Since June 2018, County Commission Chair Charles Chestnut has led a county-wide effort to recall Alachua County’s legacy of racial violence with Truth and Reconciliation. Heading into the first few months of 2021, Alachua County is prepared to continue hosting commemorative events to remember victims and continue to reconcile with stories like Jim Dennis’.
Alan Halaly is a first-year journalism and Spanish major and the East Gainesville Beat Reporter. This is his second semester on staff, and he previously worked as a news assistant on the Metro desk. He's excited to use this semester to shine a spotlight on underserved communities in Gainesville.
Many East Gainesville residents are opposed to the construction of high-rise luxury apartments in the vacant Seminary Lane block. Despite local efforts to prevent the project in Pleasant Street's historically Black community, a state judge issued a partial approval on Dec. 29. A resident and an expert witness react.
City and county activist groups gathered outside Gainesville City Hall Thursday night to protest the far right after Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Demonstrators also called for District 3 Rep. Kat Cammack's resignation, though she issued a statement Wednesday condemning the violence in D.C.
‘We, as a town, object’: Native Americans, Micanopy residents gather in protest of proposed Dollar General locationBy Alan Halaly | Dec. 4
The store could be built on a battlesite from the Second Seminole War if approved by the county
Formerly incarcerated Gainesville resident and activist girlfriend fight for criminal justice reformBy Alan Halaly | Nov. 29
Walker was released from jail after more than 8 months on Nov. 3
Students go on dates and make new connections with one another during the pandemic
Alachua County Public Schools and Gainesville offices will be closed Thursday
Alachua County to be represented by women on the county commission, in Congress and in the White House
Translated by Sofia Echeverry
The sinkhole formed behind houses in the West End Estates neighborhood, located near Northwest 14th Place
Amanda Foreman, a 19-year-old UF animal sciences sophomore, marches alongside Alachua County protesters down Main St. to Bo Diddley Plaza.