Author Archives: Jesse Pagan

Santa Fe High School’s speech and debate team qualifies for national tournament

By on April 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hard work and dedication helped bring Santa Fe High School’s speech and debate team to the prestigious National Catholic Forensics League’s Grand National Tournament in Philadelphia in May.

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Transportation summit addresses Gainesville’s road issues

By and on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

City officials and local residents spoke out about Gainesville’s transportation problems at a five-hour transportation summit on Wednesday.

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Campfire ban issued for the Ocala National Forest

By on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service issued Wednesday a temporary, mandatory ban on campfires in the Ocala National Forest.

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Marion County renews voluntary burn ban

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

As the Marion County voluntary burn ban continues, officials discuss the dangers associated with burns. The current dry and windy weather increases these risks.

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Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe arrested on suspicion of DUI

By , and on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday morning after a single-car crash.

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Local healthcare, religious groups promote mental illness awareness

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Mental health organizations, law enforcement and city officials gathered at a forum on Thursday to talk about mental health issues in the Gainesville community. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. and Trinity United Methodist Church hosted the forum in the Worship Center of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

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UF Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference focused on Brazil

By on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Brazil’s economic success has made its economy the sixth largest in the world. The country will be the focus of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference called “Emergent Brazil.”

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Asteroid will pass close to Earth

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

An asteroid will pass close to Earth on Feb. 15, but won’t be close enough to impact. It will come closer than some weather satellites orbit.

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Demolition begins on Gainesville Police Department headquarters

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The Gainesville Police Department original headquarters was demolished Thursday, following years of planning and setbacks. The new headquarters will be completed by March 2014.

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