Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 6 months ago

Hawthorne man wins '$10,000 a week for life'

Calvin Ciociola, 51, will receive an annual payment of $520,000 at least 20 years. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson A Hawthorne man has claimed one of six top prizes in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game that will pay him $520,000 a year for at leas...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Not Yet Just, Not Yet Free

“Black women saved America.” Those words peppered post-election analysis of the highly contested 2017 Alabama Senate race. The record-breaking voter turnout of Black women catapulted the defeat of Republican Roy Moore in a campaign clouded by allega...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Weather dampens city's voter turnout

By Champe BartonCorrespondent If, as Alachua County Elections Outreach Director TJ Pyche suggested, Trinity United Methodist Church was expecting a decent turnout for Gainesville’s city election this Tuesday, voters certainly didn’t get the memo. U...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

League of Women Voters hosts GRU forum Wednesday

Staff report In November, Gainesville residents will vote on a referendum that will decide who manages Gainesville Regional Utilities and sets utility rates. The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a public forum on the referendum's pros and cons....

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Niblock fired after three months on job

The Marco Island City Council voted unanimously Monday to terminate Lee Niblock with cause after a number of revelations came to light. Andrew Caplan @AACaplan Less than three months after taking the city manager position in Marco Island, former Ala...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Storm snaps 19 power poles along Parker Road

Clay Electric Cooperative reported 3,380 customers in Alachua County lost power, largely in its Gainesville district, near Parker Road. Daniel Smithson @DanielTSmithson Severe storms passing through Alachua County snapped power poles and caused traf...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Federal TRIO Programs Work

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, a place synonymous with high crime, drug activity and low-quality schools. Many believe that no one who lives there wants to do anything to make it out. Well, that is not true whatsoever. I have a...

Southeast / Virginia - 7 months ago

Palm oil protest slated for Sunday

By Kelly DalyCorrespondent A group will march against a common household product from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Depot Park. The nonprofit organization Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant will host the March Against Palm Oil to highl...