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Author Archives: Yelena Orrelly
By Yelena Orrelly on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm
“We live in a heroic age.” Those are the first words Andrew Carnegie wrote in the original deed that started the Carnegie Hero Fund. In its 109 years of existence the fund has awarded almost 10,000 medals to recipients in [...]
By Yelena Orrelly on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho listened to community members and defended his decisions during a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Accountability Alliance on Monday night.
By Yelena Orrelly on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Properties affected by the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site will soon enter the remediation process — ridding their yards and homes of harsh pollutants and chemicals.
By Brittany Bokzam and Yelena Orrelly on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Senators spoke on a panel at the University of Florida to discuss tuition equity for immigrants with students, faculty and community members.
By Yelena Orrelly and Donna Green-Townsend on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm
The Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County faced a deadline Monday in its efforts to obtain a consumptive use permit from the St. John’s River Water Management District.
By Justin Galicz, Tori Saputo, Donna Green-Townsend and Yelena Orrelly on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm
The Lake Butler community mourned on Friday the death of Marvin Pritchett, a community member and business leader who was shot and killed by former employee Hubert Allen Jr this week.
By Yelena Orrelly on August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm
SeaWorld is the subject of criticism due to the release of a documentary called “Blackfish,” which questions SeaWorld’s treatment of the captive orcas and its actions after a trainer’s death in 2010. It opens at the Hippodrome later this month.
By Yelena Orrelly on July 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., of District 20, was one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally. During his speech, Watson announced his support for a repeal of the “stand your ground” law.
By Yelena Orrelly on July 16th, 2013 | Last updated: July 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Rain didn’t stop more than 100 protesters from showing up at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville to march against the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict.
By Yelena Orrelly on July 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm
Although no major commercial airlines have crashed into Gainesville Regional Airport, there have been six fatalities in two accidents during the past decade — three in April 2006 and three in November 2008.