Five things you need to know for Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
Sometimes, beauty means pain. Apparently the adage holds for nature, as well.
Osee Fagan, a Purple Heart recipient, prosecutor, state legislator and judge, died earlier this week.
A helpful elf at the post office made the last day of school before winter break a little more special for a class of second-graders at J.J. Finley Elementary.
Kerry Grubel used a Friday afternoon memorial for his daughter to get everyone laughing rather than tearful over her death in a Wednesday car crash.
A 20-year-old Gainesville man was jailed Thursday afternoon after being arrested in connection with a stabbing after a card game, according to a booking report.
Gainesville’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 points to 4.6 percent in November as the result of a shrinking labor force, while Florida’s rate dropped 0.2 points to 5.8 percent.
A little boy’s quest to raise $1 million for research into the rare disease his friend was living with has reached its successful end.
Plenty of people reminisce about scaling trees in their backyards and in schoolyards as a child, but local entrepreneur Danny Lyons offers Gainesville residents a rarer tree-climbing experience.
Hundreds gathered at the University City Church of Christ on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the life of a Gainesville teenager who was killed on Saturday in a head-on collision on Northwest 53rd Avenue.