The Gainesville City Commission voted to become a bee city in 2022 and was officially granted the designation Jan. 25 by the Xerces Society, a group committed to insect conservation.
The city of Gainesville announced Feb. 7 it will put $7.2 million toward grants for apartment complexes willing to build housing for families at or below 65% of the city’s average median income level — amounting to $26,609, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A Gainesville man was arrested Friday for his alleged role in a Feb. 2 shooting that left two people dead and one critically injured.
‘Survival mode’: Worsening post-COVID-19 quarantine student behavior contributes to classroom issuesBy Peyton Harris | Feb. 10
The issue is widespread across the U.S. — teachers are noticing worsened, aggressive behavior following virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Gainesville man was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of child pornography possession, court records show.
Alachua County Public Schools’ adult ESOL classes participation decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the classes have managed to grow back to pre-pandemic levels.
The Alachua County Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a spending plan worth millions for funding conservation and parks across the county.
Mandy Lee Carlson, 31, was found guilty and sentenced Jan. 27 after she tried to fly across state lines with 60 pounds of the marijuana in her luggage.
On Jan. 26, Karen Kearney won the Alachua County Teacher of the Year award among 39 nominees from every school in the county.
The GCRA informed the Gainesville City Commission Jan. 19 of updates to the plan. It has already spent $13 million on city projects such as developing the innovation district zone near UF campus and intends to put the largest chunk of funds into the Eastside Food/Mobility Hub, which is set to finish in 2024.
Florida is on track to become the 26th state to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit after one of Alachua County’s House representatives filed the bill.
The city mourned the death of 32-year-old Marcus Goodman after the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office announced his death in jail Jan. 26. The service began with a vigil at Bo Diddley Plaza and ended with a street protest around the block.
Commission approves zoning for affordable housing units in complex to be built in Innovation DistrictBy Siena Duncan | Feb. 3
The complex will be built beside the intersection of SW 2nd Avenue and SW 10th Street, in an area called the Innovation District between UF campus and downtown Gainesville. The building contract includes a clause requiring 10% of the units to be affordable housing, which will allow for 20 units with the current plan.
A man was severely injured in a downtown Gainesville shooting that left two others dead, the Gainesville Police Department said.
Gainesville was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday. The money will go toward renovating University Avenue.
About seven local organizations came together Saturday with the same goal in mind: offer health care services for Gainesville’s Hispanic community.
Over the past six months, crisis centers nationwide have received more attention after the implementation of the new national hotline number: 988. The Alachua County Crisis Center is one of many centers expanding its care.
In response to his administration blocking Advanced Placement African American Studies from Florida classrooms, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida “want[s] education, not indoctrination.”
In a statement Jan. 26, Alachua County Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. said Marcus Goodman, 32, died after suffering a “medical emergency.” The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the cause of death, and the ACSO Office of Professional Standards will also begin an internal investigation.
An inmate in the custody of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was confirmed dead Thursday after being moved from the Alachua County Jail to UF Health Shands Hospital.