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April 2 was the sixth time Tim Fannin and his wife, Andrea Lavorie, had toured San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, but it was the first time they saw the wine they love being bottled.
Five things you need to know for Saturday, April 19.
The quashing of an arrest warrant for former UF football player Loucheiz Purifoy, who was allegedly caught in March by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office with marijuana and synthetic drugs known as bath salts, will be the subject of a police internal affairs investigation.
On Friday, Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who turns 17 on Easter Sunday, was discharged from UF Health Shands Hospital — after 332 days.
The local unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent in March, while the statewide rate increased by the same measure.
Campeth was initially used as a cancer drug. But the parent company, Sanofi, repurposed the drug for MS patients, calling it Lemtrada.
The death last month of University of Florida Center for Film and Media Studies director Scott Nygren has faculty close to the program concerned about its long-term viability.
In north Gainesville, just past the intersection of State Road 121 and U.S. 441, is a stretch of offices that until Friday has gone without the one thing that’s synonymous with office culture: a coffee shop.
Unlike many physical therapists, Santiago Casanova also incorporates Pilates-based rehab and martial arts, especially tai chi.
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The southbound lanes of State Road 24 in Waldo just west of U.S. 301 are scheduled to close for at least two days next week to replace the concrete pavement.
Gainesville’s project list for a November transportation sales tax referendum puts the majority of the money toward roads, focuses transit funding on improving existing bus service and fills some gaps in the sidewalk and bicycle networks.
After lengthy and sometimes testy debate and discussion late Thursday night, the City Commission advanced a proposed ban on Gainesville Regional Utilities purchasing coal mined from mountaintops.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s answer to a recent question about the constitutionality of the 1964 Civil Rights Act has once again drawn national attention to the freshman Republican congressman from Gainesville.