Chickens die in a chicken house fire at Saavedra Farms on Wednesday night.
University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., is still detained after being arrested in Abu Dhabi on March 9. The circumstances of his arrest, though, are not uncommon.
The Garrity family is the first family to receive the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship from the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and was created for families to engage in recreational and cultural activities for free.
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosted the 24th annual Spring Garden Festival over the weekend. The festival flourished with thousands of attendees including, families, horticulturalists and garden appreciators who enjoyed the first days of the spring at the garden.
The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.
Residents in Hampton, Florida received unusually high water bills amounting to about 100 times more than a typical bill. While residents display their frustration on social media, the city of Hampton is working to correct the issue.
Ocala residents Chad Alan Miller, 38, and Kristi J. Musick, 44, were found dead Monday morning. The Ocala Police Department have called the incident a murder-suicide.
This year a total of eight speakers will take the stage at the Philips Center as part of what has popularly become known as “TED Talks.” The locally organized annual event, a branch of TED known as TEDx — the […]
Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.
Wahines of the Waves is hosting Boobs for Barrels, a philanthropy event benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. The event starts at 9 a.m. on March 28 at Butler Beach near St. Augustine.
A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.
Putnam County residents will be able to vote on the renewal of the Better Place Plan on April 7. However, the wording of the renewal plan has some residents questioning the transparency of the commission and how the changes will affect the county.
Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.
Senate Bill 228 passed its first round of voting on Tuesday 7 to 2. The bill will make online voting registration possible and enable current voters to update information. If passed, the bill states online services will be available Jan. 1, 2016.
A House Civil Justice Subcommittee approved a bill on March 4 that would ban transgender Floridians from using single-sex facilities that do not align with the sex listed on their driver’s licenses.
A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
University of Florida professor John Schueller, Ph.D., was in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for a conference. The U.S. State Department confirmed his situation.
The Gainesville City Commission District 1 and City Commission At-Large elections ended Tuesday night with two run-offs. The final election will be held on April 14.
Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.
In efforts to promote a healthy forest ecosystem, burners at the Welaka State Forest and Etoniah Creek State Forest have been busy creating prescribed burns. The planned fires help to reduce potential fuel for unplanned forest fires and cycle nutrients back into the forest.