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Man arrested after excavator joyride sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10...

Staff report GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jesse Charles Smith, 48, who was arrested last September after hotwiring an excavator, driving it through multiple...

A new, private school focusing on competitive academics will open this year

A private school with a focus on competitive academics is set to open this summer in time for the next school year. ...

Black UF alums call for school to reinstate diversity programs – with private money

A coalition of Black University of Florida graduates is calling for the school to set aside millions of dollars in private...

Newberry approves NC Ranch rezoning first reading

The Newberry City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to change the zoning designation for almost 1,300 acres from Agriculture to...

Food news: Growing Jacksonville-based diner planning expansion into Gainesville

With the recently reopened Peach Valley Cafe in Celebration Pointe, and Another Broken Egg Cafe and First Watch expected to open sometime this year,...

Georgia man arrested for trying to steal flooring from Lowe’s

Staff report GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jarious Walter Gardner, 28, was arrested yesterday and charged with grand theft after allegedly trying to steal...

Leesburg’s Vicky Scurti Shines as UF Cheerleader, Wins National Title

Leesburg High School graduate Victoria "Vicky" Scurti had always dreamed of being a cheerleader. Growing up in Leesburg, Florida, she was coached by Leesburg...

With DEI cut from UF, Gainesville mayor considers stepping up to meet students’ needs

All diversity, equity and inclusion positions and programs abruptly shut down at Florida campuses in March following orders from the Florida Board of Governors....

Kayla DiCello is so good, her coach unretired to train her

(NEXSTAR) - Gymnast Kayla DiCello decided to take a gap year from the University of Florida to train for the Olympics. The opportunity coaxed...

Alachua County elementary teacher named presidential math, science award finalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - An elementary school teacher in Alachua County is one of just six finalists in the state for a prestigious national...

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