Florida Gun Supply has scheduled an anti-Muslim rally for Saturday at the Masjid Darul-Islam Center near Ocala. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be on scene.
Lydia Romig was one day too early. She went to the new Publix in Alachua on Friday during her lunch break, hoping to pick up her favorite sausage-and-kale soup. Romig is just one eager customer of many who is excited […]
The vigil organized by Student Government in memory of the death and injured in the Umpqua Community College was also held in memory of the victims of the Northern Arizona University when news broke about the second shooting only 8 days later.
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Oct. 9, 2015: Afternoon News In 90
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
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A total of 369 child deaths have been called in to the state abuse hotline so far in 2015. That means Florida is on track to have roughly as many child deaths this year as it did before passing a sweeping child-welfare reform law in 2014.
Freshwater mussel, the Suwannee Moccasinshell, became a top priority Monday following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to propose that the species be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
At A. Quinn Jones Exceptional Student Center, every student uses seventh period for social-emotional learning. Designed to help reduce bullying, the class is the first regularly scheduled class of its kind in Gainesville. Students take the time to learn how to […]
Florida has the highest job growth rate among the most populous states and the third highest rate in the nation. Alachua County boasts a long history of low unemployment rates and steady job growth rates and works to continue attracting new business.
The Brookings Institution has found that there is a shortage of marriageable men in the United States. The research found that the shortage is one of several reasons why marriage rates have declined over the past few decades.
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson spoke at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about the federal budget, tax code, Social Security and health care. Simpson discussed the nation’s fiscal situation and how it affects local businesses with Gainesville regional leaders.
Experts predict that this year’s flu shot will be more effective at combatting the flu strain than in year’s past. They recommend visiting clinics or local drug stores to get vaccinated in early October, before the peak of flu season.
Islam on Campus hosted its 13th annual Fast-A-Thon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Tuesday and rewarded about 700 attendants with a free meal. The event featured guest speaker Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy and will benefit Project Downtown Gainesville, a local charity, and Islamic Relief USA with a goal of benefiting Nepal earthquake survivors.
Putnam County School Districts Clothing Closet partnered with Dignity U Wear to provide clothes for underprivileged students. The program aims to help cloth students who are living below the poverty line in the county.
Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society at Santa Fe College, organized a drive to raise money to buy school supplies for elementary and middle school students in east Gainesville.
Several lawmakers in both parties and an influential business group expressed concerns about the potential impact of the proposal on private property rights.
A lack of accountability with standardized testing is a common problem facing Florida schools, causing Parent Teacher Associations around Florida and other organizations to promote more positive learning environments. Alachua County Public Schools has recognized the frustration the local educators are feeling.
Florida ranked 47th in the United States for sexual health by the State by State Safer Sex Index. Melissa St. Onge, communications manager for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, said she was not surprised to hear Florida ranked so low on the survey, and that sexual health conversations should start at home and continue with education in class.
Almost three-quarters of Floridians — 73 percent — oppose allowing students with concealed-weapons permits to carry guns on campus.
National Fire Prevention Week started Oct. 4. Gainesville and Ocala organizations will join the promotion of the national theme, “Hear the beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm!”
Annual Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 was celebrated at UF in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. Students read literature aloud from different authors who’s work has been challenged in public schools. The goal for Banned Books Week is to celebrate the liberty to read.
Local Girl Scout Evanna Alvarez launched a GoFundMe campaign and donation drive to bring peanut butter to the Alachua County Humane Society. The Humane Society goes through 15 jars of peanut butter a week feeding dogs.