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By Katie Campbell on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm
After three years of complaints and harassment from neighbors — who have gone as far as poisoning animals and accusing the owner of sexual abuse — Skunkie Acres Zoo is closing its doors, leaving 170 animals in need of a new home.
By Katie Campbell on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am
Mason Scott Beuning lived at 3119 NW Fourth St. in Gainesville at the time of his arrest for theft and IED possession six months ago. Jamie Tucker, his former roommate, said his friend never intended harm. Beuning’s case is under review.
By Katie Campbell on November 11th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm
Mary Alexander was arrested in June for charges of operating an unlicensed assisted living facility and neglecting a disabled or elderly adult. Though officials are still trying to shut her and other unlicensed ALFs down, Alexander believes she’s facing racial discrimination and said she will continue to operate her facilities.
By Katie Campbell on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm
Heritage Senior Living of Ocala was identified as an unlicensed assisted living facility by the Agency for Health Care Administration on June 5, one of seven such citations in North Central Florida in 2013. There have been more statewide, spurring a call for legislative review in 2014.
By Katie Campbell on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am
Samuel John hopes to bring the first professional soccer team to Gainesville with the Forest Park Rangers.
By Katie Campbell and Donna Green-Townsend on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
While visiting Gainesville, former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham voiced his opinion on current issues such as the government shutdown, conflicts in Syria and Silver Springs State Park.
By Katie Campbell and Virginia Hamrick on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 7:58 am
Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.