Lynetta Usher Griner and Ken Griner laugh at each other while standing in a peanut field outside of a timber harvest site on July 12, 2018. Lynetta Usher Griner was recently named the 2018 Florida Farmer of the Year by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation for her work as a community and state leader.
High school girls compete in the 1600 meter run during the Florida Relays at the University of Florida Percy Beard Track on March 29, 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.
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]
The Florida Gators' starting lineup is announced before the start of their home game against the Florida State Seminoles on April 25, 2018. The Florida Gators beat FSU 5-1.
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 quarterback Feleipe Franks celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the Orange and Blue spring football game on April 14, 2018. Blue beat Orange 35-30.
A giant American flag hangs by the stage as people watch fireworks show at the Alachua Fourth of July Celebration at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex on July 4, 2018. Alachua's firework display has been dubbed the “Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America."
Photographer Jerry Uelsmann poses for a portrait at his Gainesville home in his darkroom on May 30, 3018.
Gail Johnson hugs her daughter after being sworn into Gainesville's city commission Thursday. For the first time in Gainesville history, two African-American women will serve on the commission and the majority of the commission will be made up of minority community members.
Gainesville High's water polo team waits for Apopka to arrive before the start of Gainesville High's inaugural home match against Apopka High on April 4, 2018. Gainesville beat Apopka 19-3.
Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz speaks to the media after a shooting at Ace China in Trenton, Florida on April 19, 2018. Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, were killed while getting food at the restaurant. The shooting was found dead outside the business shortly after deputies responded to the scene.
Buchholz High's Brooks Walton poses for player of the year photos in the Gainesville Sun studio on June 7, 2018.
Congressman Ted Yoho gives a thumbs up to Basic Recruit Law Enforcement students during the dedication ceremony for the new Institute of Public Safety facility. Santa Fe College’s Institute for Public Safety at the Kirkpatrick Center recently underwent an $8.1 million renovation project that doubled the size for the training of law enforcement, EMTs, paramedics and other emergency responders.
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.
Gainesville's Griffin Ross Golde attempts to steal the ball from an Apopka player during the Gainesville High's inaugural home match against Apopka High on April 4, 2018. Gainesville beat Apopka 19-3.
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.
A golfer tees off at hole 14 during the U.S. Women's Amateur qualifying at Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida on July 2, 2018. Qualifiers will go on to compete in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in August.
Sand flies into the air as high school boys compete in long jump during the Florida Relays at the University of Florida Percy Beard Track on March 29, 2018.
Christian Miller-Cardwell, a Gainesville High boys basketball player, poses for a portrait in Gainesville High's gym on February 28, 2018.
A kid points as he walks around inside a plane during the Gator Fly-In and Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the Gainesville Regional Airport on April 7, 2018.
Florida Gators Amanda Lorenz celebrates after scoring the Florida Gators first run during their home game against the Florida State Seminoles on April 25, 2018. The Florida Gators beat FSU 5-1.
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.
Law enforcement drive away after apprehending Suwannee County homicide suspect Rueben Portillo Gutierrez, also known as Ricardo Fuentes. Gutierrez, who was suspected of killing 32-year-old Delia Cruz, was found in Micanopy by a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K9 team around 9:42 a.m on May 30, 2018.
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.
Kenneth Perez dances on the median in a dinosaur suit on the corner of 34th and University Avenue while others hand out free water with invitations to the Phillips Center Easter celebration.
Gainesville city commissioners Harvey Budd, Adrian Hayes-Santos and David Arreola cut desserts in preparation for dinner at Grace Marketplace on April 11, 2018.
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.
Gainesville High water polo player Danny Ramirez poses for a portrait at the Dwight H Hunter "Northeast" Pool on April 3, 2018.
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.
Florida Gator Rachel Slocum celebrates after her vault during match against Arkansas on February 23, 2018. The Gators beat Arkansas 197.725-196.875.
University of Florida freshman Noel Perez has a turban tied by Kanwarbir Singh Bajwa during Turban Day, an annual event held by the Sikh Students Association to raise religious awareness, on March 27, 2018.
Florida Gators Nicole DeWitt celebrates after hitting a home run during the Gators home game against the Gamecocks on April 13, 2018. The Gators beat the Gamecocks 3-1.
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.
Whole Foods staff and Gainesville city officials tear bread during the bread breaking ceremony before the Whole Foods grand opening on May 9, 2018.
Skaters compete in the preliminary rounds during the third annual Collegiate Skate Tour on February 24, 2018.
Florida Gators defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton and Florida Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson celebrate after the Orange and Blue spring football game on April 14, 2018. Blue beat Orange 35-30.
Oak Hall Shayne Ryan dives to block a shot during the boys lacrosse regional final game on May 4, 2018. Oak Hall lost 9-11 to Ponte Vedra.
People dresses as the American flag as they walk down NE Cholokka Boulevard during the Micanopy July Fourth Celebration on July 4, 2018.
Gator the tiger jumps up to grab a piece of chicken from a trainer at Carson Springs during their open house on April 14, 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.
Ocala Vanguard Keyner Mejias cheers after scoring a run during Gainesville High's home game against Ocala Vanguard on May 1, 2018. Gainesville High won 4-3 in a walk off.
A graduate hugs a family member as she processes out after receiving her degree during Santa Fe College's Friday afternoon graduation in the gymnasium.
Tony Robinson asks a homeless veteran survey questions during the homeless count on January 24, 2018.
Oak Hall huddles before the start of the boys lacrosse regional final game on May 4, 2018. Oak Hall lost 9-11 to Ponte Vedra.
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.
Erin Andrews takes a selfie with Steve Seider, who was given the day off from the Navy to come see Andrews speak at the University of Florida on April 20, 2018.
Attorney Ray Brady poses for a portrait in a conference room at the Perry, Vloedman & Brady Law Offices on January 23, 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.
Police look up as a helicopter flies overhead outside of Ace China after a shooting in Trenton, Florida April 19, 2018. Someone fired through the window of the restaurant, killing two deputies who were getting food, officials said.
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.
People react as Belgium misses a goal while they watch the France verses Belgium World Cup semifinal match at the Gainesville House of Beer on Tuesday. Croatia and England will play tomorrow before the World Cup Final on July 10, 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.
Mari Johnson gets a scorpion tattooed on her wrist by Malcolm Lynch at Bodytech Tattooing & Piercing on Friday. Bodytech was having a Friday the 13th promotion where tattoos cost an "unlucky" $13 and the artists tip was a "lucky" $7.
South Carolina Gamecocks Tiara Duffy attempts to catch Florida Gators Nicole DeWitt's home run hit as a spectator reacts during the Gators home game against the Gamecocks on April 13, 2018. The Gators beat the Gamecocks 3-1.
The Super Blue Blood Moon sets over Gainesville on January 31, 2018.
North Marion Andrew Nichols looks to the infield to decide where to throw the ball during the Class 6A, Region 2 quarterfinals at Dunnellon High on May 8, 2018. The Dunnellon Tigers beat North Marion 6-1.
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.
Marquette Golden Eagles Logan Dobratz runs down the field with the ball during the Big East lacrosse tournament on May 3, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Marquette Golden Eagles 19-8.
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.
Bats fly out of the UF bat houses at dusk on April 11, 2018.
Ocala Vanguard players cheer on their teammates during Gainesville High's home game against Ocala Vanguard on May 1, 2018. Gainesville High won 4-3 in a walk off.
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.
Forest High celebrates their senior night win at Forest High on April 18, 2018. The game ended in the 5th inning after Forest High run ruled Lake Weir 15-1.
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.
Oak Hall players hug after their loss in the boys lacrosse regional final game on May 4, 2018. Oak Hall lost 9-11 to Ponte Vedra.
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.
The Florida Gators starting lineup is announced during the Big East lacrosse tournament on May 3, 2018. The Florida Gators beat the Marquette Golden Eagles 19-8.
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.
Congressman Ted Yoho and Senator Keith Perry talks to Michael Stallworth during the open house for the renovate the offices of Dr. Banks and Dr. Cosby to create the Dr. Banks & Dr. Cosby Youth Empowerment Center on April 7, 2018.