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Alachua County Animal Services Over Capacity For Thanksgiving

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Alachua County Animal Services is urging people to foster animals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Already more than two dozen animals over capacity, ACAS will need to begin euthanasia if foster owners are not found.

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Zen Hostel Offers Tranquility To Travelers And Residents

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Gainesville’s Zen Hostel offers spiritual and physical refuge for travelers and residents during its busiest months.

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Gainesville Mayor Responds To Grand Jury Decision On Ferguson

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: November 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

Gainesville’s Mayor Ed Brady issued a statement yesterday addressing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Community Members Urge City to Keep NW 8th Ave. Two Lanes

By on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

University Park Neighborhood residents and other community members are urging the Gainesville City Commission to keep 8th Avenue as a two-lane road for safety reasons.

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Alachua Updates Parking Lots With LED Technology

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.

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County Commission Votes on Sheriff’s Office’s Request for Additional Funds

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office came before the board of commissioners to request additional funds at the Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office asked for $970,000 for replacement vehicles and a 3 percent salary increase for servicemen and women. A motion to allocate $500,000 was passed 4-1.

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Construction On Main Street Causes Inconvenience

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.

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Gainesville High School Receives Two Additional, Identical Bomb Threats

By and on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

Gainesville High School received a bomb threat and subsequently evacuated all students and staff to a nearby Planet Fitness parking lot on Wednesday. GHS received two additional, identical threats Thursday morning, but the school has not been evacuated.

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Alachua County Homeless Seek Relief From Cold

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Homeless individuals in Alachua County find ways to cope with the cold weather. Some choose to sleep inside at shelters like Grace Marketplace, while others prefer to stay outside with their possessions, rely on friendship to stay warm.

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Finding Your Dog’s Zen

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Peedee Gilbertson had a knack for launching off the ground and jumping onto beds, and the hyperactive terrier-mix’s owners were running out of answers on just how to keep up with him. “We’ve had him in classes before to no [...]

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