Author Archives: Yelena Orrelly
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.
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.
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.
Two teenage girls from Indiana are still in critical condition but are making progress after a parasailing accident in Panama City Beach caused the girls to be slammed against a condo and later into a car in a parking lot.
Volunteers are dismantling Tuesday the annual memorial mile, a stretch of land on NW 8th Avenue in Gainesville. The mile annually commemorates more than 6,000 soldiers who died in battle in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.