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A number of flights were canceled in and out of the Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday after part of the airport’s flight landing systems malfunctioned.
Demonstrators from the University of Florida Dream Defenders and UF Students for a Democratic Society protested for two hours outside of the O’Connell Center on Friday in response to the police actions in Ferguson and New York that lead to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Dr. Owen Roberts plans to tackle the issue of mandated testing, among other things, on his mission to reshape the school system.
After volunteering his services to the Rotary Club of Gainesville for many years, Brent Williams, 63, received the Service Above Self Award at a club luncheon Tuesday. Williams, who suffers from the neurodegenerative disease ALS, has not let that stop his work to support the community.
ESPN 850 WRUF has also confirmed media reports that head football Coach Will Muschamp will be leaving his post at the end of this season. No official word on when the University Athletic Association will make an announcement. Follow along on this developing story.
Independent music festival FEST celebrated its 13th year this weekend in downtown Gainesville.
Charlie Crist made a stop on the University of Florida campus to rally support and encourage students and Gainesville residents to vote. The race will come to an end on November 4 when voters will cast their vote for governor.
Voting machines accepted by the Americans with Disabilities Act encourage individuals with disabilities to cast their vote.
On Monday, the search for the University of Florida’s next president was narrowed from 15 candidates to three. The candidates, Wesley Fuchs, David McLaughlin and Sibrandes Poppema, had their photos taken at Weimer and were interviewed to help make the final decision.
Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.