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With Election Day less than two weeks away, Ben Pollara feverishly worked the phones on Thursday.
Sitting tall in his electric wheelchair, Reggie Tillman picked up a flower and scissors and began snipping.
Two Fort White residents were hospitalized with serious injuries Friday night when the motorcycle they were riding hit a deer in Gilchrist County, reported the Florida Highway Patrol.
Gainesville’s annual Pride Parade and Festival, organized by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, is about celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community.
Saturday was the kind of weather that festival vendors and visitors dream about in steamy Florida.
Alachua County has lots of bats. Spend time outside at dusk and watch the show as they fly from their roost and start flitting and diving for bugs.
The Regional Transit System is making changes to improve service for bus riders who also bike when commuting in the Gainesville area.
A Gainesville man was arrested Friday on allegations he had sexual intercourse with a minor, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.
Florida voters will decide on Amendment 2 in less than two weeks, but it’s safe to say that the disagreement over medical marijuana and, more broadly, marijuana legalization will carry on well after Nov. 4.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged rape Wednesday of a jail inmate by another inmate who is in custody on a sexual battery charge.
A confirmed case of enterovirus D-68 has some public school parents concerned, although school staff say the district is prepared to combat this and other respiratory illnesses.
A collaborative project by the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun has been named one of the best web-based community service projects in the nation.
Gainesville Fire Rescue Chief Gene Prince, who will retire from the city of Gainesville at the end of November, has been awarded a prestigious designation that fewer than 1,000 people worldwide currently possess.
Three Lake City residents — two of whom are teenagers — were seriously injured Friday afternoon in Columbia County when one vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with another, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The recently formed Alachua County Black History Task Force is encouraging parents and the community to show support for the infusion of African-American history in the public school curriculum.