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Human Remains Believed To Be Missing Gainesville Mom

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office believe they have recovered the remains of Keyanta Williams. Williams, a Gainesville mother of four, went missing in early February.

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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

By on April 11th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree.
After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida’s campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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State Funding Cuts Impact Hippodrome Theatre

By on February 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: February 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

The proposed Florida state budget would decrease the arts budget from 26 million dollars to five million. Nonprofit arts organizations, like Gainesville’s Hippodrome, face an increasing need for community support.

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Kidnapped Therapy Dog Returns In Poor Condition

By on January 26th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Twelve-year-old Taren’s therapy dog Hank was found tied to a tree in a neighbor’s yard after being lost for several months. The Christie family says they are relieved to have everyone back under one roof, but unfortunately Hank is sick with heartworms.

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Old Army Reserve Property To Be Made Into Public Space

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The Gainesville City Commission voted in December to develop the Army Reserve property in a public space. Deteriorating conditions of the building and official approval from the Army, however, may setback the project.

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Local Activists Fight to Save Old Army Reserve

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.

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Residents Encouraged To Vote Early At ‘Empowerment Sunday’

By and on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Voters were encouraged to take full advantage of early voting on Sunday at Gainesville’s Empowerment Sunday organized by the African American Accountability Alliance of Alachua County. Martin Luther King III attended.

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Teacher Conference Aims to Bring Global Perspective Into Classrooms

By on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Gainesville Connected, a conference in Gainesville, aims to equip teachers to engage students on global issues such as poverty.

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UF Researchers Develop “Mixed-Reality” Training Technology for Military

By on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Experts at UF develop simulators to help military doctors by providing opportunities to practice techniques. The Department of Defense granted the research team $1.7 million to develop five simulators over five years.

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Plane Rerouted from Gainesville to Jacksonville Airport

By and on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

An American Eagle jet that was scheduled to land at Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday night was unexpectedly diverted to the Jacksonville International Airport. Both the airline and the airport are still not sure exactly why this happened but passengers of […]

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