Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Fire preparedness meeting May 5

Staff report If you're curious about how you can be prepared in the event of a wildfire, there will be a workshop to answer those very questions May 5 at the Millhopper branch library. The meeting is set from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and will have guest...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Gilchrist deputies remembered as 'good, good men'

Gov. Rick Scott also spoke at the service, which was followed by a lengthy law enforcement procession through Trenton to a cemetery in Bronson. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson When Gilchrist County resident Janet Johnson heard about fallen Gilchris...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

County votes for 'resource recovery park'

Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker     Alachua County leaders voted Tuesday to spend $2.6 million to begin building the first phase of a "resource recovery park" — meant to become a hub for companies that pluck materials such as plastic or glass and...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

UF alum takes on Broadway

Fran Leadon, who grew up in Gainesville and graduated from UF in 1991, has published a "biography of a street," Broadway. Deborah Strange @DeborahJStrange Gainesville native and University of Florida alumnus Fran Leadon didn’t think about becoming a...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Attention, parents: Kindergarten Round-up is May 2

Parents and guardians can register children for the 2018-19 school year and tour the campuses and meet teachers and staff. Cleveland Tinker @ClevelandTinker It’s nearing the time for parents and guardians to register rising kindergartners for the up...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Mount Holyoke College Names New President

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — After nearly two years as interim president of Mount Holyoke College, Sonya Stephens can remove the word “interim” from her title. Trustees at the women’s college in South Hadley on Monday named Stephens the school’s 19th perma...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

Chain Hawks club hosts Discs 'n' Dogs event

Participants get a free disc to play with and hot dogs to snack on at the Saturday event. Staff report The Gainesville Chain Hawks, a disc golf club, is hosting Discs 'n Dogs to introduce new players to their sport. The event runs from 9 a.m. until...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 months ago

'The Simpsons' knocks Gainesville in Sunday episode

“If you're being roasted by 'The Simpsons,' you know you've made it,” said Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe. By Champe Barton and Andrew CaplanThe Gainesville Sun On Sunday night’s episode of "The Simpsons," Marge pitches a family vacation: her great ha...