Newly-elected Columbia County School Superintendent Lex Carswell stands with his wife, Pamela, after his victory Tuesday on Election Day. Carswell defeated incumbent Terry Huddleston and opponent L.C. Bradley (photo by Kayla Lokeinsky/Lake City Reporter).
The wreckage of a Nissan GT-R is pictured after a crash Thursday on Northwest 39th Avenue in Gainesville. The car flipped over and hit a pole before bursting into flames. Lance MacDonald of Lake City helped  pull the injured driver free. The driver is being treated at a hospital in Gainesville (courtesy photo)..
The burned-out shell of a 1995 van is pictured Friday afternoon after a collision at County Road 240 and State Road 247. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2011 Toyota Camry ran a stop sign and collided with the van, which was then struck head-on by a Ford F-150 pickup. The driver of the van later died.
Mike Williams, public affairs manager for PotashCorp-White Springs, opens the  ribbon-cutting event Thursday for the installlation of three surface pumps in Eagle Lake.
Fort White sisters celebrate after a point during Tuesday's match (DONNY DOINER/Special to the Reporter).

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Newly-elected Columbia County School Superintendent Lex Carswell stands with his wife, Pamela, after his victory Tuesday on Election Day. Carswell defeated incumbent Terry Huddleston and opponent L.C. Bradley (photo by Kayla Lokeinsky/Lake City Reporter).

Since day one of his campaign, Lex Carswell says his team’s motto has been “50 percent plus one,” the number of votes he would need to win the race for Columbia County superintendent without a runo

The wreckage of a Nissan GT-R is pictured after a crash Thursday on Northwest 39th Avenue in Gainesville. The car flipped over and hit a pole before bursting into flames. Lance MacDonald of Lake City helped  pull the injured driver free. The driver is being treated at a hospital in Gainesville (courtesy photo)..

When Lance MacDonald was a youngster, his wheelchair-bound neighbors perished in a house fire.
As a child, there was nothing he could do, but he says he’ll never forget their screams.

The following briefing was issued early Monday morning by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Sports

Fort White sisters celebrate after a point during Tuesday's match (DONNY DOINER/Special to the Reporter).

When Andrea and Rachael Steedley step onto the court during their volleyball games, all they have to do is look at each other to know what the other is thinking.

Columbia's Hunter Houston and the rest of the Tigers take the field last week at Apopka. The Tigers travel to Gainesville for Thursday night's season opener (BRENT KUYKENDALL/Special to the Reporter).

There's nothing Gainesville wants more than to retake bragging rights from Columbia. The Hurricanes have fallen in every meeting since 2012.

Columbia's volleyball team celebrates after Tuesday's win (DONNY JOINER/Special to the Reporter).

FORT WHITE — It all came down to the final set.

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