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2 hrs ago | Retailwire.com
For the first time since the government began counting how many Americans were single and married, the number of people sans-spouses topped those with them. According to two new reports, one by Yardeni Research and the other by CityLab and the Martin Prosperity Institute , the percentage of the U.S. adult population that is single is either 50.2 percent or 51.2 percent.
6 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
When I told my brother I'd help him move out of his house in Gainesville, I planned to pay tribute to Tom Petty 's place of origin by visiting sites that were important to him as a young man. Jacksonville gave us Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tallahassee spawned Creed, Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne and went to Florida State University for a minute but was really a California guy.
6 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach
When I told my brother I'd help him move out of his house in Gainesville, I planned to pay tribute to Tom Petty's place of origin by visiting sites that were important to him as a young man.
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND OF SEPT. 13-14 - This photo taken on Aug. 8, 2014, shows the natural gravesite of Stewart Kohn of Sarasota, Fla., who was buried in Nov. 19, 2013, at the Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery near Gainesville, Fla.
A week ago, making a trek across the University of Florida campus wasn't much of an issue for most UF students. But after a recent string of similar assaults on and near the UF campus, many students are left on edge.
Police say one of four reported attacks on women on or near the University of Florida campus is unfounded after additional interviews with the alleged victim. University and Gainesville police on Thursday said the woman who reported the attack near a campus library on Sept.
Gainesville police have determined that one of the four recent reported attacks on a female student on or near the University of Florida campus was unfounded, WJXT reports. Last Friday morning, the student reported to the UF Police Department that she was attacked by someone on campus near Library West, reportedly by the same man who had recently victimized other women, police said.
This Thursday, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley took over Will Muschamp's usual duties as the figure being interviewed by Mick Hubert on Florida football's weekly call-in show, the Gator Hotline. And Foley did such a good job that one called - "Bill from Gainesville" - rang up the Gator Hotline to suggest a new permanent host.
Gainesville ranked No. 37 on Bicycling magazine's list of the top 50 bike-friendly cities for this year, which was the same ranking it held in 2012.
Gainesville authorities are saying one of the four reported attacks on women at the University of Florida campus is baseless after multiple interviews with the alleged victim. On Thursday, University and Gainesville police said the alleged victim backtracked on her initial statement.
Nestled amid the humiliating demise of an unpopular war and the scandalous resignation of a once-powerful president is a snippet of time often overlooked and misunderstood, notes author William P. Bahlke. It could be argued, nonetheless, as his new novel does, that one will discover, hidden inside this intriguing snapshot, the most profound evolutionary transformation in the country's history.
In a little less than two months, a huge handful of the best punk bands in the world will head to Gainesville, FL for The Fest , a three-day multi-venue festival .
While the Lee County School Board's decision to opt-out of standardized testing was later reversed, it still caught the attention of teachers across the state -- including one in north Florida. 59-year-old Susan Bowles, a kindergarten teacher at Chiles Elementary in Gainesville, could potentially lose her job after she refused to give her students the FAIR assessment.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:24 am
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