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  • Hawthorne edges Newberry to claim District 6-1A crown
    Sophomore point guard Devin Lawrence scored eight of his game-high 27 points in the fourth, pushing Hawthorne past Newberry 64-61 to win the district title Saturday.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Still a band of brothers, behind bars
    Robert Coulson II served in the Army Reserve and the Air Force National Guard, spending time in Kuwait and Qatar.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Rubio faces barrage of attacks in Republican debate
    Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Area athletes produce top results at final Jimmy Carnes Indoor meet
    Lincoln Middle School 7th-grader Tamari Davis has been running at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field meet since she was six years old, having not missed the meet in its nine years.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Jang wins Coates in rainy final round
    South Korean Ha Na jang sank a birdie and celebrated emphatically on the 18th green Saturday to win the second Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Jang puts exclamation point on crazy week
    The second year of the LPGA's Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers at Golden Ocala saw a little bit of everything.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Video: Quick interview with John Egbunu
    Florida center John Egbunu spoke with Sun beat writer Kevin Brockway after the Gators' 80-61 loss to Kentucky.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Brandon Jones to Run Some Truck Races
    Ranier Racing with MDM will compete in a limited schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with the team's No. 28 in 2016 with Brandon Jones.
    Published February 7, 2016
  • Roundup: Florida beats Loyola to open season
    A career-high five goals for junior midfielder Mollie Stevens and a balanced attack guided the No. 7 Florida lacrosse team to a 15-6 season-opening win Saturday against No. 13 Loyola at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Gators doomed by slow start at Kentucky
    Florida couldn't overcome a poor start and the hot-shooting of freshman guard Jamal Murray on Saturday afternoon against Kentucky.
    Murray scored a career-high 35 points and sank eight 3-pointers as Kentucky (17-6, 7-3 SEC) snapped a two-game losing streak with an 80-61 win over the Gators at Rupp Arena.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation
    It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
    Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Pesticide-safety system riddled with problems
    Dozens of farm workers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Sweet deal: Give blood, adopt a free pet
    Alachua County Animal Services and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will offer free pet adoptions to blood donors Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • UF HealthStreet hosts Feb. 10 event
    UF HealthStreet is hosting a free town hall event where experts and those in the community can talk about health.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Dixie County man dies in crash, FHP says
    An Old Town man was killed Friday night in Dixie County when he drove off the road and lost control of his pickup truck, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Citra man waves gun at driver, GPD says
    Allegations of pointing a gun at a bystander landed a Citra man in the Alachua County Jail early Saturday morning.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Legislative session more harmonious than in 2015
    The 2016 Legislature will reach its midway point Wednesday, as the House and the Senate take up their budget bills on the floor.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • 1 dead, 7 injured in club shooting
    A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Learning to be a dad -- in jail
    Before police caught him stuffing a bag of ecstasy into his sock, before someone signed him up for a jailhouse parenting class, Keith G. Spike thought of himself as a great dad.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Backyard gun range bill headed to governor
    The Florida House this week unanimously approved a bill aimed at curbing recreational shooting in residential areas.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • All Stars Rained Out at Bubba Raceway
    With heavy rains invading the area, and more rain on the forecast, Bubba Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to cancel Saturday night’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals program at Bubba Raceway Park. There will be no rain date.
    Published February 7, 2016
  • Lawmakers could cap scratch-off games, prices
    A proposal that would cut the number of scratch-off games the Florida Lottery offers was a big winner in a Senate committee this week.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • New food stamp work rules affect 5,000 in area
    More than 5,000 food stamp recipients in Alachua and Bradford counties will have to meet work-related requirements that took effect Jan. 1 or risk losing their food benefits.
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Boys basketball regional quarterfinal matchups
    THURSDAY, 7 p.m.
    Region 1-6A

    Jacksonville Ed White (11-8) at Gainesville (23-4)
    Region 2-5A
    Palatka (14-12) at Santa Fe (13-13)
    Eastside (9-10) at Ponte Vedra (17-10)
    Region 1-4A
    Jacksonville Jackson (15-7) at Bradford (12-14)
    Interlachen (9-17) at Jacksonville Bolles (26-3)
    Region 1-3A
    Published February 6, 2016
  • Which team will show up at Rupp?
    In one regard, Kentucky is no different than any other young team still searching for an identity. The Wildcats play very well at times. Other times, they struggle with consistency and look average, beatable.
    Published February 5, 2016
  • Five things to know, Saturday, Feb. 6
    Two chili events for a chilly day: The Melrose 9th annual chili cookoff runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. $3 for a sample bowl and spoon and $5 for a pint, if you settle on a favorite. It’s at Chiappini’s Pavillion, State Road 26 and State Road 21. Then hit chili cookoff no. 2 at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St., from 6-9 p.m.
    Published February 4, 2016
  • Kraig Kinser Wins All Star Season Opener
    Kraig Kinser captured the win in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Bubba Raceway Park.
    Published February 7, 2016
  • Editorial: Cheers and jeers
    A state House committee deserves to be jeered for approving a bill that would allow Gov. Rick Scott to use military force to keep out refugees or other immigrants.
    Published February 5, 2016
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    Published February 5, 2016
  • Letters to the editor for Feb. 6, 2015
    Readers comment on Gainesville Regional Utilities, Sheriff Sadie Darnell and presidential primaries.
    Published February 3, 2016