Alachua County schools received a $2 million grant five years ago. Three of the schools that benefited greatly from the money haven’t seen much improvement in their school grades.
Vietnam War veteran Scott Camil once believed the war to be right and honorable. Now, Camil is the founder of Gainesville Veterans for Peace, an organization that partners with other organizations around the area to promote peace.
Almost two years after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed Suwannee Lake to the public for renovations, some of the changes are now visible. For almost 50 years, the lake has provided a natural habitat for wildlife in […]
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The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco has a program where students go undercover to curb businesses selling alcohol to minors. Some feel that this program is ineffective at catching people who regularly sell to minors.
Stephen Foster Elementary School is the first elementary school to participate in Kids in the Kitchen, a program that teaches students about nutritional food options and food preparation. The program was started by Pamela McMahon, Ph.D., a retired University of Florida faculty member and registered dietician.
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission met yesterday to review a proposal which would allow bear hunting on specific areas throughout Florida. Wildlife groups question if hunting is the solution to an increasing number of bear encounters.
GPD has reported and incident of prowling and exposure in the Gainesville area. The incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Marvene Edwards tested positive for HIV in 1987. The 31-year-old mother of four was beaten, raped and shot in the head after walking home alone one night. She lived a life of drug and alcohol abuse for nearly a decade, but today she’s giving back to others with HIV/AIDS in the community.
The city is finalizing an agreement to use 10 acres of land currently occupied by Dignity Village homeless encampment which could create a more regulated environment.
Rep. Keith Perry confirmed that a bill which would have allowed voters to establish a HB-1325 has died in the Florida House of Representatives. The hearing of HB 1325, was postponed during the last meeting of the Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Former UF drop-out gets an opportunity to start over and help others after a visit from the reality TV show “Undercover Boss” while working her job at Gigi’s Cupcake shop.
On Monday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid for presidency in 2016. The event at Freedom Tower in Miami was attended by eager supporters as well as peaceful protestors.
Gainesville’s Citizens on Patrol program, which began in 2010, is working to expand from a modest 10-person unit to the likes of Citrus County’s COP program which currently boasts around 500 volunteers.
The bill would allow farmers to use a strain of cannabis as a cash crop that would be used to produce industrial items, like textiles. The strains would have much lower levels of THC than those used for medical or recreational purposes. If passed, the law would take effect on July 1.
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of Odin Lloyd.
Charles Goston and Harvey Budd won their Gainesville City Commission seats after Tuesday’s run-off elections. Goston took the District 1 seat, and Budd won the at-large seat.
Two pitchers for UF’s baseball team were arrested for trespassing on a construction site late Sunday night. William “Kirby” Snead and A.J. Puk were released from the Alachua County Jail on Tuesday.
Lauren Ault was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor seven years ago. Now, despite being wheelchair-bound, she has found independence with HOrses Helping PEople.
When Swamp Head Brewery moved into their new location, off Southwest 34th Street in Gainesville, in January, they saved one acre of their land for conservation. The brewery is working toward creating an environment that is reflective of their tasting room, “The Wetlands.”
Gainesville non-profit dedicated to sterilizing and vaccinating stray cats creates a website to help other communities take care of un-owned cats.