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By Forrest Smith on May 20th, 2013 | Last updated: May 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm
Gainesville police say Larry Vantassell could be suicidal. He has been considered missing and endangered since Saturday after calling his parents and telling them he was thinking of killing himself.
By Sara Drumm on May 17th, 2013 | Last updated: May 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Becky Covington, 34, is a minister working on her master’s degree, taking on another job and dealing with the end of a 10-year relationship. Like anyone else in that situation, she’s seeking a source of strength. And she has found one from a unique source.
By Michal Higdon on May 10th, 2013 | Last updated: May 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm
First-time skydiver Brittany Higgins was surprised by her dad when they showed up to Skydive Palatka for her birthday. She said she kept asking herself why she wanted to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
By Alex Catalano on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm
As students trickle out of the city after exams, streets are empty and the city of Gainesville becomes a ghost town. But instead of wallowing in the emptiness, there is a variety of events to be visited.
Here’s a preview of this weekend’s events: Hogtown Craft Beer Festival Sample beers from local and national breweries paired with food at the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival. All attendees must be at least 21 years old. When: Saturday, May 4 [...]
By Holly Brooks on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm
The Empty Bowls 2013 Luncheon and Silent Auction will take place place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. The second annual event aims to make residents aware of hungry people in their community.
By Alli Langley on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm
Starting in middle school, Nic Bravo noticed something different about her relationships with girls she dated. She wasn’t attracted to them in the same way other boys were. It was more like she wanted to be around them, wanted to be them.
By Bobby Scheppske on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Nicholas Koster, a 20-yar-old Gainesville man, stripped down naked and jumped through a window after eating psilocybin mushrooms. Police found him around 4 a.m. Saturday with a cut on his back from the window.
By Andrew V. Pestano on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm
One reverend, student and professor at the University of Florida shares his story of fulfillment, struggle and compassion.
By Andrew V. Pestano and Emily Stanton on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 11:43 am
Events this weekend: Ninety Miles Project, Artwalk Gainesville, Spring Native Plant Sale