A Hawthorne woman is facing charges of first degree murder, attempted murder and child neglect after a Christmas Day shooting left one dead and another seriously injured.
GRU proposed the meeting in January to discuss ways to reduce its debt without cutting the GSC. However, its agenda was broadened to include the power district and any other relationships the two wished to discuss. The meeting ended with no votes, and no action taken.
The Climate Reality Project and local activists met Monday afternoon to hear an update on Gainesville’s climate action plan from Chief Climate Officer Dan Zhu. The city official outlined the plan and focused on two main aspects: adaptation and mitigation.
Florida ban barring residents from changing license gender marker gives ‘added injury to insult’ for Gainesville residentsBy Bailey Diem | Feb. 26
As of Jan. 26, Florida residents are no longer able to change the gender marker on their state-issued driver’s licenses.
Newberry Education First initiative wants to convert the three Newberry schools into public charters under the guidance of community leaders. The initiative wants to ensure “excellent education, increased teacher pay and the same great sports and activities we all love,” according to its website.
From Target to Topgolf, 85 of the nation’s largest retail stores rely on technology developed by the Gainesville-based Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) to deter shoplifting. The SaferPlaces Lab, a simulated storefront located at the UF Innovation Hub, is at the forefront of this nationwide initiative to protect retail shoppers financially and physically.
UF student on pretrial release arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, urinating on bottles of alcohol at Total Wine & MoreBy Bailey Diem | Feb. 25
A UF student on pretrial release was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department Thursday night on suspicion of indecent exposure.
Senate Bill 1122 — cited as the “Historic Florida Monuments and Memorials Protection Act” — was filed by Sen. Jonathan Martin, R-Fort Myers, in December 2023. If enacted, it would protect historic monuments and memorials from removal, holding local governments legally liable for enforcing ordinances or rules around those withdrawals.
Newberry Education First initiative wants to convert Newberry public schools into charter schools beginning in the 2025-2026 school year. The three Newberry schools, Newberry Elementary, Oak View Middle and Newberry High, would operate under unified leadership addressing pertinent issues relevant to Newberry.
“This is my path,” she said. “My purpose is to reach survivors, to get them resources and to bring about the awareness that this is a growing public health issue.”
However, its frequent location changes in recent years have made the 55-year-old Gainesville resident question whether her city has the space for such events.
Pickleball, a sport very similar to tennis, has taken the world by storm. First originating from boredom and badminton equipment in 1965, pickleball has now emerged as the fastest-growing sport with a 40% increase in popularity in recent years.
A UF student was arrested Saturday at the Florida Invitational Step Show on suspicion of battery, possession of a concealed weapon and distribution of written threats to kill.
Two Gainesville men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting and high-speed chase on Valentine’s Day.