Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Meet the candidates: Four vie for county judgeship

Craig DeThomasis, Meshon Rawls, Jon Uman and Darla Whistler discuss their backgrounds. Campaigning to be a judge can be limiting. Ethically, candidates are not supposed to espouse positions that may come before them as jurists, make politically part...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Matheson exhibit delves into local sports history

“Gators and Beyond: A Sports History of Alachua County” at the Matheson History Museum goes back in time to look at sports in Alachua County before Gainesville became the hot spot for Gator athletics, said Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney, the museum’s curator o...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

PACs become more prevalent in local elections

There are at least 18 local PACs that spend money on elections. Political Action Committees can often be a transparent way to see who is donating to what cause. But sometimes, they are used to shield the organizations or names of those backing parti...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Alachu County prepares for primary election

Officials are pushing to increase the number of votes counted before election day through mail-in ballots. As Alachua County prepares for upcoming primary elections, officials are pushing to increase the number of votes counted before election day t...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Bob's River Place under scrutiny by water agency

The Suwannee River Water Management District may be at the end of its rope with Bob’s River Place, a popular if somewhat dangerous Dixie County recreation spot with swings and slides into the fabled waterway. Owner Bob Hawkins has built unpermitted...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Fact check: Keith Perry's GRU mailer

GRU General Manager Ed Bielarski is "furious" after campaign literature misrepresents what he wrote. Readers should probably know by now to take campaign mailers with a grain of salt, as candidates are looking to snag votes however possible in upcom...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Working out in saunas? Hotworx up a sweat

Hotworx, 3265 SW 34th St., Suite 4, opened July 1. A new fitness studio offers a place to perform low-impact workouts and work up pools of sweat in hotter-than-Gainesville-summer temperatures. Hotworx, 3265 SW 34th St., Suite 4, opened last month. T...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Penn Program Preps Future MSI Presidents

Currently, 60 percent of university presidents are over the age of 60, and people of color and women are underrepresented among their ranks, according to the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) which developed the Minority Serving I...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Group leads women to self-sufficiency

The organization provides classes such as parenting, leadership, and professional and personal development. It offers workshops on topics like team building, self-esteem and diversity. It hosts seminars, brings in speakers, gives volunteer opportuni...