Author Archives: Andrew Kays

$50 Million Wertheim Donation Kickstarts New Future for College of Engineering

By on October 1st, 2015 | Last updated: October 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $50 million donation by Dr. Herbert Wertheim helped to jumpstart a 5-year, $300 million funding project for improvements to the college of engineering and a new Engineering Innovation building.

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GRU at Odds with Contractor, Cites $900,000 Overpayment

By on September 17th, 2015 | Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm

A city audit of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ invoices alleged that the company has overpaid more than $872,000 to contracted energy company, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, since late 2013. The audit, which was presented at the Audit and Finance Committee Tuesday […]

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Backlash Leads to Cancellation of FAIR Testing

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm

According to a letter from the Alachua County Superintendent of Schools Owen Roberts, FAIR testing for students in kindergarten through the second grade has been cancelled for the year. The test will be temporarily replaced by an observational sheet for each student.

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Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.

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Two People Arrested in Chiefland Meth Lab Bust

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: May 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.

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Two motorcyclists die in crashes near Dunnellon High School

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

Two motorcyclists died near Dunnellon High School late Saturday night after the colliding with a Rainbow River State Park fence.

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Paul Rowles Named As Primary Suspect In Tiffany Sessions Cold Case

By on February 6th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Three days prior to the 25 anniversary of Tiffany Sessions’ disappearance, new discoveries are made in the cold case to link convicted murderer Paul Rowles to the case.

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