Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Who’s the Real Dummy?

Television talk show host and journalist Don Lemon asked a pertinent question in response to President Donald Trump’s Twitter comment about basketball player Lebron James. Offended by a remark James made on Lemon’s talk show about the president’s di...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

I-75 Paynes Prairie rest area to close for repairs

Staff report Tuesday Aug 7, 2018 at 11:45 AM Aug 7, 2018 at 11:45 AM The northbound rest area at Paynes Prairie will be closed Aug. 20 for about 12 days, for repairs to the entrance ramp. Signs will be up ahead of time to notify the public, state...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Korean War veterans receive medals from ambassador

“The Korean people will never forget the help and friendship you showed to us,” the ambassador said during the ceremony. STARKE — A Monday ceremony at Camp Blanding wasn't the first at which 85-year-old Ken Sassaman was honored for his service in th...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Man dies in apartment complex fire

Neighbors and workers tried to rescue the man, but couldn't. An apartment complex fire in northwest Gainesville claimed the life of a man Monday afternoon, despite neighbors' and workers' rescue efforts. The fire started around 1 p.m. at Granada Apa...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

VA officer's Facebook post causes concern

A federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs posted what some considered a threatening image on social media directed at a Newberry resident who called for Newberry Commissioner Rick Coleman's resignation. The offi...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

2 killed on I-75 in Alachua

Chris BaldwinStaff writer Sunday Aug 5, 2018 at 4:43 PM Aug 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM Woman and child were Lakeland residents Two Lakeland residents were killed early Sunday on Interstate 75 after their vehicle veered out of the right lane and struck a r...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Man killed in Suwanee County crash

By Chris BaldwinStaff writer Sunday Aug 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM Aug 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM CR 317 near 172nd Street A Trenton man was killed early Sunday after his truck struck a utility pole off County Road 137 in Suwannee County, according to an FHP news...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Reader upset about overgrown interstate

Cindy Swirko @CindySwirko Sunday Aug 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM Aug 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM Patrick Bizub recently wrote about some tall grass and shrubs along Interstate 75, but was critical of the wrong agency. Bizub’s email had the header “Citizen centered...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

The week in weather: slim chance of rain

Daytime highs will be in the 90s. While a slim chance of rain is forecast for most of the week, Saturday is expected to see an increased chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Daily highs, meanwhile, are expected to range in the...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 months ago

Psychic Fair features readers, healers and more

Relief from stress was easy to find Saturday at the Summer Psychic Fair held at the Sacred Earth Center. Readers of runes, tarot cards and angels gave people glimpses into their future. A reiki healer got energy flowing and sound therapy brought bal...