Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

City needs coaches for football, cheerleading

Staff report Friday Jun 8, 2018 at 2:57 PM City officials are looking for volunteer coaches for the Pop Warner football and cheerleading programs. First aid/CPR and some specific cheer/football certifications are required, city officials said in a...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Goston files complaint, claims victory

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Thursday Jun 7, 2018 at 9:38 PM Jun 8, 2018 at 2:08 PM Former City Commissioner Charles Goston has filed a complaint against several community leaders claiming that the city election in May was stolen from him. The 17-page...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Reward offered in missing zoo animal case

Staff report Friday Jun 8, 2018 at 1:37 PM Jun 8, 2018 at 1:37 PM Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $500 for the safe return of four animals that remain missing from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. Eleven animals were taken from the...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Get ready to cuddle: Adoption Days are here

North Florida Pet Adoption Days is an effort by six local animal-rescue groups. Organizers hope to find homes for more than 600 pets during North Florida Pet Adoption Days. A little over two years ago, Pacino was looking for a home. The stocky muscl...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Two UF Health offices may move into Sears

The UF Health’s ophthalmology and otolaryngology departments will be consolidated into the Sears building in the Oaks Mall, the UF board of trustees decided Thursday, contingent upon an appraisal. UF Health officials intend to "gut and rebuild" the...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Alachua County property values on rise

In the past year, the taxable value of property in Alachua County has risen 4.4 percent, to $14.2 billion, based on preliminary totals from the Alachua County Property Assessor’s Office. A rise in Alachua County property values will give cities, sch...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

City, county close to fire service pact

Thursday, the County Commission offered the city an option to start another agreement that would allow the closest units to respond to the most urgent calls. A temporary solution is on the horizon to ensure faster response times for emergency calls...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Speakers urge benefits for UF temporary workers

At the University of Florida Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, some spoke in favor of reclassifying some temporary OPS workers to permanent positions with benefits. University of Florida students and staff and community members packed the audience...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Renowned Historian Ira Berlin Dies at 77

History teachers and mentees at higher education institutions across the nation expressed regrets and sorrow this week over the passing of one of their most noted peers—Dr. Ira Berlin, the renowned history professor who dramatically enhanced America...

Southeast / Virginia - 1 month ago

Reimagining the Liberal Arts

As liberal arts colleges work to reposition themselves in the face of enrollment pressures, there has been renewed interest in developing an “applied” approach that helps students see the salience of the humanities, social sciences, and natural scie...