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Saturday, June 15, 2024

News Roundup: Headlines Sept. 6-10 and DJ Terrah

In this episode, Elliot highlights articles published this week on the Alligator's website, www.alligator.org. He also interviews Faith Buckley, Alligator metro general assignment reporter, about her article on DJ Terrah, "Terrah-rizing the turntables: Remembering Akeem "DJ Terrah" Thompson".

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Hammer time: Gainesville’s Thor brings joy through weekly runs

When faced with the trials and tribulations of midlife monotony, middle-aged adults find their ways of coping. Some people buy Corvettes. Others may get a new tattoo. But Robb Eggleston took a different approach. Donning a winged helmet, a lightning-decorated fanny pack and a toy hammer, Eggleston embarks on a weekly run every Thursday — or as he calls it, “Thorsday.” When Eggleston, 53, took up the mantle of the Norse thunder god, he said he did it to serve his community. Video by Gabriella Aulisio


City Commission addresses proposed funding cuts to RTS; UF invites city ‘back to the table’

The Gainesville City Commission held a special meeting Thursday addressing the reductions in funding for the Gainesville Regional Transit System proposed by UF during “good-faith talks” between the city and the university. No official decisions have been made regarding the proposed changes, and UF and the city are “still at the table,” according to a letter from UF sent Thursday.



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