The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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See Page 6ALake City ReporterTHUR sS DAY, AA UGUS TT 23 2018 | YY OUR COMMUNI TYT Y NE WSP AA PER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 L AA KECI TYT Y REPOR TT ER.C OM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 F ax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 364 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4 AA Obituaries . . . . . . 5 AA Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B AA dvice & C omics . . 3B 90 70 Chance of storms Lottery winner not so lucky, Story below + PLUS >>Petunia the pig seeks new homeLOCALTigers take on GHS in openerPREVIEW Lottery winner not so luckySee Page 1B Leadership Academy 8 complete program, See 3 AA FREE CONSULTATION 153 NE Madison St. Across from Courthouseank You for your trust and condence! 386-752-5222 HELP FOR VETSPhotos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMinister DD an Hartman (left) gives a care package consisting of devotional literature to Keith Krumm, a v eteran, during a Wednesday morning event to feed veterans hosted by AA n Exc ellent Way Ministry. Krumm, who is in danger of being evicted from the trailer home hes renting, and several other veterans also received a free lunch during the event. Simon Middleton (from left), a minister with AA n Exc ellent Way Ministry, talks to veteran James Beals as Pastor Melvin Wintons looks on. Beals, who came to the AA n Exc ellent Way Ministries Resource Center for a free lunch Wednesday, was telling how he faces eviction from the trailer home where he lives. Church officials were attempting to get Beals connected to community service organizations for help.Six years later, trial set to start in slayingMasked woman with knife at daycare is jailedHOME INVASION LCPD Said she was Muslim; police reports differ on what occurred. Defendant already serving life for 2015 Hamilton Co. murder.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comTravis Rashaul Brown, who was involved in a 2012 shooting that left one Lake City man dead and resulted in him fighting for his life on a ventilator with a gunshot wound to the torso, is finally heading to trial for that incident. A pre-trial conference in the case was held Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Courthouse with Circuit Judge Paul Bryan presiding. During the six-year period since the attempted home invasion, Brown collected several other felony charges. These include a murder conviction for the June 2015 shooting death of Gerald Osborne, 58, for which he is currently serving a life sentence. While in jail in Hamilton County, Brown was charged with Collins death.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comPolice say a suspicious masked woman was hanging around a Lake City daycare Tuesday afternoon with a kitchen knife in her purse. The woman reportedly told them it was a Muslim head garb and the knife was for protection. Lolla Freeman, 29, of South Marion Avenue, faces charges of resisting an officer without violence and possession a weapon on school property after the Lake City Police Department investigated reports of a suspicious person at Lollipop 2 Freeman WOMAN continued on 3ABy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comHome invaders targeted someone claiming to be an unlucky lotto winner and stole an estimated $15,000 in Live Oak on Tuesday, Suwannee County deputies say. Four Suwannee County men were arrested for the burglary Jason Arsenio Haynes, 28, Albert Larry Jelks, 29, Kwone Levelle Matthews, 27, and Roderick Livingston, 31. WINNER continued on 2A Brown MURDER continued on 2AFive-year sentence in homicideBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comTracey Lea Luckey, the Fort White woman jailed shooting her husband to death in May 2017, pleaded guilty to armed manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years probation in connection with the case. Luckey accepted the terms of a plea deal from the State Attorneys Office Monday morning during a pretrial hearing, Luckey HOMICIDE continued on 2A A3


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Thanks for reading.Haynes, whose girlfriends vehicle was identified as the one used in the break-in, told deputies he drove three other men to the victims house on 104th Street, according to a Suwannee County Sheriffs Office report. The victim reported that the burglars stole a small safe containing about $15,000 in cash he said was obtained from lottery winnings. Two of the suspects entered the home and took a large amount of money, including a Crown Royal bag containing $100 in loose change, and valuables such as gold-colored bracelet valued at $500, Hanyes told deputies. Haynes said he obtained at least $1,200 from the other men after the breakin, according to the report. Before his arrest, Haynes admitted at least $300 of that money was in a dresser at his home, but refused to give consent for a search, the report states. After obtaining a search warrant, deputies found $1,120 in cash from the dresser, a clear bag containing assorted change, 1.4 grams of powder cocaine and 4.3 grams of crack-cocaine, according to the report. Jelks, Matthews and Livingston did not provide statements at the time of their arrests. All four men face grand theft and burglary charges, while Haynes faces an additional drug charge. WINNERContinued From 1A with Third Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson presiding. Luckey was originally facing second-degree murder charges, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The maximum sentence she could have received for the armed manslaughter charge was 30 years. Luckey, 50 at the time of the incident, shot and killed David Wayne Sullivan, 49, in their Fort White home in the 500 block of Southwest Bobcat Drive, according to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports. Initially arrested May 20, 2017, in connection with the shooting death of Sullivan, Luckey was released from jail to the custody of the state mental hospital on Nov. 3, 2017. She was sent to the state hospital after the court ruled she was incompetent to proceed. She remained there until she was returned to the Columbia County Detention Center on March 19, after the defense attorney and state attorneys office had doctors evaluate her mental competency. Deputies found Sullivan dead in the homes master bedroom, lying face-up in a pool of blood with multiple gunshot wounds. According to CCSO, a handgun was found on a shelf in the living room. Luckey called 911 to report she had shot Sullivan and then waited in her truck for first responders to arrive, reports said. CCSO said Luckey was evaluated on on the scene for an altered mental status. Neighbors estimated that Luckey and Sullivan had been together for about 30 years before the fatal shooting. However, several of the people who knew them said their relationship was rocky. Reports from first responders indicate several visits through the years to the couples address reportedly 96 calls since 2007, according to the official call history record. About 20 of the calls involved disturbances on the property, most of which involved the couple. Luckey was formally charged in the shooting in 2017, but her competency came in to question and it was deemed she was incompetent to proceed by agreement through the defense and the prosecution. Under the terms of the plea bargain, Luckey must undergo a mental health evaluation within 30 days of her release from prison. She is also required to take all her medications, meet with an assigned case manager, cooperate with the collection of lab specimens and cooperate with all requests for psychological tests as well as comply with any other special conditions deemed necessary by the mental health staff responsible for her treatment. If while on treatment Meridian Health Services releases Luckey from treatment, the probation department will monitor her medication by any means necessary. HOMICIDEContinued From 1A By LLOYD DUNKELBERGERThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE --The race between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis for the Republican nomination for governor is tightening, according to a poll released Tuesday by Florida Atlantic University. With a week left before the Aug. 28 primary, a survey from the FAU Business and Economics Polling Initiative showed DeSantis, a three-term congressman from Northeast Florida, with 32 percent of the vote to 31 percent for Putnam, a two-term state agriculture commissioner. The poll, conducted from Thursday to Monday, surveyed 222 likely Republican primary voters, with a 6.5 percentage-point margin of error. Some 22 percent of the voters were undecided. The new poll showed an improvement for Putnam, who trailed DeSantis by 9 percentage points in an FAU poll released in late July. Adam Putnam appears to have regained some of his footing in the gubernatorial race, said Kevin Wagner, an FAU political science professor. The difference may be which candidate is better able to turn out their supporters in the next week. But a factor in favor of DeSantis is his endorsement by President Donald Trump, with the FAU poll showing the president has an 80 percent approval rating among Florida Republican voters. Overall, Florida voters disapprove of Trump by a 45-43 percent margin. In the Democratic pri mary for governor, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee leads the field with 29 percent of the vote in FAU poll. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine had 17 percent, followed by Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Palm Beach investor Jeff Greene, who both had 11 percent. Chris King, a Winter Park businessman, had 10 percent. The FAU poll included 239 likely Democratic primary voters and had a 6.3 percentage-point margin of error. Some 19 percent of the voters were undecided. Monica Escaleras, director of the FAU polling group, said Graham, who is the daughter of former Gov. Bob Graham, is being helped by support among women voters. As the only female candidate, she leads the field with 32 percent of the female vote. Males also support her, but to a lesser degree at 25 percent, Escaleras said. In the states other highest-profile race, Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by a margin of 45 percent to 39 percent in their contest for Nelsons Senate seat, with 16 percent of voters undecided, the poll showed. Its a slight improvement for Scott, who led Nelson 44-40 percent in the July survey. On other topics, the FAU survey found 88 percent of voters were very or somewhat concerned about the physical safety of students, as school started this month for nearly 2.9 million public-school students following a mass shooting in February at a Broward County high school. The survey also showed 60 percent of voters favored stricter gun-control laws, while 40 percent said the restrictions should be left as they are or made less strict.Poll shows Putnam, DeSantis in tightening race for governorBryan granted a motion for continuance in the court proceedings and another pretrial conference was scheduled for Sept. 5, which will determine whether the trial, tentatively scheduled for October, takes place. Brown is facing felony murder in the second-degree, stemming from a 2012 attempted home invasion in Lake City where his alleged accomplice, Johnnie Lee Collins, 22, was shot and killed by the homeowner. Assistant State Attorney John Durrett said on Wednesday evening that the current case against Brown is not a capital case, so he is not facing the death penalty. Brown and Collins entered a Washington Street home after 10 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2012, when the occupant shot them both. Columbia County Sheriffs Office deputies believed the resident, Edgar Nathan Simmons, allowed Collins inside the home, but Brown followed, brandishing a handgun, 2012 sheriffs office reports said. When deputies arrived, Collins was dead in the homes doorway, but there was no one else on the premises. Brown, who suffered a critical gunshot wound, had already been driven to the hospital by a third party. He was put on a ventilator and underwent multiple surgeries, reports said. Simmons, who had been released from prison weeks earlier, was on probation at the time, for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and drug charges from 2008, department of corrections records show. Simmons is currently serving a minimum 10-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charges stem from him violating his probation in shooting Collins and Brown when they were allegedly attempting the home invasion. MURDERContinued From 1A DD e SS antis, a three-term c ongressman from Northeast Florida, has 32 percent in the poll to 31 percent for Putnam, a two-term state agriculture commissioner.


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Since 2014, our district has provided an opportunity for teacher leaders to partici pate in the Columbia Leadership Academy as a way to provide leadership growth opportunities for our own, Assistant Superintendent Cherie Hill said. The Columbia Leadership Academy is a combination of classes centered around leadership principles involving guest speakers, question and answer periods, group discussions, readings and an application of how leadership principles apply to real world situations. Hill said a total of 25 people in leadership roles in the district who have participated in the Columbia Leadership Academy during the last four years. These include four principals, 10 assistant principals and 11 teachers on assignment, behavioral resource teachers, curriculum resource teachers, guidance staff, and others. We are pleased to recognize the most recent participants who have completed the Columbia Leadership Academy, she added.Eight complete Columbia Leadership AcademyCOURTESYColumbia County SS chools rec ently honored eight educators whove completed the Columbia Leadership AA cademy pr ogram. Front row, from left, Lisa Garbett, Peggy AA may a, Laura Folsom, Tiara AA rline and AA ssistant SS uper intendent Cherie HH ill. Back r ow, SS chool Boar d member Keith HH udson, L eslie Mayo, SS har i Odum, Makeeba Murphy, Tonya Johnson, and SS uper intendent Lex Carswell. Daycare on Southeast Ermine Street. State law defines a school as any public or private preschool, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, secondary school, career center, or postsecondary school. When the police arrived at the scene around 2:43 p.m., they found a fully covered figure staring at the daycare and acting in a strange manner, according to an LCPD report. The report contains two officers accounts of the incident. Officers approached and ordered the still-unidentified suspect to remove the mask or else officers were going to have to take it off, according to the report. One officer told the suspect that they were concerned for the students because she was hanging around a school with a face mask on. She refused at first, but eventually revealed her face, the report states. The woman, later identified as Freeman, said she was waiting behind the daycare for her mother and nephew to come outside of Melrose Elementary School, according to one offi cers account. Another officers account only indicates she gave that explanation after being detained. An officer ordered Freeman to produce an ID, prompting her to reach into her bag, the report states. Officers noted a knife inside the bag. One officers account indicates Freeman reached toward the knife, while the other only states the weapon was visible. She was ordered to take her hands out of the bag. An officer moved in to remove the bag. Freeman accused the police of harassing her. Officers forcefully brought Freeman to the ground with what one of them described in the report as an agency-approved take down. After Freeman was lying on her belly with an officers knee pressing into her, she still refused to put her hands behind her back, saying she had not done anything wrong, the report states. The woman refused and inched her hands under her stomach and into her waistband, according to the report. Based on Freemans apparent state of mind, the report stated, an officer decided the situation warranted an intermediate measure a taser. A two-second dry stun when the weapon comes into direct contact with the targets body instead of firing probes caused Freeman to stop resisting and comply, the report states. Freeman resisted again once in handcuffs, leading to another two-second dry stun, according to the report. Emergency medical responders arrived at the scene and reported no injuries on Freeman. Freeman told officers that she was Muslim and that was why she was covered, according to the report. When asked about the weapon, Freeman said that it was for her protection, the report states. Since the blade was greater than four inches, the knife qualified as a weapon on school property, the report states. Freeman was taken to Columbia County Detention Facility. A section of the report mentions a welding mask, stating Freeman claimed to wear it because of a skin condition, but there is no other mention of it in the report. Its not clear whether Freeman was actually wearing a mask or a religious garment. WOMANContinued From 1A


Theres little about Alex Jones, the Texas-based fabulist and wildly irresponsible provocateur, that merits esteem, or even sympathy. He makes outrageous statements, including claiming the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, that land him at the center of controversy. But weve watched Twitter handle his tweets, videos and other content with a greater degree of care than its counterparts across the social media spectrum, including Facebook and YouTube. Those two companies have banned Jones accounts outright. In doing so, theyve not only condemned his past speech but also blocked him from saying anything in the future on their platforms. Twitter has taken a different approach. It will let him continue to post but will sanction or remove his future tweets if they violate rules against harassment or other banned behavior. A storm of well-meaning criticism soon followed Twitters announcement. A report by CNN noted that many of Jones previous posts had in fact violated Twitters rules, and with impunity. In response, Jones deleted some of those tweets and Twitter suspended his accounts for a week as a warning. We sympathize with Twitters critics. Jones brand of misanthropy is a prime example of the kind of incivility souring so much of our public discourse in America. His business model seems to be based on saying whatever is necessary to sufficiently infuriate his core fans to keep them engaged. Its a tawdry way to make a living. Still, the way companies like Twitter and Facebook respond to troublesome, false and even outrageous content has free speech implications for all of us. Their platforms, used daily by vast numbers of Americans, have become de facto public squares. That doesnt mean these companies are legally required to maintain such forums. Because they are private firms, the First Amendments bulwark against government censorship does not apply. But the ideas upon which the First Amendment was built are no less vital for want of legal effect. The best remedy to fight bad speech remains more speech, rather than suppression. Thats why Twitters path strikes us as prudent. Twitters approach will be to delete Jones tweets whenever they break the rules. Enforced with enough oomph, this approach may even influence Jones to modify his offending behavior. But the biggest chance at doing that remains where it has always been in the hands of other Twitter users. After all, Jones tweets only have power when spread by his followers. Those who object are free to denounce, ignore or block his tweets. By banning Jones entirely, Facebook and others risk undermining the idea that speech can be self-regulating in a fiercely competitive marketplace.Donald Trump was serious when he campaigned on stricter enforcement of immigration laws. With zero-tolerance for illegal border crossers, a travel moratorium from certain countries and stricter limits on the number of legal immigrants, the president has kept his promise (short of building the wall) to reduce the number of newcomers to the United States. Even people who disagree with Trumps approach on immigration or think they disagree should support him. Because its not about what might be the best immigration policy but rather who gets to make it. The president, in his crude way, is simply standing up for the right of the people to be represented by their government and for their wishes to have some voice in their governing. In other words, its about the consent of the governed to say what their country is and who we are. The media has long focused on Trumps incendiary remarks, conflating his often-savage denunciations of criminals who are illegal immigrants with immigrants in general. But the press overlooks or dismisses his basic point, which he stated and restated throughout his campaign: A nation without borders is not a nation. Ronald Reagan, who famously spoke of America as a shining city on a hill and a beacon for immigrants, said almost the same thing ahead of his decision to extend amnesty to 2 million unlawful aliens (the statutory designation) in 1986. America is a nation whose first duty is to its citizens. Thats why, as historian Victor Davis Hanson points out, Trump loves to use the first-person plural possessive at his rallies: our miners, our farmers, our vets and our workers. Trump grasped something that few of his ostensible Republican allies in Congress have not: Americans by and large will welcome anyone who is willing to work and contribute to make this country a better place, but not at their expense. Whats good for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (a longtime proponent of comprehensive immigration reform) is not necessarily good for the rest of the nation. But are Trumps policies any good? Separating families at the border may not have been required by law, but a reading of the law certainly allowed for it (until a federal judge ruled otherwise). Whether or not it made sense to separate young children from their mothers, the alternative was either to detain children alongside other adults or simply let illegal border crossers go free on their own recognizance. That would have been just the sort of catchand-release policy the president vowed to end. If Trumps enforcement efforts are bad, then whats the alternative? Prominent Democrats have called for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws. I say: Go for it. Campaign on that! Lets put it to a vote and see how it shakes out. For what its worth, public opinion is generally somewhere between the Trump restrictionist camp on the right and the shut down ICE and open borders camp on the left. A Politico/Morning Consult poll in July found only 25 percent of voters favored abolishing the agency. Another 21 percent were undecided, and 54 percent were opposed. A HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted around the same time yielded similar results. Most respondents admitted they hadnt even heard of the idea. Of those that had, just 21 percent said they supported getting rid of ICE. In other words, the public in general looks at immigration in a somewhat more nuanced way than do our elites, who tend to answer objections to greater immigration enforcement with two words: Thats racist. Sovereignty is not racist. Consent of the governed is not racist. Consent, in fact, underpins our immigration laws, or at least it used to. As the U.S. Supreme Court said in 1884: No one can become a citizen of a nation without its consent. A century later, the left-leaning philosopher Michael Walzer argued in his book Spheres of Justice that Admission and exclusion are the core of communal independence... without them, there could not be communities of character, historically ongoing associations of men and women with some special commitment to one another and some special sense of their common life. In short, consent is a vital part of what makes us who we are. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer s name, address and telephone number for verification. W riters can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinions of the writers and not necessarily those of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY F AX: (386) 752 -9400. BY EMAIL: Thursday, August 23, 2018 www.lak 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW Support Trump on immigrationDallas Morning News In other words, the public in general looks at immigration in a somewhat more nuanced way than do our elites, who tend to answer objections to greater immigration enforce ment with two words: Thats racist.America is Venezuela with Dems in chargeVenezuela is in crisis mode, its currency tanking, its oil-rich vastness a waste of socialist rule, its peoples desperate for even the most basic of human necessities. And this is where the young Democrats and progressives of America would like to head. This is where the 44 percent of millennials who prefer socialism to capitalism would like this country to go. A big hat tip to Americas public school systems on that one, yes? Apparently, years of teaching Founding Fathers as evil white men and the Constitution as inherently racist have had their effect and now, Americas rising generations, dont even know that socialism is one of governments biggest tools of justified murder of its own citizens. Roughly 20 million were killed under Joseph Stalin. Somewhere in the vicinity of 65 million were killed by Chinas Mao Zedong. A comparatively paltry 4 million were murdered by Pol Pot in Cambodia. The list of victims of socialist rule goes on. But in America, circa 2018, its the Republicans and their capitalistic piggery thats the threat in the minds of the left? In a radical attempt to end a prolonged period of economic turmoil in the oil-rich, but cash-poor nation, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that his socialist administration would issue new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the beleaguered bolivar, CNBC reported. That devalues the nations currency by 96 percent. Overnight. In the flash of an eye. Hows that help with purchasing power? Hows that help the poor buy their bread? The left, bless their little hearts insert Southern accent and meaning here insists its not socialism to blame. Its Maduros corruption. The left doesnt see how socialism leads to government corruption how the adage absolute power corrupts absolutely applies to socialist rule how removing the free market and individuals incentive to create and own actually fuels the whole cycle of government corruption. Sadly, the left doesnt see that because Americas schools just arent teaching that any longer. Washington Times Ben BoychukSacramento BeeBen Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1775, Britains King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of open and avowed rebellion. In 1858, Ten Nights in a Bar-room, a play by Timothy Shay Arthur about the perils of alcohol, opened in New York. In 1927, amid worldwide protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery.Free speech in the case of Alex Jones


THURSDA Y, AUGUST 23, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 07/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*%John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 07/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Eddie Larence Bradley Brother Eddie Lawrence Bradley, Sr. was born May 31, 1943, in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida to Katie Mae and Simon Bradley, Sr. They preceded him in death. On Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Shands of Lake Shore Hospital, Eddie answered the call and entered into eternal rest. He was educated in the public schools of Columbia County. Brother Bradley began his spiritual journey at an early age. He met and was united in Holy Matrimony to Ada Coker, with whom he lived happily until his demise. He was employed with NAPA of Lake City for several years. Other precedents in death: daughter, Sheryl Elaine Bradley; brother, Noah E. Bradley; and sister, Emma L. Bradley-Jernigan. He leaves to cherish memories: His loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Ada Coker Bradley; daughters, Patricia Bradley-Gilchrist (Kenneth), Gloria B. Foster (Harold); sons, Eddie L. Bradley, Jr. (Tomeka), Edward Bradley; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosa Bradley, Helen Bradley Lee (Carl), Helen Bradley Fluellen (Thomas), Diane Bradley Jones (Curtis); brothers, Simon Bradley, Jr. (Claretha), Robert Bradley (Phyllis) Rudolph Bradley, and Frederick Bradley (Ellen); uncle, Herman Huland; sisters-in-law, Edith Tomlin (Charlie), Ollie Mae Shelton (Willie), Julie Jones (Dennis), Karen Cray (Amos), Annie Jean Campbell; brothers-in-law, Isiah Coker, Bobby Coker, Vinzet Coker, Tony Coker (Lorrie), Albert Coker (Wanda), Steve Coker; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Eddie L. Bradley will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NE Martin Luther King St., Lake City, FL, Alvin J. Baker, Pastor. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, at the funeral home. 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 Archie Mae Richardson Archie Mae Richardson was born February 10, 1941, in Toomsuba, Mississippi. She passed away August 14, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Archie moved to Macclenny, Florida in 1958, where she met and married Warchildren were born. She worked several factory jobs, including Macclenny Products and the R C Cola Company from which she retired. Archie later met and married Freddie Richardson. Fishing, crocheting, cooking, and gardening were among the things she enjoyed. Precedents in death include sister, Bobbie Jean Growdy, and brothers, Leroy Bramlett, Milton Lee Bramlett and Andrew Lee Bramlett. Left to cherish memories, one daughter, Patricia Harmon (Walter); four sons, Warren Lee, III, Damon Lee, Virgil Lee (Christine), Kelvin Lee (Monica); 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Stoutamire (Robert), Janie Webb (Leroy), Clarisee Clayton; brothers, Eugene Bramlett (Grace), Spencer James Bramlett, Ernest Lynn Bramlett, David Lee Bramlett, James Bramlett, David Louis Bramlett and Willie D. Bramlett; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including special friends, Laura West, Ida McDaniels, Delores Wiggins and Gail Nelson. Funeral services for Mrs. Archie Mae Richardson will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, Superintendent Joe Nathan Ruise, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 4:00 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 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 Elmore Roberson, Jr. Elmore Roberson, Jr. was born July 18, 1966, in Macclenny, Florida to Elmore Roberson, Sr., and Mary Battles. He passed away August 15, 2018, at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, Macclenny, Florida. Elmore was educated in the Baker County School System. He loved construction work, landscaping, shopping, cooking and singing, and had a variety of hobbies. Precedents in death include a brother, Timothy Battles; grandfathers, Boggy Willie James Battles and Ike Roberson; grandmothers, Alberta Battles, Nallie Mae Roberson. Left to cherish memories: Loving wife, Wanda Roberson; daughters, Clarisa Roberson, Hope D. Roberson; 3 grandchildren; mother, Mary Bristol; father, Elmore Roberson, Sr.; sisters, Joanie Battles, Robin Gail Farmer (Eugene), Tora Jones, Alice Bristol, Tiara Roberson, Asia Roberson; brother, Peanut Kelvin Roberson; mother-in-law, Cleo Ruise; sistersin-law, Artisee Blue (Gary), Carolyn Williams (Toney), Joy Jerigan (Otis), Maxine Quinn (Thaddeus), Betsy Ruise (Robert), Victoria Ruise; special sister-in-law, Valarie Ruise; brothers-in-law, Ralph Ruise (Esther), Joe E. Givens; special friends, Pam Lyons, Larry PorMcGoogin, Wallace Tisdale, Sonjia Butts and Harold Keinath; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Elmore Roberson will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, Macclenny, FL, Superintendent Joe Ruise, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 5:45 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 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. Phillip Joseph Simpson Phillip Joseph Simpson 61, born June 21, 1957 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Virgil Felix Simpson and Wynelle Mama Nell Golly. Phillip passed away peacefully on August 19, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. He is also predeceased by stepfather, Ernest Pop Golly. Phillip is survived by son, Jonathon Simpson and daughter, Amanda Simpson (Josh Wagner), one children: Kearstyn Simpson, Davyn Simpson, Jaidah Lundy, Jaylyn Simpson and Anistyn Simpson. Phillip loved being with family and making memories. His favorites include; car shows and Star Trek. He was a Rock & Roller. He enjoyed The Beatles and Alice Cooper. Phillip will be remembered as a loving and devoted father, grandfather, and friend. A Celebration of Life Service will be determined, and the family will be in touch. Arrangements have been entrusted ICS CREMATION & FUNERAL HOME. www.icsfuneralservices.comOBITUARIES To submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Associate Editor Steve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARFridayBaby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on   Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,   308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFirst Central Missionary Baptist Association Annual Moderators BanquetThis banquet event is set for August 25 at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Springville Community Center located at 3710 NW Suwannee Valley Road of Lake City. The tickets are priced at $30 each. This event, AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE, promises to be one that puts forth delectable taste of a debonair extravaganza. Our special entertainment will be Mr. Tony Buzzella of Lake City, music man extrodanair. Other talented acts from First Central will be a part of the program as well. The speaker will be REV. TYRON WHITE, YPD president. Proceeds from this event will support the educational activities of the district for children and adults. At this time we will honor the legacy of Deacon Walter Jones of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and Sister Essie P. Wilson (Posthumously) of Sister Welcome Missionary Baptist Church. Please join us for this event as we also pay tribute to Past, Present, and Future leaders of First Central Missionary Baptist Church. Dress your best. The affair is formal. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Mrs. Joann Brown at 386397-2810, Mrs. Velma Livingston at 386-288-7451, or Mr. Steve Hawkins 240520-3638.SundayRally DayJoin First Presbyterian Church for Rally Day on Sunday, August 26. Sunday School starts at 9:15 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m., and Rally Day festivities will follow. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts, and table games. 697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City.Upcoming2018 Tax Law Changes SeminarThe new tax and financial rules have changed. Understand the potential impact taxes may have on your retirement income by attending an educational seminar on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at GulfCoast Financial Services, Inc. (located at 248 N Marion Ave in downtown Lake City). Attend this seminar and learn about possible tools and strategies available to retirees to help develop a retirement tax strategy, the changing rules for a retiring generation of baby boomers, strategies to help protect yourself against the taxation of your Social Security income, and much more! Seating is limited. To register and reserve your seat today, please call 386-7559018. There is no charge to attend this seminar.Take Time to be KindLiteracy Day will take place Saturday, September 15, from 9 a.m.2 p.m, at Oleno State Park, 410 SE Oleno Park Road in High Springs. Entry is free with a new or gently used childrens book or library card. Come join them on to celebrate Take Time To Be Kind, a day of reading and fun for children of all ages! All donated books will go to support the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses and will be redistributed to children in other programs. Booths will be set up by High Springs and Columbia County libraries. For more information contact James South and 386-454-0723. CARS to hold AuctionThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will have an auction for the ham radio equipment that was donated to the club. The donation was made by Roger Elliot, N1RE to help support the radio group. The auction will be staged as part of the clubs mem bership drive. Paid-up club members will be bidding on the items at the September 17 meeting and then anyone interested in bidding will be invited to attend and bid at the October 15 meeting. Minimum bids will be established at 1/3 of the market price determined by the auction committee. STEVE WILSON/Lake City ReporterFort White mayor-elect Ronnie Frazier and his campaign manager Celia Shenise assisted with early voting efforts there on Saturday. Early voting continues in Fort White and in Lake City from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until this Saturday, August 25.


6A THURSDA Y, AUAU G USUS T 23, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR rrfntbtbnrrfrffrr frrrrff ffrffffrr ffffrfffffrff frrfffr ffffrfr rrrrffrr rfffr fffrrr frrfrf 2018 CD Specialrrfntrb rfnb rfnb r Potbelly pig Petunia facing dilemmaBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comPetunias looking for a home and her owners in a pinch to find someone who will care for a beloved pot belly pet pig purchased 10 years ago for his wife who died last year. Dan Shackelford, 49, said he is starting a new chapter in his life selling his home of the last 14 years off Birley Ave. on the southwest side of Lake City. Petunia is the last animal to remain on his five acres, having already adopted out three horses, a donkey and chickens that were acquired for his wife of 25 years, Judith, on their five acres. All I have left is the pig, Shackelford said. My wife loved animals and I made sure she had them. His home sold, and with the new owners moving in Friday and with Shackelford moving to a subdivision, he said his farm animals had to go. Hes down to a matter of days to find a home for the last one, Petunia. Complicating matters Shackelford said he is in the throes of major back problems, and he stooped, moving slowly over his yard to Petunias pen with the aid of a walker Wednesday. I have to do it financially and I just no longer have the time for it, he said. Reaching out to local animal shelters and humane societies, Shackelford said he was given few options. He turned to one resource suggested by Suwannee County Animal Shelter a pig rescue out of Melrose called Rooterville. However, Rooterville, owned, operated and founded by Elaine West, is full of pigs. Its facility is at capacity with 400 farm animals, a message from the organization states on social media. Petunias picture and a brief message of Shackelfords dilemma appeared on a Rooterville operated Facebook page called Relocating Pet Pigs. West said the page is a last ditch effort and an attempt to alleviate a statewide problem. We try to network to see if that helps them out, West said. We probably get three calls a day from people wanting to get rid of their pig, its so sad. West said the pigs, though pets, sometimes suffer cruel fates at local livestock markets for only a few dollars. However, she said there was no recourse found at local animal shelters that were unequipped to deal with pigs. Its just so sad that theres no place for these animals to go, West said. Shackelford said he wants whoever gives Petunia a home to care for her like the pet she was. And he added that Petunia is low maintenance. Shes an easy going, good pig just likes to eat and lay in the shade, Shackelford. Just feed her and give her water. Its what Petunia was doing Wednesday afternoon, when she let out a few aggravated grunts when she was interrupted from her dinner by a surprise photo shoot. Shackelford asked for anyone interested to contact him via email at COREY ARWOOD/Lake City RR eport erPetunia, currently owned by DD an SS hackelford, is looking for a new home.Time and options are running short.We probably get three calls a day from people wanting to get rid of their pig, its so sad. Elaine West, Clear Choices for Clean Water preserving the IchetuckneeFrom staff reportsThe Ichetucknee Alliance resumes its popular Water Voices speaker series this fall with a program designed to inspire people to take action to solve the problems that plague the Ichetucknee River and its associated springs. The program will be held in two sessions, one in Alachua County and one in Columbia County. The first session of Clear Choices for Clean Water will be offered in Alachua County 7-9   p.m. Monday Sept.   24, at the High Springs New Century Womans Club, 23674 U.S. Highway 27, in High Springs. The second session of the same program will be offered in Columbia County 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at the Columbia County Public Library Main, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in Lake City. Admission to both events is free. Clear Choices for Clean Water will feature a talk by Dr. Robert L. Knight, Executive Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute (FSI), and the premiere of three new videos, Ichetucknee:   Ye sterday Today Tomorrow, edited by award-winning documentary filmmaker Eric Flagg. Knight will discuss the 2016 Ichetucknee Report Card prepared by FSI that gave the river an overall C-minus grade with D grades for flow and nitrate pollution. This system is not healthy, he explained. If you have a sixth grader who is getting C-minus grades, you arent proud of that. Knight will also describe FSIs newest project, a Blue Water Audit that will enable people to determine their aquifer footprints by revealing how much water they are using and how much pollution they are causing. Finally, he will discuss his idea for an Aquifer Protection Fee, the proceeds of which could be used to reduce the pollution that is entering our springs, rivers, underground aquifer and drinking water in the Suwannee River bioregion.   The Ichetucknee:   Yester day Today Tomorrow videos place the Ichetucknee in context as a vibrant ecological, social and economic anchor of its surrounding communities as well as an effective brand for Columbia County and all of Floridas Springs Heartland. The videos offer a Water 101 civics lesson about who makes which decisions that affect the Ichetucknee, important information especially in an election year. Ideas for solutions to the problems that affect the river are also included. The videos were created by the Ichetucknee Alliance with funding support from Three Rivers Trust. Robert Knight is an environmental scientist/ systems ecologist/springs expert with over 38 years of experience as an aquatic and wetland ecologist in Florida. His doctoral work included an ecological assessment of Silver Springs and Silver River under the direction of Howard T. Odum, one of the founders of systems ecology. As Executive Director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, Knight led the team that developed a restoration plan for the Ichetucknee River System. He is a founding member of the Ichetucknee Alliance and serves on the Alliances advisory board. Eric Flagg left his career as a wetland scientist and environmental consultant to pursue a career in an area in which he believes he can make a difference in the worlddocumentary film. The films produced by his company, Jellyfish Smack Productions including Gimme Green about American lawns have won numerous awards. Flagg currently coordinates the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology teaching pro gram at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. The Water Voices speaker series was created by the Ichetucknee Alliance in 2015 and is organized and sponsored by the Alliance to broaden and deepen conversations about water issues in North Florida, with a special focus on the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers. The format includes significant time for an audience question-and-answer session with the presenters and time for one-on-one conversations at the end of the program. Knight


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, August 23, 2018 ww Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and morePREP FOOTBALLBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comDont overlook the Gainesville Hurricanes. Especially at Citizens Field. Columbia travels south to face rival Gainesville tonight at 7:30, fresh off of last Fridays big preseason classic win over ranked IMG Academy, which was ranked No.1 ranked team in the USA Todays Super 25. But that was last week and this is a new week, when the games finally count. Thats been head coach Brian Allens message to his team all week move on from last weeks victory, and do it quick, because the Hurricanes are coming for us. Gainesville obviously doesnt have as much talent as IMG Academy, which had 11 players rated four stars or better in the 2019 class, but theyre motivated to knock off the team that made headlines all weekend long. If last Friday proved anything its that any team can beat any team on any given night. Allen doesnt want the Tigers falling into that trap. I guarantee you were going to get Gainesvilles best night, even if its for one quarter because you hear it all the time that emotion only lasts for a quarter and then talent kicks in, Allen said. But you dont want to be in a place with the mystique of Citizens Field on a Thursday night with the mystique that goes along with it playing a team that plays very well on Thursday nights in Gainesville. Columbia has won five straight in the rivalry, with the last loss coming at Gainesville in 2012 on, you guessed it, a Thursday night. That was against a good Columbia squad too, which finished the season 11-2 and made it all the way to the regional finals. Gainesville is 7-4 on Thursday nights at home since 2012, with two of those losses coming against Columbia. When you look at the losses that have happened against Gainesville theyve TIME TO GET REALWhats the fix for baseball? 5B. COLLEGE FOOTBALLJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterColumbia receiver TJ Jones catches a touchdown during Wednesdays practice. COLLEGE FOOTBALLCHS travels south to face GHS in season opener. CHS continued on 6BOhio St. suspends Meyer 3 gamesBy MITCH STACYAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishan dling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sports most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coachs wife accused him of abuse. The move followed a twoweek investigation into how Meyer reacted to accusations that former Buckeyes assis-Fisher signs huge contract; takes on new challenge JIM RASSOL/Sun Sentinel/TNS By BOB FERRANTEAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida States coaching staff is banking that a rigorous preseason camp will help them find some reliable young wide receivers. Though they are very aware of the cliche: There is no substitute for game experience. The No. 19 Seminoles have just two players with more than 10 college receptions senior Nyqwan Murray and junior Keith Gavin. Murray and sophomore D.J. Matthews are the only receivers who have a touchdown catch at Florida State. Johnathan Vickers, a converted fullback, is now the most experienced tight end with nine receptions and a touchdown catch in three seasons. When first-year wide receivers coach David Kelly answered a question about Gavin, he began to pivot, saying Gavin is one of the few that weve had that have ever played in a college football game. The Seminoles return just four receivers who have college experience, a number thats overshadowed by an influx of six true freshmen who have been on campus just a few months. Its a group that I thoroughly enjoy coaching, Kelly said. Those young men are trying to do everything that Ive asked them to do. Now Murray and Gavin are the only two Seminoles with more than 10 college receptions.Florida State looks to rebuild inconsistent receiving corpsFlorida State wide receiv er Nyqwan Murray breaks free on a 92-yard touchdown recep tion against as Michigan safe ty Dymonte Thomas (25) gives chase during the first half of the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.FSU continued on 6BBy KRISTIE RIEKENAssociated PressCOLLEGE STATION All those zeroes in Jimbo Fishers new contract hang over the coach like a huge cloud. Texas A&M handed Fisher a 10-year, $75 million contract to leave Florida State after Kevin Sumlin was fired last year. Aggie fans believe thats 75 million reasons why he should be the one to deliver their first national title since 1939. He knew what the expectations were before the ink was dry on the deal. And he insists he isnt daunted by them. A contract doesnt make you Former FSU coach settling in at A&M. FISHER continued on 6BCOLLEGE FOOTBALL Fisher Coach mishandled abuse case with his assistant coach. MeyerMEYER continued on 2B B1


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R (:25) Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow (2018) Who Is America?Who Is America?Shameless SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 4:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 Formula One, Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix, practice, at SpaFrancorchamps, Belgium BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN Little League World Series, consolation game, Barcelona (Spain) vs. Coeur dAlene (Idaho), at Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN Little League World Series, elimination game, Guayama (Puerto Rico)Surrey (British Columbia) winner vs. Seoul (South Korea)-Kawaguchi (Japan) loser, at Williamsport, Pa. 7 p.m. ESPN Little League World Series, elimination game, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.)-Peachtree City (Ga.) winner vs. Staten Island (N.Y.)-Honolulu loser, at Williamsport, Pa. GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, first round, at Prague 9 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, first round, at Prague 10:30 a.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, CP Womens Open, first round, at Regina, Saskatchewan 2 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, The Northern Trust, first round, at Ridgewood, N.J. 6 p.m. GOLF Tour, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship, first round, at Columbus, Ohio (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Saratoga Live, New York Turf Writers Cup and Riskaverse Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, San Francisco at N.Y. Mets OR Chicago White Sox at Detroit 4 p.m. MLB San Diego at Colorado (joined in progress) 8 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs OR Oakland at Minnesota NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX Preseason, Philadelphia at Cleveland WNBA BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Playoffs, second round (single-elimination), Los Angeles at Washington 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 Playoffs, second round (single-elimination), Phoenix at ConnecticutOklahoma names Kyler Murray starting QB(AP) Kyler Murray has been picked to fill Heisman winner Baker Mayfields shoes as Oklahomas starting quarter back. The seventh-ranked Sooners said Wednesday that Murray who is put ting a baseball career on hold for now will start the season opener on Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic. The Oakland Athletics took Murray with the ninth pick in the MLB draft this summer. Murray signed for nearly $5 million, yet the sides agreed that he could return to school and play football this season. Murray was Mayfields backup last season and completed 18 of 21 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He also ran 14 times for 142 yards, including a 66-yard dash on the first play against West Virginia. Austin Kendall was the backup in 2016 before redshirting last year. Murray and Kendall battled throughout the spring for the position, and no clear-cut leader was established until fall camp. Murray hasnt played regularly since his freshman year at Texas A&M in 2015.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L P ct GB Bost on 88 39 .693 New Y ork 79 46 .632 8 Tampa Ba y 65 61 .516 22 Tor onto 58 69 .457 30 Baltimore 37 90 .291 51 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 73 52 .584 Minnesota 60 66 .476 13 Detr oit 52 74 .413 21 Chicago 48 78 .381 25 Kansas C ity 38 88 .302 35 West D ivision W L P ct GB Houston 77 50 .606 Oakland 76 51 .598 1 Sea ttle 72 56 .563 5 Los A ngeles 63 64 .496 14 Te xas 57 72 .442 21 NATIONAL LEA GUE East Division W L P ct GB Atlan ta 70 55 .560 Philadelphia 68 57 .544 2 Washingt on 63 63 .500 7 New Y ork 55 70 .440 15 Miami 50 77 .394 21 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Chicago 71 53 .573 St Louis 70 57 .551 2 Milw aukee 71 58 .550 2 Pittsbur gh 63 64 .496 9 Cincinna ti 56 71 .441 16 West D ivision W L P ct GB Ar izona 70 56 .556 Color ado 68 57 .544 1 Los Angeles 67 60 .528 3 San Francisco 62 65 .488 8 San Diego 50 78 .391 21 Tuesda ys Late Games Washington 10, Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Yankees 2, Miami 1, 12 innings Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7 Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 6, Texas 0 Houston 3, Seattle 2 St. Louis 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Wednesdays Games Toronto 6, Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota 3 Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 0 Texas 4, Oakland 2 Houston 10, Seattle 7 Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Todays Games Cleveland at Boston, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.Patriots cut veteran WR Kenny BrittFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England waived Kenny Britt on Wednesday, ending the wide receivers underwhelming stay with the Patriots. Despite losing Danny Amendola in free agency and knowing Julian Edelman will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Patriots let go of the 29-year-old Britt, who was with his fourth team. New England also had released Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell from its receiving corps. Britt caught two passes in three games for New England after joining it last December. He did not dress for any of the postseason games, including the teams 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.From staff reportsThirty-three players that played in the PGA Blitz on August 11. Jonathan Hope and Tiger Woods came in first in the A division with a +12. Terry Hunter and Brooks Koepka tied with Brandon Moore and Justin Rose fir second with a +10. Timmy Rogers had the best with a +8. Ronnie Everett and Brooks Koepka came in first in the B division with a +20. David Crawford and Brooks Koepka came in second with a +13. Mickey Willcox and Justin Thomas came in third with a +8. Rodney Wilson had the best with a +5. The PGA Blitz was the last leg of The Beltone Cup, with that means that John Raulerson emerged as The Beltone Cup Champion for 2018. Thank you to Nick Goff with North Florida Hearing & Balance Center for sponsoring again this year. Skins winners were: Dennis Crawford #3, Steve Smithy #16 and Rodney Wilson #17. The Saturday Blitz costs $15 plus cart fee and is open to anyone but you must tee off by 9:30 am. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. Fourteen players that played in Sunday Blitz on August 12. Greg Lyons came in first with a +4. Tim Dortch came in second with a +3. Terry Hunter came in third with a +2. Closest to the Pin winners were: Steve Patterson #5, Greg Lyons #15 and Terry Hunter #17. Skins winners were: Terry Hunter #1 and #17, Greg Lyons #10 and Cory DePratter #18. The Sunday Blitz cost $20 plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Velma Morton won the LGA Best Nine Low Putts on August 14 with 13. Cathy Steen came in second with 15. The LGA plays every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. Sixteen players that played in the Wednesday Blitz on August 15. Charlie Timmons came in first with a +7. Nick Goff came in second with a +5. Dennis Crawford and John Raulerson tied for third with a +4. Skin winners were: Dennis Crawford #6, #9 and #17, Steve Patterson #7, Brandon Moore #16 and Nick Goff #18. The Pot Hole was #9 and Dennis Crawford had the only birdie, but was not in the Pot, therefore the Pot worth $72 carries over. 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 Dennis Hendershott, Steve Crane, Jim Stevens, Tom Elmore and Dan Stephens 9, Rhea Hart, Jim McGriff, Randy Register and Bill Rogers 6, Rob Brown, Eli Witt, Bobby Simons and Howard Whitaker 2. Good Scores were: Dan Stephens 75 (38-39), Steve Crane 76 (39-37), Rhea Hart 78 (41-37) and Jim McGriff 79 (36-43). 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 UPCOMING Aug. 25, MGA 400 Sept. 3, Labor Day Blitz Oct. 20-21, THE ROUNTREE from the COUNTRY CLUB from theAT LAKE CITY tant Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Zach Smith was fired last month after she asked a judge for a protective order. Courtney Smith alleged her husband shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015. The university put Meyer on paid leave and began an investigation after Courtney Smith spoke out publicly, sharing text messages and photos she traded in 2015 with Meyers wife, Shelley Meyer. Shelley Meyer is a registered nurse and instructor at Ohio State. Trustees discussed the decision to punish Meyer in a marathon meeting Wednesday while Meyer awaited the decision. The investigation prompted a tweet from Meyer in which he insisted he followed proper protocols after learning of the 2015 accusations. But he also acknowledged lying to reporters a week earlier when he said he hadnt heard of the incident until shortly before he fired Zach Smith. The probe directly centered on the question of what Meyer knew and when. Meyer said in his tweet that he always elevated issues through the proper channels, and did so with the Smith situation in 2015. That contradicted what he told reporters at Big Ten media day a week earlier: I was never told about anything and nothing ever came to light. Ive never had a conversation about it. I know nothing about it. Speaking after the investigation was announced, Zach Smith said he spoke with Meyer at the time and athletic director Gene Smith also knew about the allegations. Zach Smith said Meyer told him he would be fired if the head coach found out Smith had hit his wife. Zach Smith the grandson of late Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce has never been criminally charged or convicted of abuse. He has a charge of criminal trespass pending, and the Smiths are due in court next month for a hearing on a restraining order Courtney Smith was granted July 20. Meyer was heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships. Ohio States Title IX sexual misconduct policy includes reporting allegations of domestic violence made against university employees. Violating that policy allows Meyer to be fired with cause, according to provisions placed in his contract when it was extended in April by two years. The deal through 2022, increasing Meyers salary to $7.6 million in 2018, with annual 6 percent raises. Meyer had about $38 million left on his contract. Ohio States season starts Sept. 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus. In 2009, Zach Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his pregnant wife while he was working a graduate assistant for Meyer at Florida. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence. The Smiths separated in June 2015 and divorced in 2016. Meyer is one of the most accomplished coaches in college football history, with three national championships and a 177-31 record in 16 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, the team he grew up rooting for in Northeast Ohio. Meyer won national championships with Florida in 2006 and but his teams also had more than two dozen players get into trouble with the law. He resigned twice at Florida, citing health reasons, first in the 2009 season after the Gators lost the Southeastern Conference championship game while trying to repeat as national champs. He changed his mind soon after and coached another season. The Gators went 8-5 in 2010, and afterward, Meyer stepped down for good. Meyer was out of coaching for a season but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011. The Buckeyes had fired Jim Tressel, another national championship-winning coach, before that season for lying to the NCAA and university about rules violation committed by some of his players. Since returning to coaching, Meyers program has been one of the most dominant in college football, and his players have mostly stayed out of major trouble. Meyer faced some criticism in 2013 for allowing running back Carlos Hyde to return to the team after he was charged with striking a woman in a bar. The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games. The Meyer investigation cost $500,000 and was conducted by the national law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. MEYER Continued From 1B


ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can make a dierence if you are clever about the way you help others. While assisting someone in need, one of your peers or a relative will make it possible to nd a solution. Initiating patience will be an asset. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dont give up when a couple of critical changes can get you back in the game. Strive for perfection, and be open to suggestions. Dont be afraid to step into the spotlight and get things done. Say less and do more. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take note what others are doing, but dont share too much about your plans. If you are too revealing, someone will take advantage of you. Focus on home, family and projects you can work on with loved ones. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotional stress will lead to ill health. Ease your stress by getting involved in something that brings you joy. A relationship with someone unusual is best handled with care. A misunder standing will get blown out of proportion. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Excessive behavior will cause worry. Whether its you who is overreacting or someone close to you, its better to step back and rethink the best way to handle a situation that can alter your living standard if handled improperly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A change will do you good. Get out and meet new people, take a course or pick up skills that will help you change direction. Getting together with friends or family will lead to information that will encourage you to make a move. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep the peace, regardless of what others do or how they react. Use your charm and diplomacy to keep things moving forward. Stabilize your situation before you introduce the changes you want to make. Protect against the, loss and emotional manipulation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take pride in what you do. Look out for close friends and relatives. A change will strengthen important relationships. Be willing to try something new as well as compromise. Dont share secrets or personal information with colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Change will take place if you let your emotions take over. Keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting involved with people who tend to be pushy or excessive. Dont share personal information with peers. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be a leader and bring about change. How you handle your money, health and legal matters will result in a better future. Home improvements will help cut monthly costs. Buying and selling are favored. Negotiate on your own behalf. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your thoughts and be willing to listen to suggestions. Setting a budget will help you avoid getting talked into spending more than you can aord. Dont let a relationship lead to expenses you dont want to incur. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotions will be dicult to control when dealing with people you are helping or working alongside. Look for opportunities that allow you to secure your position and be rewarded for your input and ability. Make changes that count. LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I bought a beautiful little cottage in the North Carolina mountains as a second home. I feel very lucky to be able to aord such a luxury and have always been generous, sharing it with family and friends. However, it has reached the point where people constantly ask to use it. Abby, my guests have le holes in cushions, bubble gum on couches and someones child even peed in the bed. Only once in 10 years was I le with a thank-you note and a gi card to a local store. Most of the time I nd a bottle of cheap wine. (I dont drink.) How can I stop this? Im being taken advantage of. I know Im partly at fault for being so generous. is cottage was bought for me, my children and grandchildren to enjoy. -TOO GENER OUS DEAR TOO GENEROUS: People can be taken advantage of only if they allow it. You need to learn to say no. And when (not if) you are asked why you no longer allow friends and family to use the cottage in your absence, tell the individuals exactly what you have told me about your reasons. DEAR ABBY: How do you deal with having a mental disorder? I have quite a few, and I wish I didnt. At work, I feel inadequate because Im a few steps behind everyone mentally, emotionally and socially. At home I feel the same way. e meds I take help, but I still feel inadequate. Abby, how do I deal with these feelings? I rarely talk to my dad about it. I nd more comfort in putting my feelings down on paper than talking about them with my dad. What should I do? -FRUSTRATED GIRL IN CALIFORNIA DEAR FRUSTRATED: One way to deal with your feelings would be to remember that everyone -not just you -has challenges. Some people nd it helpful to talk about their feelings with others who are ghting similar battles. You might feel better if you nd a support group to join so you wont feel so isolated. To locate one, you and your dad should contact NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Its website is, and the toll-free helpline to call is (800) 9506264. DEAR ABBY: My question has to do with a present I bought for a friends birthday. It was a gi certicate for a spa. Unfortunately, when she went to use it, the doors were locked and the place had shut down. I was very upset and embarrassed. Should I have replaced it even though I didnt have the money? -UPSET AND EMBARRASSED DEAR UPSET: You bought the gi certicate in good faith. It wasnt your fault that the spa went out of business, and you shouldnt feel guilty. I do not think people should spend money they dont have, and you shouldnt feel obligated to do so. Explore any possible recourse for getting reimbursement for the gi certicate. If you paid for it with a credit card, your provider may credit you back the money. Abigail Van Guests at mountain getaway come up short on gratitude 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 LASTAug. 23: Actress Vera Miles is 88. Actress Barbara Eden is 87. Satirist Mark Russell is 86. Actor Richard Sanders (WKRP In Cincinnati) is 78. Country singer Rex Allen Junior is 71. Singer Linda Thompson is 71. Actor David Robb (Downton Abbey) is 71.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


4B THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITY REPORTER Ad to Appear:Call by:Email by: TuesdayMon., 10 a.m.Mon., 9 a.m. Wednesda yTues., 10 a.m.Tues., 9 a.m. ThursdayWed., 10 a.m.Wed., 9 a.m. FridayThurs., 10 a.m.Thurs., 9 a.m. SundayFri., 3 p.m.Fri., 2 p.m.These deadlines are subject to change without notice.ADVANTAGEAd Errors: Please read your ad on the first day of publication. We accept responsibility for only the first incorrect insertion, and only the charge for the ad space in error. Please call 7555440 immediately for prompt correction and billing adjustments. Cancellations: Normal advertising deadlines apply for cancellation. Billing Inquiries: Call 755-5440. Should further information be required regarding payments or credit limits, your call will be transferred to the accounting department.Cancellations, Changes, and Billing Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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EMAIL: Placing An Ad > $17.50Each additional line $1.654 LINES 3 DAYS GARAGE SALEIncludes 2 Signs Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being dul y sworn, do hereby declare unde r oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on unde r the name of PEELER POOLS OF NORTH FLORIDA, 158 SW ELK HUNTER GLEN, FORT WHITE, FL 320238 Contact Phone Number: (850) 3904666 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows: Name: RAYMOND PEELER Extent of Interest: 100% 451749 August 23, 2018 INVITATION TO BID 2018-K COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Please be advised tha t Columbia County desires to accept sealed bids for an unimproved single tract of land consisting of approximately eigh t (8) acres with frontage on Real Terrace. This land is being sold in as-is condition with no warranty of fitness or suitability fo r any particular use. Bids shall be accepted from the date o f this invitation through 2:00 P.M. on October 10, 2018. Th e Columbia County Board o f County Commissioners has se t the minimum starting bid fo r this offering at $500,000. A legal description of the real property and all relevant bidding information may be obtained from the County's web site at Sealed proposals must be delivered on or before the deadline set forth above to th e Columbia County Managers office, located on the second floor at 135 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 203,Lake City, FL 32055. Proposals may also b e mailed to P. O. Box 1529, Lake City, FL 32056-1529, but bidders making any submission via mail understand and agree that bids that have not been received by the County Managers office on or before the deadline shall not be considered. Columbia County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any bid where i t appears doing is in the County's best interest as determined by the Board of County Commissioners. 452535 August 23, 30, 2018 \002 btn \002 btn \002 btn \002 btn \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 NOTICE OF ACTION Columbia County BEFORE THE BOARD O F NURSING IN RE: The license to practice Nursing PAMELA FERGUSON 3864 N 441 LOT 23 LAKE CITY, FL 32055 CASE NO.: 2017-06310 LICENSE NO.: 9367089 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy o f which may be obtained by contacting, Logan A. White, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 558-9913. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above b y September 13, 2018 the matte r of the Administrative Com p lain t p will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in an informal proceeding. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding a t the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 2454640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) o r 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 446158 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Great South Timber & Lumber, LLC, a lumber manufacturing company in Lake City has an opening for an Electrician/PLC / IT Technician. Experience required. Salary based upon experience. Please call 386-7523774 for appt. Diesel & gas mechanic w/own tools. Must have valid Drivers License. Apply in person a t Lake City Industries 250 NW Railroad St, Lake City Yard Man. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person at Lake City Industries, 250 N W Railroad St, Lake City 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 Truck Driver/Equipment OperatorThe Lake City Reporter seeks a part-time overnight truck driver (Class E license OK) to drive its commercial delivery truck between its printing facility and office. Our commercial driver picks up several strapped pallets of printed products each night and delivers them to our facility. Round trip is about 175 miles per night. Position also requires operational knowledge and use of a fork lift. Position is 25 hours per week. Provide resume, work history and references. DOT physical and preemployment drug screen required of finalists. EOE. Email: No phone calls please. Executive Director The Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a creative, visionar y leader to serve as the CEO o f our progressive 450+ membe r business organization. Th e successful candidate must be a skilled communicator and team builder. We are seeking an energetic motivator who can inspire and manage the staff, as well as build positive relationships with the Board of Directors, volunteers, members, community and governmental leaders. The successful CEO candidate must be able t o demonstrate a record of developing meaningful programs, projects, services, and events, as well as building strategic partnerships and alliances. A history of membership growth & retention along with non-dues revenue generation will be considered a plus. A bachelor's degree is preferable, along with a minimum o f four years of progressively responsible leadership experience in developing and managing the efforts of a successful community focused organization. Salary and benefits are competitive. Send resume in a Word document and salary history electronically by August 27th, 2018 to Chuck Ewart at IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 12-2018-CA-000128 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD S HANTZMON, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: MARY K HANTZMON, 2313 CALLIE RD, GAUTIER, MS 39553 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 16, BLOCK A OF COUNTRY LANE ESTATES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLA T BOOK 5, PAGES 77, 77A AND 77B OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A FTWD MOBILE HOME ID# GAFL375A74628-BP21 AND GAFL375B74628-BP21. has been filed against you and you are required to file a cop y of your written defenses, if any, to it on Lisa Woodburn, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 155, Orlando, FL 32801 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before September 12, 2018 or 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal o f said Court on the 10th day o f August, 2018. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 450112 August 16, 23, 2018 McDonald's of Alachua Now Hiring Team Members Starting rate $9.00-$9.50 Depending on Experience Only a 15 minute drive Full and Part-Time Available Apply at location or On-line at http://tin y P/T transition to F/T MUST b e proficient in Family Law and Personal Injury experience a plus. Send resumes to northfloridaparalegal@gmail. com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PRC-18-148-CP Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNE MARIE STAFFORD, aka ANNE M. STAFFORD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNE MARIE STAFFORD, also known as ANNE M. STAFFORD, deceased, whose date of death was December 24, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, th e address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are se t forth below. All creditors of the deceden t and other persons having claims or demands agains t decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file thei r claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication o f this notice is: August 16, 2018. Signed on this 9th day of August, 2018. /s/ ROBERT A. STAFFORD Personal Representative 159 SW Atlantis Place Fort White, FL 32038 /s/ MARK C. OLSEN Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 331260 MORGAN, OLSEN & OLSEN, LLP 633 South Federal Highwa y Suite 400A Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: 954-524-3111 Email: Secondary Email: 449762 August 16, 23, 2018 Positions available at North Florida Community College, Madison FL: Dir of Resource Development; Coordinator of Recruitment; Academic Case Manager; Programmer/Data Retrieval Manager; Associate Dean of Economic Development & Technical Programs. See for details. Stylist need at Southern Exposure Salon 386 -2 88 8 4 0 1 Industrial Structural/Mechanical Designer-Draftsman Mus t have experience in design and detailing Material Handling Equipment (conveyor systems) and related structural steel support systems. Proficiency in AutoCAD is necessary. DO NOT APPLY IN PERSON. Send Resume to: Draftsman, 3631 US Highway 90 East Lake City, Fl 32055 NOTICE OF PROPOSED MERGER Notice is hereby given tha t Drummond Community Ban k (Chiefland, Florida) and Peoples State Bank (Lake City, Florida) have made application to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its written consent to merge Peoples State Bank with and into Drummond Community Bank. Th e main office of Drummond Community Bank is located at 1627 North Young Boulevard, Chiefland, Levy County, Florida 32644 and, following the closing of the merger, the main office will be located at 162 7 North Young Boulevard, Chiefland, Levy County, Florida 32644. The main office of Peoples State Bank is located a t 350 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Columbia County, Florida 32025. It is contemplated tha t all banking offices of the abovenamed institutions will continue to be operated following the merger, as banking offices o f Drummond Community Bank. This notice is published pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Any person wishing to comment on the application may file his or her comments in writing with the Regional Directo r (DOS) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its regional office located at 1 0 Tenth Street, N.E., Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3906, not later than September 9, 2018, unless the comment period has been extended or reopened in accordance with the FDIC's regulations. The nonconfidential portions of the application are on file in the corporations regional office and are available for inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the information in the non-confidential portions of the application file will be made available upon request. Drummond Community Bank Chiefland, Florida Peoples State Bank Lake City, Florida 449052 August 10, 23, 2018 September 4, 2018 The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors, wishes to announce the Augus t 13 meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, August 27, 2018 6:00PM, in the SVTA Board Room, 1907 Voyles St, SW, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 Agenda items: 2018 Budge t Amendments, 2019 Budget, Update Rules & Regs, Update Procurement Policy, Approval of Build Grant and Future Gran t Opportunities, private pay fare increase. 450873 August 21, 22, 23,24, 2018 SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE SUPERVISOR The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Jenkins Domiciliary is seeking a supervisory level R.N. to fill the position of Senior Registered Nurse Supervisor for Evening Shift (3:30pm-12:00am). All applicants must hold a Florida R.N. license and be certified in C.P.R. Requirements for all candidates include a strong clinical background, good communication abilities, and excellent computer skills. Ideal candidates will have nursing management or supervisory experience. Apply on-line: Call Kim Graham for more information at 386-758-0600 x1006 Req. #50000426 Closing Date 08/29/2018 EEO/AAE IN PRINT & ONLINE www.LakeCityReporter.comBuy It Sell It Find It Lake City ReporterCLASSIFIEDS


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 5B rrf ntbttfCLASSIFIEDbbb 5B Dryer white, good condition $75 386-965-6767 or 678-617-5560 Electric Stove white, works great $95 386-965-6767 or 678-617-5560 Washer white, works great $100 386-965-6767 or 678-617-5560 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100918 3/2 in Mayfair, split floor plan, open kit to living area $199,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS101146 2/1.5 w/many updates, multiple rooms w/lake views, $229,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS101204 4/ 3 fam rm w/FP, breakfast nook, formal living & dining rooms, $269,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Patti Taylor 623-6896 MLS101284 Updated 3/3 pool home on 5ac, 3 car garage, out bldg, new roo f & kit, $319,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $239,900 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 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS101282 Sante Fe River cabin, private dock, concrete block construction w/clay tile floors $169,900 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS101615 3/2 on Ichetucknee w/2 wooded acres, huge screened porch, private dock w/gazebo $499,000 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS101651 $89,900 Remodeled '92 TWMH, roof, floors, appliances. Between Lake City & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101371 $3950/acre, 158+ acres in 6 yr old planted pines in Suwannee Co. south o f CR252/CR49 interchange Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101386 $139,900 2/2 on 1/2 ac on Suwannee Rive r just south of Santa Fe River. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101479 Wellborn lakefront, fully furnished 4/2 mfg home on 19.93ac. $199,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99190 $389,000 4/3.5 perfect for entertaining, w/chef's kit, upstairs bonus room on 5 acres. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99149 $3500/ac. Tract is off CR349 in Suwannee Co, between Live Oak & Branford. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS101356 $750,000 Prime industrial location w/frontage on US90 & Arlington Blvd. Completely fenced. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS100074 3/2.5 within riding distance of some best known horse farms in Florida. $210,000 Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS100549 $89,900 3/2 mfg home in Eastside Village, spacious & completely u p dated. Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS97867 $265,000 4/3 upscale home in gated community, custom cabinets & sold oak stairway. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101049 2 story 5/3 on Santa Fe River, less than 5 min from where 3 rivers converge. $379,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101075 3/2.5 river house right off Suwannee River, FP, vaulted ceilings. $169,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101153 3/2 MH on just under 5 ac in country, close to Lake City & Ft White. $112,000 Starting at $ 625/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Ft White in town 2/1 inside like new. must have ref, 1st+last+ sec, smoke free, no pets. $675/mo 941-924-5183 Free to good home, Spaniel, good with kids & animals, 8 mo old male. 352-246-2511 2/1 duplex w/tile floors, energ y efficient, W/D furnished. 96 7 NW Georgia Ave $500/mo $500/dep 386-344-0226 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS100414 4BR home on over 13ac, spli t plan, fenced pasture & 2 workshops $187,500 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100841 New roof in 2017, 12x20 screened back porch w/hot tub, move-in ready $199,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100940 Country estate pool hom e w/wraparound porch on 38.09ac,master, & loft w/2br Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS101047 $95,000 Historical 4/2.5, lg kit, front & back wrap around porches w/screened areas Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100186 Great commercial bldg in Madison, 2 yr old roof, lg walk-in safe, security system $275,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Sabrina Suggs 854-068 6 MLS95057 $229,000 4/3 Open floor plan & private master ste, all on 1 floor, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100873 Lakefront at Timber Lake 4/2.5 galley style kit, Fla rm w/lg windows, wood deck $280,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101145 3/2 brick, screened room to saltwater pool, 24x36 barn workshop, greenhouse chicken coop Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101181 4/2 w/lg kit, covered front porch w / handicap ramp on 2.10ac, fenced, elec gate $159,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101366 3/ 3 screened ceramic tile lanai loo k atlake, gas FP, wood FP, dock reaches water. $275,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101447 4/2 all brick, lg open rooms, screened porch, in ground pool, 1.2ac corner lot. $334,500 4/2 newly renovated, convenient to schools & downtown, no pets, 1st + last + $500 sec $1000/mo, 755-3456 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 b e 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. Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 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 knowingl y accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspape r 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. 3/2 brick, end of cul-de-sac, lg yard, garage $1100/mo $1000/ dep, pet fee. 386-365-8543 SUWANNEE Spacious 2/1 Home on Fresh water canal in the town of Suwannee. Hardee board ext/int. walls, foam insulation, new windows, doors, tile, kitchen, Central AC, metal roof, boat lift, tackle shop, seawall. $180,000 OBO Owner will finance with 40 down $1,200/mo. Come see it today, move in this weekend. Bring the boat! 352-949-0447 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100969 $130,000 Great opportunity, spaciouscorner lot bldg on US90, lg reception area, private offices. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101179 $580,000 4/3.5 pool home on 13+ac, expansive kit, lg master, pavered pool deck & cover lanai Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101197 $199,900 3/2 in Callaway S/D, split plan, sizeable kit, spacious master, fenced back yard. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101454 $105,000 10ac parcel w/lg yard, home w/split plan, screened bac k porch. private setting. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101415 $24,900 Beautiful 5ac bldg lot w/underground electric service. Site built homes only. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101095 $489,000 Commercial property w/ almost 4000 SF Steel bldg on 1.9ac, includes rental properties. 4.5 acres on Lake Jeffrey Rd, gorgeous oaks, great area, site built homes only. Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $49,900. $513/mo 352-215-1018. 6500sf warehouse, 1000sf AC office/retail, 2 lg roll-up doors, 20608 CR 49, O'Brien 352-2151018 Owner financing $159,900 $5k down $1360/mo www.Landownerfinancin g .com 3/2 brick w/carport, lg lot, wood plank floors, new paint, W/D, $1050/mo 1st+sec 288-8401 Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100053 4/2 on 4+ac lot in woods, wheelchair accessible, stone front FP, lg walk in closets $129,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS98363 $189,500 2/2 in River Woods at Adven t Christian Village 55+ community, open floor plan. Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS98590 $219,000 3/2.5 w/gas FP, central vac, formal dining, custom wood cabinets in kit and more! Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99522 $169,900 2 newer homes on 4ac, both w/spacious kitchens, lg island, both w/4BR, FP Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100784 3/2 DWMH w/newer metal roof on 29ac, RV barn, quiet area w/room to grow. $375,000 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99388 $474,900 5/5 split level overlooking lg, natural spring fed pond, FP, kit w/island cook top& walk-in pantry 4 piece girls bedroom set with mirror. $300 386 -7 55 6998 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100166 $295,000 4/2 w/Italian marble, split plan, open kitchen Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100959 $69,700 2/1 cottage in LC fenced, patio, new metal roof. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94358 $39,900 3.7ac on cul-de-sac in High Pointe Farms. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101562 $295,000 Henderson House currently used as offices. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99726 $149,900 Former doctor office in Live Oak w/4 exam rooms LICENSED JUVENILE COUNSELOR PT Counselor for Anger Mgmt & Substance Abuse Outpatient Program. To perform Assessments, Groups, Individual, and family sessions. Email resume to On Site Auction, Cannon Creek, Lake City, FL, Hwy 4 7 (Signs) View: Fri, Aug 24, 10a5p #20822 Sat, Aug. 25th @ 10am. Golf Cart, riding mower, red scooter, new generator, hand/electric tools, toolboxes, washer/dryer, furn, lift recliner, glass, 10% B.P. C. Red Williams AU437/AB3447 3 52-258-0604 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 BUY IT SELL IT FIND IT Lake City ReporterClassifieds rfnt b t b b t b b t t tfn t t t t t t t t t fn t fn b b b fnb tt t bf t rb f b fn t t t fn b t n b b b fnt t t t b f t r fn f n b fn t b t f b t b t t b b bfn b r fr rnrtrbrtb nbr f bnn r rfr f t r n b tf bt b tt rn t b br nr rt trt f b t tt t t t rttf r t rrrr fn fnb r fnb bfn bb TheAssociatedPressByHowardFendrich f ttt btn t trb fb b f b f b t tttt t t t t r b tt t bt bt f b n fft rrfrr r nrrrbbr nnrnbrbb nrnf rf ff r JOHN AMIS/Associated Press File PressHall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes to make the game more watchable and more appealing to fans both young and old. rfnt b t b b t b b t t tfn t t t t t t t t t fn t fn b b b fnb tt t bf t rb f b fn t t t fn b t n b b b fnt t t t b f t r fn f n b fn t b t f b t b t t b b bfn b r fr rnrtrbrtb nbr f bnn r rfr f t r n b tf bt b tt rn t b br nr rt trt f b t tt t t t rttf r t rrrr fn fnb r fnb bfn bb TheAssociatedPressByHowardFendrich f ttt btn t trb fb b f b f b t tttt t t t t r b tt t bt bt f b n fft rrfrr r nrrrbbr nnrnbrbb nrnf rf ff r A lot of baseball fans are wondering what happened to the sport. John Smoltz believes he knows. And he wants to do something about it. The former Atlanta Braves great will get that chance as a member of the MLB competition committee that is looking into the problems facing the game. By the time spring training comes around next year there could be new rules helping to make baseball great again. Heres hoping they start with the universally hated shift. I think the shift is single handedly killing the game because now youve got everybody lifting the ball over the shift, Smoltz said. If you were rewarded for hitting the ball and there was no shift you would have more action. Youd have guys not just basically trying to hit the ball over the fence. In a perfect world and, of course the game has never been perfect there would also be limits on pitching changes, the way players are put on the disabled list, and a number of other things. But baseball has always been a slow game to adapt. While other leagues have been proactive in changing rules to stay relevant especially in the new era of analytics baseball tends not to change until circumstances finally lead to no other alternative. That means that, at least for now, we have baseball as it is. And its not the sport Smoltz played for 21 years, the game that enshrined the pitcher into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2015. The game has gone to a very slow and stagnant pace, Smoltz said. Its going to become unwatchable and I think thats when youre going to see both the commissioner and others in Major League Baseball trying to make changes to get the game back to its exciting form. Smoltz knows where hes coming from. Hes not only one of the games greatest pitchers one of only two pitchers to ever have both a 20-game winning season and one with more than 50 saves hes also a student of baseball and a broadcaster with both the MLB Network and Fox Sports. Thats why the conversation co-host Jim Litke and I had with him on the PodcastOne Sports Now podcast this week was so enlightening. Smoltz not only understands the problems of the game from the fans perspective, but the players too. Hes worried fans will desert the game, yes. But hes also worried about players becoming expendable because of analytics, which he believes will not only cost them money but shorten their careers. Up to now players have largely resisted any changes in the game, secure in the thought theyre getting their share of the cash cow. But that could change, Smoltz says, as they become more aware of what is happening especially on the pitching side because of analytics. Its hard pressed for me to think that at the end of the day this is not just a cheaper version of baseball, he said. You can operate your team paying guys less and utilizing them in their younger years when theyre not making so much. Burn and churn and just keep shuffling the deck in the bullpen. But in the long term its not sustainable. Also not sustainable, Smoltz believes, is the blind allegiance to analytics that pervades baseball these days. While information is essential to the game, he said it should never come at the cost of basic baseball wisdom collected over more than a century of playing the game. That allegiance likely cost the Los Angeles Dodgers a World Series last year. And while the Houston Astros also relied heavily on analytics, manager A.J. Hinch used his gut when it mattered most to put the Astros in a position to succeed. Smoltz also noted that the most recent World Series winners were teams that put the ball in play and put pressure on the other teams defense. Those teams went against the current trend of uppercut swings for the fences and pitchers who throw as hard as they can until they cant throw any more. Organizations dont care (now) if you strike out, they just dont want you hitting the ball on the ground, Smoltz said. All pitchers are trying to throw as hard as they can above the belt. Thats what youre going to get, swings and misses, strikeouts and homers. Until a team proves me wrong you cant win the World Series doing that. You also cant win fans either, and who can blame them. Hitters are on a pace this year to strike out more than they get hits, and the average time between balls in play is nearing four minutes. The Cubs exemplified that this week by scoring just one run in five straight games and each run was a solo home run. In five games the Cubs had 35 hits and a whopping 46 strikeouts. The game needs to change, and fast. Luckily there are people like Smoltz who know ways to do just that. Hopefully, the rest of baseball is listening.WINSLOW TOWNSON/Associated PressThe Boston Red Soxs J.D. Martinez hits an RBI single against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a game Wednesday in Boston. Tim Dahlberg


6B THURSDA Y, AUGUST 23, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER been there for whatever reason, Allen said. Gainesville doesnt have many losses at Citizens Field on Thursdays. The kids arent thinking about that. I can tell them that but theyre not thinking about that but thats a fact when it comes down to Gainesville on a short week. I just want to make sure theyre mentally readythe same way we were hungry (against IMG Academy), this team is hungry to beat the team that knocked them off. The Hurricanes are under the tutelage of first-year head coach Patrick Miller, who spent the past two seasons as the teams defensive coordinator. Hell rely offensively on senior quarterback Luke Matthews, the son of former Florida and NFL quarterback Shane Matthews. Matthews threw for 2,391 passing yards and 25 touchdowns last season and has a nice connection with senior receiver Jalen Kelsey, who caught 49 balls and nine touchdowns. They have a talented quarterback in Matthews. His dad was a pro quarterback so hes going to be polished, Allen said. Hes going to know where hes going, why hes going there and our defense has been our defense so Im sure hes studied it and where theyre going to be able to hit their spots. They have a decent offensive line but they have two-way players, which I think is going to be to our advantage. This team trying to go both ways with what were doing tempo is going to be tough. Senior linebacker Dverik Daniel leads a Gainesville defense that runs a lot of Cover 3 and Cover 6, which Columbia believes will lead to ample opportunities in the passing game. The Hurricanes defense nearly blew an 18-3 halftime lead to Chiles in the preseason classic, holding on late for a 26-24 victory. I like that one high safety because either way I look the safety is going to roll that way and thats going to give me an open ball to wherever theyre not, Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith said. Im really looking forward to cover 3. Wednesdays practice didnt end well for Columbia as Allen had to end it early because the offense wasnt executing properly. He didnt believe his players were focused but he hopes they are now. The Tigers have the potential to have a special season. They proved that last Friday. Now they need to bring that same intensity to the regular season. Weve just got to be ready to play our game and get up for this game the same way we did before, Allen said. Their mentality was right (against IMG Academy). There wasnt a question about it at all. Their mentality has to be right for this one in the same way it was for that one for us to go out and get a big victory Thursday. CHSContinued From 1BFILE PHOTOSColumbia linebacker Ethan Umstead makes a tackle against Gainesville at Citizens Field in 2016. Umstead is back in the lineup after missing last weeks preseason classic. The Tigers return to Gainesville looking for their sixth-straight win over the rival Thursday night. Columbia defensive lineman Willie Jernigan (90) and other Tigers push the pile against Gainesville. in 2016. Columbia safety Sirr Talbot makes a move on a return against the Hurricanes in 2016.we just have to see how we perform on test day. Test day is quickly approaching as the Seminoles prepare for the season opener against No. 20 Virginia Tech on Sept. 3. Florida State still has major questions in the passing game, not just who starts at quarterback but also who will be on the receiving end. The likely answer at receiver is that coach Willie Taggart will play veterans and newcomers alike to see who fits best in the Seminoles new no-huddle offense. Murray has had an inconsistent college career, hauling in a pair of touchdown catches in Florida States Orange Bowl win over Michigan in December 2016 but had one 100-yard game as a junior and four touchdowns in 12 games last fall. Kelly arrived this winter and said he heard all of these horror stories about Nyqwan Murray and attitude but has instead seen a hard worker and a veteran who is respected by his peers. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Murray is coming off knee surgery in March and has been limited at times in the preseason but feels motivated to finish his career on a positive and have a 1,000yard season. Most definitely, Murray said, smiling. But were going to keep that under the rug. Florida State receivers have often been blanketed by defensive backs the past few years. While Rashad Greene had back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2013-14, no player at Florida State has reached that milestone in the last three seasons. And for all of the programs recent success, including the 2013 national title, Florida State has had just three receivers selected in the NFL draft since 2010 a group that includes just Auden Tate (seventh round in 2018), Greene (fifth round in 2015) and Kelvin Benjamin (first round in 2014). That definitely motivates me, Murray said. I feel like its really disrespectful. Nobody is paying attention to Florida State receivers. We have to get back to that. Florida State certainly can get back on track if redshirt freshman Tamorrion Terry continues to develop. The 6-4 Terry didnt play in his first year at Florida State but hauled in a 13-yard touchdown reception as part of a 129-yard performance in the spring game in April. Kelly is also excited about the six true freshmen, notably 5-9, 162-pound Keyshawn Helton. A nephew of former Florida State star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, Helton has made a quick impression and could factor in as a receiver or returner. Another kid that plays the game the way youre supposed to play the game, coach Willie Taggart said. Hes been on a mission since Day 1 and hes out to prove himself. Hes doing a darned good job of proving himself. FSUContinued From 1Bwin, he told The Associated Press. I dont want to have a great team, I want to have a great program and that takes time. Fisher has taken over a program that went 7-5 and 4-4 in Southeastern Conference play last season and one that hasnt reached 10 wins since 2012. Fisher won a national title in 2013 and three Atlantic Coast Conference championships in eight seasons with the Seminoles. The Aggies seem ready to buy into Fishers brand of coaching. Player after player raved about their new boss. Coach Fisher has brought a sense of history, running back Trayveon Williams said. He has been to the national championship, and he knows what it takes to win. He has brought that to this university, and he brought great coaching. He brought in the right guys to get us ready to win a national championship. The good vibes hit a bump this week after a former player who transferred to Arizona suggested Fishers staff may have committed NCAA violations earlier this year. Linebacker Santino Marchiol told USA Today that assistant Bradley Dale Peveto gave him cash on two occasions to entertain recruits on unofficial visits to campus and that mandatory team activities were run at impermissible times. Texas A&M said it was reviewing the allegations. Fisher is just the fourth head coach to leave a school where he has won an AP national championship and go directly into another college job. The last to do it was Johnny Majors, who went from Pittsburgh to Tennessee in 1977. Fisher had signed a contract extension through 2024 that was paying him $5.7 million last season. The 52-year-old West Virginia native seemed to have it made in Tallahassee so why take on this challenge? I dont think theres any one reason, he said. Theres an accumulation of things. All the things have to be in place so you can do it. There was a lot of intrigue. First, I think you have the resources to do it all. Secondly, you have a commitment from your administration that is very important, people that see things in the same vision as I do. Fisher has been a coach of some sort since 1988. Another thing that drove the former college quarterback to leave Florida State was the thing that powers most who pick sports as a career. You like the challenge of lets go do what hadnt been done, he said. You like those challenges. If youre a coach, a competitor, a player, whatever you are in athletics, if you dont like the ability to try to do that then youre probably not going to be successful wherever you go. Sitting behind his desk in Texas A&Ms sparkling football complex, a shiny gold watch twinkling in in the Texas sunshine, the multimillionaire coach is far removed from that humble upbringing. He speaks quickly, with the words tumbling out at such a pace that he sometimes interrupts himself before a sentence is done to make another point. Question after question is thrown at him and the answers come without so much as a pause until one query seems to catch him off guard: Is there one thing he would like everyone to know about him? He laughed quietly, paused and answered: That youll get an honest answer or an honest days work, he said. You wont get somebody thats fake or in between. Someone thats not going to tell you what you want to hear, its going to be honest and truthful in a positive way and (that) will help you in any way you can. That grounded approach came from his family and has stayed with him throughout his ascent through the coaching ranks. He credits monthlong visits to West Virginia each year. He gratefully thanks his parents coal-miner father, John, and a mother, Gloria, who spent decades as a teacher. His family has helped Fisher avoid getting caught up in that contract that everyones talking about. Its not about what you have, its what you do with what you have, he said. Theyve always said that and whether you have a lot, or you have a little you can still be good. FISHERContinued From 1BCURTIS COMPTON/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNSTexas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher holds his SEC Media Days press conference at the College Football Hall of Fame on July 16 in Atlanta, Ga.