The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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See Page 7ALake City ReporterTHUR sS DAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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. 144, No. 164 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . 3 AA Opinion . . . 4 AA Sports . . . 7 AAA A dvice & C omics . 9 AA 61 36Partly cloudy Plea deal reached in cats and alligators baseball bat slaying, See 3A + PLUS >>FGC hosts Webber IntlHOOPSHutcherson inks D1 softball dealSIGNING See Page 7A STUDENT FOCUSMeet Sarah Burton, 6 AA Limited Time Offers!! Mention this offer to get: -Transfer or open a new loan with auto pay: and/or -Sign up for direct deposit: Total possible:$100* $100** $200 *$100 will be credited to your account within 24 hours of your first automatic loan payment posting. **$100 will be credited to your account within 24 hours of the receipt of your third direct deposit. Early account closing fee may apply. Ends11/30/18 Now is a great time to move your accounts to SunState Federal Credit Union Refer a FriendAsk for a refer-a-friend coupon and share the advantages of SunState FCU with your friends and family.$50 into your account & $50 into their new accountCoupon must be presented when the new member opens the account. Must be a new member over the age of 18, open a new checking account, get a Visa debit card and make 3 debit card transactions in the first 6 weeks. Membership and debit card eligibility rules apply. Coupon expires November 30, 2018.If your friend opens a SunState checking account and activates a SunState Visa debit card, we will deposit... CRASH CLOGS COUNTY ROADSCOREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter AA semi that flipped on I-75 at 3 a.m. Wednesday caused headaches till lunchtime for local drivers. TT his was the sc ene around 11 a.m. at U.S. 441 near exit 414. Story, 2A. Teen lost in crash mourned at FWHSMOTORCYCLE WRECK Dayton Oats, 16, was hit by a pickup on SR 247. He had lots of friends, schools principal says.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckineny@lakecityreporter.comSome students had already heard the news and spent Wednesday morning at the Fort White High School guidance counselors office. Others found out through an intercom announcement. Either way, it was apparent that 16-yearold Dayton Oats had a lot of friends, said FWHS Principal Keith Couey. The whole junior class was upset today, Couey said. Oats died in a dirt-bike crash Tuesday evening. He was riding a Yamaha north on the east shoulder of State Road 247 near the intersection with Southwest Norris Avenue, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A Ford F-150 traveling south on 247 slowed down to turn left when the dirt bike traveled right in front of it around 6:25 p.m., the report states. The driver of the pickup, Malcolm Wheeler, 33, Lake City, sustained no injuries, according to the report. Couey said Oats was a loyal friend to the group of 20 to 25 students he frequently hung out with. TEEN continued on 2A DEATH PENALTY HEARINGCARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterConvicted murderer Richard Franklin watches as his attorney, AA ssistant P ublic DD efender Na than Marshburn, argues a motion before Judge Paul Bryan Wednesday afternoon. Franklin was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a prison guard at Columbia Correctional Institution, but the Florida Supreme Court vacated his sentence, prompting prose cutors to redo the sentencing phase. Story, 3A. 3AVehicle break-ins mar yoga nightBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comMultiple vehicles were broken into Tuesday night while their owners attended yoga class only yards away in downtown Lake City. Students at Alligator Healing Arts Yoga Studio learned of the thefts after class when they saw shattered glass from broken windows and discovered their purses COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterLake City Police said four vehicles were broken into TT uesday nigh t outside a downtown yoga studio while class was in session. TT he shatt ered glass is visible beneath the doors. Keep items left in your car out of sight, warn cops. BREAK-INS continued on 2A 2A A3


2A THURSD AY, NOVEMBE RR 15 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR 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 FridaySaturday 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 Nov 15 Nov 23 Nov 29 Dec 7 FirstFullLastNew Quarter Quarter Scripture of the DayI am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. Lamenta tions 3:1 (KJV) Thought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Tuesday p.m.) 7-0-3 Pick 4: (Tuesday p.m.) 5-9-7-3 Fantasy 5: (Tuesday) 2-4-6-14-25 QUICK HITS Submissions The Lake City RR eport er accepts photographs and caption information 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 RR obert Br idges: rbridges@lakecityreporter. com. 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 Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. HH G. Wells, 1866-1946, English author See an error? The Lake City RR eport er corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. Thanks for reading.He was a good young man. Once he made a friend, they were always his friend, Couey said. Its been a sad day for that group. Several of them visited a guidance counselor before school started Wednesday, Couey said. Students placed a picture of Oats in the schools front office to honor his memory, and some spoke about wanting to send flowers to the family, Couey said. He had some good friends, Couey said. Oats had an older brother who graduated last year, Couey said. And I know hes having a hard time today, Couey said. Couey broke the news to other faculty members in person during a meeting. TEENContinued From 1A missing. Lake City police looked over the scene with flashlights and took statements from the victims around 7:30 p.m. The studio recently moved into the East Duval Street address overlooking Lake DeSoto. The vehicles were parked in a row on the west side of the center along SE Vickers Terrace, providing multiple points of escape for the thief or thieves. Lake City Police Public Information Officer Mike Lee said they are still actively investigating the incident. Four of the cars have had windows smashed, said Lee. All of them had purses sitting out where you can see them. One victim said her purse was stolen even though it was concealed under other items and not visible from the outside. I am heartbroken that students attending classes for their own health and peace of mind left class last night having suffered not only destruction of their property, but property and identity theft as well and, the worst part, a sense of violation, said Alligator Healing Arts Yoga Studio owner and instructor Virginia Hill. However, Hill added, I am incredibly grateful for our local city police who have assured me they are adding two extra patrols a day through the studio property, and I am hoping around Lake DeSoto more generally. Today I began the process of researching security improvements and look forward to hopefully working with the city manager to increase street lights in the Lake DeSoto area. Lee said it was not yet clear if the incident was carried out by multiple perpetrators but said some of the items taken were high-end designer bags. He took the opportunity to send out a warning to the general public. If you leave something that people traditionally carry money and valuables in, dont leave it out where people can see it, Lee said. BREAK-INSContinued From 1A COREY ARWOOD/Lake City RR eport er UU SS 441, seen her e around 11 a.m. Wednesday near the 414 exit on I-75, was backed up for hours as traffic was detoured off the interstate due to the crash of a tractor trailer.A traffic nightmare for Lake CityBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comTraffic along I-75 North into Lake City was disrupted for much of Thursday when a semi truck driven by an Alabama man overturned, separated from its trailer and skidded into the southbound lanes on its side. Mark Miller, 60, of Clanton, Alabama, was transported to UF Health Shands in Gainesville with serious, but non-life threatening injuries from the single vehicle crash site, Florida Highway Patrol reported. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. about half a mile south of I-75 exit 423 at State Route 47. Florida Highway Patrol cordoned off I-75 exits 414 and 423, and rerouted northbound traffic up US highways 41 and 441 into Lake City. There were reports that effects to travel resulting from the crash and its subsequent investigation were seen in Gainesville as commuters waited in long lines to inch up the interstate. The crash is still under investigation, but an FHP report states that around 3:07 a.m. Miller traveled off the roadway onto the east shoulder, overcorrected and overturned. The trailer detached and stopped, blocking the inside and center northbound lanes, while the truck continued on its side through the median and blocked the inside southbound lane, the FHP report said. Miller was removed from the truck via extrication, and cited for careless driving. State fights suspending recount deadlinesNews Service of FloridaAfter taking the dispute to federal court, the Florida Department of State on Wednesday also went to a state appeals court to fight an attempt to suspend ballot-recount deadlines. The departments attorneys filed a notice at the 1st District Court of Appeal as an initial step in challenging a ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers to suspend recount deadlines because of equipment problems in Palm Beach County. Gievers sided Tuesday with Democrat Jim Bonfiglio, who is locked in a recount for the House District 89 seat in Palm Beach County. The Department of States notice filed Wednesday at the 1st District Court of Appeal automatically stayed Gievers ruling, according to the filing. It also came after the department on Tuesday gave notice that it was taking the Bonfiglio case to federal court because the dispute involves federal constitutional issues. That touched off a flurry of filings in federal court. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher has said she will not be able to complete four machine recounts by a 3 p.m. deadline Thursday. Those recounts are in Bonfiglios race and the races for U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner. As a result, Gievers ordered suspension of deadlines for machine recounts and subsequent manual recounts if needed.Suit: Save ballot imagesA group of voters has filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Ken Detzner and 15 county elections supervisors seeking to ensure that digital ballot images are preserved from the Nov. 6 elections. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. district court in Tallahassee, alleges that some supervisors are not preserving digital ballot images created by voting machines as required by law. As a result of defendants failure to comply with federal and state law requiring the preservation of all election materials for 22 months, digital ballot images used for tabulating votes and possible post-election adjudication are in the process of being destroyed and overwritten following the November 6, 2018 general election for federal offices in Florida, said the lawsuit filed by eight voters in Pinellas, Seminole, Sarasota, Citrus, Volusia and Broward counties. The lawsuit is part of a flurry of cases filed in recent days as recounts continue in the races for U.S. Senate, governor, agriculture commissioner and three legislative seats.


Betty Farmer BrownOn Sunday, November 11, 2018, Missionary Betty Farmer Brown went to be with the Lord at the age of 69. Betty was born at Pinetop, Florida on October 22, 1949, to the late Melvin and Annie Farmer. She attended elementary and high school at Keller School. Betty studied to be a Registered Nurse at Lake City Community College and Florida State College. Betty was a woman of God and devoted to her family, church family, and everyone she met. As a young mother, Missionary Brown accepted Jesus as her Savior. When she returned to Macclenny, she became a member of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Ora Ruise. She served faithfully there under the leadership of Elder Joe Nathan Ruise, District Superintendent until the Lord called her home to a place He had prepared for her. She enjoyed working in her church, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, leading womens class and serving in the capacity of District Missionary for 5 years for the Church of God in Christ Jacksonville District. She enjoyed crafting and making gifts for family and friends. Betty was retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She is preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Annie Farmer; son, Timothy Gregory Paige; brothers, Charlie Belford, Thomas Belford, Lawrence Baker, Elisha Farmer, and John Farmer; sisters, Bessie Coleman, Mary Farmer, and Ruby Pittman. Missionary Brown is survived by her loving family: Husband, Alphonso Brown; children, Anita Amerson, Baldwin, FL, Curtis (DeAndrea) Harmon, Lake City, FL, Alpheia (Edmund) Henry, Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Ashton Amerson, Ashley Amerson, Timothy Paige Jr., Seth Paige, DeAndre Harmon, Curtis Harmon, Josiah Harmon, Taylor Hudson, Altris Henry, Edwin Henry Jr., Aneia Henry, Aniya Henry; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carrie Jones, Margaretta, FL, Rozann (Edward) Rouse, Katy, Texas, LuAnne (Vern) Williams, Macclenny, FL; sistersin Law, Georgiana Farmer, Jacksonville, FL; Corrine Belford, Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth Walker, Baldwin, FL, Lena Mae Griffin, Baldwin, FL, Doris Young, Baldwin, FL.; special friends, Lovely Ellis, Dean Givens; special family, Willie and Charlene Johnson; special granddaughters Kasonya Mobley and Andrea Mobley. godchildren, Nyeisha Pender, Johnshayla Williams; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Missionary Betty Farmer Brown will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Emmanuel Church of God In Christ, 450 S 8th St., Macclenny, FL. Superintendent Joe N. Ruise, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 5:00 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, at Emmanuel COGIC. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366,Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Robert S. BowenRobert S. Bowen, 54, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL. He and his family moved to Glen Saint Mary in 2008, where they have resided for the past 10 years. He was born May 6, 1964 to Sylvester and Roberta Bowen in Homerville, GA. Robert loved sports, especially FSU football and the Georgia Bulldogs. He wrestled in the SE Wrestling Alliance and loved WWE wrestling as well. One of his passions was cooking. Robert is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Tammy, three children Katie, Alan, Philip, siblings Rhonda, Robin and Ronnie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 beginning at 3pm at Fort White City Cemetery, Columbia County, FL. HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK & FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.Alvin WatsonAlvin Watson, Sr., 78, retired FP&L foreman, passed away on November 9, 2018. Survivors include his wife, State Representative Barbara Watson, D-107; six children, Vickie, Amberedus, Eric, Alvin, Eleisha, and Katrina. Funeral services for Mr. Alvin Watson, Sr., will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at Bread of Life Ministries, 898 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane, Lake City, FL, Isiah Sheppard, Pastor. The fami ly will receive friends from 5:00 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2018, at Bread of Life Ministries. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, The Caring ProfessionalsAnita Kaye ConnellMrs. Anita Kaye Connell, age 61, of Wellborn, Florida died Sunday, Nov. 11, at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Lake City, Florida and lived in Horseshoe Beach, Florida before moving to Wellborn, Florida in 1990. She was a homemaker and graduated from Columbia High School and attended Fellowship Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, jig-saw puzzles and her cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Dewayne Connell and her parents, Johnny Daniel and Marilyn Waldron Huggins. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea J. (Chad) Cheshire of Lake City, Florida: two sons, Michael Lee Nicholson of Wellborn, Florida and Johnie D. (Diocelin) Nicholson of San Diego, Ca.: One sister, Donna Dean of Lake City, Florida: Two brothers, Tony Huggins of Horseshoe Beach, Florida and Steve Huggins of Lake City, Florida: Five grandchildren also survive. Funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Connell will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Mr. Dwight Law officiating. Interment will be in Fellowship Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 1 to 2 P.M. Wednesday (One hour before services) at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida. Peggy Ann Milito Peggy Ann Milito of Trenton, FL, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at E.T. York Hospice in Gainesville, FL. She was 87 years old. She was born on October 22, 1931 to Ernest Tony and Mildred Brown Thomas in Rex, FL and had made Trenton her home since moving from Key West, FL in 1971. She was a homemaker and mother and a member of the Columbia High School Class of 1949 in Lake City, FL. She also worked for the Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office for 8 years and was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Milito is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband of 58 years, Alfonse Al Milito, her sister, Charlotte Coarsey and brother, Jimmy Thomas. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Jeannine) Milito of Trenton, FL and Tommy (Liz) Milito of Lake City, FL; her grandchildren, Anthony Milito of Trenton and Andrew Milito, Brittany Milito and Brooke Milito of Lake City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, November 16, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to E.T. York Hospice or the American Cancer Society. For on-line condolences, please visit Arrangements under the care of WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 W. Wade St., Trenton, FL 32693. (352)4638888 Tommie Lee MilliganTommie Lee Milligan was born October 14, 1970, in Lake City, Florida to Annie Ruth Jernigan-Milligan and Tommie Lee Kellum. They preceded him in death. On Friday, November 2, 2018, God called him home. Tommie accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Salvation Holiness Church under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth Troupe. He attended school in Columbia County and graduated from Columbia High School with the class of 1988. Fishing and watching sports was his favorite hobbies. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Sister, Tonnja Milligan-Tomlin, also precedes him in death. Left to cherish memories: brothers, Johnny L. Milligan (Melissa), and Calvin Milligan; aunts, Ruby Dean Johnson (Lorenzo Brown), Jeannie Aiken, Louise Foster-Jernigan; uncle, Eddie Roy Jernigan (Barbara); sister, Cassandra Faye KellumWilson; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Tommie Lee Milligan will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018, at New Day Spring MB Church, 709 NW Long St., Lake City, FL. Lantz G. Mills, Sr., Pastor. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018, at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. THURSDA Y, NOVEMBE RR 15 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR 3A 352-472-6032 1-800-TREES-00 AAA Budget Tree Service, Friend Us On 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Friend Us On METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-61871-888-ROOF-USAwww.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong www.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Re-Roof Flat & CommercialCCC1325497 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. OBITUARIES Plea deal reached in cats and alligators baseball bat slayingBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe murder case arising from a baseball-bat slaying on Southwest Raven Lane has ended with a plea deal. James Mannon Hackwort Hall, who pointed deputies to the body of a 41-yearold woman after a bizarre interaction involving imaginary animals plotting against him, went before the court on Wednesday and agreed to serve 30 years in prison plus five years probation. The sentence is day for day, court documents show meaning Hall will not get time off for good behavior and will serve the full 30 years, with credit for time in county jail. Hall, 38, must also pay roughly $3,000 in restitution funeral costs for the victims family. Around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, emergency medical responders found Hall lying on the ground outside 306 Southwest Raven Lane, according to a Columbia County Sheriffs Office report. Hall, who had a Florida prison ID around his neck, had reportedly tried to get inside a passing vehicle. After deputies responded to the scene, Hall instigated a fist-fight, but was subdued with a taser, according to the report. Once in custody, Hall claimed cats and alliga tors were all around him and were trying to kill him, according to the report. When a deputy noticed dried blood on Halls shoes and asked if cats and alligators were responsible, Hall said he killed his girlfriend and her body was still at his home, the report stated. Deputies found the body of a woman identified as Sherry Croker pushed between a mattress and wall. Hall admitted to bashing Croker in the head with a baseball bat, according to the report. Bags of crystal meth and five hypodermic needles were also retrieved from the home. Hall had only been out of prison for about half a month when authorities found the body. He was released July 25, after serving about two years for meth trafficking or distribution in Columbia County and dealing in stolen property in Suwannee County. Hall Split decision on motions for Ruben Thomas killerBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comWith his life on the line, Richard P. Franklin was escorted by deputies into Courtroom 2 at the Columbia County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. The family of murdered prison guard Ruben Thomas III, a sergeant at Columbia Correctional Institution, watched Franklin take his seat for the motion hearing as prosecutors prepare to seek the death penalty for a second time. Franklin, already convicted for the 2012 stabbing death of Ruben, barely made a sound during the proceedings. In 2013, a jury voted 9-3 to recommend the death penalty, but the Florida Supreme Court vacated the sentence in 2016, prompting prosecutors to redo the sentencing process. Three motions went before Judge Paul Bryan Wednesday afternoon one to approve transporting Franklin to a neurologist for examinations such as an MRI scan, another asking the state to disclose certain evidence and information, and a third requesting the court to allow both sides to have alternating first access to potential jurors. The judge granted the first two, but denied the defenses request to have the first word with every other juror. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister appeared in court, saying he has spoken with Thomas family and they wish to seek the death penalty again. Siegmeister said his office took no position on the request to send Franklin to a neurologist, though he was surprised the Florida Department of Corrections didnt raise any objections over security concerns, since metal objects such as handcuffs are not allowed on a patient during an MRI. The second motion was a request for a Brady disclosure information that might be helpful to the defense, which the state must turn over. Siegmeister did object to the request for alternating first access to potential jurors, saying it would be inefficient and was within the courts discretion to deny that motion. Franklins attorney said that once the neurological examination is complete, he will be ready to move forward with trial. Franklin, a CCI inmate, attacked Thomas in a cell and chased the guard before stabbing him in the throat with a shank, according to the 15-page ruling from the original trial. In 2016, a major U.S. Supreme Court case came down the pipeline Hurst v. Florida, which found that a jury recommendation is insufficient for capital punishment. In the aftermath of that ruling, the states high court vacated Franklins death penalty. The Florida Supreme Court split 5-2 in favor of ordering a new sentencing hearing for Franklin. The majority said it was necessary to vacate the death penalty because the jury did not find the facts necessary to sentence him to death, citing another U.S. Supreme Court case, Ring v. Arizona. Franklins re-sentencing is part of the first batch of death penalty cases being retried in the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida since Hurst v. Florida changed the constitutional landscape. Hurst v. Florida centered around Pensacola murderer Timothy Hurst, and found that Floridas capital punishment system violated the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by giving judges too much power. Under the old sentencing scheme, judges had to weigh the circumstances and make the ultimate decision to accept or reject a jurys recommendation. But the U.S. Supreme Court found that the decision should be in the jurys hands. Sgt. ThomasFranklins re-sentencing is part of the first batch of death penalty cases being retried in the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida since HH urst v Florida changed the constitutional landscape.


The headline was easy to miss. Another vulnerable girl duped on the internet into a relationship with a man who, in turn, sold her body time and time again. But this particular story had a twist, a twist that should give us hope that the scourge of human sex trafficking a scourge that is all around us in Dallas is something we can fight and we can defeat. Here are the details: A man named Kedrick Nelms used a social media app called Tagged to lure his victim, a 14-year-old girl, into prostitution. Typically, traffickers and pimps use every manner of psychological manipulation and physical intimidation, if not outright abuse, to twist their relationship with the girls and women they traffic into a sort of imprisonment that is all but impossible to escape without some outside help. Nelms, who was 28 in July, was arrested, charged and sentenced to 40 years in prison for trafficking this child victim in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio in 2016. Its good news Nelms is behind bars. But heres the important twist: Prosecutors also arrested Nelms girlfriend, Kirsten Violette, and charged her with playing an essential role in the victims trafficking. Violette, 22, just got handed a 20-year sentence in the case. Why is this important? Because giving all of the individuals involved in the crime of human trafficking long prison sentences sends a message to people who would victimize the next child that very serious consequences await them when they are caught. Trafficking, at its heart, is a financial crime that destroys human lives. Pimps are making the calculation that the risk of imprisonment is not significant enough weighed against the money they can make selling a victim. Left unprosecuted or lightly enforced, trafficking will spike. But there are reverse indications that when the penalties are steep enough, capturing and punishing even a relatively few number of traffickers can help reduce the overall amount of trafficking. Heavy penalties simply reduce the incentive to take the risk to make money through human trafficking a business that, unfortunately, is incredibly lucrative. Law enforcement and anti-trafficking advocates such as New Friends New Life estimate that trafficking in North Texas is at least a $99 million-a-year business. But if more heavy sentences are handed down against people like Nelms and Violette, the more likely it is would-be traffickers curtail their activities. These two people will spend a good chunk of their lives in prison cells because they decided a child was something to sell. Spread the word so the next person who thinks about doing such a thing might think twice. OPINION Gov. Rick Scott went to court to allege that Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is trying to steal a U.S. Senate seat from him. President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel all piled on, complaining that Snipes office manufactured votes in the middle of the night. From our front-row seat to Snipes performance over the years, we find the allegations against her impossible to believe. Snipes is not someone who would manufacture boxes of ballots to throw an election. Shes simply incompetent. She has a track record of mistakes and failing to own up to them. Shes long been willing to settle for coming in last in reporting elections results. Yet, despite her record of poor performance, she keeps getting re-elected, perhaps because she prominently promotes her name and face at the polls. Gov. Scott has every right to be concerned about Snipes. We all do. It was alarming to see the number of Broward ballots cast steadily rise well after the polls closed last Tuesday. Mid-day Wednesday, for example, Snipes website said 708,974 ballots had been cast. Late Wednesday that number jumped to 716,209. And late Friday, it jumped to 717,187. With his vote margin shrinking against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, you can see why the governor might think Snipes is playing Santa Claus to a fellow Democrat. However, people familiar with the supervisors website tell us theres another explanation. They say her site mislabels ballots counted as ballots cast. It seems a plausible explanation, given how the number of ballots cast grew as ballots were counted. But given that this same phenomenon happened during the primary, why hasnt it been fixed? Ballots cast should be a fixed number as votes are tabulated. Scott could remove Snipes for misfeasance or malfeasance, as he was asked to do in June by Tim Canova, a law professor who successfully sued Snipes for having too quickly destroyed the paper ballots in his 2016 primary race against U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But its too late for Scott to suspend Snipes. Any appointment he would now make would look blatantly partisan and lack credibility. Now we need to hear from Snipes. We need answers to questions, including: Why did Snipes not know how many ballots were in her possession after the polls closed? Does she not record them as they are received? If so, she should have been able to say how many remained to be counted. What took so long to count ballots from Early Voting? We understand that Vote By Mail ballots take longer because signatures must be matched against the voter rolls. But Early Voting ballots are tabulated by machine. Why were they last to cross the finish line? Why were 65 other Florida supervisors able to complete their work in a timely way? Saying her office was not as slow as last year offers little consolation. Why were more votes cast for down-ballot candidates, such as agriculture commissioner and attorney general, than for the marquee U.S. Senate race? The Sun Sentinel found more than 24,700 Broward citizens voted in the governors race than in the Senate race. This oddball pattern didnt show up anywhere else in the state. Why can Snipes still not produce a personalized sample ballot, rather than a generic one, to help voters see what they face before entering the polls? While there is no evidence of fraud, there is a case to be made for an audit to assess Snipes ability and competence to manage a major election. These problems must be fixed before the 2020 presidential election. In May, after her office destroyed the ballots sought by Canova, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner met with Snipes in Fort Lauderdale. Later, he told Sun Sentinel reporter Anthony Man that he had confidence in all the supervisors in the state, saying they know what theyre doing. But because of what shed done, the governor said he would send state employees to monitor her work in this election. The Secretary of States office will continue to ensure that every Supervisor of Elections understands and follows the law, Scotts statement said. The monitors were on site this week, but they obviously didnt make a difference. In the 2016 election, we endorsed Snipes opponent in the Democratic primary, saying she was too disconnected from the offices operations, too unaware of its failings and too slow to make improvements. The supervisors office, we said, needs new energy. In June, after Canovas lawsuit, we again questioned Snipes competence for this office. We urged her to announce that her current term would be her last. In the absence of any evidence of fraud to justify Snipes immediate removal, we do so again. Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer s name, address and telephone number for verification. W riters can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinions of the writers and not necessarily those of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY F AX: (386) 752 -9400. BY EMAIL: Thursday, November 15, 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 A little corruption greases the wheelsAmericans are an impatient lot. Given a choice between corrupt and incompetent, were likely to choose corrupt. Both corrupt and incompetent is rarely popular. That was how the colorful and often corrupt machine bosses of the 20th century prospered and survived. Its a long list Frank Hague in Jersey City, Ed Crump in Memphis, Thomas Michael Curley in Boston, Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, Tammany Hall in New York, Huey Long in Louisiana. Alas, we often dont get to choose. The bosses survived because their fiefdoms worked. The garbage got picked up, the waterworks worked, the streets got paved, the sewers got laid, the poor usually got a turkey for Christmas, somebody usually remembered the orphans. Nobody minded much if an alderman or two prospered on his own, even a mayor has to eat, and if he eats higher on the hog than he ought to, well, as long as it wasnt too high, who was going to say? You might think that Brenda Snipes, who presides over the elections in Broward County, has a sugar daddy somewhere in the shadows. Florida cant seem to elect anyone without making a federal case of it, and this year it has not one but two federal cases, one to elect a new U.S. senator and one to elect a governor. Ms. Snipes is up to her ears in evidence in both of them. The problem is that Florida is awash in votes, found and counted for delivery just when the Democrats need them. And when the Democrats need them, Broward County is the place to go to get them. Ms. Snipes apparently has so many votes, presumably Democratic votes, she doesnt know where to put them. One box was found stashed away in a storage room at an elementary school, and it was not even show-and-tell day at the school. Another box was found in the trunk of a car at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Ms. Snipes has a high opinion of herself, and operates more like Ed Crump or Boss Hague than a mere governor or mayor. She was ordered last week by Gov. Rick Scott to report all voting results on election day, as required by state law. She refused. When a judge duly ordered her to obey the governor, she refused to obey the judge, too. Voting machines were supposed to make stealing an election foolproof. But a machine a man can make can be trifled with by another man. Getting voters to the polls has always been only half the battle. The other half is getting an honest count of the vote. Even when there is no evidence of rank incompetence, an honest count is necessary to make the system work they way its intended to work. Big-city bosses have mostly gone away, leaving us all at the mercy of incompetents, who can ruin things without meaning to. Unlike her predecessor, who was marched out of office without ceremony after she was suspended for grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence, Ms. Snipes appears to rely on both corruption and incompetence to get the job undone. The Miami Herald reported that an election worker found several bags of uncounted early ballots in the Broward County office. Nobody could be sure where the uncounted bags came from, or where they were supposed to go. Ms. Snipes, meanwhile, mixed rejected and accepted provisional ballots all together. No favorites played here. Brenda Snipes must goDallas Morning News Washington Times Sun SentinelHope in fight against child sex traffickingWhy did Snipes not know how many ballots were in her possession after the polls closed? Does she not record them as they are received? If more heavy sentences are handed down against people like Nelms and Violette, the more likely it is would-be traffickers curtail their activities.


TodayFree clinicShepherds Hands Free Medical Clinic will be at St James Episcopal Church, 2324 Bascom Norris Drive, Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information, call Marcia Kazmierski. 386752-2461.Lake City MallEnjoy live entertainment between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and vote for your favorite performance at the The Lake City Malls Festive Five, a five-night event to kick off the holiday season. It runs through the 16th. Tonight at 5 p.m., Troupe 2934 will perform and 6 p.m., the DFC Dance Studio takes the stage.Shoebox collectionThis is the Samaritans Purse Child Shoebox National Collection week, through Nov. 19. Touch the lives of children around the world with a simple giftfilled shoebox. Go to to learn what to pack, find a dropoff location near you, track your shoebox or, for $25, have Samaritans Purse pack a shoebox for you. Food for Fines Through Monday, Nov. 19, for every single, unex pired, unopened, nonperish able food item brought to any of the three Columbia County Public Library locations, a library user will have his or her library fine reduced by $1. Food collected at the Main Library and the West Branch Librar y will be donated to the Christian Service Center in Lake City. Food collected at the Fort White Branch Library will be donated to the Fort White United Methodist Church Food Bank.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 different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help.   Visit our web site, V olunteer. to learn more.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Catholic charitiesDo you have a passion for helping others? Do you need volunteer hours for Bright Futures or community 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 supporting your local community is what you are look ing for, then please come by the office for an application. 553 NW Railroad St, Lake City, FL 32055. 386-754-9180.Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating 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.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.FridaySpaghetti dinner Our Redemer Lutheran Church will host a spaghetti dinner this Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dine in or take out for a $7 donation. Our Redeemer is located at 5056 SW SR 47.Lake City MallEnjoy live entertainment between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the the Lake City Malls Festive Five. The five-night event to kick off the holiday season concludes on Friday. Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-755-0235 for more.Baby & 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.SaturdayExcellent WayAn Excellent Way Ministry is hosting A Day of Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be ministry and lunch served to veterans and the community at the AEWM Community Resource Center at 182 SW Marion St. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 888-480-7855.Honoring those who servedFrom 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Entertainment Building, Louise Miss Wezzie Huelskamp hosts Honoring Those Who Served, featuring a barbecue lunch, guest speakers and entertainment. The free event is for local veterans and their spouses and/ or caregivers.Christian singlesOur Redeemer Lutheran Church hots a Christian singles gathering at 5 p.m. Our Redeemer is located at 5056 SW SR 47, one mile south of I-75.SundayDaylily ClubThe Suwanne Valley Daylily Club will meet at 2 p.m. in the Columbia County Library Main Branch. Connie Horton from Homerville, Ga., will present the program. The public is encouraged to attend.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.MondayVolunteers neededThe Christian Service Center is in search of vol unteers. The centers mis sion is to serve those in need in Columbia County thr ough Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at St. James Episcopal Church (2425 SW Bascom Norris Drive) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.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.Volunteers neededVoluntary Service at the Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center is currently seeking volunteers in various areas. Volunteers are one of our greatest assets and we rely upon them to help us accomplish our mission of providing excellent health care to our veterans. Support of that mission includes customer service assistants in the ambassador and coffee program, meal ordering assistant, and golf cart and local transportation positions. All interested volunteers must pass a background investigation, complete screening for tuberculosis, and drivers positions require additional clearances. For more, call 386-7553016, ext. 2135.Celebrate RecoveryDo you suffer from issues of anger, gambling, drugs, alcoholism? Dont let it get the best of you. Theres hope and help available! Come join us for Celebrate Recovery. Its a FREE Christian-based 12-step program available to you where you can make new friends and have fun while you learn how to face these issues. Coffee and snacks provided too. Meetings are on Friday nights at 7 p.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church in the G3 building. Or join our friends at New Life Outreach on Hwy 47 on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Questions? Call Steve Whitehead at 386-406-1729 or visit our Facebook page TuesdaySeed 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).WednesdayUMC annual BBQThe Tustenuggee United Methodist Churchs annual pre-Thanksgiving cookout will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smoked chicken and pork plates with all the fixins. Eat in or take out. $10 adults and $7 child. Whole smoked Boston butts available. Tustenuggee is located at 1715 McClinton Road in Fort White. For a takeout order, call 386-4972935.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 A ve. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at St. James Episcopal Church (2425 SW Bascom Norris Drive) 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 Centerneeds volunteers. 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 386-7588606. THURSDA Y, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A To submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Editor Robert Bridges at COMMUNITY CALENDAR For life insurance, call a good neighbor. State Farm Life Insuranc e Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI), Bloomin gton, IL Call me and Ill help you choose the right life insurance for you and your family. 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We put the life back in life insurance.1311000 John A Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 For life insurance, call a good neighbor.State Farm Life Insuranc e Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI), Bloomin gton, ILCall me and Ill help you choose the right life insurance for you and your family. We put the life back in life insurance.1311000 John A Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 For life insurance, call a good neighbor.State Farm Life Insuranc e Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI), Bloomin gton, ILCall me and Ill help you choose the right life insurance for you and your family. We put the life back in life insurance. 1311000 John A Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 For life insurance, call a good neighbor.State Farm Life Insuranc e Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI), State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI), Bloomin gton, ILCall me and Ill help you choose the right life insurance for you and your family. We put the life back in life insurance.1311000 John A Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 COURTESYBridge buildingLinda Johns, Edward Rutledge Chapter regent, is pictured with Senior Chief Dennis Pollard, United States Navy, Retired, who presented a program at St. James Episcopal Church on Honor Flight: A Tour of Our National War Memorials at a recent meeting of the Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


6A THURSDA Y, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 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 Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to by 5 p.m. Thursdays.CLASS NOTES Bulletin BoardNEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLSAge: 12 Parents: Josh and Amber Burton School, grade: Columbia City Elementary, 5th What clubs or organizations, both in and out of school, do you belong to? Broadcast Team, Girl Scouts Achievements: Sarah noticed that the world success has CCE inside it. CCE began using this discovery in signs around school. Favorite thing at school: Sarah likes science and art. She likes making new friends. What would you like to do when you get out of school? Sarah would like to be a veterinarian. She is already practicing on her pets at home. Teacher comment: Sarah is an intrinsically motivated student and always puts forth her best effort. She is part of the CCE Broadcast Team and is a great friend to her peers. Principals comment: Sarah is a bright young lady who has a great future ahead of her. She is an active participant in many different things at CCE. She displays all the characteristics of a Colt Champion. Students comment: Sarah was shocked to be chosen as CCEs Focus Student. She said that she knew that people knew her well because she was on the Broadcast Team. She says she makes friends easily.STUDENT FOCUSSarah Jean Burton Sarah Jean Burton COURTESYBridge buildingRose Jones had her class build bridges during a STEM investigation. Each team was challenged to build a bridge that would support the most weight. Emma Green, Gaje Depoe, Jaden Underwood, Brent Duncan and Kiersten Wilson-Kelsey show off their design. COURTESYFashion weak?Alena Boston, Dallas Douglass and Isabella Jordan participate in Columbia City Elementarys Dress Tacky Day, part of the schools Red Ribbon Week. COURTESYField dayFort White Middle School students participated in the 20th annual Sixth Grade Day at Ichetucknee Springs State Park earlier this month. Park staff and other professionals taught students about park resources and wildlife in eight different learning stations. COURTESYAgricultural Literacy DayAlecsia Artegea, a member of the Senior Chapter of Future Farmers of America, reads to Melrose Elementary students for Agricultural Literacy Day. COURTESYLets go to the hopKindergartners at Summers Elementary had a blast celebrating the 50th day of school with Coke floats and an old-fashioned sock hop. Landon Smith, Kristen Dobson and Macy Sirard pose for a picture.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, November 15, 2018 ww 7A Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreFGC runs at Nationals, 11A. PREP SOFTBALLHutcherson inks letter of intent with FGCUERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterLauren Hutcherson signs her letter of intent alongside her sister, Addison, and her parents on Wednesday. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbias Lauren Hutcherson signed her letter of intent to play softball at Florida Gulf Coast University on Wednesday in the school auditorium. The senior standout made her commitment official by inking her letter alongside friends and family. Shes been a huge asset and instrumental in helping CHS enjoy the success it has achieved, Columbia coach Trudy Andrews said at the podium. Lauren is a four-year varsity player who has helped lead us into the regional playoffs for the past three seasons Her fun-loving I got this attitude has made her successful in any situation shes faced. That side of her has helped her be the go-to girl for her teammates when they turn to her. For the past three seasons, Hutcherson has been a key contributor for the CHS softball team. Shes played the infield, outfield, pitcher and catcher for the Lady Tigers. During her junior season, Hutcherson batted .362 and drove in 29 runs. She looks forward to taking her talents to Fort Myers next year, where she will join FGCUs strong 2019 class. Hutcherson, who was spotted by FGCU during travel ball, signed her letter after being verbally committed for the past two years. She and the Lady Tigers hope to make one more playoff run before she graduates in May. Every time I get on the field, I play for my family, she said at the podium. My little sister, Addison, is what keeps me going every day. I want to be the best role model for her. Im going to miss her so much when I go to college But I am excited to play softball and get an education at FGCU. I am ready to grow and become a better person and player and make memories that will last forever.CHS infielder signs with Eagles ahead of senior season.COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREP FOOTBALLCOVERING GROUNDGators earn 2nd straight win, drop La SalleAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Florida showed it could make up for an off shooting night with some inside scoring production on Wednesday night against La Salle. Kevarrius Hayes scored seven of his 12 points during a key 11-0 second half run as the Gators pulled away to beat La Salle 82-69. Florida (2-1) shot just 23.1 percent (3-13) from 3-point range, but made up for it by outscoring La Salle 46-32 in the paint. Hayes went 5 for 5 from the floor, while Isaiah Stokes added nine points off the bench. Hopefully well have the carry over in terms of the confidence from our frontcourt guys, Florida coach Mike White said. After La Salle guard Traci Carter cut Floridas lead to 42-35 early in the second half with a 3-pointer, the Gators answered with 11 straight points. Hayes, who played just five minutes in the first half after picking up two early fouls, scored seven of the Gators 11 points during the run on three inside baskets. We were so much better with him on the floor tonight, White said. He scored it at a really high rate. He hit some big baskets in the second half. Keyotnae Johnson finished the run with a dunk in a transition, Photos by ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbia cornerback Shyheim Brown looks to the sideline for instruction during practice on Wednesday night. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbias cornerbacks and safeties werent happy when they revisited game film from the district opener versus Robert E. Lee played back on Sept. 14. Despite pulling away from the Generals, 42-37, the Tigers surrendered 407 yards through the air in the win. Columbias secondary unit has been hell-bent this week on cleaning up coverage and polishing assignments before Friday nights Class 7A regional semifinal rematch against the visiting Generals. Last time we gave up a pretty good amount of yards, safety Ahmad Williams said. This time were just trying to stay focused to do our job and limit passing yards. Columbia (10-1) routed Fletcher, 38-10, to advance to this semifinal game while Lee (9-1) crushed Hagerty 48-7 in last weeks quarterfinal round. Like Columbia, Lee continues to cruise with only one loss on the year. The Generals lone defeat came in that five-point loss two months ago in Lake City. The Tigers secondary   hopes to avoid another high-scoring shootout by containing Lees air attack. Discipline and assignment, safety Sirr Talbott said. We just want to do our job, thats our main focus. Lee quarterback Cameron Sapp, who Columbias secondary unit shoring up, ready for rematch with Lee. FGC doubles up Webber InternationalBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterFlorida Gateway College guard Kenny Brown scores a basket against Webber International on Wednesday night. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comThe new kids on the block arent afraid of anybody. For the past two games, Florida   G ateway College has looked like anything but a firstyear program. Fresh off of a 38-point win Monday night, the Timberwolves topped it on Wednesday. Eight players scored in double figures, with Jermaine Graham and Caleb Johnson each pouring in 18 points to lead FGC to a 114-55 win over Webber International at the Howard Center. Kenny Brown was on triple-double watch in the second half, finishing with 16 points with seven rebounds and six assists, and Nate Henderson recorded a second straight double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. The T-Wolves (4-2) also had seven players score in double figures on Monday against Florida College. The teams ability to share the ball has been impressive to watch through the teams first six games, considering the players all just met one another this fall. I feel like a lot of us are good and were starting to work together, Brown said. There are a lot of good things coming. Diamond Smith also tallied 13 points with three steals while Bryan OBoyle and ZaKhari Cobb each added 11 each for FGC, which finished with 15 made threes. David Morse ended the night with 10 points Its been clear so far this season that the T-Wolves plan to COLLEGE BASKETBALL GATORS continued on 12AFlorida overcomes poor shooting night with some scoring down low.FGC continued on 12A CHS continued on 11AT-Wolves rout Warriors 114-55 as eight players score in double figures.


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R SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 6 p.m. NBCSN Nascar, K&N Pro Series, race, at Daytona Beach, FL COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Ball State vs Virginia Tech ESPNU Saint Josephs vs Wake Forest 2 p.m. ESPNU Alabama vs Northeastern 5 p.m. ESPN2 Purdue vs Appalachian State ESPNU Valpariso vs Western Kentucky 7 p.m. ESPN2 Syracuse vs UConn ESPNU Monmouth vs West Virginia FS1 Ohio State at Creighton 9 p.m. FS1 Penn State at Depaul 9:15 p.m. ESPN2 Oregon vs Iowa 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Texas A&M at Gonzaga COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. CBSSN Toledo at Kent State 8 p.m. ESPN Tulane at Houston 9:30 p.m. CBSSN Florida Atlantic at North Texas GOLF 3 a.m. GOLF European Tour Golf, DP World Championship, first round, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai 1:30 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, RSM Classic, first round, Sea Island Resort, Georgia 8 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, Emirates Australian Open, second round, at The Lake GC, Sydney NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT Golden State at Houston 10:30 p.m. TNT San Antonio at LA Clippers NFL FOOTBALL 8:20 p.m. FOX AND NFL Green Bay at Seattle SOCCER 2:45 p.m. ESPNEWS Belgium vs IcelandNBAEASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pc t GB Tor onto 12 3 .800 Milw aukee 10 4 .714 1 Indiana 8 6 .571 3 Bost on 8 6 .571 3 Philadelphia 9 7 .563 3 Detr oit 7 6 .538 4 Charlott e 7 7 .500 4 Orlando 7 8 .467 5 Miami 6 8 .429 5 Brook lyn 6 9 .400 6 Washingt on 5 9 .357 6 Chicago 4 11 .267 8 New Y ork 4 11 .267 8 Atlan ta 3 11 .214 8 Cleveland 2 1 2 .143 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pc t GB Golden State 12 3 .800 Por tland 10 3 .769 1 Den ver 9 5 .643 2 Oklahoma City 9 5 .643 2 L.A. Clippers 8 5 .615 3 Memphis 8 5 .615 3 San Antonio 7 5 .583 3 Sacr amento 8 6 .571 3 L.A. Lakers 7 6 .538 4 Utah 7 7 .500 4 New Or leans 7 7 .500 4 Houston 6 7 .462 5 Dallas 6 8 .429 5 Minnesota 6 9 .400 6 Phoenix 2 11 .154 9 Wednesda ys Games Orlando 111, Philadelphia 106 Washington 119, Cleveland 95 Boston 111, Chicago 82 Detroit 106, Toronto 104 Miami 120, Brooklyn 107 Memphis 116, Milwaukee 113 Minnesota 107, New Orleans 100 Oklahoma City 128, New York 103 Dallas 118, Utah 68 San Antonio at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NFLAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA New England 7 3 0 .700 280 236 Miami 5 5 0 .500 199 256 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 137 251 N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 208 254 South W L T Pc t PF PA Houst on 6 3 0 .667 216 184 Tennessee 5 4 0 .556 168 151 Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 260 239 Jacksonville 3 6 0 .333 160 199 Nor th W L T Pc t PF PA P ittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 Cincinna ti 5 4 0 .556 235 288 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 West W L T Pc t PF PA K ansas City 9 1 0 .900 353 240 L.A. Char gers 7 2 0 .778 240 186 Den ver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 Oakland 1 8 0 .111 147 272 NATIONAL C ONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA W ashington 6 3 0 .667 176 175 Dallas 4 5 0 .444 181 171 Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 198 183 N.Y. Giants 2 7 0 .222 177 228 South W L T Pc t PF PA New Orleans 8 1 0 .889 330 232 Car olina 6 3 0 .667 241 232 Atlan ta 4 5 0 .444 244 254 Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 232 291 Nor th W L T Pc t PF PA Chicago 6 3 0 .667 269 175 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 Green Bay 4 4 1 .500 223 216 Detr oit 3 6 0 .333 202 244 West W L T Pc t PF PA L.A. Rams 9 1 0 .900 335 231 Sea ttle 4 5 0 .444 219 192 Ar izona 2 7 0 .222 124 225 San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266 To days Games Green Bay at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. Sundays Games Houston at Washington, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, San Francisco, Miami, New England, Cleveland, N.Y. Jets Mondays Games Kansas City at L.A. Rams, 8:15 p.m.MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLWednesdays Top 25 Games No. 1 Duke 84, Eastern Michigan 46 No. 18 Michigan 73, No. 8 Villanova 46 No. 9 Auburn 103, Mississippi College 52 No. 10 Kentucky 96, North Dakota 58 No. 11 Michigan St. 80, Louisiana-Monroe 59 No. 19 Clemson 74, Sam Houston St. 59 Indiana 96, No. 24 Marquette 73 Wednesdays ACC Other ACC Games IUPUI 76, Boston College 69 Radford 63, Notre Dame 60 Wednesdays Other SEC Games Florida 82, La Salle 69 Todays Top 25 Games No. 3 Gonzaga vs. Texas A&M, 11:30 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. Iowa, 9 p.m. No. 15 Syracuse vs. UConn at, 7 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. Ball St., 11:30 a.m. No. 21 TCU vs. Fresno St., 9 p.m. No. 23 Purdue vs. Appalachian St., 5 p.m. Todays Other ACC Games St. Joes vs. Wake Forest, 11:30 a.m. Central Arkansas at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Todays Other SEC Games Alabama vs. Northeastern, 2 p.m.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Ba y 18 12 5 1 25 Tor onto 18 12 6 0 24 Bost on 17 10 5 2 22 Buffalo 18 10 6 2 22 Mon treal 18 9 6 3 21 Detr oit 18 8 8 2 18 Flor ida 15 7 5 3 17 Otta wa 18 7 8 3 17 Metr opolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Columbus 18 10 6 2 22 N.Y. Islanders 17 9 6 2 20 N.Y. Rangers 18 9 7 2 20 Philadelphia 18 9 8 1 19 Washingt on 18 8 7 3 19 Car olina 18 8 7 3 19 Pittsbur gh 16 7 6 3 17 New Jersey 16 7 8 1 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE C entral Division GP W L OT Pts Nashville 18 13 4 1 27 Minnesota 18 11 5 2 24 Winnipeg 17 11 5 1 23 Dallas 18 9 7 2 20 Color ado 17 8 6 3 19 Chicago 19 7 8 4 18 St Louis 16 6 7 3 15 Pacific D ivision GP W L OT Pts San Jose 19 10 6 3 23 Vanc ouver 20 10 8 2 22 Calgar y 18 10 7 1 21 Edmon ton 18 9 8 1 19 Anaheim 19 8 8 3 19 Ar izona 17 8 8 1 17 Vegas 18 7 10 1 15 Los Angeles 17 5 11 1 11 Wednesda ys Games Winnipeg 3, Washington 1 Chicago 1, St. Louis 0 Boston at Colorado, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games Florida at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Detroit at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Arizona, 9 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLWednesdays Top 25 Games No. 3 Oregon 88, Utah State 58 No. 8 Oregon St. 89, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 33 No. 9 Maryland 69, George Washington 30 No. 12 Tennessee 73, UNC Asheville 46 UCLA 80, No. 14 Georgia 69 No. 18 Syracuse 75, No. 20 Texas A&M 65 No. 25 Minnesota 78, Xavier 53 Wednesdays Other ACC Games North Carolina 59, VCU 47 Georgia Tech 84, Western Carolina 49 Wednesdays Other SEC Games Ole Miss 62, Temple 55 Arkansas 66, Texas-Arlington 65 Todays Top 25 Games No. 4 Baylor vs. Southern U., 7 p.m. No. 6 Mississippi State vs. Lamar, 8 p.m. No. 7 Stanford vs. San Francisco, 10 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina vs. Clemson, 6:30 p.m. No. 11 Texas vs. McNeese State, 8 p.m. No. 17 N.C. State vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. No. 19 Marquette at No. 24 Miami, 7 p.m. No. 21 USF vs. Bethune-Cookman, 7 p.m. Todays Other ACC Games Holy Cross at Boston College, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida St., 7 p.m. Duke at Maine, 7 p.m. Virginia at Kentucky, 8:30 p.m. Todays Other SEC Games Florida at Mercer, 7 p.m. Tulane at LSU, 7:30 p.m. Alabama at Southern Methodist, 8 p.m. Virginia at Kentucky, 8:30 p.m.CORRECTIONThe Lake City Reporter erroneously reported who scored Columbias sec ond goal in its season opener against Newberry on Tuesday. The goal was scored by Isa Maranto. GIRLS SOCCERERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterDistrict drawColumbia midfielder Irene Carrillo takes possession away from Newberrys Britney Walsh during Mondays match. The Lady Tigers battled District 2-4A rival Gainesville to a 0-0 draw on the road Wednesday night. Columbia is off until Nov. 26 when it faces Leon in another district match. IN BRIEFORLANDOMagic come back to beat 76ers in Butlers debutJimmy Butler had 14 points in his Philadelphia debut, but the 76ers collapsed late and lost to Orlando 111-106 after Terrence Ross hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left that helped the Magic finish off a big come back Wednesday night. Orlando scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter, then held the 76ers without a field goal over the final 3 1/2 minutes. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points for the Magic, including two free throws with 5.8 sec onds remaining. Joel Embiid finished with a triple-double of 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers, who lost for the seventh time in nine road games. J.J. Redick led Philadelphia with 22 points but committed two turnovers in the final 31 sec onds. Butler played 33 minutes and shot 6 for 12 from the field. The four-time All-Star was acquired Monday from Minnesota in a five-player trade. Vucevic scored 19 points in the first half to help Orlando come back from a 10-point deficit and lead 53-52 at the break. Two baskets by Redick during a 10-2 run early in the third quarter put Philadelphia up 62-60. Philadelphia led 92-76 before the Magic scored 21 consecutive points. They took a five-point lead on a jumper by Jonathon Simmons. Wilson Chandler ended the 76ers scoreless stretch of near ly four minutes with a short baseline floater. Mike Muscala hit a 3-pointer for their final field goal with 3:33 remaining.NEW YORKdeGrom wins NL Cy Young; Snell takes ALAfter a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Youngwinning starter. The AL prize also reflected a change in voters values, with Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young. Snell pitched just 180 2/3 innings, fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Over full seasons, Snell is the second starter to win the award with fewer than 200 innings after Clayton Kershaw logged 198 1/3 in 2014. DeGrom easily beat out Washingtons Max Scherzer, who was seeking a third straight Cy Young and fourth overall. DeGrom got 29 firstplace votes and 207 points from members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Scherzer had the other firstplace vote. In his first season after chopping off his distinctive long hair, deGrom cut down hitters from start to finish despite little help from teammates. He had a 1.70 ERA, the lowest in the NL since Zack Greinkes 1.66 mark in 2015. Yet the 30-year-old right-hander went 10-9, eclipsing the low bar among starters of 13 victories set by the Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and matched by Seattles Felix Hernandez in 2010.PITTSBURGHSteelers move on with Bell out of the mixThe Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on LeVeon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opt ing to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead of a potentially lucrative payday next spring. And theyd welcome him with open arms whenever he returned. On Wednesday, with Bells absence for the rest of the season a certainty after he declined to sign his one-year, $14.5-million franchise tender they exhaled. And pillaged. Bells teammates invaded his locker after practice, help ing themselves to whatever they wanted or at least whatever fit with Bells career in Pittsburgh all but over. It wasnt personal. Just business. A celebration of sorts to honor they hope anyway the last time theyll have to answer questions about Bells unorthodox approach, one that included leaving his teammates in the dark about his plans. Ben Roethlisberger attempted to reach out to Bell, texting him before Tuesdays 4 p.m. deadline saying he hoped Bell would come in and sign. Bell never arrived and never responded to the quarterback he played alongside during the first five years of his career. He was a great teammate here, a great football player, Roethlisberger said. To each his own on what they want to walk away from.


LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 9A DEAR ABBY: The 14-year-old son of a friend of mine is having self-es teem issues and apparently is g oing through a very rough patch. Our fami ly likes to participate in ch arity races. My boy, 13, is a talented athlete who, according to my friend, is an overachiever. My friend signed her family up for the same race as our family, then called me afterward to tell me she was having anxiety issues about us being there and asked me to forgo the race. (We had already paid for four registrations.) She said she could see my child taking off, winning the race and boasting to the point where her child would feel like a loser and have more self-esteem issues. Abby, although our chil dren hung out together wh en they were toddlers, they havent in years. I tried to be sympathetic, but told her we had been planning to compete in this race as a family for some time, and I didnt think it would be right to pull my child out of some thing he loves to do. She go t very upset, said some horrible things to me and ended our friendship. Was I wrong not to agree to do as she asked for the sake of her child? ROUGH PATCH IN THE WEST DEAR ROUGH PATCH: I dont think you were wrong. While I sym pathize with your former fr iend, what she suggested was not helpful for her child, who might benefit more from some sessions with a therapist than a helicopter mom trying to cushion life for him. However, if theres any truth to your friends infer ence that your son is not a gra cious winner, monitor his behavior to make sure he doesnt come across as a braggart. If you do, youll be doing him a favor. DEAR ABBY: When I was a teenager, I met a guy Ill call Jordan at a college summer program and fell head over heels in love with him. But the program lasted only five weeks, and we lived hours apart. We decided from the beginning that we wouldnt attempt a long-distance relationship and would simply enjoy the time we had together. That fall, my senior year, I visited Boston to look at colleges. I had made plans to see him, but he blew me off. Because I never got closure, I was not able to let him go emotionally. During my sophomore year of college, Jordan contacted me and asked if we could meet. I refused because I had just met someone else, and didnt want to jeopardize my new relationship. I was with that guy for five years and almost married him. It is nearly a decade later, and I have met some one I could fall in love wi th. But it seems that Im still not completely over Jordan. Should I reach out to him and try to get the closure I need? LEFT HANGING ON THE EAST COAST DEAR LEFT HANGING: Yes. After all these years, its time. And when you do, tell him the greatest gift he could give you would be the gift of closure. If hes a gentleman, he will agree. And when you get it, move forward and dont look back. Abigail Van Friendship between moms ends over race for charity DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look over contracts and your financial situations; you'll discover a hidden opportunity. Rely on your own resources to figure out your best move. A heart-to-heart talk with someone you love will be helpful. Romance is encouraged. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Research your options before making a change. Talk to people you have worked with or who can give you expert advice. Knowing what you are up against will make it easier to decide what's best for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't make a big deal out of nothing. Stay calm and let situations play out. Go about your business and make whatever changes suit you without drawing attention to what you are doing. Don't mislead others or share information. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do your thing. What you provide will be unique and draw interest from someone who is in a position to help you excel. Your knowledge and experience will encourage others to listen as well as pitch in and help. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look at the big picture and get involved in the things you feel will make the biggest difference. Your input, generosity and physical help will result in recognition and an oppor tunity to make positive changes to your lifestyle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Step up and do your part. Get involved in something that encourages personal growth. Bonding with people who can be beneficial to your future is in your best interest. Don't let personal matters stand between you and your success. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take care of your responsibilities first or someone will make a fuss. Once you have taken care of business, you can concentrate on the things and the people you enjoy the most. A change to your status looks promising. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Spend more time dealing with personal matters. If someone questions your integrity, stay calm and stick to the facts. Anger will not help you or your situation. Be willing to compromise and to work in conjunction with others to make worthwhile changes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Think big but stick to what's reasonable as well as in your budget. Don't let anyone entice you into taking on too much or you'll set yourself up for failure. Baby steps and thought-out plans are favored. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep moving forward, but keep your eye on what's going on around you. An unexpected change at home or with regard to your position could easily broadside you if you don't pay attention. 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Standard abbreviations are acceptable; however, the first word of each ad may not be abbreviated.General Information Take ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 You can call us at 755-5440, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some people prefer to place their classified ads in person, and some ad categories will require prepayment. Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street. You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter. FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the Classified Department. EMAIL: Placing An Ad > $17.50Each additional line $1.654 LINES 3 DAYS GARAGE SALEIncludes 2 Signs Front Desk, customer service & basic clerical exp a plus, will train. Competitive wages. Individual must be responsible with good work history. Late night. Apply in person. NO CALLS. America's Best Value Inn o f Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 Housekeeper, experience a plus, will train. Competitive hourly wage. Apply in person. NO CALLS. Americas Best Value Inn of Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 Immediate opening for commercial truck drivers. Mus t have a valid commercial driver license with good driving record. Competitive pay and benefits offered. Please appl y at Or DFW / EOE Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100918 3/2 in Mayfair, split floor plan, open kit to living area $194,900 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA LAKE CITY, FLORIDA TRAFFIC SIGNAL MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR BID NO. 2018-P The Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids in the office of Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Avenue Room 203, Post Office Bo x 1529, Lake City, FL 320561529, until 2:00 P.M. on November 26, 2018 for the above reference project. Specifications and bid forms may b e downloaded at the County web site, Bids will be publicly opened and read in the Commissioners' office at 2:00 P.M. on November 26, 2018 or as soon thereafter as practical. Late bids will not be accepted and will be returned to the bidder, unopened. Telegraph and telephone bids will not be accepted under an y circumstances. The board shall reserve the right to reject any and all bids, and to award the bid in the County's best interest. One complete bid form set is to be submitted in a sealed envelope, on the outside of which shall be marked "Sealed Bid: 2018-P TRAFFIC SIGNAL MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY REPAIR" and the name and address of the firm submitting the bid. Columbia County Board o f County Commissioners 470774 November 8, 15, 2018 Unfurnished 2BR/1BA house w/CHA on 5 acres. $750/mo. First, last and security Firm. 386-755-7878 or 386-590-1428 ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS Proposal for architectural services will be received at Community Development Institute Head Start ("CDI HS") Serving Taylor County, FL on November 27, 2018 before 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) at the Head Start offices located at 11 5 Drew Street # B, Perry FL 32347 Project Title: Taylor Count y New Head Start Campus Architect will be required to furnish all drawings for the site plans, parking, and floor plans for a three (3) Head Start classroom and three (3) Early Head Start classroom building o r modular. Design to include classrooms, kitchen, offices, conference room and othe r designated areas as directed by the owner. Architect will provide all drawings, pre-construction requirements, all design elements and engineering requirements. Architect will conduct site visits a t least once each month during construction, prepare closing documentation and prepare and conduct all required bidding functions. Architect will be required to furnish floor plan cut sheets with architectural stamp that will b e used as part of a funding application on all six (6) projects. Architect will also make inspection at end of each project and submit a written certification that the project meets all State, County, City, IBC building codes, and Head Start standards. Issuing Agency: CDI HS Serving Taylor County FL. Location: 115 Drew St. #B Perry FL 32347 Request for Proposal ("RFP") documents may be obtained from Mike Schmidt a t or b y calling 352-586-6008 All p ro p osals must be 10 p a g es pp pg or less, any proposal exceeding that amount will not be considered. CDI HS reserves th e right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all proposals. CDI HS is an equal opportunity employer. 472219 November 15, 22, 2018 \002 btnnftr \002 btn \002 btn \002 bnfn \002 btnf \002 bnfrb b \002 btffbr \002 btnbf nb \002 \002 btnfrt \002 btnfnr n \002 bnfr \002 btftrb NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA The School Board of Columbia County, Florida announces tha t the School Board will cancel the School Board meeting scheduled for November 27, 2018 and will hold a public meeting, to which all persons are invited to attend, as follows: DATE: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 TIME: 1:00 P.M. PLACE:School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium 372 W. Duval Street Lake City, Florida 32055 PURPOSE:Re-Organization o f the School Board and othe r pending items A copy of the agenda may b e obtained no earlier than 7 days prior to the meeting by writing to the Superintendent o f Schools at 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055 or by calling Donna Kennington at (386) 755-8015. A complete agenda will be available on the School Districts website at: Pursuant to the provisions o f the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the School Board a t least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Donna Kennington at (386) 755-8015. School Board of Columbia Count y y By: Alex L. Carswell, Jr. Superintendent of Schools 472177 November 15, 2018 Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS100679 Magnificen t details are evident thru-out this gorgeous 3/3 Lakefront home on 3.07ac $389,900 Wanted unwanted livestock; horses, goats, cows: free pickup, call Danny 904-222-5054 Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS98324 Office bldg w/dbl door entry to lobby, 5 offices, lg conference rm, kitchenette, $2750/mo lease Starting at $ 625/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Curator, Art League of North Florida and the Gateway Art Gallery is in search of a Curator. To see a full list of job duties and responsibilities please visit www.artleagueofnorth florida/cuator Interested applicants should email resume to Application deadline is November 21, 2018. Large sale: Fri & Sat, 8-5. 45 6 SW Morning Glory Dr end o f cul-de-sac in Rolling Meadows S/D, follow pink signs. Lawn furn, home decor, books, jewelry, name brand purses / shoes/clothes, linens, are a rugs, 2 push mowers & 1 rider, dehumidifier, plants & more 2/1 avail now $ 650/mo & smaller 2/1 opening soon $450/mo in quiet MH Park 701-681-0262 Plumbers & Plumbers Helpers needed. Paid vacation & holidays. Pay is equal to experience. Call 386-754-6140 2/1 in town, no pets, $600 dep $600/mo 386 -7 58 005 7 1/1 West side of town., recentl y remodeled, smoke free, no pets $500/mo 386-867-9231 2BR/2BA completely remodeled MH. No Pets. Smoke Free. $700/mo Call 386-867-9231 for details. 2br/1.5ba townhouse apt 996 SE Putnam $650/mo $650/dep No pets. CH/A 386-344-2472 MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000097CAAXMX MTGLQ INVESTORS, LP Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE(S) OF THE DAVID E. BROOKINS, SR. AND SHARON M. BROOKINS REVOCABLE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 19, 2007, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RONALD ALAN MOLES RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7582 SOUTHWEST OLD WIRE ROAD, FORT WHITE, F L 32038-8031 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in COLUMBIA County, Florida: LOT 24, BLOCK A, OLD WIRE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22 AND 22A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 MOBILE HOME BEARING VINS JACFL19676A AND JACFL19676B AFFIXED TO THE REAL PROPERTY. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, i f any, to this action of Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2001 NW 64th Street, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediatel y thereafter, December 6, 2018 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Lake City Reporter. 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: November 2, 2018 Clerk of the Circuit Court By /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk of the Court 469855 November 8, 15, 2018 Help wanted: Planting Pine Trees, must have own transportation 386-303-1383 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000402CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. TRACY MICHELL JOHNSON A/K/A TRACY M. JOHNSON A/K/A TRACY JOHNSON; COLUMBIA COUNTY, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment o f Foreclosure dated November 1, 2018, and entered in 17000402CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIA County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and TRACY MICHELL JOHNSON A/K/A TRACY M. JOHNSON A/K/A TRACY JOHNSON; COLUMBIA COUNTY are the Defendant(s). P. Dewitt Cason as the Clerk of the Circuit Court wills ell to the highest and bes t bidder for cash at 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, F L 32056, at 11:00 AM, on December 19, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK B, QUAIL RIDGE ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 6 9 AND 69A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1565 SW IRONWOOD DR LAKE CITY, FL 32025 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 this 2nd day of November, 2018. P.Dewitt Cason As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ S. Weeks As Deputy Clerk 469835 November 8, 15, 2018 Seeking roommate in my home call Valaundra 386-628-1132 for more information. Estate Auction: Fri, Nov, 16th @ 6pm, High Springs, FL, Hw y 27N #20822 Mah, Oak, Vict Furn, sterling, glassware, jewelry, tools, ride r mower, pottery. 10% B.P. 352258-0604 C. Red Williams AU4 3 7/AB 3 447 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 IN PRINT & ONLINE


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 11A rrf ntbbfCLASSIFIEDbbb 5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS101355 3/2 split plan w/front entry garage, open kit to living area, granite tops $194,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS102103 3/2 on 18th hole of golf course, screened porch & deck, fenced yard $174,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS102304 2 homes on 10ac 4/3 MH, above ground pool, covered bac k porch & 3/2 MH $199,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS102426 3/2 split plan, lg screened patio, corner lot, extra carport, fenced & much more. $189,900 Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101496 $358,000 3/2 in Russwood S/D w/extra 1/1 MIL Suite w/never been used appliances, in-ground 12x8 pool Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101501 $198,400 3/2 close to town, 6' privacy fence, 12'x24' metal covered shed w/roll-up door, ramp entry. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101836 $269,000 4/2 open concept plan, spacious kit, 20x24 wrkshp attached to 2 ca r garage. 15k flooring allowance Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101923 $289,000 4/3 on over 10ac, 2 master suites, main master features dbl entr y doors, lg custom designed kit. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS102083 $149,000 Updated 3/3 on 2.77ac, new flooring, new tile in baths, newer A.C & roof, FP, pecan trees. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS102193 $300,730 Beautiful 88.45 gently rolling acres w/4 y r old longleaf pines Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS101649 $479,500 Serene 73.77 ac w/creek, 3/2 home, Grape arbor, fenced garden, above-ground pool. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS101974 Blackberr y Farms 4.74ac for $42,500 o r 6.2ac for $55,000, 2 stunning lots avail for your home! Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS102359 $979,000 Perry Springs plus 32+ ac tha t front Suwannee River, 4/2 full y furnished home & much more! Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS102463 3/1 in Lake Butler perfect for rental unit. 2064sf church w/frontage on SR100 on 3ac $69,500 Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS101819 $229,000 Great professional location, 2238sf office bldg, detached garage w/1BR-1BA apt. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS102400 3/3 bric k home w/spacious rooms, wood floors, lots of amenities & upgrades. $236,000 Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS101579 Ligh t commercial warehouse, appro x 5000sf w/fenced area, long term tenant in place. $250,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS102147 3/2 bric k w/metal roof, garage, lg screened patio & pool on 1ac, & workshop $299,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS102217 3/2 in heart of LC, next to parks, post office, restaurants, churches and more $52,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS102434 3/2 MH on 13 fenced ac near Ichetucknee River in Ft White, FP, spacious kit $179,000 Hallmark Real Estate Kob y Adams 623-6840 $151,900 MLS102204 2 story brick in established NBHD near schools, shopping & restaurants Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 $135,000 MLS101708 4/2, new kit appliances & HVAC this year, newe r metal roof, on 5.01 acres Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 $245,000 MLS102326 2168 sf home on 2 0 ac in equestrian community, lg workshop, & pecan trees! Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS102327 $59,900 3BR, updated metal roof and CHA, completel y fenced in town. Hallmark Real Estate Kob y Adams 623-7840 MLS102355 $192,500 4/2.5 split-level in town, lg kit, huge laundry rm & entire walled FP, fenced yard. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 Stunning River 3/2.5 on Santa Fe, 4.31ac, private boat ramp, covered deck. MLS102364 2004 48X60 DYNASTY 3BR 2BA, all appliances, Ne w metal roof, awnings, porch. Must be moved. 961-4338 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101145 3/2 brick, screened room to saltwater pool, 24x36 barn, greenhouse chicken coop $339,500 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101181 4/2 w/lg kit, covered front porch w / handicap ramp on 2.10ac, fenced, elec gate $155,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101613 Mfg home on Suwannee totally remodeled in 2017, garage w/AC, pole barn $189,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101809 2/2 lg home close to Osceola Nat'l Forest, 20ac pasture & cypress trees w/pond, barns $245,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS102307 4/2 DW on 5ac, stocked pond, recently remodeled, completel y fenced $155,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97454 3/2 DWMH on 8.64ac, kit remodeled, FP, nice back porch. No t in flood zone. $128,900 45AC W UNION CO Lulu, Pond in SW corner, ra w land, hunting, homesite. $60 K OBO cash. 386-496-0840 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. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101769 $295,000 4/3.5 in Country Club, updated kit w/granite counter tops, stainless appliance & FP Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101877 $119,000 Remodeled & renovated 4/2, lg great rm, lg dining rm, all ne w appliances & metal roof Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101999 $289,000 4/3 on Lake Montgomery, bac k porch overlooks lake, hardwood floors, remodeled kit, 3FP Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS102027 $215,000 3/2 in Emerald Lakes S/D, lg kit, spacious bedrooms, oversized master w/lg bathroom Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS102071 $72,500 3/2 w/remodeled kit, lot open grea t room w/wood burning FP, lg bedrooms & closets. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS102237 $59,500 Gorgeous rolling hills & majestic trees on homesite, restricted to site-blt homes only min 2000sf 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. www.LandOwnerFinancin g .com 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 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS101630 3/2 completely renovated inside, kit has stainless appliances, built-in pantry. $229,000 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS102472 2/2 in Live Oak city limits, close to everything, LR, DR $69,500 Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS99189 $43,00 0 Private rd, recently cleared & ready for your home. Owner will finance after $10K down. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS99660 $22,00 0 Cannon creek Airport. Nice lo t in aviation community. Read y to build on. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100330 Great locantion & invest op w/60% occupied, anchor tenant is Ameris Bank. $1,695,000 Poole Realty Vicki Prickitt 5901402 MLS101880 $250,000 over 15,000sqft bldg, recep t area, 40+ offices, boardroom, + several conference rms Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101727 3/2 fenced & cross fenced on almost 16ac, barn, $259,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $369,00 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99999 $439,700 4BR/3BA 3057hsf Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101669 $5,900 5 ac lot ready to build in Meadow Wood S/D Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94361 $39,900-169,900 lots in High Pointe Farms. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101860 $589,000 commercial off I75 on 4ac in industrial area. COURTESY PHOTOSFlorida Gateway Colleges womens cross country team is pictured at the Nationals Banquet. From staff reportsFlorida Gateway Colleges womens cross country team competed at the National Meet this past Saturday in Garden City, Kansas. The Lady Timberwolves finished 34th out of 38 teams. Katie Stalvey led FGC with a 130th-place finish with a time of 22:08. Bridget Morse was next in 208th (23:34), followed by Kamiya Alford in 250th (24:41.4), Christen Odum in 258th (25:07.6) and Carmilla Derringer in 275th (26:23.6). They got in there and competed, in spite of the cold windy (almost tropical storm force) hilly conditions, FGC head coach April Morse said. It was probably the most difficult course we have run all year, as national courses tend to be.   W eve had to deal with iron issues, and sinus colds, which the plane ride only exacerbated. Morse was hoping her team would surpass South Florida State College, which finished ahead of FGC at regionals. The Lady Timberwolves flipped the script on Saturday, placing one spot ahead by more than 40 points. It took a lot of mental toughness for our flatlander Florida girls to finish this race strong, Morse said.   My goal for them, this being our first year at nationals, was just to beat as many Florida teams, specifically SFSC.   Mission accomplished.Katie Stalvey tries to make up ground as she runs uphill. Bridget Morse works uphill. FGC tackles tough course at Nationals WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYcompleted 26 of 48 passes, found a rhythm against Columbias defensive backfield in the first meeting. Sapps favorite target that night, Taz Nicholson, accounted for 146 of his 407 passing yards. Nicholsons name will be called again this week, but Columbia will strive to keep his production to a minimum. The Tigers hope to limit the big, chunk plays Lee feeds off of. Its really on us to be honest, Williams said of the secondary. They didnt have that many rushing yards in the first [meeting], it was a lot more yards on passes. If you shut the passing game down, theres nothing for them. Columbias secondary is using its worst defensive performance of the season as motivation this week as they prepare for another showdown against Lee. The Tigers have added new wrinkles to their scheme, disguising certain coverages in an attempt to give Sapp and the Generals offense a tough time Friday night. If youre staying the same as what you were during the regular season, obviously theyre schem ing for that, so you got to have something different, Columbia coach Brian Allen said. Just like theyre going to show us something different. So weve put in new packages, things that our kids feel comfortable with, and weve had a great week of practice with it. Were excited about it. The Tigers, above all, want to keep the momentum on their side. And the best way to do that against the Generals is to limit the explosive plays downfield, Allen said. One of the big keys that Lee has done offensively is explosive plays, the eightyear coach said. Their big plays are plays that the quarterback is getting out of the pocket, buying himself time and completing passes. Or a play where the ball was missed by a defensive back and they score. Those explosive plays have allowed them to have success. Columbia, though, likes its chances, especially after winning last weeks rematch against another Duval County team in Fletcher. But the Generals are expected to give the Tigers more trouble than the Senators did last week. The secondary looks forward to this opportunity a chance for redemption after a bad night on Sept. 14. Were getting a lot better, Williams said. We just got to keep communicating and disguising, because it throws off their quarterback. [Lee] thinks were in something else then we switch it up on them. And theres nothing they can do because their read is gone We didnt communicate enough in the first [meeting]. But this time thats what were focused on, getting turnovers and making the big plays.ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbia cornerback Mike Scippio lines up before a play during practice. CHS Continued From 7A


12A THURSDA Y, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER Hear better for the holidays!The holiday season has arrived. If you are struggling with a hearing loss, this could make the holidays stressful and dicult. Now is the perfect time to have your hearing assessed! You may not realize how much youre missing. rfnrfnftfbrr trtbr rfftnrrfnttbn fbnfbn fnfnbrt rfn rffnntb ftb t n rfntbb bbbbbff bb fbbb fbf frrfbb putting Florida up 53-35 with 13:40 remaining. From there Florida pulled away, leading by as many as 24 points in the second half. We were playing together, being unselfish, Hayes said. If guys were getting an open shot, they would take it. But if they see something better, theyll pass it. I thought we did pretty good in transition so we didnt need to shoot as many outside shots. Hayes reached double figures in scoring for the first time since scoring 10 points on Jan. 6, 2018 at Missouri. He cares as much about winning as anyone on our team, White said. Hes prepared and as competitive in practice as anyone on our team every day. So for him to have a good game individually, its nice to see. Jalen Hudson scored a team-high 15 points for Florida, while Johnson had 12. Andrew Nembhard, playing through a strained hip flexor, had 4 points and 7 assists and has posted an assist-toturnover ratio of 13 to 2 over his last two games. He showed a lot of toughness tonight, White said. Florida made nine of its first 14 shots to build an early 19-11 lead. The Gators extended it to as many as 12 points in the first half before taking a 40-32 lead into halftime. Senior guard Pookie Powell led La Salle (0-3) with 21 points. The Explorers were playing their first game against Florida since Dec. 18, 1989, a game La Salle won 76-69 behind 33 points from former All-American Lionel Simmons.BIG PICTUREFlorida: The Gators have regrouped with back to back wins after a season-opening loss at No. 14 Florida State. La Salle : The Explorers suffered their worst loss of the season after losing their first two games by a combined nine points. UP NEXTFlorida gets a week off before opening the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Oklahoma in the Bahamas on Wednesday at noon. La Salle will return home to face city rival Drexel on Saturday at 4 p.m. GATORS Continued From 7A send a message each time they take the court. Theyre ready to play, and teams arent going to be able to roll over them despite being such a young squad. The Warriors (3-2) found that out the hard way. Only Seth Hawes finished in double figures for WIU with 11 points. We want to surprise people, FGC head coach Charles Ruise said. We want them to understand that were here and were not just the new team on the block that everybody can beat up on. We want to compete and thats what were doing. When you play hard, good things happen and we want to surprise people. FGC only trailed briefly on Wednesday when Hawes hit back-to-back threes to put WIU up 6-3. But the T-Wolves immediately went on a 14-0 run where Smith nailed two threes of his own and scored eight points. The Warriors cut the deficit to 17-11 on Nate Harveys three and a bucket from Chase Daconcacio, but they never got closer again. The T-Wolves went into halftime up 52-29 on a late bucket from Brown. Its giving us a chance to get out front and in control, Ruise said of the fast starts. It allows our defense to just kind keep things in perspective for us. Thats what we like. FGC opened the second half on a 9-1 run, which included a ferocious one-handed dunk by Graham from the baseline. OBoyle later pushed the lead over 30 with a three-pointer to extend the advantage to 71-40. The lead exponentially grew from there. It rose over 40 when Brown hit one of his four three-pointers for an 84-42 advantage and it later hit the 50-mark when Graham scored inside, doubling up the Warriors at 100-50. OBoyle hit a three right before the end of regulation for the games final points, which was FGC its biggest lead of the night. The way these guys work and just come out and just complement one another in practice and just wanting to get better, I could see this coming, Ruise said of the teams balanced scoring. The T-Wolves continue their five-game home stand Friday night against ASA College Miami and then on Saturday versus Indian River State College. Fridays tipoff is set for 7 p.m. while Saturdays game will start at 2 p.m. Weve got something to build on going into the next game, Ruise said. But every one of them isnt going to be like this. Weve got some games where were going to have to come in and really work.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterFlorida Gateway College forward Jermaine Graham rises for a shot as Webber Internationals Brandon Arrington defends on Wednesday night. FGC Continued From 7A