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  • Teacher gets in JD’s grill after tenure hearing: ‘I got screwed’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Budget Committee passed a controversial teacher tenure bill Wednesday after limiting testimony and debate to 40 minutes — and apparently drawing the ire of several teachers who had made the trek to speak against the...
  • Churches petition Attorney General over foreclosures

     
    A group of faith community leaders will submit a petition to the State Attorney's Office in Orlando Friday morning requesting that Florida Attorney General Pan Bondi hold banks accountable for their role in the mortgage crisis that has caused an avalanche...
  • Teachers won’t get tenure, but charter schools will

     
    Teachers in Florida will have no job security under the merit pay bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last week, but charter schools can get 15 year guaranteed contracts under legislation in the works. And both will have to do a really good job to...
  • UF hosting 4th annual Gator Charity Challenge

     
    With the start of football just weeks away, the Gators are getting together for some fun for a good cause. UF will host the fourth annual Gator Charity Challenge on Friday at 7 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, pitting teammates against each other as they...
  • Seminole pulling plug on stormwater bills

     
      Money has been going down the drain for an expense that the Seminole School Board now has discovered it does not have to pay. Based on a recent court ruling,  Superintendent Bill Vogel has recommended that the School Board pull the plug on payments to...
  • Seminole Dems to rally, but need to import elected speakers

     
    The Seminole County Democratic Executive Committee plans a big dance-themed dinner rally Saturday to kick off Democrats' election campaigns there this year with an impressive list of speakers — but none actually from Seminole County, where elected...
  • Gainesville Superfund site moves forward

     
      Final Cleanup Plan Approved for Cabot Carbon/Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville.    ATLANTA – Feb. 2, 2011) A final cleanup plan, formalized in a document known as the Record of Decision (ROD), has been signed by EPA for the Cabot Carbon/...
  • FloriDUH: A dog day afternoon for two crooks

    Two men got into a Gainesville home on Wednesday by removing a sliding glass door. But there was an obstacle: A Doberman chased them back outside, reports The Gainesville Sun. But not for long. They re-entered the home and somehow manged to lock the...
  • Father arrested after AK-47, drugs found near children

    Michael Deangelo Clayton needs some daddy training. Alachua County Sheriff's Office's deputies were dispatched to Clayton's home in Gainesville on Wednesday to help the Department of Children and Families in an investigation, reports The Gainesville Sun....
  • FloriDUH: Man busted for desecrating graves

    Titus Smoaks, of Gainesville, was seen picking up the vases of the grave markers at Forest Meadows Cemetery and throwing them on the ground and tearing up the flowers of multiple grave sites on Tuesday night, reports The Gainesville Sun. Smoaks told...
  • Woman charged with shoplifting, using 12-year-old as accomplice

    The 50-year-old woman was teaching a 12-year-old girl how to shoplift. Mattie Rena Joe, 50, had been ordered not to trespass on the Oaks Mall property in Gainesville for five years in 2009, reports The Gainesville Sun. But on March 29, then again last...