Visiting your loved ones at Shands will be a lot easier in the coming years. By April 2020, Shands hopes to have their new hotel constructed on its main campus area. The cost to stay there should be similar to other hotels nearby.
All things going as planned, Newberry will be the new home for the Alachua County Fair. Local government bought the Canturbury Equestrian Center for around 4 million dollars and it will be transformed into the Agricultural Center. The Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show will be hosted there as well.
All the lights are back on in the panhandle. Utilities in the area reported earlier this week that, for the first time since hurricane Michael, they have no outages.