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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comGwen Lake is a shadow of its former self. Weeds have overrun the lake and the once dark, tannic-acid infused body of water has been reduced to an oversized mud puddle. City officials are hoping to return Gwen Lake to its glory and hope that $200,000 in state funding will be the impetus to get things going. The Suwannee River Water Management District is the recommending body to the Department of Environmental Protection, which approves funding. Generally, the Department of Environmental Protection goes with the recommendation of the Suwannee River Water Management District, said Joe Helfenberger, city manager. The hearing that we were at was for a positive recommendation for $200,000 towards the $450,000 Phase 1 of fixing the Gwen Lake problem. There will be a total of three to four phases. Councilman Jake Hill said the initial phase will address the water coming into the lake through infrastructure and other phases will include reconstruction of the dam and dredging the lake. The city has the opportunity to look for additional funding sources for each phase. We are looking at gearing up to get funding for Phase 2 already, but we want to insure that the Phase 1 funding is fully approved and that we can get going on it as soon as possible because people are anxious to see dirt flying there, Helfenberger said. No time frame has been set for when construction will begin on the project or how long it will take for the projects completion. In a perfect world with everything going well, I would hope that we could do annual improvements until were done, Helfenberger said. But, well work as fast as we possibly can to finish the project. We want to do a permanent solution, one time, so that we have this problem fully taken care of. In June of 2016 a levee break caused water levels in the 6.6-acre lake to drop drastically and reduce the lake to its current state of decay with soil erosion problems and other issues. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 F ax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 372 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . . 5A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advice & Comics . . 3B Atlanta woman jailed for drugsCompanion arrested on warrant, 2A. 88 70Chance of storms, 2A Lake City ReporterTUESD aA Y, SESE PT EE MB EE R 4, 2018 | YY OUR COMMUNIT YY N EE W SS P AP EE R SS INC EE 18 74 | $1.00 LAK EE CIT YY R EE POR T EE R.C OM + PLUS >> South county arts and craftsFORT WHIT EE wSouthern Burn at the SpiritMU SS IC SS ee Page 5A SS ee Page 6AWhats the damage? City Hall report should be back in days, Story below Life lost in SR 47 crashFILE PHOTOSIn this 2014 photo, Andrew EE nsey skims a layer of algae off Gwen Lake, now shrunken in size and a shadow of its former self.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comSoon, a report detailing findings about the physical status of Lake City Hall is slated to be in the hands of city officials. Cracked window sills and the sealing around them, floors that are uneven and problems with the brick facade on the south and west sides of city hall were early signs that city hall has structural problems. The city was looking at spending at least $638,000 for the issues theyve found, but two months ago the city council unanimously approved a $26,755 study by Orlandobased Tetra Tech to find out whether there were any additional hidden issues that need to be addressed. Repairs could run upwards of $1 million. City Manager Joe Helfenberger said he and city officials are hoping to get the detailed report on city halls status within the coming week. Im hoping to get the report and get details as to the costs Repairs on century-old structure could hit $1M.Whats the damage? City Hall report should be back in days Helfenberger FHP: Driver struck by passing vehicle while turning onto Cates St.$200K state grant could get the ball rollingFrom staff reportsA 63-year-old Lake City man died in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 47 late Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Frederick W. Lacey died at the scene of the 11:01 p.m. wreck. Lacey was headed south when he slowed to turn left onto SW Cates Street, an FHP news release said. A Fort White teen traveling behind him in a Chevy Tahoe tried to pass and struck Laceys Honda Accord in the drivers side door as it made its turn. The driver of the 2003 Tahoe Canyon R. Arganbright, 17, suffered minor injuries as did his passenger, Nicholas I. Bacis, 16, also of Fort White, the release said. Laceys passenger, Ann. S. Lacey, 61, also suffered minor injuries. Blood alcohol tests are pending for Arganbright, FHP said. The release stated it was unknown if any of the four were wearing seat belts. The impact drove the 2009 Accord onto the east shoulder of SR 47.The troubled lake is seen in 2015. TS Gordon takes aim at Florida By JENNIFER KAYAssociated PressMIAMI BEACH Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved west-northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). The storm was expected to reach coastal Mississippi and Louisiana by late Tuesday and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. GORDON continued on 3A REPAIRS continued on 2AGwen Lake: Relief finall y on horizon? Multi-phase plan will depend on help from Suwannee River Water Management District at outset. A3


2A TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 4, 2018 D aA ILY BRIEFING L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI WednesdayThursday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach Sept 9 Sept 16 Sept 24 Oct 2 NewFirstFullLast Quarter Quarter HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Scripture of the DD ay TT he earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy sta tutes. Psalm 119:64 (K JV) I buy expensive suits. TT hey just look cheap on me. Warren Buffett, born 1930, UU SS businessmanThought for Today Winning LL otter y NN umb ers Pick 3: ( SS unday p.m.) 4-1-8 Pick 4: ( SS unda y p.m.) 9-1-1-2 FF antasy 5: ( SS unda y) 1-7-11-21-29 QU II CK H II TS Submissions TT he Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption inf ormation to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to AA ssociat e EE ditor SS tev e Wilson at See an error? TT he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news it ems. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. TT hanks for r eading. FILEFILE City Hall is pictured in this July file photo. AA report on structrual repairs, which could run as high as $1 million, is e xpected to be complete somethime this week.Man faces multiple chargesBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comFollowing a violent confrontation on Wednesday afternoon, a Lake City man is now facing felony and misdemeanor charges. Joseph Michael Moore, 21, was arrested on Thursday and charged with simple battery, damage to property/ criminal mischief, burglary and resisting officer/arrest. He was released later that day on $12,000 bond. On Wednesday, according to a Columbia County Sheriffs Office report, Deputy Nigel Elliot reported to a residence on SW Lamboy Circle in Lake City. There, two individuals stated that Moore arrived at the residence in a gold Toyota Camry, honking and yelling, then approaching the front door to throw objects at it. Moore was told to leave, but instead entered the residence and assaulted the occupants. Moore then left the residence, punching the glass in the front door, causing it to shatter but remain in tact. The following day, Deputies Elliott and Latimer made contact with Moore at his home, and after questioning decided to place him under arrest. Moore reportedly resisted, with the deputies forcing him to the ground and then handcuffing him. He was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center without further incident. River basin farming grants deadline todayThe Sustainable Farming Fund administered by Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience is seeking proposals to award up to $300,000 in grants to private farmers in the Suwannee River Basin for sustainable farming practices. The fund was established through a lawsuit brought by Sierra Club and Environmental America against Pilgrims Pride. Information and instructions on how to submit a proposal can be found at Proposals will be accepted through Sept. 4. From staff reports Atlanta woman jailed for drugs, man on warrantBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comA Georgia woman is facing narcotics and fraud-impersonation charges in Columbia County following a traffic stop on Friday. Denise Lynn Harrington, 41, of Atlanta, is facing charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fraud-impersonation. She is currently being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on $11,000 bond. On Friday, Deputy Chad Guerry of the Columbia County Sheriffs Office conducted a traffic stop at the Busy Bee Food Store on US 41 in reference to a White 1997 Chevrolet which did not have a tag. He found a male and female occupant in the vehicle, and the smell of marijuana. While making contact with both occupants of the vehicle, I could plainly see their hearts beating very fast, and neither the female driver or the male passenger would make eye contact with me, Guerry stated in his report. Harrington, the driver, first identified herself as Crystal D. Rangel, and provided a birth date of June 30, 1984. The male passenger identified himself as Jaquna Thomas. Thomas changed his story right away and provided his real name as Mario Canady, and told the deputy he might have a warrant out in his name. A check proved this to be true, and Canday was immediately detained over a Florida warrant for a parole violation. The deputy continued to search the vehicle, and it was determined that Rangel was actually Denise Harrington, from an identification card that was found in a black bag. Also found in said bag were a glass pipe, several bags of a type commonly use to package narcotics, and a small bag with 0.12 grams of what later proved to be ALPHA-PVP, or Flaka, a known synthetic controlled substance. Harrington and Canady were transported to the CCDC. Harrington and amount per step that needs to be taken care of, Helfenberger said on Friday. Helfenberger said he expects that the report will be thorough and inclusive of all the issues, as well as solutions and cost estimates to address the problems. I would think you would have to have both those [building status and solutions] outlined in any kind of meaningful report and we would insist that there be enough details that we would have something to work with to be able to come up with options, he said. One option would be to fix the City Hall and there would be other options. We need to look at every option and then recommend what we think is the best course of action, and bring it to the City Council, the public, get some input and go forward. Helfenberger said the building could become one of the citys top priorities entering the fiscal budget year. If the City Hall building is a significant safety concern, it would have to be a very high priority, he said. The city bought the building for $2.1 million in early 2005.City Hall repair report ready in days REPORTContinued From 1A Moore


TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 4, 2018 STATE L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 3 A Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m. EDT that the storm was centered 15 miles (25 kilometers) west-southwest of Marco Island on Monday. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 50 mph (85 kph). Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was NOT a beach day, with rough surf and potential rip currents. Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Floridas Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power Monday due to weather conditions. The National Weather Service said current conditions were somewhat favorable for tornadoes in affected parts of South Florida on Monday. The storm left many businesses on Floridas Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend. The area has already been heavily impacted by this summers so-called red tide massive algae blooms that have caused waves of dead marine life to wash up along the coast. Jenna Wright, owner of a coffee shop in Naples, Florida, told the Naples Daily News that she had expected higher numbers for the Labor Day weekend. This is normally a decent weekend, but the storm and red tide arent helping, Wright said. Were a beach coffee shop, and if people cant go to the beach, then we wont get any customers. A hurricane watch meaning that hurricane conditions are possible was put into effect for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in Mississippi to the AlabamaFlorida border. The Miami-based center said the storm is also expected to bring life-threatening storm surge to portions of the central Gulf Coast. A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama. The warning means there is danger of life-threatening inundation. The region could see rising waters of 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 meters). The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied by large waves, the center said. Separately, Tropical Storm Florence continues to hold steady over the eastern Atlantic. Forecasters say little change in strength is expected in coming days and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. GORDONContinued From 1A Trump Republican vs liberal DemBy JULIE PACE and BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the states primary for governor while President Donald Trumps favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nations largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the states first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more moderate opponents aligned with their parties establishment. Gillum is his partys third black gubernatorial nominee this campaign season, along with Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland. His victory comes as Democrats have elevated an increasingly diverse field of candidates, including women, AfricanAmericans and Muslims. The slate of candidates heading into the fall campaign is seen as a manifestation of the partys resistance in the racially charged atmosphere of the Trump era. In Arizona, Rep. Martha McSally fended off a pair of conservative challengers to carry the Republican Senate primary to fill the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. That race was shadowed by the death of John McCain, a towering figure who represented Arizona in the Senate for six terms. Gov. Doug Ducey will name McCains replacement after the senators funeral. Florida and Arizona are both closely watched states, featuring growing minority populations that have bolstered Democratic candidates and Republican electorates that have grown older and more conservative. The fall face-offs could well signal how theyll swing in the 2020 presidential election. In Florida, DeSantis gave Trump credit for his victory, saying that with one supportive tweet, the president kind of put me on the map. Gillum thanked supporters who embraced our plan for a state that makes room for all of us, not just the well-heeled and the well-connected, but all of us. The results immediately transformed the Florida race into one of the key gubernatorial campaigns in the country. Gillums primary victory could help Democrats boost enthusiasm among minorities, while DeSantis will test Trumps grip on a crucial state he won in 2016 and wants to keep in his column in 2020. Trump tweeted in part Wednesday morning: Not only did Congressman Ron DeSantis easily win the Republican Primary, but his opponent in November is his biggest dream....a failed Socialist Mayor named Andrew Gillum. In Arizona, McCains death after a yearlong battle with brain cancer loomed over the primary contests. Though he has received praise from far and wide this week, the three Republican candidates running to replace his retiring seatmate, Flake including establishment favorite McSally aligned themselves more with the president than the longtime senator. Elsewhere Tuesday, GOP voters in reliably Republican Oklahoma backed mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt in a runoff for the gubernatorial nomination. Stitt won in part by criticizing his opponent as insufficiently supportive of Trump. Trump surprised Florida Republicans with his endorsement of DeSantis, and frequently tweeted about the lawmaker, one of his staunchest supporters in Washington. His backing helped push DeSantis past Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who has held elected office in Florida since 1996, quickly built up establishment support and raised millions of dollars. Gillum came from behind in a crowded and diverse Democratic field. Former Rep. Gwen Graham, whose father, Bob Graham, served as governor, had hoped to position herself to become the states first female governor. Gillum, a favorite of progressives, spent the least of the five major Democratic candidates and had the smallest television presence. He often said he was the only candidate in the race who wasnt a millionaire or billionaire, and won the endorsement of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vacating the governors mansion to run for Senate. He easily won his primary, setting up a showdown with Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson that is expected to be one of the nations most competitive races. Democrats also eyed congressional pickup opportunities in Florida as they try to flip control of the U.S. House. One of their best chances is in South Florida, where Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring in a district that should favor Democrats. Donna Shalala, who served as President Bill Clintons Health and Human Services secretary, claimed the Democratic nomination in RosLehtinens district. The contests in both Florida and Arizona were being watched for signs of how the states might tilt in the 2020 presidential election. McCains death has highlighted anew the shift in the Republican Party since he captured the GOP nomination for president in 2008. With his consistently conservative voting record, Arizonans elected McCain to the Senate six times, including in 2016. But his more moderate stance on immigration and his deciding vote last year against Trumps efforts to repeal President Barack Obamas health care law turned off many GOP voters. A CNN survey in June found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans did. Among those on the Arizona ballot was former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who tried unsuccessfully to unseat McCain in 2016. When McCains family said last week that he was discontinuing medical treatment, Ward speculated in a later-deleted Facebook post that the announcement was intended to hurt her campaign for Flakes seat. Also running for the Senate nomination was former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the controversial immigration hardliner. Trump spared Arpaio a possible jail sentence last year by pardoning his federal conviction stemming from immigration patrols. Ward and Arpaio split about half of the vote, clearing the way for McSally, a fighter pilot turned congresswoman in the McCain mold. Shell face Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who easily won her race. McSally wasted no time taking on her Democratic opponent, calling the race a choice between a doer and a talker, between a patriot and a protester. Sinemas and McSallys Senate runs also have created House openings in Arizona, a fast-growing and increasingly diverse state where Democrats are eager to gain a foothold. McSallys district in particular is expected to be one of the most competitive House races in Novembers general election. Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary to win the nomination for the seat. She will face Lea Marquez Peterson, who won the Republican nomination.THE RUN FOR GOVERNOR DeSantis Gillum DD e SS antis gave TT rump credit f or his victory, saying that with one sup portive tweet, the president kind of put me on the map. Gillum thanked support ers who embraced our plan for a state that makes room for all of us, not just the wellheeled and the well-connected, but all of us. By LLOYD DUNKELBERGERThe News Service of FloridaRepublican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis has to pick a running mate by next week. But while the Northeast Florida congressman will tap someone to serve as the lieutenant governor on his general-election ticket, dont expect him to abandon the political partner who has been an integral part of his success. DeSantis said President Donald Trump, who endorsed DeSantis in the GOP primary and praised him in a series of strategic tweets, will continue to play a key role in the campaign, with another Florida visit likely before the Nov. 6 showdown with Democrat Andrew Gillum. In an interview with reporters shortly after his primary-election victory Tuesday, DeSantis said I imagine that he will when asked if Trump would return to Florida for another political rally to help the GOP nominee. It was a Trump rally on July 31 in Tampa, which happens to be the states largest media market, that helped propel DeSantis, a three-term congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, past Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the primary. Both DeSantis and Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who was the surprise victor in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, have begun the general-election campaign by re-emphasizing their support among the parties most-ardent base voters. Its a sharp contrast to the traditional strategy for Florida statewide candidates who play to the base, through messaging and policy positions, in the primary but then pivot to a more centrist message in the general election. DeSantis, who won 56.5 percent of the Republican vote in the primary, said motivating the GOP base in the general election is part of his campaign plan. When youre talking about a midterm election youve got to turn out your core voters and Im going to be working hard to do that, but no one can probably do that more than the president, he said. He reiterated the importance of Trumps help in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News Sean Hannity. Hes the 800-pound gorilla in Republican politics. There is nobody thats even close in moving numbers, DeSantis said. Trump remains extremely popular among Republicans, with polls showing more than eight out of every 10 GOP voters support the president. But the risk for DeSantis is that Trump is a polarizing figure, meaning the presidents support for the GOP candidate might also energize Gillums supporters. Also, independent voters, who were not allowed to participate in last Tuesdays closed primaries, will be an important faction in the November election. Independents, who are the fastest growing segment of the Florida electorate, represent nearly 3.5 million voters out of the total of 13 million. But while Trumps support for DeSantis might offer a target for Democrats, the Republican candidate is preparing a counterattack that will tie Gillum to supporters and policy positions that energized the progressive Democratic voting base but may not be popular with the majority of voters. DeSantis has already repeatedly hammered Gillum for calling for a 40 percent increase in the corporate tax rate to raise $1 billion for Florida schools. He wants to raise taxes. He wants to engage in more spending, and that is exactly what we dont need, DeSantis said. DeSantis banking on Trump in his corner DD e SS antis has alr eady repeatedly hammered Gillum for calling for a 40 percent increase in the corporate tax rate to raise $1 billion for Florida schools.


If elections were decided on volume of yard signage, Beto ORourke the dashing El Paso Democratic congressman, whose Irish heritage and Ivy League pedigree are belied by his conveniently Hispanic-sounding nickname and his propensity to drop the f-bomb during political rallies would have this one in the bag. A drive through any neighborhood in Fort Worth would confirm that. Whats even more obvious is the lack of signage for his opponent. An article in the Texas Tribune attributes the dearth of yard signs to the Cruz campaign strategy. Still, in deep red Tarrant County, it shouldnt be that tough to find plenty of Republicans willing to declare their support for Sen. Ted Cruz on their own property. But my guess is many Republicans have gotten to know Cruz and dont much like him. In my circles, the adjectives most frequently associated with Cruz are grating and arrogant. Some believe his attempt to shut down the government, while taken on principle, was mostly theater and largely ineffective. The presidents supporters are wary of Cruz because of his late and lukewarm endorsement of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. While you dont have to like a candidate personally to vote for him, the ambivalence toward Cruz is a weakness easily exploited by a candidate like ORourke. ORourke also spent the early part of his campaign reaching out to moderates, independents and even conservatives, with a message of unity both politically savvy and expedient. He cant win without them. Political consultants have credited ORourkes popularity to his early campaign, which has enabled him to generate enthusiasm and name recognition. But its fair to wonder if, underneath all the excitement over a finally viable Democratic Senate candidate in reliably red Texas, voters are still somewhat in the dark about ORourkes policy positions. Case in point: A friend relayed a recent conversation she had with another friend, a Hispanic woman and social conservative, who was singing the praises of the congressman. When my friend lamented that ORourke was not only prochoice but also held an extreme view on abortion (he voted against a 20-week ban), the response was complete surprise. I didnt know he supported abortion. They never mention it on Spanish radio. Anecdotes are not data, and ORourke hasnt buried his record on abortion or other issues like his support of sanctuary cities and gun control. But when public policy polling shows that the majority of Texas voters think more like Cruz on policy issues not to mention topics like kneeling during the National Anthem its fair to wonder if ORourkes popularity is rooted in ignorance of his record and personality. Voters often choose the devil they know over the devil they dont. In the Texas Senate race, ORourke, the unknown quantity, seems to be getting the better of his opponent. And maybe thats because his support has the depth of, say, a yard sign. 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: Tuesday, September 4, 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITORThe new NAFTASince the 1980s, the president has railed against what he says are trade deals that badly damaged the United States. In this, Mr. Trump has been nothing if not consistent. He bemoans the state of trade with China, trade with Japan, and trade with the European Union. He takes particular exception to the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sprawling pact which took effect in January 1994, signed by Canada, Mexico and of course the United States. The three countries trade more than $1 trillion worth of goods each year. President Trump despises NAFTA, calling it one of the worst trade deals in history. The presidents voters hate NAFTA too, and it was his opposition to it, along with scorn for illegal immigration and his promise to do something about it that propelled him to victory in the Republican primaries. Mr. Trump looks at the abandoned factories across the heartland of America and, not without justification, points the finger at NAFTA. Studies suggest that nearly a million manufacturing jobs have been lost since the implementation of NAFTA. General Electric, Chrysler, and Caterpillar are prominent among the American companies that bolted south of the border after NAFTA was enacted. And not just the jobs; U.S. manufacturing wages have shrunk, too. To a patriotic American president, the picture is crystal clear. Mexican factories are booming, in the automobile industry in particular. The Mexican car industry is going gangbusters while the American automobile industry has shrunk markedly over the past two and a half decades. Heavily unionized states like Michigan particularly suffered. Since taking office last year, President Trump has made it a priority to renegotiate the terms of NAFTA. Earlier this week he announced several important revisions of U.S.-Mexican trade relations, with a sharp focus on the automobile industry. One new provision mandates that 40 to 45 percent of North American automobile components be manufactured by workers earning at least $16 an hour. This will plainly help the American companies, as the biggest attraction south of the border is the paltry pay Mexican workers expect. The $16 an hour paid to American workers is three times the $5.30 paid to Mexicans earning the minimum wage. Another new rule will ensure that 75 percent of automobile parts for North American-manufactured goods be made in Mexico and the United States or suffer tariffs, up from 62.5 percent. The deal includes data protection rules. Mexican President Enrique Nena Pieto praises the agreement as well. I think this is something very positive for the United States and Mexico, he says. He wants to renew [NAFTA], to modernize it, to update it, and to generate a framework that will boost and potentiate productivity in North America. Canada, by choice, did not participate in this latest bilateral negotiation between Mexico and the United States. A deadline of the end of this week has been set for newly negotiated relations between the United States and its northern neighbor. [Canada] wants to be part of the deal, and we gave until Friday and I think were probably on track, President Trump says. Well see what happens, but in any event, things are working out very well. The Canadian leader, Justin Trudeau, expressed similar optimism that a deal can be completed. The vague and ubiquitous they said it couldnt be done, but a deal looks on the way.ORourkes superficial support Washington Times Trumps actions speak louder than his wordsTo the Editor: We are approaching an election in November. Many young people appear to like socialism. I like the idea of socialism, but it doesnt work. Look at the history and our world today. Many people do not like President Trump, and I do not like the way he acts and speaks a lot of the time. Many people would vote for socialism to get away from the talk. Although I do not approve of President Trumps talk, I do like what he has done: lower unemployment, other countries are showing more respect, while wages are going up and our citizens have more opportunities blue, gray and white collar jobs. Years ago I learned people will tell you what you want to hear, but, their actions show what they have and will accomplish. Irv Crowetz Lake City Cynthia M. Cynthia M. Allen is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Russian trolls sow vaccine discordMeasles cases have surged in Europe, with experts blaming the rise in infections on a drop in the number of people getting vaccinated. In Minnesota, there was a measles outbreak last year. Now, a medical journal article reports that trolls pushed divisive vaccine safety information on social media over three years the authors studied. The objective wasnt necessarily to get fewer U.S. parents to vaccinate their kids, but to sow division among Americans. Weaponized Health Communication is how the authors of the new American Journal of Public Health analysis summed up the online efforts to sow doubts about the immunizations that prevent measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and other serious childhood diseases. Weaponized is not an exaggeration. What researchers found is that Twitter users linked to a Russian troll farm pushed both proand anti-vaccine views on the social media platform from 2014 to 2017. The mission wasnt necessarily to get fewer Americans to vaccinate their kids. Instead, Russians identified vaccines as a topic they could use to further divide this nation. Other Russian social media propaganda has attempted to leverage class or race online trolls tried to exploit Philando Castiles 2016 death at the hands of a Minnesota police officer, for example for the same reason. A nation is weakened when its citizens turn against each other instead of standing united against outside enemies. Researchers also found that Twitter bots spreading malicious software used inflammatory anti-vaccine statements as clickbait. Those sucked in by these reckless claims may have allowed malware onto their computers when they opened a hyperlink. As alarming as this is, the collateral damage to public health is the more immediate danger. This propaganda builds upon disinformation already spread by vaccine conspiracy theorists. Amplifying this harmful fearmongering may have convinced more parents to forgo childhood immunizations. In turn, that opens the door for these diseases to make a comeback, putting others in harms way such as individuals with compromised immune systems or babies who havent yet had the full series of shots. The threat is real. It was just over a year ago that measles swept through a Minnesota immigrant community targeted by vaccine conspiracy theorists. In Europe, measles cases are at a record high. More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths, the BBC reported Aug. 20. Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before, 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on a drop in the number of people being vaccinated.Star Tribune (Minneapolis)


TodayCatholic charitiesDo you have a passion for helping others? Do you need volunteer hours for Bright Futures or commu nity service? If so, we want YOU! Catholic Charities of Lake City needs volunteers to operate our food pantr y Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. If meeting new people, making new friends, and sup porting your local commu nity is what you are looking for, then please come by the office for an application. 553 NW Railroad St, Lake City, FL 32055. 386-754-9180.Seed Library in Fort WhiteThe Coumbia Seed Lending Library is open at the main library in Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CCSL meets at the Fort White library on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are also on hand the first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Branch library located at 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off IS Hwy 90 just West of I-75). Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need vol unteers for all positions. Those interested in par ticipating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking volunteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386292-8000, ext. 21216.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayNewcomers meetOn Wednesday, September 5, at 11:30 a.m., the Lake City Newcomers Friendship Luncheon will be at The Country Buffet in the Lake City Mall on US 90. All members and friends are welcome. Please come and meet new friends. Please contact Joan Wilson 386-438-8999 for more.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on   W ednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,   308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center is in search of volun teers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is current ly seeking volunteers for many tasks. No experience necessary To apply online visit www.beyourhaven. org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you. Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.ThursdayHealth ClinicShepherds Hands Free will be hosting a medical clinic at St. James Episcopal Church, corner of McFarland and Bascom Norris Rds. on Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Marcia Kazmierski at 752-2461 or the church at 752 2218.Volunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help.   Visit our web site, Volunteer. to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for fami lies with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Bingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more, call 752-7776.FridayBaby & 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,   3 08 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.UpcomingArt exhibitionThe Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be presenting their annual fine arts exhibition September 10-21, 2018. All artists, age 18 or older, are eligible and invited to submit an application. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibited at a special Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regional Library, from September 24 to October 5.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 us 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 Columbia County and High Springs libraries. There will be entertainment aplenty storytelling, childrens activities and a ranger led river walk. Hot dogs and burgers will be available for purchase. Also featured will be Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation, Opossum Trivia featuring Nova the Virginia opossum, and storytelling, an antique toy demonstration, arts and crafts by the Dudley Farm Staff. The   Gentle Car ousel Miniature Therapy Horses will begin at noon with Ranger Scout and others. For more, contact James South at 386-454-0723. TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 4, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 5A TT o submit your calendar item, stop by the R eporter oce or email AA ssociat e EE ditor SS tev e Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARClaudia Sis Pearl Waters BassMs. Claudia Sis Pearl Waters Bass, age 83, of Lake City, FL passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Bailey Manor in Winchester, TN. Claudia was born on January 22, 1935 in Wellborn, FL to the late James Floyd Waters, Sr. and Ludah Mae Harper Waters. She was raised in Suwannee County near Falmouth Spring. She graduated from Suwannee High in 1952. At the age of 19, she moved to Jacksonville, FL where she was employed by Southern Bell. She continued to work for Southern Bell for a total of 19 years in Gainesville and Lake City, taking time off to care for her children. Claudia was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ until she moved to Winchester, TN in 2018, where she could be taken care of by her children. Her hobbies includ ed growing flowers, collecting seeds to try to grow, quilting, collecting family pictures, raising angel fish, and had a passion for genealogy. Most importantly, she loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Claudia is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jamie Wilson Bass, and her brothers, James Pete Floyd Waters II and Donald Garvin Waters. Ms. Bass is survived by her sons, Michael James (Diane) Bass of Cowan, TN, Kevin Donald (Joy) Bass of Decherd, TN, and Scott Ernest (Kim) Bass of Lake City, FL; her daughter, Lisa Renee Bass (Rick) Beach of Lake City, FL. 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive. A funeral service to honor Ms. Bass will be held on Wednesday, September 5, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a visitation and gathering on Tuesday, September 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Services will be officiated by Reverend Brandon Britton, Pastor of Lake City Church of Christ. Her interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Live Oak, FL. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2569 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL. www. guerryfuneralhome.netJames M. FirestineJames M. Firestine of J.J. & L Woodcraft received his wings on July 27, 2018. Jim was born in Boston, MA on April 29, 1948 to Raymond and Florence Firestine. Jim enjoyed his work in his woodshop, cooking and reading his bible. He spent a great deal of time on his knees in prayer. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Linda M. Firestine (Princess, as Jim was known to call her), a sister Joyce Armstrong (Iven) of Old Town, FL, 3 step-sons; Martin (Lacie) Swartz of Navarre, FL, Daniel (Kimala) Swartz of Newcastle, WY and Stanley (Robin) Swartz of Lake City, FL. Jim also leaves to cherish many memories a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will take place on September 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice, 6037 US 90 West, Lake City, FL at 1:00 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to join us in celebration of Jims life. Chaplain Brian J. Coleman presiding. Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Genesis 3:19) Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COURTESYSouthern Burn at the Spirit SS outhern Burn, a Gainesville-based SS outhern r ock and country cover band, returns to the SS pir it of the SS uw annee Music Park in Live Oak on SS atur day. DD oors open at 6 p .m. for dinner in the Music Hall, music begins at 8 p.m. on the big stage. Friday is open mic night, hosted by former Nashville artist Lyndie Burris. For more information, call 386-364-1683, email or go to 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.


6A TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 4, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R Arts fest hits the spot in Fort WhiteBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comSeptember got off to an artistic start in Fort White on Saturday. By around 10:15 a.m., dozens had already arrived for the second annual Fort White Arts & Crafts Festival, held at the Fort White Community Center and adjoining field. We have about 40 or 50 more vendors than last year, and we already have more people than last year, said Katie Wheat, secretary for the Fort White Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event. Wheat noted that the event, set to run until 4 p.m., serves the southern end of Columbia County in particular, and that the kids zone, for which they needed to charge for last year, was free this year. That helps the parents with four kids, Wheat said. Were super excited to be able to do it. Second Time Around provided live music, and food vendors, dozens of artists and crafters, small businesses, Florida Gateway College, Lifesource, the Branford Camera Club, the Fort White Recycle Center, and others had booths set up and were hard at work at the hot sun shone on the event. Lillian Caus of Fort White had a stand set up to sell embroidery, pocketbooks, mosquito spray and toy models of Hess trucks. Its very, very nice, she said. This is the second year and its been very cool. Columbia County Fire and Rescue Firefighter paramedics Tim Owen and Rusty Rhoden said shortly before 11 a.m that the event had gone smoothly, with no incidents reported. Alan Smith of the Branford Camera Club said he had sold a butterfly print. I learned how to matte at the club, he said. For more information visit Fort White Arts & Crafts Festival on Facebook. Event gaining steam in its second year.Photos by STEVE WILSON/Lake City Reporter SS ara YY aun, age 2, gets her face pain ted by Ciearra ONeal at the Fort White AA rts and C rafts Festival on SS atur day. From left, Fort White Braves AA ver y Works, AA nastasia Long and K aila Pollock gave an impromptu cheer session at the Fort White AA rts and C rafts Festival. TT he free K ids Zone was a hit at the second Fort White AA rts and C rafts Festival on SS atur day. YY oung and old alike turned out on SS atur day. SS econd TT ime AA round pr ovided live music at the festival. Hundreds attended the second Fort White AA rts and C rafts Festival on SS atur day.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, September 4, 2018 ww Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Fort White Lady Indians vs. Columbia Lady TigersWhen: Tonight, 6:30 pm Where: Columbia Tickets: $5 for adults, $2 for students By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks finally got to see how a jump pass is supposed to look. Franks scrolled through his phone after the teams season opener, a 53-6 win against overmatched Charleston Southern on Saturday night, and realized he needed to check out two of Tim Tebows most memorable passes. Tebow completed two jump passes for touchdowns in his college career with the Gators. The first came in a victory against LSU in 2006 The other helped beat Oklahoma in the 2008 Bowl Championship Series title game They both looked smooth, Franks said Monday. Franks declined to say which he preferred. Tebows first one started with a mid-air pump fake and ended with Tate Casey making a falling-down catch in the back of the end zone. The second was a perfect strike to David Nelson to beat tight coverage. Both scored six points on the board, so thats the way I look at it, said Franks, who completed 16 of 24 passes for 219 yards and five touchdowns in one half of work. Franks acknowledged after the game he had never seen either play. Franks 3-yarder to Tyrie Cleveland was the highlight of coach Dan Mullens debut at Florida a nod to his days as the teams offensive coordinator (2005-08). Mullen said Monday he didnt call the play. Instead, quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson suggested it. Brian Johnson is like, Hey, lets run the jump pass here, Mullen said. Our guys that communicate together, hes like, Hey, this is a great spot for it. We drove the ball down the field. Weve got them. Its going to look like a quarterback run. Its a quarterback run situation. You saw them. They all pounded into the line of scrimmage, and it was an easy completion. True, but the Gators (1-0) also burned a trick play in a 24-point game against a team from the Fort White senior Andrea Steedley makes a pass during a game against Columbia last season. The Lady Indians were swept in both meetings versus the Lady Tigers last season.Photos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia freshman Danielle Thomson makes a pass during a game against Keystone Heights earlier this season. Columbia, Fort White volleyball teams clash in first meeting of the seasonBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia has dominated the crosstown rivalry over the last decade, and the Lady Tigers look to stay on top when they host the Fort White Lady Indians on Tuesday night. Both county volleyball teams are excited to renew the rivalry as each squad is still trying to find its footing earlier on in the season. Sure, the series has been lopsided in recent years, but that doesnt stop the Lady Tigers from getting pumped to play. Theyre extremely excited, Columbia coach Trudy Andrews said. Theyre excited to have a home game and, of course, it being against Fort White makes it double funThis is a fun rival game that can go either way. Both teams are really scrappy. So its fun, the girls are really enjoying it and are ready to play at home. Columbia (2-4) returns home to host Fort White (0-4) after spending the last couple outings on the road. After falling to district foes Forest and Gainesville, the Lady Tigers look to avoid their third-straight defeat tonight. Columbias players opted to practice together on Labor Day instead of taking the optional three-day weekend. Steedley Faulkner INSIDEFor a look at district standings and more team photos, see 5B IN-GAME COVERAGE Twitter: @LCR_Sports Full coverage: www. By MARK LONGAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Josh Jackson threw two touchdown passes, one early and another late, and No. 20 Virginia Tech handled 19th-ranked Florida State 24-3 in the rain Monday night to spoil coach Willie Taggarts debut with the Seminoles. Florida State looked dysfunctional and disorganized most of the night, including on both of Jacksons TD passes. Jackson connected with Eric Kumah over the middle with less than 6 minutes to play. Kumah bounded through three arm tackles and raced 49 yards for the game-sealing score. Jackson also opened the game with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Damon Hazelton in the corner of the end zone. Jackson lofted a pass that cornerback Levonta Taylor looked lost trying to defend. Jackson completed 16 of 26 passes for 207 yards. Kumah finished with four catches for 86 yards. The Hokies also scored on special teams, the teams 75th blocked punt since 1987. In a fitting coincidence, former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, known for his Beamerball brand of special teams, was on hand for the game as honorary captain. The outcome probably shouldnt have been too surprising since the Hokies finished 9-4 in Justin Fuentes second season and returned a number of key players, including Jackson. The Seminoles are coming off a 7-6 season and are still getting acclimated to a new coaching staff and new schemes on both sides of the ball. Little went right for Florida State all night: Receiver Nyqwan Murray fumbled on the teams opening possession, giving Virginia Tech great field position and leading to a field goal. Ricky Aguayo missed a 32-yard field goal early in the second quarter. Murray appeared to score on a 30-yard pass COURTESYVirginia Tech linebacker Rayshard Ashby (23) upends Florida State running back Jacques Patrick (9) during the college football game between Florida State and Virginia Tech in Tallahassee Monday night. ON TUESDAY WHEELS UPColumbias swim team heads to Live Oak to face the Suwannee Bulldogs. The Tigers are coming off a second-place finish in last weeks tri-meet. Evan Conklin is pictured above taking a gasp of air during the contest. See more photos from last week on 5B. Feleipe Franks catches up on jump pass history at UFQuarterback resembles Tebow on exciting play. FranksFRANKS continued on 2B RIVALS continued on 5BJacksons 2 TD passes helps Virginia Tech handle Florida State in season opener, 24-3Willie Taggart era begins with rough loss at home MondayNOLES continued on 2B B1


2B TUESDA Y, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday GOLF 9 p.m. GOLF Volvik World Long Drive Championship, Mens Open Division and Masters championship, at Thackerville, Okla. MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. FS1 L.A. Angels at Texas 10 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Oakland or San Diego at Arizona (joined in progress) SOCCER 10 p.m. ESPN2 Women, International friendly, United States vs. Chile, at San Jose, Calif. TENNIS Noon ESPN2 U.S. Open, quarterfinals, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN U.S. Open, quarterfinals, at New York WNBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 Playoffs, Semifinals (Best-of-5 series), Game 5, Washington at Atlanta 10 p.m. ESPNEWS & NBA Playoffs, Semifinals (Best-of-5 series), Game 5, Phoenix at SeattleMLB STANDINGSAmerican League East Division W L Pc t GB Bost on 95 44 .683 New Yor k 86 52 .623 8 Tampa Ba y 73 63 .537 20 Tor onto 62 74 .456 31 Baltimore 40 97 .292 54 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Cleveland 77 60 .562 Minnesota 63 74 .460 14 Chicago 56 82 .406 21 Detr oit 55 83 .399 22 Kansas C ity 46 91 .336 31 West Division W L Pc t GB Houston 85 53 .616 Oakland 83 56 .597 2 Sea ttle 76 61 .555 8 Los A ngeles 66 71 .482 18 Te xas 60 77 .438 24 National L eague East Division W L Pc t GB Atlan ta 76 61 .555 Philadelphia 72 65 .526 4 Washingt on 69 69 .500 7 New Yor k 61 75 .449 14 Miami 55 83 .399 21 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Chicago 81 56 .591 Milw aukee 78 61 .561 4 St Louis 76 62 .551 5 Pittsbur gh 67 71 .486 14 Cincinna ti 59 79 .428 22 West Division W L Pc t GB Color ado 75 62 .547 Los A ngeles 75 62 .547 Ar izona 74 63 .540 1 San Francisco 68 71 .489 8 San Diego 54 85 .388 22 Tuesday s Games Cincinnati (Reed 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Musgrove 5-8), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Mikolas 13-4) at Washington (Fedde 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Arrieta 9-9) at Miami (Richards 3-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Porcello 15-7) at Atlanta (Newcomb 11-7), 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-4) at Milwaukee (Miley 2-2), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 6-2) at Colorado (Marquez 11-9), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 7-7) at Arizona (Ray 4-2), 9:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Vargas 5-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Hill 6-5), 10:10 p.m. Wednesdays Games Boston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.NFL STANDINGSAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 South W L T Pc t PF PA Houst on 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 North W L T Pc t PF PA Baltimor e 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cincinna ti 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsbur gh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 West W L T Pc t PF PA D enver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Char gers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL C ONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washingt on 0 0 0 .000 0 0 South W L T Pc t PF PA A tlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Car olina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Or leans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 North W L T Pc t PF PA Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Detr oit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 West W L T Pc t PF PA A rizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. R ams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Sea ttle 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Thursda y, Sept. 6 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m. Marshall signs to practice squad Former CHS star Trey Marshall was among eight players signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent. The rookie safety was initially chopped as part of final cuts to the 53-man regular season roster, which the team finalized Saturday afternoon. A four-year contributor at Florida State who replaced current Charger Derwin James in 2016, Marshall notched 135 tackles (81 solo), six pass deflections and a sack for the Seminoles. SCOREBOARD TUESDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEnt. TonightInside Edition (N) Bachelor in Paradise (N) Castaways A Cry for Help (N) News at 11 Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMNews4JAXEnt. 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PG Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Couples Retreat SHOW 340 318 545(5:15) Anger Management (2003) Baby Driver (2017, Action) Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey. R Inside the NFL (N) Who Is America?Who Is America?Inside the NFL Football Championship Subdivision. Mullen defended the decision, saying he was trying to create a buzz and give fans something to cheer about after two four-win seasons in the last five years. He also said showing it now and putting it on tape makes opponents have to spend time preparing for each week. Mullen first used the old-school football play at Utah, pulling Alex Smith in short-yardage and goal-line situations in favor of running back Brandon Warfield or tight end Ben Moa. We had a play in in the goal line where we would direct snap to Ben Moa and hed power away, said Mullen, who also called it plenty during his nine years at Mississippi State. And then said as soon as you snap it to him everybody is going to just not think hes going to throw it, and we had a jump pass off of it. Mullen called it, and Moa ran it to perfection for a 2-point play to beat Air Force in triple overtime. One is its kind of when you call it, Mullen said. Youve got to set it up a little bit to get them not expecting it. So that helps. Two, theres a timing aspect to it for the quarterback and how they jump. We traveled a couple of times during the week (in practice). It was kind of funny. Im like, Just and throw the ball. Its nothing complicated. ... A lot of times with plays, youre going to trick plays or like deceptive-type play, its not really the scheme as much as when you call it. The Gators, who open Southeastern Conference play against Kentucky (1-0) on Saturday, almost certainly will call it again with Franks. But Mullen would like to see some tweaks, something Franks should be able to handle now that hes watched Tebow. He threw it kind of hard, though, Mullen said. Youre supposed to put a little touch, a little finger roll right there. But nice job catching it. It was kind of cool. GATORSContinued From 1B ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterTis the seasonLake City Middle Schools football team is set to open its season tonight at home against Suwannee Middle School. The Falcons went undefeated last season and look to do the same again. LCMS takes on the Dogs at 6 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. from Deondre Francois later in the second. Instead of challenging the call, the Seminoles hurried to the line and were flagged for a false start. FSU had to settle for a short field goal. Logan Tyler had his punt blocked by Chris Cunningham at the 3-yard line. Kumah scooped it up and scored, putting the Hokies up 17-3. Taggart went for it on fourth-and-3 at the Virginia Tech 21. Francois pass fell incomplete. The Seminoles essentially provided huge assists on both of Techs touchdowns and cost themselves another 10 points. Virginia Tech had a chance to seemingly put the game away with a field goal late in the third quarter, but Fuente went for it on fourth down at the 1. Steven Peoples was stopped short of the goal line, keeping it a two-score game. FSU had a chance to cut the lead in half after Cam Akers broke loose for an 84-yard gain midway through the fourth, but Akers and fellow running back Amir Rasul botched a handoff in the backfield and wasted a scoring opportunity. THE TAKEAWAY Virginia Tech: It wasnt pretty for the Hokies, but some of the struggles were expected considering they opened the season on the road against a ranked opponent. Jackson played mistake-free football, which is always a good start. Florida State: The Seminoles were downright dismal on offense. Francois, returning from a knee injury that cost him most of last season, completed 22 of 35 passes for 233 yards behind a shaky offensive line. He threw three interceptions, was sacked five times and pressured even more often. The Seminoles finished with five turnovers. LEGENDARY CAPTAINS Retired coaches Beamer (Virginia Tech) and Bobby Bowden (Florida State) served as honorary captains for the first meeting between the two schools since 2012. The Hokies and Seminoles last played in Tallahassee in 2008. Beamer and Bowden exchanged pleasantries on the sideline and then walked to midfield for the coin toss. Bowden wasnt sure he would stay for the entire game, but said he would be back after getting an open invitation from Taggart to attend practices and games. Let me put it like this: It is 10 miles from my house to here. I can go out my back door and thats where the golf course is. Where do you think Im going to be? Bowden said. At my age, I prefer the living room, my chair and the icebox is about 5 yards away. It is good to be here every now and then. RETIRED JERSEY Two-time All-American receiver Peter Warrick had his No. 9 jersey retired at halftime. It was the 11th number retired in program history. Warrick was the fourth overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft. He played six NFL seasons, totaling 275 catches for 2,991 yards and 18 touchdowns. UP NEXT Virginia Tech hosts William & Mary of the Football Championship Subdivision. Florida State hosts another FCS school, Samford. NOLESContinued From 1B B2


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Renovation, buying and selling or investing in something youve wanted for some time is favored. e right decision will stabilize your life and help you build a brighter future. LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: e wife of Headed for the Open Road (June 25) will never forgive herself if she doesnt accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. Aer working for 40 years and retiring from my third job, my life partner and I went everywhere and did everything together. ree and a half months aer my retirement, he passed away suddenly. I would never have forgiven myself if I hadnt experienced our frozen Jeep in Yellowstone or the eerie silence on the edge of the Hoh Rain Forest in western Washington state. at wife needs to get o her du and have the adventures of a lifetime -unless, of course, she doesnt want to get closer to her husband. at would be a shame. -RICK T. IN CALIFORNIA DEAR RICK: anks for writing and sharing your experiences. Many other passionate travelers responded, oering guidance to Headed in making his dreams of adventure a reality. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Maybe the problem is the idea of a road trip, not the notion of travel. Perhaps he should suggest they go on a cruise or vacation in a nice resort somewhere. She might warm up more to travel if it sounded like a vacation rather than a long drive. And cruises are great -no daily packing/ unpacking, opportunities to dress up (if you want), dancing, nightly entertainment, moonlit walks, not to mention days in exotic ports around the world. By the way, my husband and I -retirees in our 70s -have just returned from a ve-week road trip in France. Far more appealing than seeing Mt. Rushmore again! -TRAV ELER, WITH A CAPITAL T DEAR ABBY: e husband could rent an RV to travel. His wife doesnt want to be cooped up, and an RV would have a living room, couch, TV/DVD, an onboard toilet, separate bedroom and a small kitchen. In other words, it would be like shes still at home, only moving. e couple could even arrange other transportation at their destinations. -TOM Z. IN LAS VEGAS DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were married 10 years when we discussed the destinations on our travel bucket lists. Mine included a road trip to Utah to see the canyons; he wanted a cruise to the war memorials in Hawaii. Neither of us was interested in the others trip, so he took his adult daughter on the cruise, and three girlfriends and I took the road trip. We both had wonderful times, took tons of photos to share, and came back with lots to talk about. My motto is, dont put o something you really want to do. -CLAIRE G. OUT WEST DEAR ABBY: Maybe they could take shorter trips if her objection is the car travel. 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Email: No phone calls please. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to 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 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 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 We will sell the following tenants units at Tellus Self Storage 814 SW State Road 247 / Branford Hwy. 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Sports Department 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 5BFILEFort White senior Rachael Steedley serves up against Columbia last year. FILEColumbia senior Erica Faulkner serves up against Fort White last year. Team overall league Newberry 4-0 2-0Keystone Heights 4-1 2-0 Taylor 6-1 1-1 Interlachen 3-2 0-1 Fort White 0-4 0-2 Bradford 1-4 0-3Photos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterFort Whites Paige Dinges (right) tries to score against Columbia during a meeting last year in Fort White. Dinges and the Lady Indians look to snap the losing streak. Columbias Kaylynn Baisden returns a shot. Columbias Madeline Walker looks to score against Keystone Heights earlier this season. Columbias volleyball team huddles up before a non-district match last month. Columbias Shontaya Brown performs the breast stroke. Columbias Haden Slater performs the butterfly stroke. Photos by SHELBY CONKLIN/Special to the ReporterColumbias Brendon Short swims in stride during last weeks tri-meet in Lake City. Columbias Carlie Barshay takes a breath of air during the 500 freestyle heat. Team overall league Forest 6-1 2-0 Gainesville 3-2 2-0 Vanguard 3-0 1-0 Columbia 2-4 1-2 Lake Weir 0-4 0-4 Columbia plays at Vanguard on ThursdayWe gave them the option, Andrews said of the extra practice. And they were like no, we want to practice. Then we got in the gym and they didnt want to leave. Were having a lot of fun. Theyre eager to learn and get better. I love it. Its fun to be there and work with them. They challenge me and I challenge them. Columbia continues to be led by lone senior Erica Faulkner, who had four kills and three blocks in last weeks loss at Gainesville. Faulkner has received a boost from returner JC Styles along with newcomers Asherah Collins and Danielle Thomson. Columbia and Fort White are both coming off tough district losses and enter Tuesdays non-district contest eager to get back in the win column. The Lady Indians, in fact, are trying to get their first victory of the season tonight. Fort White fell in straight sets to Keystone Heights last Thursday. The Lady Indians are led by captain Rachael Steedley, Andrea Steedley and returner Paige Dinges. The tribe tries to back bragging rights against Columbia tonight before returning to Fort White for its home opener versus Eastside on Thursday night. The task will be far from easy, though, going against a Columbia team thats hungry for its first home win. The Lady Tigers struggled offensively last week, so they went to work Monday and spent hours tweaking their attack in preparation for another week of games. We worked on our serve-receive and our all-around game, Andrews added. So hopefully well bring that into [Tuesday] night. RIVALSContinued From 1B B5


6B TUESDA Y, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 1927: Columbia 19, Suwannee 6 (1-0) 1928: Suwannee 33, Columbia 6 (1-1) 1929: Columbia 19, Suwannee 18 (2-1) 1930: Columbia 0, Suwannee 0 (2-1-1) 1931: Columbia 31, Suwannee 0 (3-1-1) 1932: Columbia 26, Suwannee 6 (4-1-1) 1933: Columbia 26, Suwannee 13 (5-1-1) 1934: Columbia 13, Suwannee 0 (6-1-1) 1936: Suwannee 24, Columbia 0 (6-2-1) 1937: Suwannee 33, Columbia 0 (6-3-1) 1938: Columbia 7, Suwannee 6 (7-3-1) 1939: Suwannee 33, Columbia 0 (7-4-1) 1940: Suwannee 39, Columbia 2 (7-5-1) 1941: Suwannee 9, Columbia 7 (7-6-1) 1942: Columbia 0, Suwannee 0 (7-6-2) 1943: Suwannee 6, Columbia 0 (7-7-2) 1944: Columbia 27, Suwannee 6 (8-7-2) 1945: Columbia 13, Suwannee 7 (9-7-2) 1946: Columbia 14, Suwannee 0 (10-7-2) 1947: Suwannee 13, Columbia 12 (10-8-2) 1948: Suwannee 26, Columbia 7 (10-9-2) 1949: Columbia 33, Suwannee 0 (11-9-2) 1950: Suwannee 7, Columbia 0 (11-10-2) 1951: Columbia 33, Suwannee 0 (12-10-2) 1952: Columbia 19, Suwannee 12 (13-10-2) 1953: Suwannee 28, Columbia 7 (13-11-2) 1954: Columbia 14, Suwannee 0 (14-11-2) 1955: Suwannee 7, Columbia 6 (14-12-2) 1956: Suwannee 7, Columbia 7 (14-12-3) 1957: Columbia 27, Suwannee 3 (15-12-3) 1958: Columbia 27, Suwannee 3 (16-12-3) 1959: Columbia 9, Suwannee 7 (17-12-3) 1960: Columbia 19, Suwannee 6 (18-12-3) 1961: Suwannee 20, Columbia 12 (18-13-3) 1962: Suwannee 42, Columbia 10 (18-14-3) 1963: Suwannee 20, Columbia 7 (18-15-3) 1964: Columbia 14, Suwannee 0 (19-15-3) 1965: Columbia 9, Suwannee 0 (20-15-3) 1966: Columbia 18, Suwannee 0 (21-15-3) 1967: Columbia 40, Suwannee 13 (22-15-3) 1968: Columbia 41, Suwannee 0 (23-15-3) 1969: Columbia 56, Suwannee 0 (24-15-3) 1970: Columbia 21, Suwannee 7 (25-15-3) 1971: Suwannee 14, Columbia 6 (25-16-3) 1972: no game 1973: no game 1974: no game 1975: no game 1976: no game 1977: no game 1978: Columbia 34, Suwannee 0 (26-16-3) 1979: Columbia 41, Suwannee 6 (27-16-3) 1980: Columbia 23, Suwannee 0 (28-16-3) 1981: Columbia 9, Suwannee 2 (29-16-3) 1982: Columbia 41, Suwannee 20 (30-16-3) 1983: Columbia 23, Suwannee 0 (31-16-3) 1984: Columbia 17, Suwannee 0 (32-16-3) 1985: Suwannee 13, Columbia 4 (32-17-3) 1986: Suwannee 14, Columbia 7 (32-18-3) 1987: Columbia 31, Suwannee 23 (33-18-3) 1988: Suwannee 42, Columbia 22 (33-19-3) 1989: Columbia 31, Suwannee 0 (34-19-3) 1990: Columbia 13, Suwannee 7 (35-19-3) 1991: Columbia 34, Suwannee 14 (36-19-3) 1992: Columbia 17, Suwannee 10 (36-19-3) 1993: Columbia 21, Suwannee 20 (OT) (37-19-3) 1994: Columbia 24, Suwannee 14 (38-19-3) 1995: Suwannee 21, Columbia 0 (38-20-3) 1996: Columbia 21, Suwannee 7 (39-20-3) 1997: Columbia 20, Suwannee 7 (40-20-3) 1998: Columbia 40, Suwannee 32 (41-20-3) 1999: Columbia 26, Suwannee 23 (OT) (42-20-3) 2000: Columbia 47, Suwannee 14 (43-20-3) 2001: Suwannee 10, Columbia 7 (43-21-3) 2002: Columbia 54, Suwannee 20 (44-22-3) 2003: Columbia 34, Suwannee 20 (45-22-3) 2004: Suwannee 14, Columbia 6 (45-22-3) 2005: Columbia 13, Suwannee 3 (46-23-3) 2006: Columbia 34, Suwannee 0 (47-23-3) 2007: Suwannee 14, Columbia 7 (47-23-3) 2008: Columbia 47, Suwannee 0 (48-23-3) 2009: Columbia 45, Suwannee 0 (49-23-3) 2010: Columbia 46, Suwannee 13 (50-23-3) 2011: Columbia 24, Suwannee 3 (51-23-3) 2012: Columbia 40, Suwannee 0 (52-23-3) 2013: Columbia 35, Suwannee 7 (53-23-3) 2014: Columbia 48, Suwannee 14 (54-23-3) 2015: Columbia 45, Suwannee 7 (55-23-3) 2016: Columbia 31, Suwannee 7 (56-23-3) 2017: Columbia 48, Suwannee 0 (57-23-3) 2018: Columbia 49, Suwannee 7 (58-23-3) Bold marks first Oaken Bucket game ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER WINColumbia football won its 11th straight over Suwannee Friday.Columbia running back Kylen Callum fights for extra yards against Suwannee. Columbia linebacker Jaylen Brown comes up with a fumble recovery last Friday. Photos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias football team runs out of the locker room ahead of Fridays rivalry game against the Suwannee Bulldogs. Columbia wide receiver TJ Jones breaks a tackle in the second half last Friday. Columbia wide receiver Marquez Bell steps over a defender during the game. Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith throws on the run Friday night. Smith finished with four touchdowns and near ly 300 yards in the win over the Bulldogs. Smith and company take on the Buchholz Bobcats this week. B6