Despite being fully vaccinated, Thompson, better known as DJ Terrah from 98.9 JAMZ, passed away Aug. 19 from COVID-19 at age 39.
Appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Mildred Russell was sworn into the District 2 seat on the Alachua County School Board Aug. 26, replacing former school board member Diyonne McGraw.
The lawsuit challenges a rule aimed to sharply limit schools’ abilities to enforce students wearing masks
Gainesville Police Department responded to multiple shots fired Sept. 5 at 238 West University Avenue near downtown. After arriving to the scene, GPD began treating the victim who collapsed at Northwest First Ave almost immediately after the shooting, according to a department release.
The election will take place Nov. 16. Early voting will be open from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14 at the Supervisor of Elections’ office and Millhopper Branch Library from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Yousef Mugharbil suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a scooter crash after not stopping when the truck turned right off of West University Avenue.
In the spirit of safety, Gainesville’s Pride Community Center cancels its parade and festival for the second timeBy Jiselle Lee | Aug. 30
Two years ago, Gainesville hosted its largest pride parade ever. But since the outbreak of COVID-19, the tradition had to take a pause.
The troop is working to reform the ACPS dress-code culture, which members deem unjust and discriminatory against girls
Many East Gainesville residents relied on Johnson to advocate for positive change on the historically underserved east side of the city.
Gainesville activists point to the Tammy Jackson Act in the death of former inmate Erica Thompson’s babyBy Isabella Douglas | Aug. 30
Jackson's story of inmate labor is now being echoed across Alachua County through Thompson, who experienced a similar reality.
City Commission special election could be set for early November, Alachua County extends mask mandateBy Meghan McGlone | Aug. 27
The Gainesville City Commission met Thursday to discuss the enforcement of Alachua County’s newly-renewed seven-day mask mandate and to plan a special election following Commissioner Gail Johnson’s resignation.
In a Facebook post reiterating her speech at the meeting, Johnson wrote that she decided to resign because she found it difficult to do her job of advocating for underserved residents of Gainesville.
‘Blood on their hands’: Protesters demand Alachua County Sheriff’s Office apology for newborn’s death hours after being born in jailBy Jiselle Lee | Aug. 23
Protesters say the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office violated Florida’s Tammy Jackson Act, which ensures inmates in labor are immediately taken to a medical facility, given proper care and not placed in restrictive housing against their will.
Alachua County residents and visitors now need to wear a mask in public indoor areas for the next week following a vote from the Alachua County Commission. But the mandate doesn’t include UF buildings and facilities.
Gregg S. Fissenden jumped from classroom to classroom and shuffled to different Alachua County elementary schools for over 20 years as reports were made against him.
On Aug. 16, students settled into their second week at P.K. Yonge with more than 10 pro-mask demonstrators at the entrance at about 7 a.m. Because the school is affiliated with UF, masks remain optional.
Still soldiering through pandemic-related challenges like staff shortages and less in-person patronage, the businesses left standing are hoping for change with the Fall semester.
Although Gainesville residents have adapted to the college environment within the city, many UF students living within the university bubble will never learn about East Gainesville’s history.
A State Board of Education order gave ACPS and the Broward County School Board 48 hours to comply with statewide guidance to make wearing masks in public schools optional. Although there may be potential losses and consequences, ACPS chose to reject the guidance.