Author Archives: Katina Prokos

Butler Plaza Best Buy’s Solar Panels Caught Fire

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 5, 2013 at 6:56 am

(Image credit: Lauren Moore)
A fire behind a portion of Butler Plaza was caused by solar panels

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Gainesville Resident Takes On New Name: American Ninja Warrior

By on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Gainesville resident Joyce Shahboz (wife of Marc Shahboz, pictured above) competed on NBC’s show “American Ninja Warrior” and now her family of four is taking on the name of “Ninja Clan” as they practice all kinds of physical activity from swimming to parkour.

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Suwannee County Citizens Voice Opposition to Proposed Incineration Facility

By on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

On Thursday night, about 150 people crowded into Live Oak City Hall to express concern over a proposed biomedical waste incinerator facility in rural Suwannee County with the president of the company seeking to build it.

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Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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After 33 Years, Farah’s on the Avenue Will Close Friday

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

Farah’s on the Avenue will close its doors Friday. Owner Nick Farah cites his desire to expand his prepared food brand, the restaurant’s shrinking customer base and growing utilities bill as reasons for the close.

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Alachua County Superintendent Plans To Retire After Almost 50 Years in Education

By on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm

After almost 50 years in education, Superintendent Dan Boyd has become the face of Alachua County Public Schools. He’s stepping down this month.

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