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Sawmill Fire Contained By Firefighters, Debris Still Smoldering

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Firefighters have worked to contain a fire at a Worthington Springs sawmill. The fire that was reported Wednesday morning at J.L. Wood Gator Reman sawmill continues to smolder as sawmill workers try clearing the debris.

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Young Marines Honor Veterans On Memorial Day

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Milton Lewis Young Marines honor veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies at Forest Meadows Cemetery in Gainesville. Mayor Ed Braddy and Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell were among the group that dedicated their speeches to veterans.

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Rolling to Recovery: Tattooed and Bruised

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Camille Loose is a 30-year-old recovering methadone addict who may be better known to some by her roller derby name, Jane Dough. Loose turned to the sport to help overcome her past issues.

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Ichetucknee Springs Reopens Entrance for Memorial Day

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Ichetucknee Springs is reopening the northern entrance of the park for Memorial Day weekend. 4,000 are expected to be in attendance during the three-day weekend.

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City Commission Grants Gainesville Management Of Dignity Village

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Gainesville City Commission passes a motion for the management of Dignity Village. The motion begins the process of addressing safety issues and concerns regarding the logistics of the community.

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Habitat For Humanity Build Programs Empower Women

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

National Women Build Week was May 2-10. Alachua Habitat for Humanity Women Build participated in the weeklong event.

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Gainesville Police Department Recruiting Video Raises Concern

By on May 11th, 2015 | Last updated: May 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

A Gainesville Police Department recruitment video has raised concerns over how it portrays how the police interact with the community. The video included scenes of police officers making arrests, chasing suspects and weapons training.

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Saving Grace: One Woman’s Story Of Overcoming Adversity

By on May 1st, 2015 | Last updated: May 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Lisa Lee Savage was a substance abuser and she broke the rules, but she also overcame adversity. Now, she works as an administrative assistant and receptionist at the GRACE Welcome Center.

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Tornado Damages Homes Near Ocala Monday

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm

More than 50 homes were damaged in two separate neighborhoods southwest of Ocala Monday afternoon as severe thunderstorms rolled through.

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No Immediate Fix for SW 62nd Boulevard Road Conditions

By and on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Despite continual repairs to Southwest 62nd Boulevard, commuters will still have to drive along the road’s potholes and “alligator cracks” until it is reconstructed in 2016. Once a project development and environment study is completed, the city of Gainesville can work on a $45.2 million project that will turn Southwest 62nd Boulevard from a two-lane road into a four-lane road.

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