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Alachua County Receives Florida’s 36th State Forest

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The 1,000-plus acres of diverse land west of Newnans Lake in Gainesville will provide bicycle and hiking trails for the public in spring 2015.

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Old Shoes Find New Life Thanks to Oak Hall

By on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

“We started off as a drop off spot where people could bring old shoes when they bought a new pair, or bring back a defective pair,” Carillo said. “It grew more and more through word of mouth, and now people know to bring their shoes to us.”

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GALLERY: Protest Held At O’Connell In Response to Police Actions

By on December 12th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Demonstrators from the University of Florida Dream Defenders and UF Students for a Democratic Society protested for two hours outside of the O’Connell Center on Friday in response to the police actions in Ferguson and New York that lead to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Gainesville Mayor In Twitter Debate Over Northwest 8th Avenue

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy entered a heated debate over Northwest 8th Avenue with unhappy community members on Twitter.

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Former Alachua County President Of NAACP Rev. Wright Dies

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.

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Prohibited Internet Access By Inmates Is Under Investigation

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

The Facebook page of Holmes Correctional Institution inmate Pedro Bravo has been active since his incarceration. Internet usage among inmates can be problematic and is, therefore, limited.

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Protesters In “Black Lives Matter” March Move For Inconvenience And Justice

By on December 9th, 2014 | Last updated: December 9, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Hundreds of protesters blocked off traffic at the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street in Gainesville on Monday evening.

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Pictures: Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K

By on December 6th, 2014 | Last updated: December 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm

In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Florida College of Medicine held a Tacky Sweater Holiday 5K on the UF campus Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 8 a.m. UF students and residents of Gainesville and other nearby communities gathered for the event […]

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In Reversal, City Votes for a Four-Lane NW 8th Avenue

By on December 5th, 2014 | Last updated: December 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

City Commissioners voted to return NW 8th Avenue to a four-lane configuration at the Dec. 4th meeting.

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