A Cheap and Incredible Animal Experience at Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo in Gainesville, FloridaOff Our CouchNewsBreak Contributor
A Wonderful Low-Cost Animal Experience And Family Day Of Fun in Gainesville, Florida At The Santa Fe Teaching ZooOff Our CouchNewsBreak Contributor
Florida college student spots three metallic spheres in skyRoger MarshNewsBreak Contributor
Transgender Community at UF Confronts New Legislation Limiting Gender-Affirming Healthcare and Bathroom AccessShabbir AhmadNewsBreak Contributor
The Majestic Cellon Oak: The Largest Oak Tree in FloridaKeith JNewsBreak Contributor
SF College sends Habitat house to High Springs
A brand-new house left Santa Fe College’s Charles R. Perry Construction Institute on Thursday morning, headed to High Springs for a family in need. The Habitat for Humanity home was taken to a site donated by High Springs, where the family will be able to pay for it with an affordable mortgage and sweat equity.
Gainesville man receives 30-year sentence for violent courtroom attack on his defense attorney
A long-awaited trial of a man accused of punching his defense attorney in an Alachua County courtroom in November, fracturing his skull, wrapped up this week. Obadiah Dillard, who is on trial for aggravated battery, appeared in Alachua County Courthouse on Monday via TV screen, having been isolated from the main courtroom where the judge and Dillard’s attorney sat. A jury quickly found Dillard guilty on one count of aggravated battery against defense attorney Eric Atria and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Seven arrests made in Union County after pop-up block party
hundreds of vehicles from the Alachua County area gathered in Lakeside Park in Lake Butler, to start a “pop-up” party.
Starke man killed in Newberry single-vehicle crash
A 70-year-old Starke man was killed today when his car ran off the road in Newberry and overturned. The post Starke man killed in Newberry single-vehicle crash appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
Former Florida football star Tony Joiner sentenced in girlfriend's 2016 homicide
Tony Joiner, a former University of Florida football star player arrested in his girlfriend's 2016 murder, will spend more than two decades behind bars. Lee Circuit (Florida) Judge Nicholas Thompson adjudicated Joiner guilty Monday and sentenced him to 25 years in prison after Joiner, 37, pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree murder in the slaying of Heyzel Obando, 26.
'We are dead in the water': Union County town mayor claims on wastewater capacity issue
UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Tempers are flaring among Union County’s political and business leaders over the county’s dwindling wastewater resources. A late May resolution from the county’s chamber of commerce set off the latest clash, as the resolution described the shrinking wastewater capacity issue as a “crisis.”
Local Chick-fil-A team member chases customer’s dog down Archer Road
Thomas Bolton, a Team Member at Chick-fil-A Archer Road, chased a guest’s dog down Archer Road and saved the dog The post Local Chick-fil-A team member chases customer’s dog down Archer Road appeared first on Alachua Chronicle.
2023 Fourth of July Celebration
The City of Alachua will hold its 23rd annual Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4, 2023 at Legacy Park. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and last through 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Dubbed "The Largest Small-Town Fireworks Display in America," this annual event draws...
Police investigate multiple car break-ins in Gainesville - clipped version
Youth sports team releases balloons in memory of ‘team mom’ AJ Owens. In memory of AJ Ownes, the Marion County Red Hawks football and cheer team held a balloon release ceremony Wednesday evening before their practice. ‘They want their mother’: Family thankful for arrest in shooting death of...
Six Gators Invited to Tryout for 2024 U.S. Women’s U20 National Team
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six members of the Florida lacrosse program were invited to tryout for the 2024 U.S. Women's U20 National Team, as USA Lacrosse announced Tuesday. Theresa Bragg, Kaitlyn Davies, Emma LoPinto, Gianna Monaco, Ava Tighe were the current Florida players selected, while incoming freshman Gabbi Koury was also invited to tryout.
Newberry moves forward with urban service changes
The city of Newberry’s planning and zoning board unanimously approved a plan to amend the city’s urban service area (USA) to follow existing property lines on Monday. The USA is the part of the city in which development is encouraged. Outside that area, the city has reserved the land for agriculture and green spaces. The zone is intended to allow Newberry to grow responsibly at its center while preventing urban sprawl, according to Mayor Jordan Marlowe.
Senior Spotlight: Paige Bankston of Newberry
Paige Bankston is living the dream. Ever since she was a kid she has been drawn to the sport of softball. The 2023 Newberry High School graduate played varsity volleyball for a couple of years, but her passion was on the diamond. “I tried out lots of different sports, but...
Santa Fe College readies new charter school
Santa Fe College will start its own charter high school this August, and the first cohort of 75 students has already been selected, coming from schools across Alachua County. The Academy of Science and Technology will serve high schoolers who want to pursue Career and Technical Education (CTE), specifically in health sciences and information technology. The students will have the opportunity to graduate with their high school diploma, an associate of science degree and at least two industry certifications—all without debt.
Seeking Applicants for the Children's Trust of Alachua County
Alachua County is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Children's Trust of Alachua County. There is one appointment coming available. Applications must be received by Friday, June 23, 2023, to be considered at the July 11 County Commission meeting for possible recommendations to the Governor's Office. The...
Grand Opening: Gators kick off June with school-record 17 official visitors
The Florida Gators hosted a school-record 17 official visitors from June 2-4, surpassing the program's previous high mark. The post Grand Opening: Gators kick off June with school-record 17 official visitors appeared first on On3.
Fisher House of Gainesville: A Home Away from Home for Caretakers of Sick Veterans
The Fisher House is a 20-room home for caregivers of sick veterans that was donated to the VA by the Fisher House Foundation in 2014. The house serves the largest VA healthcare system in the US, the Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which serves about 177,000 veterans and provided 1.9 million outpatient visits in 2021. Veterans make up about 6.4% of the US adult population and about 7.7% of the adult population in Florida. The Fisher House allows military families to avoid staying in costly hotels or leaving loved ones alone during their care. Everything the VA needed to operate the house was donated, including silverware. There are just under 100 Fisher Houses across the world today and more are on the way.
Lake Butler Pop Up Party
‘Justice for my daughter’: Family speaks after Ocala mother shot through door. The family named the shooter as Susan Lawrick, 58. They say she harassed the children in the neighborhood calling them racial slurs, slaves, and the N-word.
Legend of ‘Jactani’ grows as Florida moves closer to returning to College World Series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jac Caglianone quickly has become a folk hero in Gainesville. The pitcher/first baseman isn’t quite on the same level as Tim Tebow or Joakim Noah in Florida athletics lore, but he’s not far behind. He is the program’s best two-way player since Brad...
The Point, June 7, 2023: Special Report: Water and Land
Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. • WUFT News Special Report: Today WUFT News continues The Price of Plenty, a special report on the fertilizer industry by student journalists from the University of Florida and the University of Missouri. Funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center’s nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative, we spent 16 weeks reporting on fertilizer from Florida’s farm fields and phosphate mines to agrichemical plants along the Mississippi River and the communities that live in their shadow. Stories in Part III, Water & Land, look at how lands are “reclaimed” for other uses after phosphate mining; the science behind the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” and this year’s farm bill. Advocates hope to use the massive bill to help move the needle on fertilizer’s contribution to climate change.
Gators Add Transfer Sarunchana Rattanasin
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida women's golf head coach Emily Glaser announced the addition of Sarunchana Rattanasin to the program on Wednesday. The 2022 Sun Belt Individual Champion and Freshman of the Year will join the program in the fall after spending the last two seasons at Georgia Southern. She played in all 11 tournaments her freshman season, appearing in the lineup each time.
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