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Past articles by Emily:

Mediterranean restaurant Sababa ends tips, opting to raise wages, prices instead

The downtown Mediterranean restaurant is the area’s first to join the trend of eliminating tipping systems. → Read More

Who's behind the beer can designs released by Gainesville breweries?

Graphic designers from Swamp Head and Cypress & Grove share their favorite labels and talk about their process. → Read More

Kamal Latham to take over as Alachua city manager in August

Latham previously served as the vice president of public policy at the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. → Read More

Restaurant news: Feliz Flavors brings ice cream and happiness to food park

Feliz Flavors offers homemade ice cream made with tropical fruit flavors you won't find elsewhere in Gainesville. → Read More

Business news: New Butler shops open, Ology Bioservices in Alachua acquired

Narcissus and Tillys are now open in Butler Town Center and Butler North. → Read More

'Enormous source of anxiety': Gainesville's Sweet Dreams owner talks pandemic hardships

Sweet Dreams Owner Mike Manfredi said it was a challenge balancing the need to make money with keeping people safe during the COVID pandemic. → Read More

Shopping for mom? Here’s 5 local businesses to support for Mother’s Day gifts

From candles and plants to flowers and chocolates, you can find the perfect gift without traveling far. → Read More

Gainesville's Heartwood neighborhood to offer affordable housing, mixed-income living

Eleven of the 34 lots will be designated for affordable housing in the southeast Gainesville neighborhood. → Read More

Alachua Jail: COVID-19 cases surge, inmates turn down vaccine

About 85% of inmates who were offered vaccines on Wednesday turned them down at Alachua County Jail. → Read More

Alachua County plan board approves Sand Bluff Solar project near Archer

County commissioners will vote on the proposed project June 10. → Read More

Concept Companies to bring new biotech facility to Alachua in 2022

Momentum Labs will provide fully furnished and equipped labs to companies with flexible lease terms. → Read More

Gainesville’s weather this week: Mostly sunny, mild temperatures

Highs are expected to remain in the low- to mid-80s, while overnight lows will range from the low-50s to low-60s. → Read More

ACSO identifies deputies involved in shooting, timeline of events

Gregory L. Williams, 32, died in a waiting ambulance on the scene where deputies had shot him 16 minutes earlier. → Read More

Gainesville restaurant news: Big Lou’s closes after 17 years, Insomnia Cookies coming

Big Lou's has closed, but Italian restaurant Peppino's has opened across town. Also coming soon is Insomnia Cookies. → Read More

Rural areas in Alachua County may get improved internet with SpaceX, Windstream services

About 36,000 Alachua County residents lack basic high-speed internet access. County leaders discussed plans to expand internet to rural areas. → Read More

Part of Gainesville’s historic Seagle Building for sale

The first six floors of the building, completed in 1937, might be used for retail, office space and more. → Read More

Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Winn-Dixie announce Alachua County vaccinations

Appointments can be made to receive a vaccine at Publix beginning Wednesday. → Read More

Alachua health department: COVID-19 test and scheduling improvements are coming

Alachua County residents complain of spending more than an hour on hold when scheduling a COVID-19 test or vaccination by phone. → Read More

Mi Apa' announces third location in Jonesville; Dave & Buster's set to open in February

Restaurant news this week includes Mi Apa, along with Dave & Buster’s and Le Macaron in Celebration Pointe. → Read More

Alachua County buys 1,250 acres in Newnans Lake watershed for $3 million

Alachua County used $3.3 million in Wild Spaces, Public Places funds to buy he land from the Weyerhaeuser Company. → Read More