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Rabbit Rescue Fundraiser Aims For More Awareness, Less Baby Bunnies

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Gainesville Rabbit Rescue hopes that by selling humorous shirts, they can not only help raise funds but also spread awareness. GRR hopes that by spreading awareness to promote spaying and neutering rabbits, they can avoid over-crowding their facility and control the local pet rabbit population.

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Marion County Salvation Army Hosts Holiday Kick-Off

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Marion County Salvation Army had its annual Red Kettle Kickoff on Wednesday. The organization hopes to raise an extra $11,000 this holiday season.

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Local Power Plant Receives National Forest Certification

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center received the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification on Oct. 28. GREC is the first power plant in the country to receive this certification.

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Transitional Housing For Veterans Offers New Beginnings

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

A local non-profit organization is helping veterans transition into their futures by echoing their selfless service done in the past.

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Veterans Day Celebration Welcomes Home Recent Service Members

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Alachua County held its annual Veterans Day celebration on Tuesday at the Alachua County Veterans Memorial in Kanapaha Park. The celebration focused on welcoming home returning service members of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

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Gainesville Veteran And Family Remember His Service in Korean War

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Remembering the Korean War, Clayton Graves said he mainly recalls the foxholes and extreme cold. It was beginning to turn into winter in 1951 when Cpl. Graves’ Headquarters Company, the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was shipped [...]

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Celebrating Veterans Day Through A World War II Survivor

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Saturday afternoon floats, fire trucks, tractors, motorcycles, and walkers led veterans through Inglis for the 2014 Levy County Veterans Day Parade.

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Survey Reveals Police Concerns With NW 8th Ave. Lane Reductions

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

After reducing a section of NW 8th Avenue from four lanes to two, police worry it is affecting response time for emergency vehicles.

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Local Activists Fight to Save Old Army Reserve

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.

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Grace Marketplace Installs New Washers and Dryers Provided by the City of Gainesville

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

A local homeless shelter will soon be offering a new laundry program to its residents. On Nov. 6, Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, received new laundry equipment provided by the City of Gainesville using money donated by the [...]

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