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New Fisher House will Provide Lodging to Veterans’ Families

By on May 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The new Fisher House in Gainesville will allow families of veterans undergoing treatment at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center a place of comfort during treatment.

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Breakfast in the Plaza Offered For Gainesville Homeless

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Charles Washington and his trio Company of Grace sang praise songs to set a jubilant mood as hundreds of homeless Gainesville citizens gathered Thursday morning in Bo Diddley Community Plaza to receive a hot breakfast. Washington and his singing friends volunteered at the [...]

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Gainesville Emergency Response Drill Brings Agencies, Students Together

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Every three years, Gainesville Fire Rescue and other agencies come together to simulate an emergency rescue drill that incorporates Santa Fe College students.

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East Marion Elementary School Infectious Disease Outbreak Diagnosed As Norovirus

By on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

A Marion County Health Department spokesman explains what the virus is that has caused over 200 students and faculty members to be sick at an elementary school.

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Gainesville Middle School Student’s Ingenuity Gets State’s Attention

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

Abraham Lincoln Middle School student Sidhika Balachandar’s seventh grade science project about soundproofing placed second in the Broadcom Masters National Science competition.

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Government Shutdown Strains National Guard’s Preparation For Tropical Storm Karen

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Preparations for Tropical Storm Karen have been difficult because of the government shutdown’s effect on the National Guard.

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Florida Legislators Will Pay More For Health Insurance

By on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

House members and other top state officials have been paying as little as $8.43 per month for individual coverage and $30 for family coverage.

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With Reitz Renovations Ongoing, Former UF Professor Adds Historical Perspective

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

In 1967, Owen Holyoak watched the J. Wayne Reitz Union being built. Nearly 50 years later, he stood on the University of Florida campus Thursday and watched parts of it being torn down.

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