Early voting for the special election begins Nov. 12 and ends Nov. 14, and registered Gainesville residents can vote at the Alachua Supervisor of Elections Office or the Millhopper Branch Library from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gainesville adds additional legal counsel, other cities to potential lawsuit against DeSantis’ anti-protest lawBy Jiselle Lee | Nov. 8
After passing a unanimous vote at a meeting Thursday, city commissioners voted in favor of adding Southern Poverty Law Center and Jenner & Block firm as outside counsel. The commission also voted to add other cities as plaintiffs.
On Wednesday, the City Commission amended its meeting’s consent agenda, which means a motion can pass without discussion. They added one controversial item: the approval of a multi-year event at Depot Park to celebrate one of Gainesville’s Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Tom Petty.
Swarthy East GNV, a new organization aiming to bring a grocery and retail store supporting local Black-owned farms and businesses to the east side of the city, hosted the first Revolution Before Evolution Festival.
Hundreds of people attended the event, where guitar players, cello players and Egyptian-style belly dancers performed, accompanying artists who exhibited paintings, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, caricatures, water fountains and wind chimes.
Declan Lott-Kelley, 23, was charged with driving with a suspended license, the death of Audrey Cheves and causing serious bodily injury to her mother, Melissa, all while driving under the influence, a Gainesville Police Department arrest warrant read.
Eric Ramos started RamosStrong Motivational Group Inc. to help K-12 students gain a strong education despite difficult circumstances in their lives.
Members of the Gainesville Immigrant Neighbor Inclusion committee presented data and recent initiatives on National Immigrants Day to improve immigrant relations in the city.
The Alachua County Animal Services shelter returned to a pre-pandemic normal with adoption rates as it resumed one of its in-person special events Saturday.
At least 40 people visited and toured the church cemetery and viewed the nearly 32 unmarked burials. These self-guided tours were held in honor of All Saints Day, which is on Nov. 1.
The City Commission discussed a new development plan, including a six-story building with 220 residential units, of which 10% would be affordable housing. As it stands now, the plan has room for retail, professional and restaurant services.
Amber and Derrick Robinson, the owners of the new Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise, will open a store in Butler Esplanade, located at 3228 SW 35th Blvd., in February 2022.
A former UF resident assistant was found guilty of attempted sexual battery, kidnapping and burglary Wednesday after about two years of a postponed trial. He’ll be sentenced Dec. 13.
Oak Hammock partnered with Rendever, a virtual reality platform, to offer a 360 immersive experience that transports residents anywhere they want to go.
More than 100 community members came together to enjoy Duval Heights community’s Youth Night and Community Fall Festival, held at Duval Early Learning Academy at 2106 NE Eighth Ave.
A suspect was arrested Friday in relation to a bomb threat made toward Hawthorne High School last week close to dismissal.
Joseph McDugald, an 18-year-old UF freshman, was charged with trespassing by the University Police Department at about 1 p.m., UPD spokesperson Rick Taylor said.
The nonprofit foundation is home to more than 100 animals, including about 30 endangered species. Established in 2008, the Gainesville-based foundation rescues and houses exotic animals, aiming to support wildlife conservation and educate the public with weekly tours.
The organization began hosting its select Friday Street Legal Madness races Sept. 17, welcoming licensed individuals to participate regardless of experience or vehicle. The drivers compete in a quarter-mile race between two cars.
UF students come to Gainesville with the promise of education, new friendships, experiences and overflowing opportunities. However, their residence is temporary, and they may not realize how their actions could impact the surrounding community.