Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 5 days ago

Child with lighter ignites home, GFR reports

Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko A fire that ignited when a child was playing with a lighter damaged a Gainesville apartment Thursday afternoon. The fire at 1837 NE 16th Way started in a bedroom. The first Gainesville Fire Rescue crew on the scene reporte...

Southeast / Virginia - 5 days ago

Vanderbilt Pays Tribute to Black SEC Pioneer Player

WASHINGTON – Billed as “an evening of conversation about the intersection of race and sports,” Wednesday’s program at the National Museum of African American History and Culture was actually much more. Convened by Vanderbilt University chancellor Dr...

Southeast / Virginia - 5 days ago

Fixing an Athletics Problem

Jennifer Hunter’s career trajectory has been anything but traditional, particularly as it relates to her work with collegiate sports. A native of New Orleans, Hunter is a trained lawyer who spent two years working as an English instructor and advise...

Southeast / Virginia - 5 days ago

When Promises Are Not Enough

by Brittany K. Robertson Promise scholarships have been regarded as key to economic growth in many states and municipalities. The idea of providing funding for college-bound students within a designated area as an incentive for remaining in that sam...

Southeast / Virginia - 6 days ago

County sends UF bill for Spencer event

County spokesman Mark Sexton said the county has already reimbursed the sheriff's office approximately $260,000 for its services. Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Alachua County on Wednesday sent the University of Florida a $300,000 bill asking for reimburse...

Southeast / Virginia - 6 days ago

Local PI denies unearthing affair

Andrew Caplan @AACaplan A Gainesville investigator may be the reason why the Florida Legislature's session this week began like a soap opera, complete with startling admissions and hidden cameras. The session kicked off Tuesday with a joint stateme...