Author Archives: Keighly Chambers

Tree Safety Emphasized After Gainesville Tragedy

By and on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After a a woman was killed and her husband was injured from a tree falling directly on their house on Wednesday morning, tree safety is being heavily emphasized.

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Who’s Responsible For Stopping Cyber-bullying?

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

A Facebook posting this past weekend — what sounds like a cold-hearted admission — prompted this week’s arrest of two Polk County girls. Law enforcement there says incessant bullying led to the suicide of their classmate.

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Alachua County Approved For New $500,000 Medical Ambulance Bus

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Alachua County Fire Rescue now has at its disposal, a brand new, $500,000 medical ambulance bus, that will allow more patients to receive medical attention on-site, especially during large-scale accidents.

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Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office will move within the year

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Six proposals for the new location of the Supervisor of Elections Office are under review in Alachua County. The office will move within the year.

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Flu cases higher than average

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Flu cases match levels reported in 2009.

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Credit card debt, identity theft rise during holiday season, financial adviser says

By and on December 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The holiday season may bring increased risk of identity theft or overspending. Experts recommend using debit versus credit cards, and to watch where and how they carry physical cards.

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Gainesville high school students chosen to attend World Food Prize conference

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

Two Eastside High School juniors represented Florida at the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. Abigail Eisenstadt and Amaleah Mirti were the only Florida students chosen to attend the event in Iowa, which revolved around food security and agricultural issues.

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Gator volleyball team cheers up children at Shands

By and on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The UF women’s volleyball team made its 21st annual Thanksgiving visit to the children patients at Shands Sunday.

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Authorities urge caution to prevent holiday fires

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for the Gainesville Fire Department. To ensure safety during the holidays this season, Gainesville Fire Rescue Assistant Chief JoAnne Rice urged caution for residents.

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Pension program benefits older military veterans

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Thousands of Gainesville veterans could be missing out on valuable pension money for their wartime service.

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