Members of the Florida Gateway College fall class are pictured near the end of Thursday's commencement ceremony at the institution (COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter).
Columbia’s Lauren Hutcherson fights for possession against Suwannee’s Baylor Burch on Thursday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Columbia guards Bree Dixon (11) and Autiona Williams (4) battle with Forest’s Taniya Richard for a rebound on Thursday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Michael Connor, pictured in the middle, thanks the two young men who helped his son lift the truck that crushed him Friday. Connor said the impact left him choking on his own blood. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)
Columbia’s William Burns dribbles up the field past Buchholz’s Matthew Collada on Wednesday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).
Humane Society chief Tom Barritt snaps a pic that can be uploaded to the app so this cat — should she go missing once adopted — can be more easily reunited with her owner. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)

News Stories

A homeless South Florida man went into a gas station reeking of alcohol, creeped out the female cashier and refused to leave, then faked a heart condition in hopes of getting out of jail, deputies

A Lake City pet hospital was one of the hundreds of businesses, schools and government buildings targeted by a flurry of nationwide bomb-threat emails Thursday. 

Members of the Florida Gateway College fall class are pictured near the end of Thursday's commencement ceremony at the institution (COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter).

On Wednesday, 116 students from a graduating class made up of 575 men and women from throughout seven counties and anywhere from 17 to 60 years old, walked across the stage of Florida Gateway

A FedEx driver is suing a Lake City man and woman over dog-attack injuries he reportedly suffered while trying to deliver a package in 2015, court records show. 

Sports

Columbia’s Lauren Hutcherson fights for possession against Suwannee’s Baylor Burch on Thursday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

An injury-riddled Columbia team showed its scrappiness and managed a 1-1 draw against Suwannee on Thursday night.

Columbia guards Bree Dixon (11) and Autiona Williams (4) battle with Forest’s Taniya Richard for a rebound on Thursday night (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter).

They got into an early hole.

Then they turned up the defense and stole the show — and a few balls as well.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) reacts to a fourth down play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. (SAM RICHE/TNS).

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson dusted off his Super Bowl ring last week and wore it for the first time all year.

Fort White girls weightlifting coach Roy Hardin looks on as Sapphire Strachan successfully lifts 135 pounds on her third clean and jerk attempt. Strachan took first place in the 199-pound weight class in a match against Bell on Wednesday (TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter).

FORT WHITE — Fort White’s girls weightlifting team was out classed, losing a non-district match against Bell Wednesday afternoon, 70-14.

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