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Marion County Loses Bid For Veterans Nursing Home

By on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Florida’s seventh nursing home for military veterans will be built in western Port St. Lucie. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve $17 million in funding for the 120-bed facility, which will cost an [...]

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Ocala Community Members Unite at Prayer Vigil

By on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

Ocala religious leaders and the Ocala Police Department organized a community prayer vigil to promote an end to the recent violence in the community. Four drive-by-shootings have left three injured since early September.

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Gainesville Partnership Gives New Life to Old Homes

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Gainesville’s Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity to create the Partnership for Paint program, which helps Gainesville residents update their homes through painting and repairs, for a reduced out-of-pocket fee.

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Surtax To Fund Transportation Projects To Hit Ballot

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Initiative to increase sales taxes by 1 percent to fund Alachua County transportation projects hit ballot in November.

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Fall YMCA Football League Gets Benched

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

One less youth football league will hit the field this fall. The North Central Florida YMCA youth flag football league has been sidelined due to lack of registered participants, which typically consists of at least 100 children. This change may [...]

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Florida Organization Awarded Grant to Sponsor Free Spay and Neuter

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

No More Homeless Pets has received a grant for $25,000 from Florida Animal Friend to sponsor free spay and neuter for low-income houses, veterans and students with financial aid. This is the third time the grant has been given to the organization.

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Apple Fanatics Line Up For New iPhone Release

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

People began lining up as early as Thursday afternoon outside of some retail stores in Gainesville, waiting on the release of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Grace Marketplace Set To Close Pavilion and Chapel

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, is discontinuing two of its staple services Oct. 1. The marketplace will no longer offer shelter under its outdoor pavilion, and will also close the chapel on site.

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Five New Hotels May Spell Trouble for Gainesville Hotels

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Five new hotels will open in Gainesville over the next few years: the Hotel Indigo, the Hyatt, the Element, a Home2 Suites and a TownePlace Suites.

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