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GALLERY: Final Four Midtown Reactions

By on April 7th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

Midtown was a sea of orange and blue as hundreds of enthusiastic Gator fans packed inside the many sports bars and restaurants alongside W. University Ave.  in Gainesville, Fla. Patrons came out to watch the Florida Gators take on the [...]

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Locals to Repair Community Pool from 1920s

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 6:21 am

The natural spring-fueled pool was developed by businessman C.A. Pound Sr.

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Music Store Closing Its Doors After 60 Years

By on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Lipham Music will close on April 15 after serving the Gainesville music community for more than half a century.

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Marion County Bans 24/7 Tethering Of Dogs

By on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am

The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.

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Acclaimed Records Project Celebrates Alachua County History

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

The Alachua County Clerk of Court Ancient Records Project was awarded a preservation award. The project, which started about 15 years ago, has preserved nearly 200 years of history so far.

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Lawmakers Scrap Plans to Dissolve Hampton, Embattled City Celebrates

By on March 29th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

They were convinced by city Councilman Dan Williams’ presentation on how the city government will change following a damning state auditor’s report.

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More Teachers Teach Outside Of Expertise In Low-Performing Schools

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

In a study by the Florida Department of Education, low-performing schools were found to have a higher number of out-of-field teachers.

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Fatal Shooting in City of Archer

By on March 26th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 9:48 am

Joseph McGuire, Archer resident, fatally shot Latreese Monroe at about 2 a.m. this morning after she broke into his home.

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Open House for Bo Diddley Redevelopment Tomorrow

By on March 26th, 2014 | Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency will host an open house tomorrow for residents and business people to review and give feedback on the redesign of Bo Diddley Plaza. Vidal-Finn, the agency’s manager, said the goal of the design is to [...]

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Plane Runs Low On Fuel, Sets Down on State Road 16

By and on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 5:57 am

On the last leg of his journey from Minneapolis to Jacksonville, pilot George Momberg made a precautionary landing on State Road 16.

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