John Henderson,

John Henderson

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Martin Luther King Day events focus on unfinished business in battle for racial equality

Hundreds turn out on a chilly day to celebrate the civil rights leader and focus attention on the work still ahead. → Read More

Gainesville police to use federal funds to combat rising tide of violent crime in city

Following year of gun violence, police put forth plan to reduce it → Read More

Mistaken identity: Graffiti on Gainesville signs likely meant for company with similar name

Colliers is trying to get the word out that they are not the apartment rental company that has been drawing scorn regarding rising rents. → Read More

Gainesville commission may soon allow The Standard to offer public parking in its garage

Public parking at The Standard, across the street from the University of Florida campus, may soon be available to alleviate a parking crunch. → Read More

Gainesville shelters taking in additional homeless people escaping the cold this weekend

Extra space being made available in local shelters due to cold weather starting on Saturday. → Read More

High turnout in early voting leading up to special election for Gainesville City Commission seat

Officials surprised at amount of interest in race so far → Read More

New student apartment complex slated for Southwest 13th Street in Gainesville

Long-time Gainesville businesses being demolished by developer who built The Standard for apartments near the University of Florida. → Read More

It's official: Gainesville's Fest punk music festival is a go for Oct. 29-31

More than 270 bands are coming but organizers will ask ticket holders for proof of shot or negative COVID test. → Read More

Two newcomers join three veteran candidates in bid to fill Gainesville commission seat

Five people have qualified to run for the Gainesville City Commission seat that is opening due to Gail Johnson’s resignation, with two already having served on the commission. Qualifying for the Nov. 16 special election to fill the at-large Seat B seat ended at noon on Friday. The seat is open after Gail Johnson unexpectedly announced her resignation on Aug. 23, saying she had grown frustrated… → Read More

UF Health, Gainesville and Alachua County agree to develop East Gainesville clinic

Federal funds would pay for the clinic. Phase two of UF Health's plans is to include dental and mental health care facilities. → Read More

Gainesville City Clerk Omichele Gainey retracts her resignation

Gainesville City Clerk Omichele Gainey has rescinded her resignation, saying her focus now "is to reaffirm my commitment to the community." → Read More

Gainesville's COVID relief to help residents pay utility bills and fight eviction

The Gainesville City Commission did not discuss details of who would be eligible for the utility assistance. → Read More

Gainesville pays $250 incentive to employees who get COVID-19 shot

Gainesville city employees who get COVID vaccine shots by Sept. 14 are eligible for payment of $250, but some still object. → Read More

Gainesville area hospitals postpone some surgeries, ambulances in short supply

Local hospitals struggle to find staff, postpone surgeries to cope with COVID surge. → Read More

After extended time out, Spurrier's in Celebration Pointe sets opening date

Spurrier's restaurant has enough employees to open after struggling to find and hire workers. → Read More

Elsa brings flooded streets and power outages, but not as bad as forecast

Alachua County saw some street flooding, power outages and downed trees, but it wasn't as bad as forecast for Elsa. → Read More

Routine inspections not required, but Gainesville high-rises safe, official says

The city's building official said he believes local high rises are safe. → Read More

The price of blocking a Twitter follower? $185K and counting, for state Rep. Chuck Clemons

Gainesville's Peter Attwood was blocked by State Rep. Chuck Clemons on Twitter after he asked for an explanation of a vote. → Read More

Opponents in a zoning case in Suburban Heights say they'll see more traffic there. It's up for a vote.

Residents opposed to the project say it will add to cut-through traffic in the neighborhood. → Read More

COVID vaccines offered at Mount Moriah church as part of Black outreach

UF Health and health department target Black church to get vaccine out to minorities, who have reasons for distrusting mainstream medicine. → Read More