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By Norman Galang on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm
A Gainesville non-profit and a car dealership are teaming together to provide cars to those who can’t afford them in a rather unique way.
By Mary Francis on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm
The Williston fire and police departments are temporarily operating out of trailers after their building sunk due to an eroding foundation.
By Sabrina Alvarez on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm
On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.
By Alexa Lightle on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm
An area dubbed Tent City in Gainesville housed homeless people for years, but their eviction left the area littered with remnants from the former occupants. The property is now seeking help for a much needed clean-up.
By Leah Harding on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm
Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.
By Olivia Muenter on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 8:52 am
The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the Levy Loop Trail at the Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve open year-round. Residents of Island Field, a neighborhood that borders the trail, raised concerns over noise and privacy earlier this year.
By Robin Andrews on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm
More than 40,000 pounds of the brightly-colored gourds arrived on a semi-truck Sept. 28 just in time for this year’s pumpkin patch. Before filling the small hay-covered courtyard at Gainesville’s Trinity United Methodist Church, the pumpkins travel 1,807 miles through [...]
By Lauren Flannery on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Punk music festival Fest will have bands perform for the first time at Bo Diddley Community Plaza Halloween weekend. The use of the venue comes with ordinance changes Fest organizers have been waiting three years for.
By Qianwen Zhang and Leanna Scachetti on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Voters were encouraged to take full advantage of early voting on Sunday at Gainesville’s Empowerment Sunday organized by the African American Accountability Alliance of Alachua County. Martin Luther King III attended.
By Leanna Scachetti on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Gainesville Connected, a conference in Gainesville, aims to equip teachers to engage students on global issues such as poverty.