Category Archives: Local

Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.

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Citizens Calling For Archer Assistant City Manager’s Removal Over Facebook Posts

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The Alachua County NAACP and Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity, which some consider racist and offensive.

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Water Main Break Delays Holly Hills Sewage Repairs

By on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

Residents of the Holly Hills neighborhood face a lack of clean water due to sewage backups. A broken water main and recent rains have delayed the city efforts to fix the sewage lines.

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A Piece Of Paper Could Get You Out Of A DUI Checkpoint

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Discussion has sparked over driving under the influence checkpoint protocol after a Levy County officers allowed a man to continue driving though he never rolled down his window to interact with officers at a New Year’s Eve DUI checkpoint.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.

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Raw Milk Drinkers Loyal, Despite Risks

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Although the CDC recently reported a rise in raw milk sicknesses, the unpasteurized milk continues to gain popularity in Gainesville and surrounding areas.

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International Students Have A Tough Time Achieving The “American Dream”

By on December 29th, 2014 | Last updated: December 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

International students find it difficult to find employers willing to risk time and money hiring them while going through visa processes after graduating from U.S. schools.

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Equipment Malfunction Cancels Flights at Gainesville Airport

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

A number of flights were canceled in and out of the Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday after part of the airport’s flight landing systems malfunctioned.

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Clinic Offers Health Care For Pets Every Tuesday

By on December 20th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.

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Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time”

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.

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