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Published: Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.

Police say man had sex with 15-year-old girl


FYI: Holiday closings

Here is a list of agencies and services and how their schedules may be impacted by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:

  • The Alachua County Library District headquarters and branch libraries will be closed Monday and will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday.
  • The Alachua County Courthouse, State Attorney's Office, Property Appraiser's Office and Tax Collector's Office will be closed Monday and will reopen for regular business on Tuesday.
  • All city and county offices will be closed Monday. They will reopen for regular business on Tuesday.
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities offices will be closed on Monday and will reopen Tuesday for normal business hours.
  • The Regional Transit System will have no bus service Monday, except for pre-scheduled dialysis appointments. For more detailed RTS schedule information, visit or call (352) 334-2600
  • No trash will be collected in Gainesville or Alachua County Monday. Collection will be backed up by one day for the rest of the week. The rural collection centers and the transfer station will also be closed Monday.
  • Alachua County schools, the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College will have no classes Monday. School offices also will be closed.
  • The U.S. Postal Service offices will be closed Monday with Express Mail delivery only, and resume normal business hours and delivery on Tuesday.

  • A High Springs man was arrested Thursday for having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to police.
    Wayne Scott Hatch Jr., 19, allegedly had consensual sex with the girl three to four times in her Columbia County home. He knew her age at the time, according to police.
    He was charged with felony lewd/lascivious battery and released.
    - Nathan Crabbe

    33-year-old killed in area car crash

  • The 33-year-old driver of a 2006 Nissan was killed Saturday near White Springs, after the car hit a tree and flipped over.
    The driver, whose name and hometown were not released pending notification of family, was heading southbound on State Road 93 when the car went off the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
    The car hit a tree, spun around and hit another tree. The car then flipped and came to rest on its left side, the Highway Patrol reported.
    The passenger, whose name was also not released, received serious injuries.
    - Nathan Crabbe

    Realtors group mourns death of Larry Mott

  • What should have been a spirited, congratulatory evening waned a bit dim Friday night when the Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors mourned the death of Larry Mott, husband of outgoing president Bonnie Mott.
    Larry Mott, who was the chaplain for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and pastor at Faith United Methodist Church, died of a massive heart attack Thursday night. He and his wife were married for 33 years.
    He was 56. Bonnie Mott was founder and broker of Prudential Preferred Properties, and has sold real estate here for 27 years.
    As she took over the office as 2006 president, Deborah Minck expressed the hopes she could continue to serve in the same capacity Bonnie Mott had. "I hope to be the friend she has been," said Minck, who is director of marketing and sales for Tioga Realty.
    Serving with Minck this year are President-Elect Sherry Patrick, with Coldwell Banker MM Parrish; Secretary Linda Luetjen with ERA Trend; Treasurer Michael Kitchens with Bosshardt Realty Services; and MLS executive committee chairman and director Bob MacKay with Kanapaha Realty.
    Annual awards were presented to Affiliate of the Year Beverly Magee; Realtor of the Year Rosa Travis; Jim Parrish Community Service Award, Marilyn Nye-Islam; and Tom Dobson Award, Tony Miller.
    - Marina Blomberg
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