The U.S. 90/I-75 interchange is seen. (FILE)
Columbia County Commissioners discuss a range of issues at a board meeting Thursday evening, including an ordinance that would curb panhandling on West U.S. Highway 90. The board directed County Attorney Joel Foreman to draft an ordinance mirroring one adopted by Alachua County, which restricts panhandling — but doesn’t specifically target panhandlers, making it likely safe from constitutional challenge. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)
A LifeSouth blood mobile sits outside Walmart in Lake City with an ‘Emergency Need’ banner in this file photo. (COURTESY)
Jaguars defensive lineman Datone Jones (96) hits Eagles quarterback Cody Kessler early in their pre-season game Thursday, August 15, 2019 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. (TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE)
Columbia right tackle Darius Kimble blocks linebacker Le’Vontae Camiel during Wednesday’s practice. (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter)
Fort White coach Demetric Jackson coaches his players during practice on Aug. 7. (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter)

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The company behind last year’s ill-fated Party in the Pines, a White Springs country music festival that was canceled at the last minute, has gone through a management shakeup. 

The U.S. 90/I-75 interchange is seen. (FILE)

Local leaders in business and government are moving to raise concerns with the state about the economic damage a new toll road corridor could wreak on Columbia County.

Columbia County Commissioners discuss a range of issues at a board meeting Thursday evening, including an ordinance that would curb panhandling on West U.S. Highway 90. The board directed County Attorney Joel Foreman to draft an ordinance mirroring one adopted by Alachua County, which restricts panhandling — but doesn’t specifically target panhandlers, making it likely safe from constitutional challenge. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)

An ordinance to restrict interactions between pedestrians and vehicles, an option local officials have explored as a solution to curb panhandling, is being drafted by the county attorney.

A LifeSouth blood mobile sits outside Walmart in Lake City with an ‘Emergency Need’ banner in this file photo. (COURTESY)

A hot summer has taken its toll on the local blood supply, and the primary supplier is looking to right the ship this weekend.

An Ocala man, a woman from Belleview and another woman from Gainesville face a list of narcotics, fraud and counterfeiting charges after they were arrested Saturday afternoon for their alleged conn

Sports

Jaguars defensive lineman Datone Jones (96) hits Eagles quarterback Cody Kessler early in their pre-season game Thursday, August 15, 2019 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. (TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE)

JACKSONVILLE — Cody Kessler's return to Jacksonville lasted seven plays and ended with a slow walk to the visitors' locker room.

Columbia right tackle Darius Kimble blocks linebacker Le’Vontae Camiel during Wednesday’s practice. (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter)

Columbia never shies away from top competition.

This year’s Preseason Classic is no different.

Fort White coach Demetric Jackson coaches his players during practice on Aug. 7. (JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City Reporter)

FORT WHITE — For the second straight week, the Fort White football team will hit the road for another preseason matchup against a Class 6A opponent. 

NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk following their qualifying laps for the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 24, 2012, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt Jr. and his wife were involved in a plane crash in Tennessee but unhurt. (JEFF SINER/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr.will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedw

Fort White players were all smiles after returning from a surprise trip to Ichetucknee Springs on Wednesday ahead of Friday’s Preseason Classic at Middleburg. (ZACH ABOLVERDI/Lake City Reporter)

FORT WHITE — When Fort White coach Demetric Jackson cut Wednesday’s practice short after just one hour, his players didn’t know what to expect.

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