The Point, Dec. 2, 2019: Before And After Photos Highlight Evolution Of Gainesville’s South Main Street


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• “We don’t need another Standard.” That’s the feeling of at least one Gainesville business owner as more hotel and mid-rise apartment construction plans emerge between the University of Florida campus and downtown. (WUFT News)

• Tomorrow’s Ocala City Council meeting promises to be one of the more memorable in recent history, as city leaders decide what to do about the election of Tyrone Oliver. “This is a unique circumstance in the course and history of a city election,” the city attorney said just before the Thanksgiving break. (WUFT News)

Check out the past decade of dramatic changes on South Main Street in Gainesville as seen via Google Street View. (WUFT News)

• “It takes people back to a time, a much simpler time, the 1870s.” Read more about why 1,000 people attended this year’s Cane Boil & FiddleFest at Morningside Nature Center. (WUFT News)

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Around the state today

• Expect multiple members of Florida’s congressional delegation to be seen and heard from during the next round of the impeachment inquiry. (Florida Politics)

• A UF political scientist says there is “a lot of credit-claiming and very little accountability” when it comes to groups like Andrew Gillum’s that tout voter registration numbers. (Politico)

• The animal rights group PETA received an eye-catching estimate to obtain public records about the state’s rules for killing pythons and iguanas. (Palm Beach Post)

• In other public record news, auditors pointed out problems with how Florida’s top law enforcement agency handles and retains text messages. (News Service Of Florida)

• While many Floridians have likely forgotten the effects from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, that’s not the case in Flagler Beach. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Here’s a quick recap of the key points from the 2019 hurricane season, which was considered to be more active than normal. (Florida Storms)

From NPR News

• Politics: 1st Supreme Court Gun-Rights Battle In 10 Years May Transform Legal Landscape

• Politics: Impeachment Looms Over Trump Trip Abroad, As It Did For Clinton In 1998

• World: Possibility Of Female Deacons Gives Some Catholics Hope

• Health: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools and Cities

• Health: The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough

• Business: What Happens After Quartz Countertops Leave The Factory

• Business: Fisheries And Fishermen Hard Hit By Decline Of Oysters On Gulf Coast

• Science: Rising Sea Levels And Mass Tourism Are Sinking Venice, Threatening City’s Future

• Books: ‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

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