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A 77-year-old Newberry resident has inspired other acts of kindness by helping families in need. She manages a food bank out of her backyard called Blessed Hope.
Gainesville District 1 City Commissioner Charles Goston, Mayor Ed Braddy and other officials met recently to brainstorm ways to bring supermarkets and restaurants to East Gainesville. That area of town has only two full-service grocery stores, while West Gainesville has 24. Because of the dearth of supermarkets, East Gainesville has been labeled a “food desert,” by the USDA.
The Gainesville City Commission voted to accept the city auditor’s report on the financial discrepancies between GRU and Gainesville Renewable Energy Center. GRU customers will continue to pay at the high rates until the conflict is resolved.
A Gainesville couple has launched a “food tour” of the downtown area, introducing participants to some of the city’s restaurants while also educating them about the history of the city.
A city audit of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ invoices alleged that the company has overpaid more than $872,000 to contracted energy company, Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, since late 2013. The audit, which was presented at the Audit and Finance Committee Tuesday […]
Local animal rescue organization Animal People, Inc. has temporarily closed its doors, turning to a few rescue organizations to help care for their homeless dogs and cats.
Alachua County warns of lane closures along Millhopper Road this weekend as a result of debris from dead and diseased trees that have fallen on the road.
Shirley Bloodworth, 86, took her first ride with Uber as part of the Freedom in Motion program. The program was designed to help senior citizens get around town by using the Uber app for little to no fee.
With the second and final phase of construction beginning on Southwest 34th Street in Gainesville, residents can expect a solution to the manholes and uneven pavement. Although partly delayed because of the rainy wet season, the lane closures and repaving should be completed by Sept. 25.