Ilene Whitesman, left, Dori Steele, center, and Ava Roeder take a trip down memory lane in High Springs on Saturday morning. The trio gathered for Woodstock Revisited, paying tribute to the original event they also attended in 1969. Roeder is holding her tickets for the real Woodstock from five decades ago. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)
A hearse is lined up next to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement mobile crime scene unit Saturday night at Windsong Apartments, the scene of a fatal shooting. (MICHAEL PHILIPS/Lake City Reporter)
An unidentified angler (right) accidentally caught an alligator at the lake Friday. The little guy is still on the hook in the photo above. (DEANNA ABERNATHY/Special to the Reporter)
The welcome screen of the SOS Beacon app is seen. (COURTESY)
Middleburg QB Joe Justino keeps the ball Friday against Fort White. (CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the Reporter)
Colquitt County running back Daijun Edwards finds the hole Friday in the Packers’ 21-14 win over Columbia in the Preseason Classic. (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter)

News Stories

A heavily hyped plan to cut county property tax rates over a two-year window has been thrown out the window.

As Florida continues to be consumed by a hepatitis A outbreak, Columbia County health officials say they’ve been taking proactive measures to ward off the threat.

An 81-year-old Live Oak man died in the aftermath of a pickup truck crash in Suwannee County on Saturday morning, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Ilene Whitesman, left, Dori Steele, center, and Ava Roeder take a trip down memory lane in High Springs on Saturday morning. The trio gathered for Woodstock Revisited, paying tribute to the original event they also attended in 1969. Roeder is holding her tickets for the real Woodstock from five decades ago. (CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter)

Festival organizers said it would go on through rain or ‘shine.

A hearse is lined up next to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement mobile crime scene unit Saturday night at Windsong Apartments, the scene of a fatal shooting. (MICHAEL PHILIPS/Lake City Reporter)

A shooting at Windsong Apartments took the life of an 18-year-old man Saturday afternoon, police said.

Sports

Fort White quarterback Jared Fraze gets set to take a snap against Middleburg on Friday night (CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the Reporter)

MIDDLEBURG — Fort White coach Demetric Jackson can’t catch a break with his quarterback position.

Middleburg QB Joe Justino keeps the ball Friday against Fort White. (CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the Reporter)

MIDDLEBURG — Fort White found itself in a hole early during Friday’s Preseason Classic at Middleburg. 

Columbia wide receiver Bryant Green hauls in a pass in Friday’s Preseason Classic. (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter)

Fourteen points don’t look like many for a Columbia football team.

Colquitt County running back Daijun Edwards finds the hole Friday in the Packers’ 21-14 win over Columbia in the Preseason Classic. (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City Reporter)

Jordan Smith threw a dime to Landrick Bradley, tying the game late in the third quarter.

(MONICA HERNDON/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes have scheduled a home-and-home series for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, more than 20 years since the two schools last met during back-to-back regu

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