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Gainesville Chooses Natural Approach To Restore Cofrin Park

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:56 am

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.

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Rock Camp Empowers Young Girls In Gainesville

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm

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.

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New Gainesville Business, Cuddle Time, Pushes Personal Space

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:15 am

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.

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Hogtown Creek Bacteria Levels Unsafe For Human Use

By on July 28th, 2015 | Last updated: July 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department has found unsafe levels of bacteria in Hogtown Creek waters.

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I-75 Shut Down After Trooper Involved In Shooting

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

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.

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Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

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.

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Lupus Patient Starts Support Group in Gainesville

By on July 24th, 2015 | Last updated: July 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

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.

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Gainesville Launches Online, Mobile Service For Non-Emergency Reporting

By on July 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

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.

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Residents: History Should Inform Confederate Statue Decision

By on July 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

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.

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Florida Democrats Speak About Marion County Confederate Flag On Twitter

By on July 20th, 2015 | Last updated: July 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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.

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