Newberry still wants to work with Alachua County to place a rural collection center in the city, City Manager Mike New said.Read More »
The budget proposal comes at a time where many are worried local economies are suffering from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More »
The Gainesville City Commission is closer to allowing public drinking on the city’s sidewalks permanently.Read More »
Gainesville Doesn’t Meet Criteria To Be Certified As ‘Welcoming City’ To Immigrants. Two Proposals Could Help Change That.
In December of 2016, Mayor Lauren Poe proclaimed Gainesville a "Welcoming City" — Florida's first. But when criteria was developed the next year for cities to become certified as welcoming, local immigration advocates discovered the city was far from meeting them.Read More »
Construction of the new sports complex is expected to begin in September with an estimated completion date of early 2023.Read More »
TALLAHASSEE — During an at-times heated meeting on Wednesday, the State Board of Education adopted new curriculum standards for civics, government and Holocaust education, along with updates to other subject areas. The revised civic education standards will, in part, require public school students to “study primary source documents to understand …Read More »
FDEO and Enterprise Florida Inc. Award Over $30 Million In Grants To Small And Rural Florida Communities
Here's how the majority of the funding breaks down in our coverage area.Read More »
As the investigation continues into the deadly condominium collapse in Surfside, a top Republican Florida House leader said Monday that lawmakers don’t need to make immediate changes to state building codes.Read More »
Putnam Board Of County Commissioners Voted To Move A Confederate Monument. Now They’re Considering An Ordinance To Protect It.
On Confederate Memorial Day in 1924, the cornerstone was laid for a monument that, nearly a century later, has caused a twisting, emotional, yearlong debate in Putnam County with no clear end in sight.Read More »
The following is a summary of the five priciest proposals from each category.Read More »