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City officials decided to take a natural approach to restore Cofrin Park, which has been closed since April. The Cofrin house will be removed and boulders and coconut fiber will be used to regenerate the nearby Bevill Creek.
The Gainesville Girls Rock Camp uses music to empower young girls and teens. Girls gain self-confidence throughout the program and learn to encourage each another.
Cuddle Time opened in Gainesville as a professional way to offer clients cuddling services. The non-sexual business was founded as part of an effort to comfort those who desire human interaction.
The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department has found unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek waters.
Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.
Adoabi Ugochukwu, 22, was diagnosed with lupus at 15 years old. Now, she’s planning on starting a support group in Gainesville for lupus patients.
The City of Gainesville launched online and mobile service 311GNV Tuesday. Through the service, Gainesville residents can report non-emergency issues like potholes, graffiti and broken street signs.
The fate of the Confederate soldier statue in downtown Gainesville remains undecided as residents urge decision-makers to consider the town’s Civil War history. While some demand it stays in place, others argue for its relocation to the Matheson Museum.
Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) spoke out, Thursday, against the Confederate flag at McPherson Governmental Complex in Marion County. Using the hashtag #TakeItDown, this is the first time a party affiliation has spoken out about having the Confederate flag taken down.