said. I dont care about how much you can tell me you know. I want to know how well you can teach it to the kids. So they can go out and execute it with confidence and every question that they ask (about) the system can be answered. With a young guy, high intellect, high-chart player when he was here with us it was a no-brainer. Another new face on the sidelines will be Bruce Johnson, who has been named the defensive backs coach. Johnson, who also played at Columbia, brings years of experience to the staff after competing in the NFL and CFL for the last eight years. Jerome Carter, who coached secondary last season, may still assist Johnson. Allen says isnt quite clear yet if the former NFLer and coach will return for another year. Columbia coach Terrence Harrell will remain as defensive line coach. He will be retained along with Chris Coleman (offensive line/special teams), TaMar Jernigan and Kyle Dicks are returning as wide receiver coaches. Skipper Hair will also be back as the teams chaplin. The only position group unaccounted for is running backs, which was coached by Quinton Callum, who stepped down after 14 years. Allen says hes still in search of a replacement for Callum, but didnt write out the possibility of coaching the position by committee this coming season. Allen also said that a kicking coach could be added to the staff, for the first time under him. SCHEDULE REVEALED: Columbia has announced its 2018 schedule. The Tigers will open at Gainesville (Aug. 23) before hosting Suwannee (Aug. 31). Columbia then heads to Buchholz (Sept. 7). The Tigers begin district play versus Lee (Sept. 14) then will host Madison County (Sept. 21) before traveling to Trinity Christian (Sept. 28). Columbia next will face Atlantic Coast on the road (Oct. 12). The Tigers wrap up the regular season at home against Fletcher (Oct. 19), at First Coast (Oct. 25) and finish out versus Bolles (Nov. 2). ALLEN Continued From 1B rfntb bbbrrfntbtrrfrffrr frrrffrffr rffffrffffr rbfbnffbb fnffbffffrffff frffftrrff frffffrf rrrffrr rfffbbrn rfntb rf frffrrrtb bbb rfrfbbfrf