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Hawkins works tirelessly to clean up local streets as executive director of Keep Alachua County Beautiful, an affiliate of the national organization Keep America Beautiful.
Ten things you should know for Sunday, Dec. 21 are featured.
When Patrice Fletcher was told that her infant son had a rare genetic disease several years ago, she took action by spearheading a startup to fund research for his condition.
Ocala Regional Medical Center’s trauma center completes its second year of operation this month, a milestone considering the program could have ended up suffering a code blue of its own as competing hospitals sued to close it.
Rainy weather is expected early this week, but sunny skies will likely emerge on Christmas Day and will continue into the weekend.
A five-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel will be replacing the Bambi.
Saturday was Bernie Machen’s final graduation day before he steps aside as University of Florida president at the end of this month.
Students and their families lined up outside the O’Connell Center at UF on Saturday. While they were discussing their plans and ambitions for life after college, two special guests were in the building, waiting to appear on stage.
After its Saturday performance of “The Nutcracker,” Dance Alive National Ballet held its Sugar Plum Tea, where families could enjoy snacks and refreshment alongside some of the ballet’s dancers.
Sometimes, beauty means pain. Apparently the adage holds for nature, as well.
Osee Fagan, a Purple Heart recipient, prosecutor, state legislator and judge, died earlier this week.
Kerry Grubel used a Friday afternoon memorial for his daughter to get everyone laughing rather than tearful over her death in a Wednesday car crash.
A little boy’s quest to raise $1 million for research into the rare disease his friend was living with has reached its successful end.
A helpful elf at the post office made the last day of school before winter break a little more special for a class of second-graders at J.J. Finley Elementary.
A 20-year-old Gainesville man was jailed Thursday afternoon after being arrested in connection with a stabbing after a card game, according to a booking report.