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Past articles by Carl:

Metro Diner grand opening set for Oct. 12

Metro Diner’s Gainesville location will have its grand opening on Oct. 12, with soft openings on Oct. 9 and 10, at 2132 SW 34th St. in the 34th Street Plaza. → Read More

Bert Gill's new book dishes out culinary knowledge

Leaving behind a high-paying job as a star chef in the Boston fine-dining scene to move to Gainesville wasn’t going to make Bert Gill rich. → Read More

Restaurant updates: new Outback, BakerBaker, food tours, Emilio's remodel

Outback Steakhouse opened its new location Aug. 26 in a new building on the site of the former Hops Restaurant Bar and Brewery at 3770 Archer Road. → Read More

Man wanted in Indian River County caught here

A Gainesville man was arrested early Friday morning on an active warrant from Indian River County. → Read More

Man, 57, charged with DUI after hit-and-run

A Gainesville man was arrested Friday night after an apparent hit-and-run incident between him and another vehicle, according to reports. → Read More

Echoes of the Civil War resonate in Gainesville

Smoke began to fill the air as the two lines of soldiers began firing at each other. The gray-coated Confederate forces maintained a Napoleonic formation, while the Union soldiers in blue dropped into prone positions and used trees for cover. → Read More

Motorcyclist sustains serious injuries in Suwannee crash

A Wellborn man traveling through Suwannee County was flown by helicopter to UF Health Shands Friday night after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. → Read More

Huffington Post calls Micanopy one of nation's top 12 'cutest'

Micanopy doesn’t have its own newspaper. Instead, a group of about a dozen or so residents settle for spreading the latest news word of mouth every morning at one of the local coffee shops. → Read More

Events offer different takes on commemorating the holiday

There's more than one way to celebrate Memorial Day. → Read More

Police: Gainesville man faces aggravated assault charges

A Gainesville woman accused her boyfriend of hitting her then attempting to hit her with his car, according to a police report. → Read More

Forest Ridge neighborhood celebrates 50th birthday

With watermelon juice dripping down their faces, children running around barefoot and the smell of barbecued pork in the air, families and neighbors gathered in celebration of their community’s half-century longevity. → Read More

Race tests competitors’ familiarity with Gainesville

Eliana Gallagher had been preparing. For the last week, the young girl had researched Gainesville history and trivia and investigated old news articles from previous years about the event. → Read More

Local Jr. Achievement brings its money home

Junior Achievement of Alachua County moved its $200,000 fund to support local programs to the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. → Read More

A football atmosphere for UF graduation

Seats in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium were filled with enthusiastic spectators, and the crowd was cheering, but it wasn’t for a football game. → Read More

10 + 1 = 11. Buchholz continues impressive streak of math titles

It was a first. No other school has ever won the state math championships at the DoubleTree hotel in Orlando for 11 consecutive years. → Read More

Buchholz aims for 11th straight state math title

In past years, it had become somewhat taken for granted by the students of Buchholz High School that their math team would win the state math championship. → Read More

Ag expert Joel Salatin offers farming tips

Nobody who runs the small farm nestled in between the back roads north of Alachua came from a farming family or knew anything about the business. Emily Eckhardt, livestock manager for Swallowtail Farms, describes the team as being comprised of greenhorns. → Read More

Smaller Wal-Mart stores coming to towns in region

Wal-Mart is opening three smaller neighborhood markets in Gilchrist, Dixie and Putnam counties this year. → Read More

Doris Bardon arts center gets new home

After almost two years of searching for a new home, the Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center is moving into the spot formerly occupied by the BackStage Lounge at 1315 S Main St. → Read More

GAIN, OwnForce team up on odd-jobs website

The Gainesville Area Innovation Network has partnered with local startup OwnForce to <a href="" target="_blank">create a customized website to match people who need tasks performed with people who need work. → Read More