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Mobile home destroyed in fire

On Sunday, May 15, at 6:22 p.m., crews from Alachua County Fire Rescue, High Springs Fire Rescue, and the Newberry Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 23000 block of NW 102nd Ave. Upon arrival they found an unoccupied mobile home that was fully involved. The structure was a total loss. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading into surrounding woods and structures. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Spring high school football preview: Santa Fe Raiders

ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) -By the end of this week, high school football teams across North Central Florida will be playing spring games. That includes Santa Fe, where the Raiders welcome Dixie County on Friday. After a winless fall of 2021, Santa Fe turned to alum Joe Szymanski to turn the...
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Marian Glovina Williams will be in court for a case management hearing

ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) - Marian Glovina Williams is appearing in court for a case management hearing. Williams is being charged with negligent manslaughter in the death of Delia Young. Delia’s remains were found in a field north of the city of Alachua. Her aunt, Valerie Young, was arrested along...

High Springs to Host Community Gathering May 17

HIGH SPRINGS - The High Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its inaugural social soiree on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30PM. Area residents and business owners are invited to The Opera House, located above The Great Outdoors Restaurant, 18587 High Springs Main Street for an evening of fellowship and education. Joe Cirulli, founder of Gainesville Health & Fitness, will be our guest speaker. An update on the High Springs downtown/CRA master plan with CRA Coordinator David Sutton and Assistant City Manager Bruce Gillingham will also be provided. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Funding the future: CVS’s Shea Manigo shares the reason she created a scholarship fund to honor her mother

The Annie Lee Jerido Williams Minorities in Pharmacy Lowcountry Endowment and Scholarship Fund is an endowed need-based scholarship created to support minority students at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. In 2021, Manigo, along with her siblings and her husband, created the Annie Lee Jerido Williams Minorities...

Deeper Purpose Community Church presents First Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance

Press release from Deeper Purpose Community Church. The 1st Annual North Central Florida Daddy/Daughter Dance will be this coming Saturday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Madeline Fellowship Hall, 17155 NW US HWY 441 High Springs. Tickets are $12. This is a charity event, benefiting Deeper Purpose Community...

High Springs CRA hosts ‘social soiree’ to share Downtown strategic plan

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) -High Springs city leaders say changes are coming to Downtown and they are asking business leaders to share their thoughts. At the Opera House in Downtown High Springs, city staff will talk about their plans for the downtown strategic plan Tuesday evening. City leaders say people can mostly expect to hear changes to the traffic pattern on Main Street. They’re calling it the “Inaugural social soiree” and it’s open to the public.

Fort White man arrested after brawl with Walmart manager

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Fort White man was arrested after Gainesville police say he started a fight with a Walmart manager. Gainesville police officials say that 50-year-old Duane Tolley was the aggressor in a fight with the manager at the Butler Plaza Walmart. Police say the manager defended himself...

Hats, Hearts & Handbags Fundraiser supports empowering young girls

ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) - The most fashionable hats and hands bags will be sported Thursday for a good cause. It’s all part of Girls Place, Inc.’s biggest fundraiser Hats, Hearts and Hand bags. Money raised from the event will support the non-profit’s programs and mission of empowering young girls.

Newberry Man Arrested for Multiple Assaults

NEWBERRY ‒ Ozell Rasheem Hoyt, 29, was arrested on Tuesday, May 3 following two separate assault incidents at the same location the previous night. According to arrest reports, shortly after midnight on May 3, Hoyt arrived at the home of a woman he had previously been in a relationship with. The woman reportedly didn’t let him in because she thought he was high. About an hour later, the woman’s mother let him in and he entered the woman’s bedroom, then went to the kitchen, picked up a steak knife and went back to the bedroom while attempting to conceal the knife in his shirt. He allegedly threatened to kill the woman while walking toward her with the blade of the knife protruding from his shirt.

5-18-22 Planning Commission Meeting

The Alachua County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville). This meeting begins at 6 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged when social distancing is not possible. The Committee will take public comment in person only. The public...

National Emergency Medical Services Week

May 15 through 21, 2022, is “National Emergency Medical Services Week,” which celebrates EMS practitioners across the country and recognizes their significant contributions to their local community. The theme for EMS Week 2022 is Rising to the Challenge, presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Commissioner Mary Alford Submits Resignation to Governor DeSantis

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