Joseph Thornton, a Gainesville resident, rings a bell during a vigil for Eric Scott Branch as he is sentenced to the death penalty on February 22, 2018. Branch was convicted of raping and killing a University of West Florida student in 1993 so he could steal her car. [Lauren Bacho/Gainesville Sun]
Christian Miller-Cardwell, a Gainesville High boys basketball player, poses for a portrait in Gainesville High's gym on February 28, 2018.
June Whitehurst, one of the first women to become a Marine, poses for a portrait in her home on March 22, 2018. Whitehurst celebrated her 95th birthday with her family on March 23, 2018.
Buchholz's Natalie Johnson pushes off of an Oviedo player to head the ball during the match at Citizens Field on February 13, 2018. Buchholz High lost 0-2 to Oviedo High.
Florida Gators forward Kevarrius Hayes (13) yells after his teammate scores against LSU Tigers during the game Wednesday night at the O'Dome. The Florida Gators beat the LSU Tigers 73-64.
Left to right, Gainesville High senior Bryan Jackson, Gainesville High senior Paige Wearrien and Eastside High junior Max Asseng Skype with Congressman Ted Yoho after a protest on March 14, 2018. Students across the country walked out of school in a nationwide demonstration on the one month anniversary of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Florida Gator Kennedy Baker celebrates after competing in the uneven bars during the match against Arkansas on February 23, 2018. The Gators beat Arkansas 197.725-196.875.
P.K. Yonge Adrian Bloodworth and Israel Wilcox celebrate after their the Region 1-4A boys basketball final win over Providence at P.K. Yonge High School on February 27, 2018. P.K. Yonge beat Jacksonville Providence 43-42.
A driver reverses into the starting line during the NHRA drag racing competition at the Gainesville Raceway on March 16, 2018.
A baby pets a goat from Whiteacre Dairy Farm at the Newberry Branch Library on March 7, 2018.
Fannie McCray poses for a portrait in her backyard in front of her new HVAC system on February 20, 2018. McCray was unaware the assessment was going to be attached to her property tax bill and is in jeopardy of losing her home.
Florida Gators Nick Blasucci runs out onto the field after his name is announced before the start of Florida's home opener against the Siena Saints on February 16, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Siena Saints 7-1.
University of Florida students Robyn Natherson and Tanya Martin lay pencils on the ground while professor Anil Rao oversees them during an attempt to to break a world record for the longest line of pencils in succession in the Plaza of the Americas on February 23, 2018.
People place signs and flowers against Congressman Ted Yoho's office sign during a protest on March 14, 2018. Students across the country walked out of school in a nationwide demonstration on the one month anniversary of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Skaters compete in the preliminary rounds during the third annual Collegiate Skate Tour on February 24, 2018.
Attorney Ray Brady poses for a portrait in a conference room at the Perry, Vloedman & Brady Law Offices on January 23, 2018.
Fifteen people were on an RTS bus that plunged off the roadway into a wooded area off Northeast 39th Avenue on March 7, 2018. Seven people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.
Tony Robinson asks a homeless veteran survey questions during the homeless count on January 24, 2018.
Florida Gators guard KeVaughn Allen attempts to score between two Georgia Bulldogs as the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida on Wednesday February 14, 2018.
The Gainesville High girls basketball team celebrates after their regional quarterfinal win over St. Augustine High at Gainesville High on February 15, 2018. Gainesville High beat St. Augustine 72-46.
Florida Gator Rachel Slocum celebrates after her vault during match against Arkansas on February 23, 2018. The Gators beat Arkansas 197.725-196.875.
The Florida Gators react as Florida Gators Jordan Butler walks a Siena Saints player during Florida's home opener against the Siena Saints on February 16, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Siena Saints 7-1.
Gainesville High girls weightlifter Jocelynn White poses for a portrait in the weight room on January 16, 2018.
University of Florida cheerleaders teach kids different cheers at UF's annual junior cheerleading camp in the O'Connell Center on February 23, 2018.
The Super Blue Blood Moon sets over Gainesville on January 31, 2018.
Florida guard Chris Chiozza throws the ball over multiple South Carolina players during the Florida vs South Carolina game on January 24, 2018. The Florida Gators lost 72-77 to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
P.K. Yonge girls soccer team celebrates after their win against Mount Dora on February 6, 2018. P.K. Yonge remained undefeated after their regional quarterfinal 3-2 win over Mount Dora.
Kevin Masaro and Drew Howard, creators of local clothing company Always True, have forged relationships with popular Florida musicians via chance encounters at local venues.
Santa Fe High School Student Kristen Dykstrhouse listens for the heartbeat of Gracie, a five-year-old Clydesdale, during the career fair on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Buchholz High wrestler Jordan Mobley poses for a portrait in the wrestling room on February 7, 2018.
Soldiers walk back to their camp after the Battle of Olustee re-enactment on February 17, 2018.
Andre Valladon and Jessie Dominguez pose for a portrait in The Gainesville Sun Studio on February 1, 2018. The Dance Alive National Ballet will perform "L'Amour" at the Phillips Center on February 14, 2018.
A driver speeds down the track during the NHRA drag racing competition at the Gainesville Raceway on March 16, 2018.
Member of the crowd hold hands while praying during the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida's celebration event for MLK at Bo Diddley Downtown Community Plaza on Monday, January 15, 2018.
Florida Gator Jalen Hudson (3) goes in for a layup as Mississippi State's E.J. Datcher attempts to block him during the Florida vs Mississippi State game on January 20, 2018. The Gators beat the Bulldogs 71-54.
Florida guard KeVaughn Allen attempts to score over two South Carolina players during the Florida vs South Carolina game on January 24, 2018. The Florida Gators lost 72-77 to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Tricia Bagby leads an English as a second language class at J.J. Finley Elementary school on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Alachua County schools have gotten more than 80 students displaced from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A charcuterie platter made by Adam Fehrenbacher sits on the counter in Fehrenbacher's Artisan Sausages on January 17, 2018.
P.K. Yonge girls basketball team huddles before the start of their regional playoff game against University Christian on February 21, 2018. P.K. Yonge beat University Christian 51-35.
Saint Francis Catholic Academy track athlete, Christian Hanson, poses for a portrait on SFCA's track on March 6, 2018.
Florida Gators guard Chris Chiozza passes the ball to Florida Gators guard KeVaughn Allen during the game against the Auburn Tigers on February 24, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Auburn Tigers 72-66.
A girl cries during a vigil for Eric Scott Branch as he is sentenced to the death penalty on February 22, 2018. Branch was convicted of raping and killing a University of West Florida student in 1993 so he could steal her car. [Lauren Bacho/Gainesville Sun]
Glenn Albin poses for a portrait in his store Micanopy Modern on January 18, 2018. Albin shot footage in famed disco Studio 54 that has been used in a new documentary, "Studio 54," that premiers at the 2018 Sundance film festival.
People run the steps at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on February 2, 2018.
Joshua Roe wipes a tear from his eye as he tells the story of being run down by his own car after last month at the Gainesville Police Headquarters on February 15, 2018. Roe credits Officer Jack Salafrio with saving his life after the accident.
Clay Electric Cooperative reported 3,380 customers in Alachua County lost power, largely in its Gainesville district, after 19 power poles went down near Parker Road on March 19, 2018.
People walk their dogs through the booths during the second annual Veg Fest at Depot Park on February 17, 2018.
Students present their projects to judges during the Alachua Region Science and Engineering Fair at Santa Fe College on February 8, 2018.
Prioria Robotics had their assets seized on January 19, 2018 because the company has not made good on what is at least a $1.3 million breach-of-contract judgment.
Students ride scooters to class across University of Florida's campus during their first day of spring semester classes on January 8, 2018.
People hold onto Vee Byrd while creating an image of allyship during the University of Florida College of Education social justice summit on January 26, 2018.