As the first Black person to be elected Alachua County’s Supervisor of Elections, Kim Barton, 60, said she’s come full circle since then.
For the last five years, Voleer Thomas has worked as a reporter for the Gainesville Guardian, which was founded in 2005 to address gaps in the Gainesville Sun’s coverage of Gainesville’s Black community.
Amanda Figueredo, 31, recently received accolades after her rise in GPD, earning the officer of the year title. But her community involvement extends past policing into diversity programs and child mentorship.
Hawthorne Mayor Jacquelyn Randall isn’t weighed down by the many hats she wears. As an educator, clinician, mayor and mother, she devotes her life to serving others and empowering female youth.
Cynthia Chestnut, 73, was the first Black woman to serve as a Gainesville City Commissioner, mayor, Alachua County Commissioner and state representative for District 23. She’s now a city commissioner, serving Gainesville for the second time since her tenure in the 1980s.
The Alachua County Legislative Delegation voted 4-1 March 17 to move a bill affecting Gainesville Regional Utilities to the floor of the Florida House of Representatives.
Two UF students’ academic futures could be in jeopardy after they were arrested at an abortion rights protest March 10.
The bill, filed by Rep. Chuck Clemons, would move power over regional utilities out of the Gainesville City Commission’s hands by creating a state-appointed GRU Authority. The board would consist of volunteers from the area served by GRU, appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
A Gainesville man was arrested Monday on suspicion of uploading over 30 child pornography videos.
A suspect was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department Tuesday after attempting to rob the Bank of America on West University Avenue.
A bill drafted for the Florida House of Representatives could put Gainesville Regional Utilities out of the city’s control.
To the dismay of some parents, Alachua County Public Schools will rezone four of its 22 public elementary schools by August to balance enrollment.
A Gainesville man was put into custody after he allegedly tried to coerce a homeless woman into having sex with him for money.
The city’s short-lived reinstatement of its K-9 unit ended Friday after it was pulled due to community concerns and demands for transparency.
After about 16 years serving the community in its current location, the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida may relocate by April.
The Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously to both sell the Gainesville Regional Utilities worker radio system to Alachua County and move forward with contract negotiations for a solar plant in Archer.
A Gainesville man was put into custody Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to kill a woman for driving near his home.
Underneath off-campus student apartment complexes, businesses hope to claim one of the recently built retail spaces, promising further development to the growing college town.
Nearly a year and a half since one of its K-9s tore out Terrell Bradley’s eye during a traffic stop, GPD stated it will expand the unit in a Feb. 17 press release.
Alachua County Commission to host public hearing on cottage neighborhoods, an affordable housing solutionBy Siena Duncan | Mar. 1
The Alachua County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a public hearing on guidelines for cottage neighborhoods, the newest solution to the area’s affordable housing crisis.