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Hawthorne Middle/High School has a new principal

When Ginger Stanford threw her graduation cap in the air and earned her high school diploma from Hawthorne High School in 1991, she knew she would come back to her high school after college. But, she didn’t envision herself being the principal. Stanford became the new principal at Hawthorne Middle/High School in September after being a teacher and assistant principal for more than 25 years.

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43-year-old High Springs cold case reopened after body is identified

Although investigators finally have a name to go with the remains of a man found more than 40 years ago, they have plenty of questions about how Ralph Tufano’s body ended up in the woods near High Springs. In the winter of 1979, James Prince, a Florida Division of Forestry employee, found a skeleton off County Road 236 in High Springs while conducting a controlled burn. Due to the limited technology at the time, the body remained nameless for decades as the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation to identify the victim. 

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The Point, Nov. 1, 2022: Your voter guide

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Your voter guide Florida’s midterm elections are November 8th, and we are rounding up key local races in north central Florida to help you cast an informed vote. • In Alachua County, three county commission seats are …

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