Author Archives: Rachel Genovese

Symposium encourages police awareness of local gang activity

By on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and other organizations have partnered up to educate officers on how to best identify, document and deal with gang members from the dozen gangs in the Alachua County area.

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Floodwaters cause Suwannee and Santa Fe River levels to rise

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Floodwaters have caused the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to activate all five idle-speed, no-wake zones on the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers. The FWC wants boaters to stay off of the Suwannee-Santa Fe River system if they can, but Parker said she hopes that boaters who continue to use it proceed with caution.

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Gainesville Correctional Institution to become homeless assistance center

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Members of the County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry are traveling to Atlanta to visit the Gateway Center, a homeless assistance center housed in a former jail, to see what improvements should be made in Gainesville.

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Marion County announces health improvement plan after low overall ranking

By on February 4th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Ranked 48th out of 67 Florida Counties for overall health, Marion County is promoting a new Community Health Improvement Plan for its residents.

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