Author Archives: Elly Ayres

Alachua County Wants Hearing About GREC’s Operations Air Permit

By and on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

Commissioners agreed to request an administrative hearing with Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding its intent to issue an air permit to GREC. The request is due Monday.

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New Village Point Development Is Adjacent To UF’s Former Hull Road Landfill

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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Ten years after two former UF students filed a complaint against the university, construction is underway to build an apartment complex southwest of where the two once lived near a former off-campus landfill site.

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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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North Florida Cattlemen Cautious Amid Zilmax Weight Gain Drug Sale Suspension

By on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

Weeks after sales of Merck & Co., Inc.’s major cattle weight gain drug Zilmax were suspended, Alachua County cattlemen and beef specialists are considering how the North Florida cattle industry will be effected by the possibly temporary suspension.

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Project Haiti 5K Raises Funds For UF Medical School Mission Trip

By on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: August 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

About 150 runners raised about $4,000 on Saturday during the fourth annual Project Haiti 5K race at the University of Florida. The student-run, medical mission trip goes to Haiti to support international health care.

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