Author Archives: Leila Milgrim

Alachua County declares April ‘Water Conservation Month’

By and on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Alachua County has joined other state governments in declaring April “Water Conservation Month.” Journalist and author Cynthia Barnett, who specializes in water issues, said although Florida is becoming more sustainable with water resources, conservation must become a collective effort to save the state’s natural resources.

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Proposed education bill reported favorably out of Fla. Senate committee

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

The Committee on Education reported favorably on proposed Senate Bill 1108 at Monday’s meeting. The proposed bill would empower parents of students with special-education needs in the decision-making process regarding students’ course curriculum and Individualized Education Program.

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Local Citizens’ Academy accepting registration for spring 2013

By on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

The six-week program teaches residents how the local government works.

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UF to launch Healthy Kids Program in May

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Due to increased rates of childhood obesity, the University of Florida is launching a healthy-living initiative to help young children learn how to make healthy choices.

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Marion County roads to temporarily close for repairs

By on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 13, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Roadway repairs will leave temporary lane closures in Marion County Feb. 18 to April 19.

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