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Larry Savage

Ocala Star-Banner

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past:
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • Gainesville.com
  • The Palm Beach Post

Past articles by Larry:

Gainesville sinkhole grows to 125 feet wide, making neighbors nervous

The sinkhole has grown to 125 feet at its widest point and is estimated to be 150 feet deep. Residents are concerned for their homes' safety. → Read More

Alachua schools dealing with COVID cases, but not close to closing

School system officials say they are following the advice of a group made up of medical professionals. → Read More

School bus giveaway a hit with community organizations in Alachua County

The school system gave away 39 "retired" school buses to community organizations Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Florida student's doodle could end up on Google, but she needs your vote

Greene’s doodle was the state of Florida winner for the "Doodle for Google" student contest for the 8th/9th grade category. Out of tens of → Read More

Metcalfe kicks off $15M school rebuilding project

School officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the start of a large-scale renovation at Metcalfe Elementary. → Read More

SWAG, partners work to ease hunger woes

When schools closed last March, and seeing the effects of COVID-19 in their area, the Southwest Advocacy Group, or SWAG, went to work.By the following → Read More

Free meals for county kids to continue

With school opening the last day of this month, the Alachua County Public Schools will continue offering free meals to all county children up to 18 years → Read More

Metcalfe kicks off $15M school rebuilding project

School officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the start of a large-scale renovation at Metcalfe Elementary. → Read More

School reopening plan OK’d, starts Aug. 31

Alachua County School Board members — all in masks and seated far apart — approved a three-option plan for reopening schools next month.But → Read More

Delayed start date for schools under discussion

Alachua County school officials are discussing whether to delay schools’ reopening until Aug. 31. → Read More

School board to weigh reopening plans Wednesday

The Alachua County School Board is set to meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. → Read More

Longtime bus driver dies from COVID-19

Troyanna Hamm died at home from COVID-19 after being released from a hospital. → Read More

Rolling back to school

Alachua County Public Schools is trying to ensure student safety as it prepares to roll out some 80 new buses when school begins Aug. 24. → Read More

Parker gets committee nod in renaming Finley school

Gainesville native who played a part World War II effort to build the atomic bomb chosen as namesake for Gainesville elementary school. → Read More

- News - Gainesville Sun

The Amazing Give, the Community Foundation of North Florida’s big day of fundraising for nonprofits in the area, postponed in April, is back in → Read More

Alachua County school board rethinks plans for opening

Despite submitting a plan that includes sending students and staff into schools to start the year on Aug. 24, citizens and board members express concerns → Read More

Roy leaves legacy of public education advocacy

Eileen Roy retires from the Alachua County School Board after 16 years, following a career in the classroom. → Read More

Longtime bus driver dies from COVID-19

Troyanna Hamm died at home from COVID-19 after being released from a hospital. → Read More

Nonprofits say need remains dire

The work done by Gainesville’s Catholic Charities, with a virtual telethon on WCJB earlier in the year, raised around $165,000 to help families in → Read More

Woodworks shop owner creates fundraiser for teachers

Jessica Schroeder of 352 Woodworks recently had a baby, and knows in the future her child will be heading to school.In an effort to help Alachua County → Read More