By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comHe maneuvered through the sky with the presents, aiming to drop the goodies down below. It was seven months too early for Christmas and unlike Santa, he had a delivery for someone on the naughty list. Too bad the prison guards got to the package first. Joshua Tyler Munn flew a drone loaded with contraband smartphones over Columbia Correctional Institution, according to an arrest warrant from the Third Judicial Circuit made public Tuesday. After a months-long investigation, Munn was arrested late August in Oregon by authorities there, according to See Page 6ALake City ReporterTHUR sS DAY, SEP TT EMBER 6, 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. 374 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4 AA Obituaries . . . . . . 5 AA Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B AA dvice & C omics . . 3B 90 70 Chance of storms Congratulations, Mrs. Robinson, Opinion/4A + PLUS >>Superheroes at PinemountSCHOOLSSecondary to be testedTIGERS See Page 1B SCHOOLSSpirit DD ay at CHS, See 6 AA Velario Pilot jailed in Oregon; is awaiting extradition.Prison drone drop goes wrongPHONE-SMUGGLING SCHEME THWARTEDLocal suds scene hitting stride Photos by CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterRon Robbins shows off the beer-fermenting equipment at TT he TT av ern, an upcoming sports pub with an in-house brewery. Second craft brewery ever closer DRONE continued on 3A Dirty tag leads to drug bustBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comPulled over for failing to stop at an intersection and a dirty license plate, a Georgia woman was arrested early Friday after deputies found a pen with methamphetamine remnants and nearly $3,000 in her truck, a sheriffs report said. At approximately 3:30 a.m. Columbia County Sheriffs deputies pulled over Holly Drury Galloway, 39, of Ashburn, Georgia, off rural northwest Lassie Black and TAG continued on 3ABy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comCutting the lumber piece by piece. Setting up the brewing equipment. Measuring the shelves. Getting the permits. Progress has been slow but steady for construction of the upcoming Irish pub with a builtin brewery, and the duo at the helm hopes theyre in the final stretch. The Tavern, next door to sister business Marion Street Bistro and Brewhouse on North Marion Avenue in downtown Lake City, will offer onsite-brewed craft beer, 27 televisions for game nights, a couple of pool tables and everything else youd expect from a place with a giant Guinness sign, said owner Ron Robbins. Its a true sports bar and Irish pub, Robbins said. After more than a year of work, The Tavern is about 80 percent finished, Robbins estimated. He hopes to open the doors as early as mid-October. The bar will include an in-house brewery, Watertown Brewing Company. The brewmaster is Ali Perbtani, who has 15 years of experience. During a tour Wednesday, Robbins said he was hesitant to even go near the brewing equipment out of respect for Perbtanis turf. Robbins initially refused the Lake City Reporters request to pose for a photo in front of the fermenters, saying Perbtani should be featured instead. But Perbtani couldnt make it in person and Robbins later agreed reluctantly. I wish he were here right now, Robbins said. This is really his baby. In a phone interview, Perbtani said the brewery can handle three batches at a time. The inaugural batches are already fermenting an Irish red ale, an India pale ale and an imperial milk stout. The Taverns backyard will have an outdoor seating area adjacent to Halpatter Brewing Company. The first question most peoRobbins cuts wood for use in construction. Some of the lumber used in the building was reclaimed from a demolished church youth group building. The Tavern could open next month. BREWERY continued on 2A Public school population hits 10,000 mark hereBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia School District has more than 10,000 students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year, pushed by increased enrollment at Belmont Academy, a local charter school. District officials say this reflects an increase district wide in the number of students. Its a great thing, said Lex Carswell, Columbia School District Superintendent. Anytime we have more students coming into our system thats awesome. Thats what we want. We want everybody in this area to understand that Columbia County Schools is a great alternative for educating their children. While there was no specific indicator to expect the school districts population to swell this year, Carswell said the population increase is Carswell Galloway 10,000 continued on 2A A3
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Our veterans deserve every opportunity to succeed when they enter civilian life and this important legislation is a step in the right direction by expanding educational and job opportunities for our heroes. With the surge in technology over the last decade, we desperately need more experts in the science and math fields. Our veterans are equipped to take on this challenge and many have already worked in the technology field while serving our country, Dunn said. Thank you to Senator Heller for working with me on this important legislation and getting it one step closer to President Trumps desk. Dunn represents the southern portion of Columbia County in Congress. The Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a veterans outreach plan and publish data on veterans participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in its annual Indicators report. The bill updates the NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, fellowship program, and cyber grant programs to include outreach to veterans. Additionally, the bill tasks the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with examining how to increase veteran participation in STEM career fields. The Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act is cosponsored by House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21), as well as several veterans who serve on the committee, including Reps. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Mark Takano (CA-41), Jim Banks (IN-03), Brian Babin (TX-36), Ralph Abraham (LA-05), Steve Knight (CA25), and Roger Marshall (KS-01). From staff reports DD unn ple have is whether the two businesses will be in competition with one another, Perbtani said. Thats as far from the truth as you can possibly get, he said. We all help each other, were not in competition. Perbtani, who is also an employee at Halpatter, said each new business downtown draws in more foot traffic for the existing shops, restaurants and bars. I think were just going to help bring more people downtown to enjoy the environment, he said. BREWERYContinued From 1A CA RLRL MCK INNEYINNEY /Lake City RR eport erOwner RR on RR obbins stands proud in fr ont of the sign for The Tavern. RR obbins and brewmast er AA li Per btani are hoping to open in mid-October. not just based on a certain grade or certain schools. We dont know for sure, but it looks like we just had an overall increase all the way across the board, he said. Belmont Academy is up in enrollment. Theyre a part of our district and we count them. Even with them being up, the other schools are up as well. Were up in elementary, middle and high schools. By and large, when you look at it, there is nothing that you can point your finger to that says leads to lower population. While Carswell admitted that not every school experienced an increase in enrollment, he said the growth levels out across the district. According to school district reports, during the 2017-18 school year, the Columbia County School District had an enrollment totaling more than 10,000 students for the first time since the 2007-08 school year. However, last year as well as the 2007-08 school year, the districts enrollment decreased to less than 10,000 students. This is first time in close to a decade that the traditional public schools had have more than 10,000 students (without Belmont Academy Charter School). Were seeing 10-15 more students in our traditional public schools, but Belmont Academy is up almost 100 students, Carswell said. When Belmont Academy took more students in, we assumed most of those students came from our traditional public schools, but since our public school enrollment numbers didnt really drop means that we had kids coming into our public school system as well. Were excited about that Â that Belmont can continue to grow and our district is leveled off and holding students. With the increase in students, the local school district can expect more funding from the department of education. The school district gets funding based on how many students it has. Carswell said the state wont collect the data on enrollment numbers, for FTE (Full Time Equivalent) counts until October. Obviously, more students mean more funding, he said, noting the every category that the states funds the school district will increase based on increased student population numbers. Even though the number of students has increased, Carswell said the school district is not having to deal with a teacher shortage. Weve filled all the positions we had, so we feel like were in pretty good shape to start the year, he said. Most of the (student) increase went to Belmont Academy, so we basically have the same number of teachers and staff we had last year. What were thankful for is the increase that Belmont Academy took on didnt drastically lower our enrollment in our traditional public schools. 10,000Continued From 1AEven though the number of students has increased, the school district is not having to deal with a teacher shortage. Court backs insurer in AOB caseAn appeals court Wednesday rejected a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against a property insurer in a dispute about assignment of benefits in a water-damage claim. Assignment of benefits has been a highly controversial issue in recent years, with insurers blaming abuses for driving up litigation and costs. In assignment of benefits, homeowners in need of repairs sign over benefits to contractors, who ultimately pursue payments from insurance companies. The St. Lucie County case decided Wednesday by a panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal stemmed from policyholders John and Liza Squitieri sustaining water damage to their home. Liza Squitieri contracted with Restoration 1 of Port St. Lucie to do cleanup work and assigned the benefits to the firm. Restoration 1 submitted a claim for $20,305 to the couples insurer, Ark Royal Insurance Co., according to the ruling. But the insurer refused to pay the full amount, pointing to part of the contract that required approval from the couples mortgage company, PNC Bank, for benefits to be assigned to the contractor. Restoration 1 sued the insurer for breach of contract, but a circuit judge dismissed the case. Restoration 1 appealed and said the restriction on assignment of benefits was illegal. News Service of Florida
THURSDA Y, SS EPTEMBE RR 6, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR 3A Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Econ board talks Ellisville plantBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County Economic Development Board met Wednesday to double-check financial documents and talk about the Ellisville wastewater plant but not much else. The board spent the first several minutes of the meeting going over line items in financial reports for August before voting to approve them, then moved on to a discussion about the Ellisville wastewater plants future capacity needs. County Engineer Chad Williams gave an update, saying the facility has been averaging about 17,000 gallons per day since the Loves truck stop opened off Interstate 75 in June. The plant has a capacity of 25,000 gallons per day and will eventually need to be equipped with another pod doubling the capacity, Williams said, estimated to cost $500,000 to $700,000. Upgrades such as that are to be expected for facilities such as the one in Ellisville, Williams said. The topic of Ellisville wastewater upgrades has been covered in previous economic board meetings, but Wednesday marked the first one for newly hired City Manager Joe Helfenberger. EDAB Chair Tim Murphy and board member Joel Foreman, also the county attorney, had to leave early to fulfill their duties on the countys election canvassing board. Board member Charlie Keith took over the meeting as Economic Development Director Glenn Hunter gave broad updates on various project with few specifics due to confidentiality rules. the Florida Department of Corrections. He is awaiting extradition. Prosecutors are charging Munn with six counts of introducing contraband into a secure facility and one count of unlawful use of a two-way communication device. In the early hours of May 18, Munn used an iPhone 8 Plus to pilot the drone over the prison, the warrant alleges. The payload was six LG-brand smartphones. The Columbia County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene after the remote-control aircraft was spotted flying past the perimeter fence and behind the inmate dormitories. The drone tried to retreat as patrolling guards approached, but got stuck in a tree behind the prison. During the subsequent investigation, CCSO Captain Katina Dicks sent a subpoena to Drone World LLC, which matched the serial number with a shipment sent to Munn in Alachua County. Drone World later found out the credit card info used in the transaction was reported stolen out of Bedford, Texas. Investigators found records from the Florida Department of Corrections showing that CCI denied a request from Munn to visit inmate Daniel Velario. In 2005, Velario was sentenced in Orange County to 15 years on two burglary-related charges and one for stealing a firearm, according to his state record. Velario lived in the same dorm the drone had hovered over. Munn and Velario spoke on the phone multiple times prior to the drone sighting, investigators discovered. Phone GPS data placed Munn within 300 meters of the cell tower behind CCI around the time of the incident, according to the warrant. In July, employees at Country Inn and Suites in Lake City provided investigators receipts confirming Munn rented a room there May 18 and checked out the following day. In early August, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed a match between Munns fingerprints and samples taken from the drone, according to the warrant. DRONECont. From 1A Falling Creek roads in White Springs. The deputy said Galloway failed to stop at the intersection while the license plate on her 2001 Chevrolet pick up was covered in dirt to the point it obscured identification, the arresting officer wrote in his report. While one deputy talked with Galloway another used a K9 officer that reportedly signaled at the passenger door. Galloway allegedly insisted she knew nothing about the drugs and little about the money found in the vehicle. The pen was located in a cup in the center console, while $2,997 was collected from both the seat what was said to be other areas throughout the truck. Inside the pen was a clear crystal like substance which appeared consistent with methamphetamine, the officers statement in the report said. He said the substance was field-tested and reported positive for the drug. Galloway claimed to be the girlfriend of an incarcerated Wellborn man, Lawrence Hillhouse. Lawrence Martin Hillhouse, of the 9200 block Adams Road, was booked into jail Aug. 24 with no bond amount on a probation violation charge, according to jail records. Galloway claimed the money belonged to Hillhouse and that he took care of their finances, though she said neither were employed at the time. In what was described in the report as an unrelated incident, a safe said to contain, a large amount of methamphetamine, a stolen gun, marijuana and currency, was found in a ditch along Suwannee Valley Road the day before. Also inside the safe along with the above items was Lawrence Hillhouses identification and social security card, the report said. Galloway was booked into jail around 5 a.m. Friday and later released on $1,000 bond for one charge of drug paraphernalia possession. TAGContinued From 1A By STAN SHEPARDSenior CFA Forester, Columbia CountyCogongrass (Imperata cylindrical) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in Florida and several other Southeastern states. It is a pest in 73 countries, and it is one of the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World. Cogongrass affects pine seedling establishment, survival and production, wildlife habitat, native plants, prescribed fire and wildfire behavior, hay and sod production, lawns, landscapes and real estate values. Cogongrass is an aggressive weed that is spreading across Florida by hitchhiking. It hitchhikes in a lot of different ways by being attached to farm tractors, mowers, soil tilling equipment, road graders, log skidders, other forest and road maintenance equipment and even by homeowners. You can help slow the spread of cogongrass. Learn to identify cogongrass so you know what it looks like. Avoid working in cogongrass infestations if possible. If you have to work in cogongrass, clean vehicles and equipment after operating in infested areas. You can tell cogongrass apart from other weeds in one of three ways: by its leaf, by its rhizome, the underground stem at its base from which its roots emerge, and by its flower. The cogongrass leaf measures about one-half to three-quarters of an inch wide and usually has a conspicuous, offset midrib. The edges of leaves are rough like sand paper. There is no apparent plant stem, so the leaves appear to arise directly from the ground. Cogongrass forms dense mats of sharply pointed underground rhizomes. The rhizomes are segmented and hard. One segment of a rhizome can start a new plant. Plants grow in dense, often circular patches of cogongrass. The flowers of cogongrass are plumelike, two to eight inches long, silvery white in color. Seeds are also silvery white, light and fluffy and will blow off like dandelion seeds. It blooms in spring or early summer or after a disturbance such as fire, mowing or chemical treatment. Slow the spread of cogongrass by avoiding cogongrass if possible. Cogongrass is spread by both windblown seeds and underground rhizomes. Each rhizome or segment of rhizome can start a new plant. Seeds or pieces of rhizomes moved to new areas in soil, hay, or sod, or on equipment can sprout and start new infestations. Avoid mowing or working in cogongrass when seed heads are present. Do not grade or push roads or firelines through cogongrass. Work in contaminated areas last if they cannot be avoided. Slow the spread of cogongrass by cleaning vehicles and equipment after operating in cogongrass infested areas. Sometimes working in cogongrass infested areas cant be avoided. Vehicles and equipment need to be cleaned before moving to uncontaminated sites. Cogongrass is classified as a federal and state noxious weed, and it is illegal to transport plants, seeds, or plant parts. The best tool for cleaning vehicles and equipment is a pressure washer. If that is not an option, a broom and shovel can be used to remove seed and rhizome debris. Vehicles and equipment should be cleaned in an open site that can be monitored and where new cogongrass plants can be eradicated. There are other ways that cogongrass hitchhikes around Florida. Several red cultivars of cogongrass such as Japanese bloodgrass and Red Baron may be found for sale in garden centers and on the internet. They have been known to revert back to the green wildtype and become invasive. Other nursery stock can be contaminated with cogongrass if it comes from areas where cogongrass is well established. Is cogongrass hitching a ride with you? Many websites have information about cogongrass. A good place to start is http://www.invasive.org/ eastern/srs/. For more information about cogongrass and other invasive non-native plants, visit the Florida Forest Service website at http:// www.floridaforestservice.com ; >Our Forests>Forest Health>Invasive Non-native Plants. The Florida Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers assistance for cogongrass treatment to private non-industrial landowners periodically. The primary objective of the assistance is to reduce the spread of cogongrass to new areas by helping private landowners control or eradicate existing infestations. For more information regarding cogongrass, Columbia County residents may contact Stan Shepard, Senior Forester, at the local Florida Forest Service office by calling (386) 243-6236 or by email: Stanley. Shepard@freshfromflorida.com. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more the 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FloridaForestService.com.Is cogongrass hitchhiking with you? COURTESY UFCogongrass is a tall (2-5 ft.) perennial grass with bright yellowy-green foliage. The leaf blades have a midvein that is clearly offset to one side, and serrated edges. The rhizomes are hard, scaly and cream-colored with sharply pointed tips. The seed head is fuzzy, white and plume-like. Shepard
Sen. Elizabeth Warren did herself no good in response to a question about the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, in which an undocumented immigrant has been charged. The Massachusetts Democrat could have scored compassion and political points across the board, but instead shot herself in the foot. Someone predisposed her to take her eye off the victim and focus on partisan politics someone who drilled a catchy phrase into her that turned a chance for compassion into embarrassment. Was it a political strategist, a well-compensated PR consultant or maybe an apparatchik from her office? He/she created the catchy three-word meme mommas and babies, and then drilled it into Warren like Henry Higgins did to Liza Doolittle, to be sure Warren used that phrase a couple of times on CNN. MommasAndBabies is a hashtag, on Twitter and Instagram, and also a Pinterest board. A quick Google check did not show the phrase uttered by the senator before the Aug. 23 interview. At 8:23 a.m. on CNNs Early Start, John Berman set the table in a two-shot screen, noting that in response to the Tibbetts murder, the president and vice president had suggested the immigration laws need to be stronger so that people like this man, who is accused of this murder, are not in the country. Then it was Warrens turn to reply. Im so sorry for the family. ... But one of the things we have to remember is, we need an immigration system that is effective, that focuses on where real problems are. Last month, I went down to the border, and I saw where children had been taken away from their mothers, I met with their mothers who had been lied to, who didnt know where their children were, who hadnt had a chance to talk to their children ... I think we need immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat, and I dont think mommas and babies are the place we should be spending our resources. Separating a momma from a baby does not make this country safer. One of the cardinal rules of PR, under the question/response category, is that no matter what the question asked is, you should segue immediately into what you want to say, even if its a comment unresponsive to the interviewers question. This was one time Warren should have flouted that rule. If done properly, she could have scored political points all across the board. Instead she stuck to the PR strategy, apparently not sensing that much of CNNs morning audience would find her catchy, sound-bite-y reply to be insensitive to the murder victims family, to Iowans, and to a lot of viewers. Once her reply was broadcast, every conservative talk show host, blogger, Tweeter, YouTuber and how many others got hold of it and four-walled it. Its been recorded for posterity, and will be used in every political campaign for the next 10 years. The senator has two children and could have naturally been a little more motherly in her reply. Equally surprising, Warrens bachelors degree from the University of Houston was in speech pathology and audiology, so its not like she cant hear what she is saying Warren spent just six seconds saying how she felt for the family (without naming them or the victim) and for Iowans, and then politically jumped right into we need an immigration system thats effective, that focuses on where real problems are. Her problem focus was on undocumented families she saw being separated by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at the southern border. Dont you think that any murder would fall into the problem category? CNNs Berman then let the senator off the hook. Access is everything in todays media-driven newsertainment and no TV journalist would risk the temerity of actually pressing the original question and irritating someone important being interviewed. Stunts like that (we used to call it journalism) would mark the last time for a long time the guest would appear on that show or network. Its not like Berman doesnt know that PR-trained interviewees are going to say what they want, irrespective of the question. Its a real journalists job, mostly abdicated today, to ask about the killing and the report that someone illegally in this country stalked and killed Tibbetts. Instead, Berman let Warren prattle on without challenging her to respond to the status of the alleged killer. 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. 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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 OUR OPINION Congratulations, Mrs. RobinsonHats off to Lake Citys own Dolly Robinson, Florida Volunteer of the Month for the United States Tennis Association. Congratulations. Mrs. Robinson, president and co-founder of the Lake City/Columbia County Tennis Association, has been tireless in her efforts to promote the sport here, mostly by exposing youngsters to activities some might never encounter. As noted in a story in Wednesdays edition, 80-100 kids routinely turn out for LCCCTA events. Shes been doing this for four years now, and shows no signs of stopping. Thank you, Mrs. Robinson, for your good heart and hard work. Your town and all of Florida is grateful. Sen. Warrens wrong answer Venezuelans even hungrier for freedomHeres the latest in the tragicomedy of errors that is Venezuela: Trying to organize the economic disaster in Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of the Ministry of Internal Trade. We need a strong economy, we need a good strong domestic market and a well-organized domestic trade, so I decided to create the Ministry of Internal Trade, Maduro said. Flashback to 1961 Cuba. When Fidel Castro was cementing his hold on the island, he, too, created a Ministry of Internal Trade, known by the acronym MINCIN. As the faithful follower of any directive that comes from Havana, no matter how foolish or destructive, Maduro has even copied to a T the name of the ministry responsible for controlling Cubans meager diet. Bad omen. If Maduros ministry is like Castros, Venezuelans should prepare for food rationing, ration cards and long lines for bread and eggs. Basically, Cubas ministry oversaw the collapse of the nations food industry. It could be ditto for Venezuela. Many economists have warned that the economic program of the Chavista leader will exacerbate the crisis in Venezuela. According to IMF estimates, inflation this year will reach an appalling 1,000,000 percent. Maduro said that 72 percent of the population supports his economic recovery program, which includes an increase in taxes and wages and the devaluing the currency 95.8 percent, plus price controls on products. But the percentage of popular support Maduro announced could be questioned in light of the stampede of Venezuelans fleeing to neighboring countries and other sanctuaries farther away, like South Florida. Between January and July, for example, nearly 150,000 Venezuelans entered Chile. Chile is the fourth most sought destination in South America for refugees of Venezuelas economic and social meltdown. Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer reports today that about 1 million have fled to Colombia alone. Peru has taken in 400,000; and Ecuador, 250,000. According to the United Nations, 2.3 million Venezuelans have gone abroad. The figure is huge for a country that, until recently, was receiving immigrants. The United States is giving these destination countries aid to alleviate the impact of immigration, but the task must also be borne by the other governments in the hemisphere. The crisis transcends national borders. It has become a continental problem and should addressed as such. Other countries in the region should support the United States as it exerts pressure on Venezuela. The Organization of American States should put the Venezuelan disaster up for discussion, take steps to control the immigration crisis and advocate for the return of democracy to the troubled South American country. Luis Almagro, OAS secretary general, should provide the resolute leadership needed. By repeating stale, failed formulas of the ailing Cuban economy, such as the creation of the Ministry of Internal Trade, Maduro merely confirms what has been said, facetiously, is the definition of insanity. As the Venezuelan presidents stubbornness and inconsistency to say nothing of his brutal authoritarianism continue to sow misery, the hemispheric community should press for a reasonable and humane solution to a crisis that has spilled over Venezuelas borders. Miami Herald Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date In 1901, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. (McKinley died eight days later; Czolgosz was executed on October 29.) In 1916, the first self-serve grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders. In 1925, the silent film horror classic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney, had its world premiere at the Astor Theater in New York. In 1943, 79 people were killed when a New York-bound Pennsylvania Railroad train derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. In 1954, groundbreaking took place for the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in western Pennsylvania. In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was stabbed to death by an apparently deranged page during a parliamentary session in Cape Town. In 1970, Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three U.S.-bound jetliners. (Two were later blown up on the ground in Jordan, along with a Londonbound plane hijacked on Sept. 9; the fourth plane was destroyed on the ground in Egypt. No hostages were harmed.) In 1975, 18-year-old tennis star Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia, in New York for the U.S. Open, requested political asylum in the United States. In 1985, all 31 people aboard a Midwest Express Airlines DC-9 were killed when the Atlanta-bound jetliner crashed after takeoff from Milwaukees Mitchell Field. In 1997, a public funeral was held for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in London, six days after her death in a car crash in Paris. In 2002, meeting outside Washington, D.C. for only the second time since 1800, Congress convened in New York to pay homage to the victims and heroes of September 11. Richard Lavinthal Richard Lavinthal fouded PR for Law, an unusual, cost-eective big-case PR service, according to its website.
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With life insurance, the benefits live on.State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311019 John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 firstname.lastname@example.org To submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Associate Editor Steve Wilson at email@example.com COMMUNITY CALENDAR TodayPreschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.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 Â Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, Â 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayRHS meetingThe Richardson High School Alumni Round up meeting, will take place Saturday, September 8, 2018 at noon at the Richardson Community Center. For fur ther information call CB at 386-752-0815.Veterans Vintage eventLadies Vintage Tea, hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary will take place Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. $25 per adult, $15 for children aged 7-16. Proceeds to benefit local veterans programs. Come dressed in your best vintage costume or hat, or try one of theirs. American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. For more information contact Maryann at 386-843-2353 or Lisa at 386-466-2851.Old Time Music WeekendCome enjoy a weekend of music, nature and fun along the banks of the Suwannee River at the Stephen Foster Old Time Music Weekend on September 79, in historic White Springs, Florida. This three-day event offers participants in-depth instruc tion in old-time music techniques on the banjo, guitar, vocals, and fiddle for all levels. Concerts Evening Concerts will be presented in the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Auditorium on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Instructors will be demonstrating their prowess on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocals! Concert Tickets are $10 at the door. Workshops Instructors will be leading workshops in fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocals. For more information call the Events Team at 386397-7005 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/parkevents/Stephen-Foster.Monday Friends of MusicThe 2018-2019 Friends of Music Concert Series opens its season Monday, September 10 with the San Marco Chamber Music Society playing strings, oboe, and flute at Covenant First Presbyterian Church, 421 White Ave., Live Oak, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Reception follows. For more information call 386-3654941.WednesdayJellystone Jam Jellystone Park Jam, one of gospel musics largest events, is set to take place on Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 12-16, 2018, at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park in Madison, Florida. Over two dozen of gospel musics best groups are scheduled to appear throughout the weekend. The event will begin on Wednesday evening with the Jellystone Park Jam Sing Out! at 7 p.m. On Thursday at 6 p.m., Sunday Drive, Ricky Atkinson, the Segos, Stephen Jones Band, LifeSong and Jessica Ratliff will appear. Friday, 6 p.m., LifeSong, Ferguson Family (shown above), Groves Family, Kevin Lane, Harper Brothers and Amber Abbott will perform. Saturday, 2 p.m., Psalm 101, New Floridians and the Bunkleys will appear. Saturday, 5 p.m., the Gibbs Family, Logan Smith, the McMillans, LifeSong, Reflectsons, Southern Joy, Hunter May and New Tradition will perform. Morning chapel services will be held on Friday and Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Robbie Harrington and on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., with David & Rusty. For schedule of appearances, lodging discounts and more, visit www. JellystoneParkJam.com or call (850) 464-0114.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. The Autumn Artfest 2018 awards will be determined by the entries and donations received. A minimum of $1000 will be awarded. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibit ed at a special Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regional Library, from September 24 to October 5.Garden club to meetThe Lake City Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 13, at the Clubhouse on Lake Isabella. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m.The program, Wild Bird Habitats, will be presented by Carolyn Tarkington. Guests are welcome. Kickoff eventUnited Way of Suwannee Valley cordially invites all business leaders and community members to attend its annual community fundraising campaign kick-off event at the Florida Gateway College Howard Conference Center on Thursday, September 13. The event will begin with a social time from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m. The cost of the event is $20 per guest. The facility sponsor is Lake City Medical Center. All are invited to learn more about the work of the local communitys United Way and to support the annual community fundraising campaign. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the United Way office at 386-752-5604 x 102 by September 6. Tables of eight can be reserved by either families or businesses. Make checks payable to United Way of Suwannee Valley, Inc., 871 SW State Road 47, Lake City, FL 32025. United Way of Suwannee Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our service area through its community impact initiatives focusing on housing stability; early literacy; community disaster preparedness, recovery and response; and safety net services supported through the annual community fundraising campaign.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 High Springs and Columbia County 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 Â Gentle Car ousel Miniature Therapy Horses will begin at noon with Ranger Scout and others. For more information contact James South and 386-454-0723.Health ClinicShepherds Hands Free will be hosting a med ical clinic at St. James Episcopal Church, corner of McFarland and Bascom Norris Rds. on Thursday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Marcia Kazmierski at 7522461 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. Â Visit our web site, V olunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Columbia Seed Library The Columbia Seed Library is open at the main library in Lake City on Tuesdays 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 US Hwy 90 just West of I-75), and at the Fort White Library on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Ruth Braun Atwood Mrs. Ruth Braun Atwood of Lake City, Florida passed away peacefully after a valiant on May 13, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the and Martha jority of her youth in upstate reach she chose to attend busion a blind date and they were olic Church in Johnsonville, NY on January 24, 1953. she returned to work after her 5th child, where she worked and Church in Lake City for 51 years. Mark Atwood, Naples, FL and (Mark) Fort Collins, CO; Mary try) Jacksonville, FL; Lauren in Lake City with Father Rob will be held at Forest Lawn Meder the direction of the GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, Court, Lake City, FL 32025. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COURTESYSet to jam at JellystoneThe Ferguson Family is among those set to performs at Jellystone Park Jam next week. See calendar below for details.
6A THURSDA Y, SS EPTEMBE RR 6, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR rfntbbn nnnnntn nnn nn rfnttbntftfnn CAN YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT DO THAT? 1.24rfntnnnbbNot a member with FCU? t Free Membership Hih-tech bankin features like mobile check deposit & person-to-person payments Lower rates on loans To leave an anonymous tip on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call tollfree, (866) 295-7303. To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947. Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to the Lake Cit y RR eport er, 180 E. DD uval SS t., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Thursdays.CLASS NOTES Bulletin BoardNEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLSAge: 10 Parents: Kenneth and AA manda RR oland Scho ol, grade: Five Points Elementary/5th grade Principal: Lisa Lee What would you like to do when you get out of school? I want to be a Video Game DD esigner Achievements: Level 5 F SASA M ath (4th Grade) Teachers comments: Maurice is a standout student. HH e is alw ays ready to do what he can to help others, students or adults. In his schoolwork he is attentive and per sistent, consistently putting forth his best effort, learning from his mistakes and making correc tions to achieve. Maurice is respectful to anyone he encounters, giving everyone a smile and kind words. Maurice epitomizes both a great student and a wonderful person. Principals comments: Maurice is the perfect student to represent Five Points Elementary. HH e is k ind, smart, and demonstrates responsibility. I am so proud for him to receive this honor. Students comment: I stay focused and out of trouble at school. I feel special for being chosen for the SS tudent F ocus.STUDENT FOCUS Maurice Campbell Campbell Columbia HH igh SS chool is con tinuing their SS tar SS tudent P rogram this year. Pinemount is proud to announce Emberly Meeks as being selected as Pinemounts SS tar SS tudent Emberly will receive free admission to the first C HSHS home game against the SS uw annee Bulldogs and will receive a goodie bag at the game. The C HSHS studen ts assisted our students getting out of their cars and helping out in breakfast. We appreciate C HSHS sending some cheer leaders and football players to get our students pumped up with Tiger spirit! Principal DD onna DD ar by challenged our students to a Principals RR eading Challenge. The following Pinemount students completed the challenge and got to have breakfast with Mrs. DD ar by. We are so proud of our Panthers for their eagerness to continue their learning over the summer. Front row, from left: Jamarion West, Zeppy Mendez, Owen Burk, Emberly Meek, AA melia DD oy on, Caden RR atliff Blake Thomas-Winik, Mackenzie SS hoemaker Lorelai SS triebel AA melia DD upree SS econd r ow: AA dyson Vercher, Laila SS triebel HH ollyn M urray, Kaylee Votto, AA iden Tr otto, Fynn HH allber g, Case Townsend, SS aw yer SS pano Matthew Cochrane. Third RR ow : Emerson HH ar bourt, AA nthon y Gomez, Gage Logan, RR yann Br own. Fourth row: Mrs. DD onna DD ar by, Wyatt Bolin, Natalie Fannon, Cadence Kolovitz, Kayla Phillips, Kearra Carpenter, AA nsleigh Kelley, C arol Gurney, and Case Bennett. The following Pinemount students have been selected by their teachers as show ing SS uper hero Behavior. Congratulations to our SS uper heroes for the month of SS eptember Front row, from left: Gage Townsend (VPK), and Levi HH udson (k inder garten). Back row: Wyatt Crapps (5th grade), Mackenzie SS hoemaker (1st g rade), Madeline Prins (4th grade), Emberly Meek (2nd grade), and Courtney Cook (3rd grade). COURTESYMeeting the challenge to readCOURTESY A star shines at PinemountCOURTESYSuperheroes abound at Pinemount
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, September 6, 2018 ww w.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreWeek 2 SEC preview, 5B. Keep you on your toesNFLCoughlin staying out of spotlight before his return to NYBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Tom Coughlin wants no part of the spotlight this week. He has declined several interview requests as Jacksonville prepares to open the season against Coughlins former team, the New York Giants. Coughlin is entering his second year as Jacksonvilles executive vice president of football operations, working mostly behind the scenes. Coughlins sure to get extra attention Sunday when he faces the Giants for the first time since his resignation as head coach in January 2016. I dont spend any time thinking about that, Coughlin said in April, the day after the NFL schedule was released. We knew the teams we were going to play. We didnt know the order, so to go to New York for the opening of the season, itll be an exciting atmosphere obviously. Its Opening Day, so everybody will be excited, everybody will look forward to the opportunity to go to New York and play against a very good football team. The Jaguars enter the season with arguably the highest expectations in franchise history, and the 72-year-old Coughlin has played a significant role in the teams rise from perennial loser to preseason favorite in the AFC South. Coughlins presence and prowess reshaped every aspect of the team, far beyond setting the clocks five minutes ahead. Discipline, accountability, legit imacy, Coughlin brought all of By PETE IACOBELLI Associated PressThe points came quickly and against all types of opponents in a very successful opening week for the defensive-minded teams in the Southeastern Conference. Offenses around the SEC made a statement the rest of Power Five leagues cant help but notice and left little doubt they have the offensive firepower to light up scoreboards all year after their impressive performances in Week 1. Mississippi State put up 63 points in its first game under new head coach Joe Moorhead. Arkansas and its new leader, Chad Morris, beat Eastern Illinois 55-20. While Jimbo Fisher and his revamped Texas A&M attack gained 738 yards in its 59-7 win over Northwestern State. With new coaches and aggressive schemes, its a perfect storm in the SEC, said former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers, now with the SEC Network.SEC teams look to be more offensiveOffenses across the conference could be explosive this season.COLLEGE FOOTBALLSEC continued on 5B PREP FOOTBALLIndians ready to hit someone elseBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Theres an itch at Fort White. One thatll finally get scratched this Friday. Its been almost two weeks since the Indians last played a game, a 35-19 loss to Suwannee in their season opener. That defeat still stings in the locker room, and frankly, the players are sick of thinking about it. Fort White didnt get a chance to rebound last week. Providence had to cancel the teams matchup last Friday after receiver Tommy Waters committed suicide the morning prior. But the Indians will finally get a chance to rebound this Friday against rival Santa Fe. Theyre amped up to finally hit the field again after the long layoff. Were just dying to hit somebody else, Fort White left tackle Matt DiMauro said. Weve been hitting each other in practice, and even though we didnt get a lot of practice in because of the weather of Providence week, were itching to get a game in. Last week as a whole was a mess for the Indians. Besides getting handed an extra bye week at the last minute, the Indians barely practiced due to lightning delays all week. That combination has made it hard for Fort White to generate any rhythm, offensively or defensively. The mistakes against Suwannee ranged ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbia defensive back Derek Johnson tries to tackle running back Kylen Callum during Wednesdays practice. CoughlinJags travel to Giants for season opener Sunday.PAUL BUCHANAN/Lake City ReporterFort Whites defense converges for a tackle against Suwannee on Aug. 24 PREP FOOTBALLBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia cornerback Mike Scippio returns an interception for a touchdown against Suwannee last Friday. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbias secondary responded with an impressive performance last week after an unspectacular outing in the season opener. That unit expects to be challenged once again this week as the Tigers prepare to defend Buchholzs streaky offense. Columbia (2-0) aims for its third win when the team heads to Gainesville to take on Buchholz (1-1) at Citizens Field Friday night. The Tigers know containing the Bobcats offense is vital to continuing their domination in the series. Suwannee didnt take many shots downfield, but Buchholz could be a different story Friday. Were expecting a shutout this week, senior safety Sirr Talbott said. I feel like we can do it, if we just got to do our job and execute. Columbias secondary recorded two interceptions in a sound defensive outing last week. The unit hopes to do the same against Buchholz quarterback Camden Orth, who was sidelined with an injury in last years win over the Bobcats in Lake City. The senior, who helped defeat Columbia in his second ever start back in 2016, is equipped with a veteran receiving corps in Roderick Jackson, Blake Mitchell and Florida commit Trent Whittemore. Theyve had a good week of practice, Allen said of the secondary. They are definitely going against a very talented receiver in Trent Whittemore. Its going to be a challenging opportunity. Columbia senior cornerback Mike Scippio led the secondary in last weeks 49-7 win over the Bulldogs. Scippio earned the starting spot after performing well in a strong week of practice. After giving up over 400 yards in the opener, the unit will continue to shuffle around players until a formidable starting group is cemented. COUGHLIN continued on 6BCHS secondary ready for another test at Buchholz.Fort White eager to finally retake the field against Santa Fe.INDIANS continued on 6B CHS continued on 6B B1
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MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Washington OR Cleveland at Toronto 10 p.m. MLB Atlanta at Arizona NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. NBC Atlanta at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 UEFA Nations League, Germany vs. France, at Munich TENNIS 7 p.m. ESPN U.S. Open, womens semifinals, at New YorkNFLTodays Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Sundays Games 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. Mondays Games N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLFridays Top 25 Games No. 16 TCU at SMU, 8 p.m. Saturdays Top 25 Games No. 1 Alabama vs. Arkansas St., 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. No. 3 Georgia at No. 24 South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Ohio St. vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Wisconsin vs. New Mexico, Noon No. 6 Oklahoma vs. UCLA, 1 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. Alabama St., 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Ball St., 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Washington vs. North Dakota, 5 p.m. No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 17 USC, 8:30 p.m. No. 11 LSU vs. SE Louisiana, 7 p.m. No. 12 Virginia Tech vs. William & Mary, 2 p.m. No. 13 Penn St. at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia vs. Youngstown St., 6 p.m. No. 15 Michigan St. at Arizona St., 10:45 p.m. No. 18 Mississippi St. at Kansas St., Noon No. 19 UCF vs. SC State, 6 p.m. No. 20 Boise State vs. UConn, 10:15 p.m. No. 21 Michigan vs. Western Michigan, Noon No. 22 Miami vs. Savannah St., 6 p.m. No. 23 Oregon vs. Portland St., 2 p.m. No. 25 Florida vs. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.Alcantara dazzles as Marlins top PhilliesMIAMI (AP) Right-hander Sandy Alcantara pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning in his second career start, Austin Dean drove in a pair of runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Wednesday night. Alcantara (2-0) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six. His ERA, over 12 innings this season, dropped to 0.75. Derek Dietrich scored both Miami runs, the first when Dean hit into a fielders choice in the second, the other on Deans single to center in the fourth.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L P ct GB Bost on 97 44 .688 New Y ork 87 52 .626 9 Tampa Ba y 75 64 .540 21 Tor onto 63 76 .453 33 Baltimore 41 98 .295 55 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 79 60 .568 Minnesota 63 75 .457 15 Chicago 56 83 .403 23 Detr oit 56 83 .403 23 Kansas C ity 46 93 .331 33 West D ivision W L P ct GB Houston 86 53 .619 Oakland 83 57 .593 3 Sea ttle 77 62 .554 9 Los A ngeles 67 72 .482 19 Te xas 61 78 .439 25 NATIONAL LEA GUE East Division W L P ct GB Atlan ta 76 63 .547 Philadelphia 73 66 .525 3 Washingt on 69 71 .493 7 New Y ork 63 76 .453 13 Miami 56 84 .400 20 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Chicago 81 57 .587 Milw aukee 79 61 .564 3 St Louis 78 62 .557 4 Pittsbur gh 69 71 .493 13 Cincinna ti 59 81 .421 23 West D ivision W L P ct GB Color ado 76 62 .551 Los A ngeles 76 64 .543 1 Ar izona 75 64 .540 1 San F rancisco 68 72 .486 9 San Diego 55 86 .390 22 Tuesda ys Late Games St. Louis 11, Washington 8 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 2 Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Houston 5, Minnesota 2 Milwaukee 11, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 6, San Francisco 2 Arizona 6, San Diego 0 N.Y. Yankees 5, Oakland 1 Baltimore 5, Seattle 3 L.A. Dodgers 11, N.Y. Mets 4 Wednesdays Games Boston 9, Atlanta 8 Cleveland 3, Kansas City 1 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 St. Louis 7, Washington 6 Miami 2, Philadelphia 1 Toronto 10, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Mets 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Todays Games San Diego at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Blue Jays use 7-run first inning to beat RaysTORONTO (AP) Aledmys Diaz hit a three-run homer in a seven-run first inning, Aaron Sanchez won for the first time in three months and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Wednesday night to prevent a three-game sweep. Billy McKinney added a solo homer as Toronto had 16 hits. Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier hit two solo home runs for his third career multihomer game.CORRECTIONTuesdays edition of the Lake City Reporter incorrectly stated that Columbia is going for its first district win on Thursday. Columbia is going for its sec ond district win against Vanguard today. The group picture of the players celebrating was also taken after Tuesdays game, not before. COURTESYGoing for goldThe CYSA Stingers (U12) competitive team participated in the Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy Labor Day Shootout this past weekend, their first tournament as a team. They placed first after four 9v9 style-matchups at the bronze level (3-0-1). The group outlasted a talented bunch from Land O Lakes by a final score of 3-2 to bring home the title. From staff reportsTwenty-eight players competed in the MGA 400 on Aug. 25. The team of Terry Hunter, Mike Jacobs, George Bowlin and Dan Stephens came in first with a 131. The team of Trey Jackson, Scott Kishton, Mickey Willcox and mike Yacovelli came in second with a 132. Skins winners were: Timmy Rogers #1 and #3, Bruce Gibson #8 and David Crawford #15. The Saturday Blitz costs $15 plus cart fee and is open to anyone but you must tee off by 9:30 a.m. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. Thirteen players competed in Sunday Blitz on Aug. 26. Dave Mehl came in first with a +6. Steve Patterson came in second with a +5. Tim Dortch came in third with a +3. Closest to the Pin winners were: Terry Hunter #5, Dave Mehl #7, Tom Wade #15 and Timmy Rogers #17. Skins winners were: Steve Patterson #1, Dave Mehl #4, #8 and #11 and Timmy Rogers #17. The Sunday Blitz cost $20 plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Caroline Stevens won the LGA Best Nine on Aug. 28 with 32.5. Velma Morton came in second with 35. The LGA plays every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. Eleven players competed in the Wednesday Blitz on Aug. 29. Dennis Crawford came in first with a +7. Tom Wade came in second with a +2. Eddy Brown came in third with a +1. Skin winners were: Eddy Brown #1, Dennis Crawford #6, #7, #8, #11 and #17, Bud Johnson #13, Mike Jacobs #14 and Charles Timmons #18. The Pot Hole was #15 and there were no birdies, therefore the Pot worth $162 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 Marc Risk, Eli Witt, Bob Hiers and Bobby Simmons 10, Rob Brown, Steve Crane, Bill Rogers and Dennis Hendershott 5, Jim McGriff, Tom Elmore, Jim Stevens and Dan Stephens 5. Good Scores were: Marc Risk 74 (37-37), Steve Crane 76 (39-37) and Dan Stephens 76 (38-38). For more information on any events and tournaments or specials at The Country Club, please call the pro shop at 752-2266 or check out our website at www.thecountryclubatlakecity.com. UPCOMING Sept. 29-30, Club Championship Oct. 5, Friday Night Dinner Oct. 5, Moon Golf Oct. 6, NERA Oct. 9, Gator League Oct. 20-21, THE ROUNTREE from the COUNTRY CLUB from theAT LAKE CITY rf ntb ByBarryWilner r rfn rtb rtbtb brrr rnr brr brb n rr rrrbr rtrrrr b br rtrrbfbr r rbtrft rrrrrtrrrrtrrrr rrrr rr rrrrnrrrr r rb tt rr rrt rbtrbrb rr rr brrrtt rrrrrbrtr r rtf r tr r rrr UPSETSPE-CIAL:FALCONS,22-20 r ff ff nt bnf rfntbf rf n n rfbrbf tt f ff r f nntbf tf t ff nnf n ftff rbft r f f f f rntbf ff t ffrntbf ftff ff ft n bfntbf t bff r f f f btntbf tr n ft f n rrrrntbf rntrf t f f f frttrbf rf f f ffrbf rr ff ttfntbf tr f f frnr rr f f fff tntbf f ff f f ntbfr r n fn f bb rbrrtfrrrfr br rrrrrb rrt br r rttr rrrr r r r rrrr brbtr rb t rrbrrrrrr r rb b rfn tb rrrr r rtrrbrb r r t rrrrrb rr rtrtrrrrrrnbtrrrrrrbrrrrbrr r t brrrrrr r r r rrr t t f r bb brr r rrt brr rrrbr brbr r rbrr rr rrr rr rtbbrrr rrrtbr rrtr r rrr r TheAssociatedPressByRalphD.Russobbrrrbrrb r r rr brr rbr rrrr rtbr rfrt rbr rb rb rrrr rtrtr r brrrrbtrrrrr rbtrrf r nf frrrfrrrfrrr rrb rr rrtrr rfbbtrrrrrr rr br r rrr frrr f rbf r f f ff fbn ffntbf t tn fr tfrbf f f f t rrbf btr f f ff n bfntbfr nff f f f rntbf rffr f f ntbf t bff f rf f fn ttntbf ff bff btrr ntbf f f f r f rbf rfbf b f ff f nf rrrbf r n r nf f rffrffrnnr rbf ff f n n f ntbf rf f frrntbf rr nf f f ff f bntbf tr f tfrtr b ffbntr bbrnffrfbfbrfrttt tfn btffrrttnrtttnnbtnn NEW YORKKeys to face Osaka in US Open semis; Nishikori beats CilicMadison Keys is into her third semifinal in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the U.S. Open. Shes still in search of major title No. 1. The 14th-seeded American used her big-strike game built on serves and forehands to overpower No. 30 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday night. Keys will play No. 20 Naomi Osaka on Thursday night for a chance to reach the final again. The other womens semifinal is 23-time major champion Serena Williams against No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia. Osaka was an easy winner in her quarterfinal, eliminating unseeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1 in all of 57 minutes. With Kei Nishikori defeat ing 2014 champ Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in a rematch of the final four years ago at Flushing Meadows, Osaka and Nishikori give Japan semifinalists in both mens and womens singles at the same Grand Slam tour nament for the first time in tennis history. He is into his third major semifinal all in New York but is still in search of his initially Slam trophy. For Osaka, who is 20, this is her first trip past the fourth round at a major.
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Putting your plans in motion will be prosperous and open a door that has been closed in the past. A partnership looks promising. LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: My 3-yearold grandson hurts animals. Hes intelligent and articulate. He understands many concepts about all kinds of things. Frankly, Im scared. Its because he is so intelligent and high-functioning. I feel he should have more empathy than he does. He has been doing this off and on for the last couple of years. My daughter, my husband and I have been discouraging it the whole time. He gets timeouts, stern talks and toys taken away. It doesnt work. My daughter has started swatting his bottom or his leg hoping he will understand it is unacceptable. She isnt comfortable hitting him and neither am I. My grandson knows better. I know he does. My daughter called me this afternoon, upset because he hurt their dog again. Must we get rid of these pets? No one wants to do that. When is it too much? How can we make it stop? -AGHAST IN ALABAMA DEAR AGHAST: It is already too much. Your grandsons behavior isnt normal. Because he seems unable to appropriately interact with these helpless animals, he shouldnt be allowed to be around them without constant super vision. For the dogs own safety, another home should be found for it before its hurt again. Your grandson may be acting out of anger, because he has been physically or sexually abused himself or has witnessed domestic violence. This is why its extremely important he be seen by a licensed mental health professional, who can advise his parents -and you -about how this should be handled. Without intervention, the boys behavior could escalate, and he could seriously injure another child. DEAR ABBY: I am a 64-year-old woman; my sister is 68. A few months ago, she was shopping and saw a man who looked EXACTLY like our father. (Dad passed away in 2008.) A conversation ensued, and he subsequently came to visit her at her home. Hes 69. She snapped a picture of him and sent it to me, and the resemblance is uncanny. He was born in the same state as our father, was adopted and never knew his birth parents. We never had a brother; it was always just the two of us and our parents. She wants me to meet him. Hes married and doesnt want to tell his family about us. I would be happy to meet him, brother or not, but I need to know the truth before getting involved. It would be too weird for me to just wonder. He seems reluctant to take the DNA test. My sister and I are in the AncestryDNA system already, so it would be easy for us all to confirm. What should I do? -GETTING INVOLVED DEAR GETTING INVOLVED: Because this man doesnt want his family to know he may have siblings, is reluctant to take the test and you would prefer not to meet him unless you know his status, do nothing. The next move should be his. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Boys treatment of animals causes alarm among family 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 LASTSept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 81. Country singer David Allan Coe is 79. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 75. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 74. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 71. Country singer Buddy Miller is 66. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 60.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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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! 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Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am Columbia Count y Courthouse 173 NE Hernando Avenue, 3rd Floor, Lake City, FL 32055, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 14th day of November, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE WEST OF THE NE OF THE SE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREE 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST A DISTANCE OF 60.02 FEE T TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 0 DEGREE 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF WEST A DISTANCE OF 339.36 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 44 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 638.08 FEET; THENCE S 0 DEGREE 31 MINUTES 01 SECOND W, A DISTANCE OF 339.27 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 2 7 MINUTES 44 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 645.85 FEE T TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL BEING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREE 31 MINUTES 01 SECONDS W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 339.27 FEET TO THE SW CORNER OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 44 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 33.62 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF LOT 1 8 OF 'THE WOODLANDS' (AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION), SAID LINE DESCRIBED IN O.R.B. 807, PAGE 685 AS AN AGREED UPON BOUNDARY LINE; THENCE N 0 DEGREE 2 5 MINUTES 18 SECONDS E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 18 AND LOT 17 OF 'THE WOODLANDS', A DISTANCE OF 339.27 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 44 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE O F 34.19 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO TOGETHER WITH EXISTING EASEMENTS FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS DESCRIBE DIN O.R.B. 812, PAGES 1280 AND 1281; AND O.R.B. 807, PAGE 687 OF THE OFFICE RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 200 9 LIVE OAK DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ID # LOHGA10810672A AND ID # LOHGA10810672B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the propert y owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 a t least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at lake City, COLUMBIA COUNTY, Florida, this 23rd day of August, 2018. P. Dewitt Cason Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Weeks As Deputy Clerk 453259 September 6, 13, 2018 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 17000262CA DIVISION: QRL FINANCIAL SERVICES, A DIVISION OF FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF WANDA POPPELL A/K/A WANDA W. POPPELL A/K/A WANDA WARREN POPPELL F/K/A WANDA W. CLAUNCH F/K/A WANDA W. BRASWELL F/K/A WANDA CARNATHAN F/K/A WANDA W. PRINCE; et. al., Defendant(s). CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 24, 2018 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder fo r cash on October 24, 2018 a t 11:00 a.m. (EST), at the Third Floor of the Columbia Count y Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL. LOT 4, OF REPLAT OF BLOCK 9, UNIT 4, GWEN LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 118A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 36 9 NORTHWEST FERN BROO K LOOP, LAKE CITY, FL 32055 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 a t least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: August 29th, 2018. P. DEWITT CASON, CLERK COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 454454 September 6, 13, 2018 Small Engine Mechanic and Heavy Duty Mechanic needed. Great working environment. Apply in person at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 307 6 95th Drive Live Oak. A Landlord You Can Love! 2/1 Duplex, great location. CH/A, W/D hookup, $800/mo + dep 758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455
LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 5B rfr nrrrnf tb rfrr rn rf rntb r rr tr r f rrrf Valuepossession. r f ntrrb rtrt tfrr t f Strikefirst. rr n ttr r f t t rtf DialupDeebo. r rtrf tr rr rt tf Getnasty. b rt f ntrrt t rrtt r t ttf Georgia23,SouthCarolina17. tr rr b ttr f rrr rt f tbt rrtf b bbn nrn fr rfnt rrnf nrfr rrrn f bf rn rnnnrf fn rrf rnrrn rr f r nrr rr n f nfff rrf r f rrrr rr nr n f nff ffrrr r f rn rrrfr rnrf nf f fr rfrnrnf rnnrrrn rf rnrr bf frnrf nrn r rrf rnn nrnrrrr rrf rbfn r rrr frrr rf rrf r frf rf rrrrr rrfrff r r rrrfrrfrrrnrnrrr rrrnfrnrrn b t b rrnf f rrb r nbb b b r f rrt r r b f f t b rt t r f n rb n r n r f f n r f r b fr f rf t rr rr bb rnr rn r n rfrn bnn brrr fnrnf f b r r n rfr r rnfr fnr rnrr r r rrrn r nf r nbrr r n r fbr bn r rrr rnnr nrrr nr r bfr rf r frr r rrn rn frn rfr rr nrrr nrf rrbrbrb rnfnf rrrn r brnr n t n f Up and down the league, the margins were eye-opening and points came in amazing amounts, even against top competition. No. 1 Alabama opened a few eyes with its 51-14 win over Power Five opponent Louisville, fueled by dynamic playmaker Tua Tagovailoa. LSU and new quarterback Joe Barrow scored 33 points and easily handled No. 22 Miami, 33-17. South Carolina scored its most points in more than four seasons in beating FBS opponent Coastal Carolina 49-15. In all, 11 of 14 SEC teams scored 35 points or better as the league went 13-1 in week one. Last year, only Missouri, Alabama and Georgia averaged 35 points a game or more. Growing up, I always heard the SEC runs the ball and has great defenses, Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley said. But teams are making statements that we have great firepower as well. Many are ready to buy into the offensive. Alabama coach Nick Saban said people dont have to watch much football to know there are a lot of good teams in this league this year and a lot of good quarterbacks, too. Rodgers, the brother of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, believes whats happening on the field is the response to the SECs strong defenses. Teams like Arkansas and Texas A&M who want to compete need to find ways to keep strong defenses like Alabama and Georgia off balance. That comes from fast-tempo, runpass option schemes seen almost everywhere in the game these days. From the wide view of 60,000 feet, the offensive landscape is changing, he said. Thats easy to see by how scoring outputs have increased the past few years. In 2009, four SEC teams had scored 400 points or more in a season. That had grown to seven schools half the league by 2014. SEC Continued From 1B
6B THURSDA Y, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER them with him when he returned to the team he helped build in 1995. His reputation was established in Jacksonville, where he was the franchises first head coach (1995-2002) and the One Voice who made every decision from who threw the passes to who ran the salary cap to what color paint was on the walls. His resume, though, was enhanced in New York thanks to two Super Bowl victories in 12 seasons. As the league changed, so did Coughlin. He became less of an unbending taskmaster, focusing more on Xs and Os than offthe-field nuances. His fingerprints remain on the Giants roster even though hes been gone 2 years. Some franchises havent won a Super Bowl, and he helped this franchise win two, first-year Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. He was here for 12 years. A lot of the people here worked with him his whole time here. Shurmur reached out to Coughlin just to gain some perspective shortly after getting the job in January. I admire him in a lot of ways for who he is as a man and what hes done as a coach, said Shurmur, who is planning to attend Coughlins charity gala later this month in New York City. A lot of what I know about Tom I get a chance to hear about here frequently. Giants quarterback Eli Manning expects to chat with Coughlin on the field before kickoff. Obviously still have a great relationship with coach Coughlin and cherish the time that we had and appreciate those 12 years of him being my head coach, Manning said. But besides that, I look at this game and say its the Giants against the Jaguars, and Im trying to get our offense prepared to go against that defense. Coughlin and Marrone have an old-school team constructed around one of the leagues best defenses a unit that returns 12 of its top 14 players and expects to carry the Jags back to the playoffs. Its also part of the featured matchup Sunday: Manning, star receiver Odell Beckham and rookie running back Saquon Barkley against Jacksonvilles vaunted front, All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and two of the fastest linebackers in the league. Its more of us living up to what we expect, Jaguars Pro Bowl linebacker Telvin Smith said. Even when the show gets started, a lot of peoples narratives might change. But ours is not; ours is going to stay the same. ... We expect to go out and be great and dominate games. It starts Sunday in New York, against the Giants and in conjunction with Coughlins under-theradar return. Definitely wed like to win this game just regardless, Jaguars All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell said. But itd feel even better for TC, and well try to get it done for him. COUGHLIN Continued From 1B from missed assignments to poor throws to players running the wrong plays. That all led to four turnovers in the second half, which resulted in a 22-point swing. It was frustrating because after the loss to Suwannee we wanted to get back to work and improve on everything and just get better and get a win, DiMauro said. Thatll be in our head all season because we know the mistakes that we made were just dumb mistakes. We shouldnt have done them and that loss hurt really bad. The time off has sort of felt like a time machine for Fort White head coach Demetric Jackson. Its almost as if the Indians are preparing for another season opener this Friday. It feels like fall camp. Its only been a week off but it feels like two or three weeks off, Fort White coach Demetric Jackson said. The fact that the last time we played we played away at Suwannee and didnt winI told the guys I had this hunger pain that wouldnt go away. But its coming and were working. Luckily for the Indians, the weather has been kinder this week. Fort White was able to practice in full Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with its eyes set on Santa Fe. But the Indians know to beat their old rivals from across the Santa Fe River, they need to clean up their errors from their season-opening loss. Jackson feels his team is ready to execute for four quarters. Weve been working on some of the mistakes we made, Jackson said. Were trying to focus on the task at hand because sometimes we get sidetracked and thats when we start making mistakes. We just kind of had some brain farts (against Suwannee). Were trying to make sure we tell the guys to stay focused and listen for the play, listen for what were trying to teach and execute.CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to ReporterFort White defensive end Marquay Watkins chases down Suwannees Jaquez Moore on Aug. 24 INDIANS Continued From 1B The good thing is that position is going to keep you on your toes. If you got guys that can play it [then they will play], Allen added. And for several of them, theres going to be a lot of reps passed back and forth based off of performance so thats the mindset with that situation. Columbia came away with a commanding win over Buchholz at home last year. It was a different story, though, in 2016. The Bobcats erased a 23-point deficit versus the short-handed Tigers to capture their first win in the series since 2007. Talbott, who recorded an interception in the contest, still remembers the game vividly. That was a really tough loss, he said. We can take our flaws in [that game] and get better this week by looking back at 2016The ones that played that still remember. The ones that started still got that salty taste in their mouths. This year we should redeem ourselves and go out to [Citizens Field] and get it done. CHSContinued From 1BColumbia defensive end LeVontae Camiel looks at one of his coaches during practice Wednesday. Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith looks downfield against the defense. Photos by ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbia wide receiver Jaden Butter Williams makes a catch Wednesday. Columbia wide receiver Marquez Bell takes a look at the sidelines. Columbia backup quarterback Ty Wehringer unloads a pass during practice. Columbia wide receivers TJ Jones (from left), Marquez Bell, Jaden Williams and Lanadrick Bradley take a break in the action.