A pedestrian was hit and killed by two different vehicles Friday morning on Southwest Archer Road.
‘AI is the future’: UF faculty help roll out artificial intelligence courses in Florida K-12 schoolsBy Sophia Bailly | Oct. 31
Some Florida K-12 schools are implementing artificial intelligence into curriculum with the help of UF.
Gainesville City Commission will see a potential voter majority leave in January, as four commissioners term out. The commissioners mention their priorities for the final months in office, as well as how they look to help the oncoming commission.
During the month, the organization held multiple events to promote awareness, including a guest chef cocktail party Oct. 6, which is an annual fundraiser. During the event hosted at Oak Lane Wedding and Events, guests tried food from different vendors and could bid on items in a silent auction. The event raised the organization’s goal of $100,000 to help fund the services Peaceful Paths offers.
The Gainesville City Commission welcomed delegates from Rzeszów and presented them with $20,860 for their efforts in aiding refugees from Ukraine over the past few months.
The Alachua County Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday to adopt a proposal adding farm stays as a new form of overnight accommodation, similar to hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.
Ny’trell Perry, 23, is being charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting at the Southwest Parking Garage located at 105 SW 3rd St., according to court records.
Alachua County teachers get hands-on science education experience at Florida Museum of Natural HistoryBy Aidan Bush | Oct. 25
Educators toured fossil exhibits at the Florida Museum of Natural History alongside mammal paleontologists. Afterward, teachers made posters charting the horse’s evolution using what they learned, experiencing a lesson plan from the seat of a student.
The court temporarily halted the forgiveness plan, which would see some federal student loan borrowers receive up to $20,000 in relief, to consider a lawsuit that challenged the plan’s constitutionality. The White House can still review applications while the ban is in effect, and borrowers are still encouraged to apply.
Only the parking ordinance saw a split 4-3 vote, with Commissioners David Arreola, Adrian Hayes-Santos, Reina Saco and Mayor Lauren Poe in favor.
Kaleb Wiswall was arrested and booked into the Alachua County Jail Tuesday. He was originally held on a $20,000 bond but had the fee reduced to $2,000 by working through a bondsman, according to the jail.
Gainesville becomes first Florida city to eliminate exclusionary zoning after narrow City Commission voteBy Mickenzie Hannon and Aidan Bush | Oct. 18
Commissioners David Arreola, Adrian Hayes-Santos, Reina Saco and Mayor Lauren Poe voted in favor of the three ordinances; Commissioners Harvey Ward, Cynthia Chestnut and Desmon Duncan-Walker dissented.
The Alachua County Commission voted 4-1 to reject a proposal seeking to turn the now-defunct West End Golf Club into a residential area with a maximum of 70 units. Only Commissioner Raemi Eagle-Glenn voted in dissent.
The Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center hosted “In the Shadows of Plantations: Enslaved Africans in Alachua County'' Oct. 14 to honor the research of Hilliard-Nunn, one of the pioneers of UF’s African American Studies department.
Newberry High Schools' sports teams, Homecoming court and other school organizations drove across the city of Newberry in trucks and cars to celebrate the first Homecoming parade since 2019. The parade kicked off at 3 p.m. Oct. 14.
The meeting was originally slated for Sept. 20 before getting delayed to Wednesday. It’s now scheduled for Nov. 15 — almost two full months before it was originally scheduled — according to the city’s agenda.
Justin Anderson, a 36-year-old Hawthorne resident, is being charged with lewd or lascivious conduct, according to the arrest report. Anderson was arrested at Joseph Williams Elementary School and booked into the Alachua County Jail Tuesday at 10:06 a.m.
Working to prepare and distribute packages of period supplies to those in need both locally and internationally, the Days for Girls Alachua County Chapter quickly outgrew the confines of their old sewing center. More than 100 hundred people visited the grand opening of a more spacious facility on Sunday.
2 Gainesville men charged with human trafficking for forcing homeless woman to have sex with multiple menBy Lily Kino | Oct. 5
Kevarius King, 20, and Justin Hoyt, 25, are accused of coercing a woman to perform sexual acts for about two weeks at Safe Hands Group Home, located at 1221 NW 31st Ave. They are each being held on a $250,000 bail at the Alachua County Jail.