Staff Reports

Four area teams ranked in top 20 power poll

Apr 23, 2022
The high school softball regular season for the teams in the Prep Zone Power Poll is rounding third base and heading for home plate, with district […]
Local News

Weekend crashes kill 2, injure 2 Hawthorne people

Apr 17, 2022
Two weekend accidents in Alachua and Putnam counties claimed the lives of two Hawthorne people and injured two others.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) […]
Local News

UF announces advisors for presidential search

Apr 15, 2022
Morteza Hosseini, chair of the UF Board of Trustees, announced the 13 advisors who will assist UF’s Presidential Search Committee in a Friday announcement.  While not […]

Santa Fe, Columbia, Buchholz ranked in power poll

Apr 14, 2022
With the weather turning more spring-like and the record rainfall from March slowing down, the high school baseball teams in the Prep Zone Power Poll are […]
Local News

3 injured in Gilchrist County collision

Apr 9, 2022
Two Cross City people are in serious condition following a four-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday evening in Gilchrist County. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) […]

Trinity Catholic eases past Hurricanes

Mar 30, 2022
The Gainesville Hurricanes baseball team had been off for a week and was looking forward to getting back on the field on Wednesday night.  Unfortunately, the […]

Program brings free dental clinics to Gainesville

Mar 19, 2022
Ni’Ryana Ellison, 22, settled uneasily into the reclining chair and waited for what would happen next. “I’m not certain when I last went to the dentist,” […]

Trenton closes strong again to eliminate Newberry

Feb 17, 2022
The Trenton Tigers boys basketball team is getting a reputation as a second half team, but on Thursday night against rival Newberry in a Region 4-1A […]
Local Living

SRWMD celebrates Florida Hiking Trails Month

Feb 6, 2022
Area residents and visitors are invited to join the celebration of Florida Hiking Trails Month, taking place the entire month of February. Florida Hiking Trails Month […]
Local News

SBA opens loans for Gilchrist, Dixie storm damage

Jan 31, 2022
Eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations in Dixie and Gilchrist counties can now apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) after the […]
Local Living

Fishing report: Speck fishers go on alert

Jan 15, 2022
Early Saturday morning, hopeful anglers were greeted by windy, chilly and rough conditions. The new year always sees the start of fishing tournaments, and organizers of […]

2021 Community Impact Report

Dec 30, 2021
Here at Mainstreet Daily News, …we like to say that good local journalism matters—and that’s why we’re here. It’s not for a partisan agenda or shareholders. […]
Local News

Car hits, kills bicyclist in Lake City

Dec 27, 2021
A sedan traveling east on U.S. Highway 90 hit and killed a bicyclist on Monday evening. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a small […]
Local News

4 injured in accident south of Williston

Dec 9, 2021
Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a four-vehicle accident on US Highway 41 at the intersection of SE 11th Place south of Williston. According to […]

Judge blocks healthcare vaccine mandate for some

Nov 29, 2021
U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp in Missouri ruled in favor of 10 states that filed the first legal challenge to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate […]
National News

U.S. to tap into oil reserves

Nov 23, 2021
President Joe Biden has ordered 50 million barrels of oil to be released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, an emergency stockpile stored in Texas and Louisiana. […]

Buchholz takes over top power poll spot

Oct 28, 2021
For the second time this high school football season the top two teams in The Prep Zone Power Poll met on the field. And for the […]

Update: Gainesville High cleared after bomb hoax

Sep 29, 2021
Update: The Gainesville Police Department reported nothing suspicious was found at GHS and the school was cleared. Students were sent home for the remainder of the […]

Murder suspect surrenders to authorities

Jun 1, 2021
On Tuesday a wanted murder suspect turned himself in to authorities at the Alachua County Jail, according to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD).  A GPD press […]

VA asks for input on health care system future

May 20, 2021
The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) announced today that it will hold three virtual listening sessions with stakeholders the second week of June to hear […]

ACPS food director earns national recognition

Apr 20, 2021
It’s her photo on the Wheaties box, but Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) director Maria Eunice says her recent national recognition […]
Local News

Two children hospitalized after fatal I-75 crash

Apr 14, 2021
Update: FHP spokesman Patrick Riordan said the driver and the deceased woman were the grandparents of the children riding in the 2020 Ford Explorer. He said to […]
Local News

Levy County brush fire hindering driver visibility

Jan 19, 2021
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has issued a motorist advisory due to an active five-acre forest fire south of Bronson in Levy County.  The fire is […]

The streak ends: Columbia falls to St. Augustine 35-24 in regional final

Dec 4, 2020
The Columbia Tigers ended its season tonight with a 35-24 loss to the St. Augustine Yellow Jackets in the 6-A Region 1 Finals in Lake City.  […]