Author Archives: Amanda Di Lella

Pilot Shortage Brings New Students To Local Aviation Schools

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

A pilot shortage is prompting an effort to increase aviation training, particularly among international students. Pilots are required to retire by 65 and new regulations are resulting in longer training periods.

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Police And Community Plant Garden For GRACE Marketplace Residents

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.

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Cholesterol Not Included In Latest Dietary Guidelines

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans report is expected to cut it’s suggested cholesterol intake. New research shows dietary cholesterol has a minimal effect on heart disease.

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Arbor Day Celebration Honors Fallen Officers

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Gainesville celebrated its 31st Arbor Day with a gathering at the Police Department Headquarters. The City Beautification Board planted a tree outside the building to honor fallen officer Scott Baird.

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Students in Marion County May Attend School Of Choice

By on January 15th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Parents in Marion County may now apply to have their child attend their school of choice. Transfers are not guaranteed and depend on whether there is space within the desired school.

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A Piece Of Paper Could Get You Out Of A DUI Checkpoint

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Discussion has sparked over driving under the influence checkpoint protocol after a Levy County officers allowed a man to continue driving though he never rolled down his window to interact with officers at a New Year’s Eve DUI checkpoint.

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Alachua County Teacher Refuses To Give Standardized Test

By on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

An Alachua County teacher is refusing to administer a state-mandated test to her students.

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Hawthorne Residents Voice Concerns With Development Plans

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Southeast Alachua County landowners discuss Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposal to develop parts of the city and express their concerns.

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Tools Stolen From Alachua Habitat For Humanity

By on November 19th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

After two break-ins at Alachua Habitat for Humanity projects, the organization is making changes to the way it stores equipment.

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Demand For ‘Good Bacteria’ Expected To Continue Increasing

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Probiotics are a bacterial health supplement mainly used to treat digestive problems. Researchers are looking into additional health benefits from using probiotics as the demand for them increases.

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