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The Alachua County NAACP and Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity, which some consider racist and offensive.
Residents of the Holly Hills neighborhood face a lack of clean water due to sewage backups. A broken water main and recent rains have delayed the city efforts to fix the sewage lines.
Discussion has sparked over driving under the influence checkpoint protocol after a Levy County officers allowed a man to continue driving though he never rolled down his window to interact with officers at a New Year’s Eve DUI checkpoint.
Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.
Although the CDC recently reported a rise in raw milk sicknesses, the unpasteurized milk continues to gain popularity in Gainesville and surrounding areas.
International students find it difficult to find employers willing to risk time and money hiring them while going through visa processes after graduating from U.S. schools.
A number of flights were canceled in and out of the Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday after part of the airport’s flight landing systems malfunctioned.
The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.
Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.