Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

New school toddles onto horizon

By Daniel Smithson Staff writer A proposed school for the littlest ones is in the works to be complete by sometime next fall. Gainesville Early Learning Center, owned and operated by the Diocese of St. Augustine, is proposed to be a preschool for i...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

FHP: Ocklawaha man wreaks havoc on I-75

Staff report An Ocklawaha man on the run from a traffic stop Saturday night sped between Marion and Alachua counties, running several drivers off the road in his wake as he weaved between lanes, going twice the speed limit at times, the Florida Hig...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

High-ranking GRU official resigns over pay

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Gainesville Regional Utilities' chief financial officer is resigning following a dispute over raises given to the city’s highest-ranking officials. In a text message to city commissioners, GRU General Manager Ed Bielarski sa...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

NAACP leader says noose left at City Hall

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan The president of the local NAACP chapter said in an email last week that a noose was left hanging in the human resources office at City Hall. However, city officials say that is not the case. Evelyn Foxx sent the email to ci...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Two die in Levy County crash

Staff report Two men were killed in a crash on County Road 40 in Levy County Sunday after a pickup truck rolled over and they were thrown from the vehicle. One of the men killed was Josh H. Renna, 42, of St. Petersburg, according to a Florida Highw...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Senate Speaker: UT to Accept Botched ACT Scores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The state Senate’s leader says the University of Tennessee will accept scores from ACT tests that weren’t administered correctly last month, though ACT still won’t release scores it deemed invalid. Speaker Randy McNally said Thurs...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Mattel struggles as Hasbro circles

This is the holiday shopping season so let’s talk toys; from an investment perspective of course. Retail toy sales for 2017 are expected to chalk up a growth rate of 3.4 percent over last year. In addition, online and other non-store sales, which a...