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Mike Gamble, principal at Howard Bishop Middle, said the school is behind the injured teen: "He’s a good kid, and of course our thoughts and prayers are with the family."
A closed-down burger joint on Southwest 34th Street may become Gainesville’s first medical marijuana dispensary.
A fast-casual Mexican chain restaurant called Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill is coming to the Archer Centro West shopping center at 3581 Archer Road.
The new rules, which took effect April 1, attempt to cut down on water use by limiting the total area of a property that can be irrigated to a half-acre along with other restrictions.
The donor has given $1.5 million to provide in-school mental health counseling, emotional and behavioral services at four high-needs elementary schools.
A woman who was on board with him threw him a cushion and jumped in to try to help him but lost sight of the man when he went underwater.
High Springs longtime former police chief, Thomas W. Wolfe, a man known for his humor, authenticity and willingness to talk turkey, died in hospice care Saturday at 89.
An Alachua County man defied a domestic violence injunction Sunday night, police said, and drove to his estranged wife’s home where he punctured the woman’s tires with a knife and bashed the vehicle’s windshield a baseball bat.
Three local car dealerships, Honda of Gainesville, Gainesville Buick and GMC and Volkswagen of Gainesville, will participate in a June 11 pet adoption event.
Volunteers from Santa Fe College’s Blount Center in Ganesville will be participating in the Pleasant Street NeighborWorks event “Keep it Pleasant!”
Gas prices rose over the Memorial Day holiday weekend for the millions of Americans who hit the road anyway.
After a brief chase late Sunday night following a traffic stop, police found a Gainesville man hiding in the attic of his girlfriend’s house.
The southbound rest area on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie in Alachua County is now closed for at least 10 days so crews can resurface the parking areas and entrance and exit ramps.
Bad news: Holiday’s over, drag your sorry self back to work.
American flags speckled the Forest Meadows cemetery among bouquets of lilies and roses Monday as 400 people honored veterans at the funeral home’s Memorial Day ceremony.