Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Meeting aimed at empowering advocates

Groups hosts Saturday event to help parents and those who advocate for school-aged children not feel intimidated when dealing with the school system. Looking out for the best interests of students can often be a daunting task for parents and others...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

As American as Apple Pie

In his 2004 address to the Democratic National Convention, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama remarked: Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anyt...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Woman killed in crash on I-75 north of Ocala

Austin L. Miller @almillerosb Thursday Jun 21, 2018 at 8:06 AM Jun 21, 2018 at 3:55 PM The woman was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A friend said the woman lived in Ocala and was on her way to work in Gainesville. REDDICK...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 day ago

Deal Was to Pay MSU Lawyer $1.3M Even if Fired

Lansing – Two people familiar with the situation say Michigan State University’s new general counsel, appointed to help deal with fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he was let go...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

City leaders rally against GRU ballot item

"This is the most important local issue we have going on," Mayor Lauren Poe said. Nearly 20 city leaders and members of local organizations gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday to launch a campaign against a Gainesville Regional Utilities re...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Store Capital could be a solid buy

There is no question that real estate investment trusts (REITs), have been in and out of favor of late. So, should you consider investing in one? Warren Buffett would say yes. A year ago, Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity, a subsidiary of Buf...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Art, teaching merge for new Harn Museum boss

Lee Anne Chesterfield has had a lifelong love for art and travel. Come July 1, Chesterfield will land in a new place again, as she becomes the new director at the Harn Museum. If there’s one thing Lee Anne Chesterfield loves, it's art. It’s always b...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

GOP pleased with Trump about-face on immigration

Some elected Alachua County Republicans are applauding the president for ending his own policy that called for separating children from their parents when being detained for crossing the border illegally. Following outrage and protests, President D...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

UF freshman retention rate highest in state

There are 34 colleges ranked by U.S. News and World Report that have a 96 to 99 percent freshman retention rate between fall 2012 and fall 2015. The University of Florida is one of them. The University of Florida has consistently had one of the nati...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Williston Police add dog to staff

Staff report Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 at 4:01 PM Jun 20, 2018 at 6:16 PM The Williston Police Department hasn't had a dog as part of its staff in several years. But that will soon change, after two companies donated about $9,000 for a 1-year-old Ger...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

Visitors welcomed to 24-hour amateur radio event

Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 at 5:39 PM Jun 20, 2018 at 5:39 PM The field day will be from 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday at 4011 NW 34th St. Visitors are encouraged to drop in and talk to the group's members during the 24-...