Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Local book authors present works

Staff report Local author Darlene Marshall will read from her book, The Bride and the Buccaneer, on Sunday, Jan. 21, as part of the Alachua County Library District's Local Author Series. The event will be 2:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Marshall...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Delay in closing Williston facility questioned

Elder advocate says police prodding finally got state to act Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko When the state suspended the license to operate the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston days before Christmas, people familiar with its unsavory history w...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Memorial to Tom Petty on 34th Street defaced

Wall of murals sees constant change, but some portions are considered untouchable Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Gainesville’s most visible memorial to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Tom Petty has been defaced, despite its popularity. A mural, which reads “...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Alachua County libraries diversify their shelves

Readers can find variety of views, races and cultures Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange Libraries and media centers in Alachua County are working to ensure the diversity in their books reflects the diversity of the community. “We work hard to make su...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Manatee Springs park plans presented

The Florida Park Service will present plans and seek comment for Manatee Springs State Park at a meeting later this month in Chiefland. The plans include: • Installing culverts and low water crossings on the access road; • Replacing paved boat ramp...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Gainesville votes to bring down electric rates

Impact of lower rates expected to begin in February Andrew Caplan @AACaplan City officials took a step Thursday to ensure Gainesville Regional Utilities gives its 93,000 customers a reduction on their monthly electric bills, a promise made during th...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Four seriously injured in crash on Hawthorne Road

Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko Four Gainesville residents, including two children, were hospitalized with severe injuries Thursday afternoon following a crash on Hawthorne Road that occurred when their car ran off the road and went airborne. Amiya Morri...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Forecast shows another cold night in Gainesville

Forecasts show temperatures dipping to as low as 21 degrees Thursday night, with a wind chill making the feels-like temperature around 13 degrees. By Daniel Smithson Staff writer A hard-freeze warning was in effect for Gainesville again Thursday nig...

Southeast / Virginia - 10 months ago

Educational Road Bumps in 2017

Looking back on last year, higher education appears to have been on a bumpy, roller coaster back seat ride. This assessment comes from a wide range of higher education executives, who collectively express hopes for a better 2018. “Dizzying,” “disapp...