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)
Columbia Tigers quarterback Jordan Smith (11) in the grasp of Bartram Trail’s Brent Marti (46) during the first half of Friday’s spring game. (GARY LLOYD McCULLOUGH/Special to the Reporter)
People gather in front of Florida Gateway College’s James Montgomery “Mr. Mont” Building as Lawrence Barrett, FGC president, cuts the ribbon Monday morning. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter)
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City Manager Joe Helfenberger, left, chats with Mayor Stephen Witt before Monday’s City Council meeting. (CARL McCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)

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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

A White Springs woman is dead after a moped collided with a car Sunday night in Hamilton County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

People gather in front of Florida Gateway College’s James Montgomery “Mr. Mont” Building as Lawrence Barrett, FGC president, cuts the ribbon Monday morning. (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter)

The James Montgomery building on the Florida Gateway College campus isn’t all that old, but its name was nearly 60 years in the making.

Sports

Brooks Koepka kissed the Wanamaker Trophy after repeating as winner of the PGA Championship on Sunday. He held off a late charge by Dustin Johnson for a two-shot victory. (STAR TRIBUNE/TNS)

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.  — Majors matter more than any other golf tournament.

They are not the sole measure of greatness.

DURHAM, N.C. — Wake Forest scored go-ahead runs on two bases-loaded walks and a passed ball in the seventh inning to outlast No.

Columbia Tigers quarterback Jordan Smith (11) in the grasp of Bartram Trail’s Brent Marti (46) during the first half of Friday’s spring game. (GARY LLOYD McCULLOUGH/Special to the Reporter)

Jordan Smith needs more time to throw.

But the offensive line needs more time to gel.

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) goes through a drill during the team's first organized team activity session on Tuesday. (BOB SELF/GateHouse Florida)

JACKSONVILLE — Yannick Ngakoue grew tired of watching from the sideline as teammates participated in 11-on-11 drills. So he took a different approach to stand out Tuesday.

HOOVER, Ala. — Jonathan Ducoff delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th and also had a three-run homer to lift Texas A&M to an 8-7 victory over Florida Tuesday in the opening game of t

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