• Lake City Police looking for teen who ran away from youth shelter

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    UPDATE: Smith was located safe, authorities said. 

    The Lake City Police Department is searching for a  Amanda Smith, a 16-year-old girl who disappeared as her father was dropping her off at a youth facility on Sunday in Columbia County. 

    Smith was last seen in the area of McFarlane Ave. and Faith Road in Lake City. 

    Smith was wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and sandals. 

    Smith is 5-foot-8, 250 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. 

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