A heartwarming reunion led to thunderous applause from the crowd gathered at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala for Thursday night's Lake Weir High School graduation ceremony.
As of Thursday evening, the now named "Yellow Bluff Fire" was only 30-percent contained as it burned alongside I-95. It started along US-17 and Yellow Bluff Road near Jacksonville, close to the Nassau County line.
A two million dollar grant was awarded to the city of Gainesville and the University of Florida by the National Science Foundation to improve intersection safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.
Multiple media outlets across the country have reported layoffs at newspaper owner Gatehouse Media. That includes workers at the Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star Banner.