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State champ Jace Bertram leads the pack in a recent race. (LIFE AS ART PHOTOGRAPHY/Special to the Reporter)
Columbia safety Dante Brown intercepts a pass while defending Bartram Trail receiver Elo Modozie in the teams’ spring game last Friday. (MELISSA MULEY)
Columbia receiver Jaden Williams (1) runs up the field after a catch during the first half against Bartram Trail in the teams’ spring game last Friday. (GARY McCULLOUGH/Special to the Reporter)
In this November 2018 file photo, convicted murderer Richard Franklin watches as his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Nathan Marshburn, argues a motion before Judge Paul Bryan. Franklin was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of Sgt. Ruben Thomas III at Columbia Correctional Institution, but the fate of the case is now in limbo, awaiting further guidance from the Supreme Court of Florida. (FILE)
Defendant Craft at a court appearance in March. (FILE)

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State champ Jace Bertram leads the pack in a recent race. (LIFE AS ART PHOTOGRAPHY/Special to the Reporter)

In a sport where a race normally lasts less than a minute, Jace Bertram has shown that he can handle the competition and pressure to win a state championship.

A near record-breaking heat wave is about to strike North Florida, with temperatures in Columbia County expected to hover around the high 90s and low 100s throughout next week. 

In this November 2018 file photo, convicted murderer Richard Franklin watches as his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Nathan Marshburn, argues a motion before Judge Paul Bryan. Franklin was sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of Sgt. Ruben Thomas III at Columbia Correctional Institution, but the fate of the case is now in limbo, awaiting further guidance from the Supreme Court of Florida. (FILE)

The man convicted for the fatal stabbing of a Columbia Correctional Institution guard is poised to get a do-over sentencing hearing, but the Florida Supreme Court may put a stop to that as it ponde

FORT WHITE — Commencement exercises for the Fort White High School class of 2018-19 will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at the school’s Arrowhead Stadium, 17828 SW State Road 47.

Defendant Craft at a court appearance in March. (FILE)

Prosecutors are waiting to hear back from a judge on the fate of a convicted murderer who wants the death penalty, an unusual case in which the state ended up presenting mitigating evidence in a se

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DURHAM, N.C. — CJ Van Eyk allowed just one hit over six innings and Florida State had 16 hits Friday night in an 11-0 victory against North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournamen

Columbia safety Dante Brown intercepts a pass while defending Bartram Trail receiver Elo Modozie in the teams’ spring game last Friday. (MELISSA MULEY)

Columbia’s first-team defense was near impenetrable in last Friday’s spring game against Bartram Trail.

JACKSONVILLE — Nick Foles and John DeFilippo have bonded for life.

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JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive end Josh Allen sat out practice Thursday after bruising his right knee during the team's first practice of organized team activities.

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save against the St. Louis Blues’ Patrick Maroon during the second period of a game on Feb. 23 in St. Louis. The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr’s famous goal and leaping celebration. Boston has been in the final three times in the past nine seasons, but this is St. Louis’ first trip in 49 years. (DILIP VISHWANAT/Associated Press)

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn’t bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman.

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