The suspect has not been located, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson Graham Glover said. He believes it was an isolated incident.
Residents who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, can visit unvaccinated residents in private without wearing masks or socially distancing.
“The air feels a little bit more optimistic:” Local businesses reflect on year of the COVID-19 pandemicBy Michelle Holder and Emil Munksgaard Grosen | Mar. 24
In the past year, Gainesville residents dined for the last time at staple eateries like Larry’s Giant Subs, Francesca’s Trattoria, Daybreak Pleasant Street, Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, Leonardo’s By the Slice, Civilization and Taco Del Mar.
The institution partnered with Karla P. Shelnutt, an associate professor at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, who studies nutrition and food insecurity for the Family Nutrition Program.
Johnson and Duncan-Walker, whose swearing-in ceremonies have not yet been planned, have continually fought against the construction of luxury student housing in the city’s historically Black neighborhoods.
‘Invisible for too long’: Gainesville’s Chinese American community mourns victims of Atlanta spa shootingsBy Alan Halaly and Jiselle Lee | Mar. 21
Following the lead of United Chinese Americans, a nonprofit Chinese cultural and heritage organization that planned vigils across the nation Saturday, the Gainesville Chinese American community participated in four simultaneous rallies at street intersections and a subsequent vigil at Turlington Plaza.
The university issued a timely warning email to notify the campus community of the incident that took place at 7 Fraternity Drive. According to Florida’s Division of Corporations, Phi Delta Gamma fraternity is registered at the location listed in the email.
The crashes followed each other in a sequence of events, said Patrick Riordan, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol. He said he is unsure when the crashes all occurred and what caused the first crash but believes the other three were linked to the first.
Two groves were planted at Smokey Bear Park in Northeast Gainesville and Fred Cone Park in East Gainesville. Both groves were completed by the end of February.
In the tight race that some East Gainesville residents followed closely, Desmon Duncan-Walker replaced incumbent Gigi Simmons, who was elected in 2018, for the District 1 seat by just 119 ballots.
Gainesville residents will vote on two city commission seats Tuesday: District 1 and At-Large Seat B. Development in East Gainesville and public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic are hot-button issues in the election.
Facebook groups and vaccine hunting websites, such as vaccinehunter.org, tip people off to locations across Florida and other states where they may have a shot at getting spare doses that would otherwise be wasted due to the vaccine's short life span of about 6 hours.
Gigi Simmons faces Desmon Duncan-Walker in the March 16 municipal election to represent District 1, which encompasses most of East and downtown Gainesville. Some of the major issues currently facing the district are economic development, food insecurity and COVID-19 relief.
Residents and city leaders alike have expressed frustrations with Florida politicians and UF’s response to the pandemic. After UF reopened in the Fall, COVID-19 cases climbed and the university’s decision to return to in-person classes brought protests. But some residents agree Gainesville was better off than many other cities over the past year.
The city passed a similar ban last month, which raised concerns about the homeless population among experts and community members.
A 47-year-old man was killed in a crash in Alachua around midnight Thursday after being hit by a car.
The event featured shows where children ages 8 to 18 presented animals they raised.
The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections sent an email Wednesday reminding voters of polling place changes for the election on March 16.