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Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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Gainesville Sentiment Still Mixed On Eighth Avenue Bike Lane Trial Period

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The trial period is meant to see how the lane changes will affect traffic flow and safety. The city is monitoring driver, cyclist and pedestrian activity and will examine results once the trial concludes in late November.

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Duval Teacher To Be Honored For Memorable Work

By on September 18th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

At Charles W. Duval Elementary School in Gainesville, there was one teacher who stood out for her fun-loving teaching techniques. “The kids knew, when you get to fifth grade, you get to have Ms. Merriex,” said Wanza Wakeley, former Duval […]

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How Santa Fe College Ended Up With One Of North Florida’s Largest Rock Collections

By on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Santa Fe College gained one of the largest geological collections in North Florida for its natural history exhibit. The exhibit contains petrified wood, dinosaur fossils, a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite and other various minerals in over 24 glass display cases.

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High School Student Brings ‘Girl Rising’ To Gainesville

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Ariana Agrios, 17, organized a campaign to sponsor a special screening of “Girl Rising” in Gainesville. The movie was created for the 10×10 act, which promotes education of girls worldwide.

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