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Citizens Calling For Archer Assistant City Manager’s Removal Over Facebook Posts

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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.

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Water Main Break Delays Holly Hills Sewage Repairs

By on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

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.

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A Piece Of Paper Could Get You Out Of A DUI Checkpoint

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm

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.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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.

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Raw Milk Drinkers Loyal, Despite Risks

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Although the CDC recently reported a rise in raw milk sicknesses, the unpasteurized milk continues to gain popularity in Gainesville and surrounding areas.

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International Students Have A Tough Time Achieving The “American Dream”

By on December 29th, 2014 | Last updated: December 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

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.

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Equipment Malfunction Cancels Flights at Gainesville Airport

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

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.

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Clinic Offers Health Care For Pets Every Tuesday

By on December 20th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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.

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Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time”

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

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.

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Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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.

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