An inmate in the custody of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office was confirmed dead Thursday after being moved from the Alachua County Jail to UF Health Shands Hospital.
Jack Lemnus is a fourth-year journalism major and rural Alachua reporter. He loves to practice his Spanish, fill his bookshelves and gatekeep what he considers underground music.
Joy Drawdy and her wife didn’t consider moving until they’d heard secondhand from friends and customers that Micanopy Commissioner Mike Roberts had made derogatory comments about their sexuality and presence in Micanopy.
Hosted at Kirby Family Farm in Williston, Florida, Snow Party has all the facets of the season, including an outdoor ice rink and a snow slide for sledding. Pony rides, a full-sized working train, bounce houses, a Ferris wheel and a carousel will be available – not to mention the more than 50 food and craft vendors.
A wreath of white roses now sits on what once was the railroad used by Black women and children to flee the violence of the Rosewood massacre 100 years ago. The Sunday wreath laying ceremony commemorated the Black residents who lost their homes and lives to the massacre.
One hundred years ago, Rosewood, Florida, was a thriving Black community just under 50 miles west of Gainesville that provided residents decent jobs and land ownership opportunities — an anomaly nestled in the Jim Crow South. That was until Jan. 1, 1923, when a white mob invaded, murdered inhabitants and set the town ablaze.