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Gainesville Brewers Celebrate Legal 64-Ounce Growlers

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

As SB 186 goes into effect Wednesday, Gainesville brewers are preparing to celebrate. Breweries expect the 64-ounce growlers to attract people from outside the state that will come and patronize Florida’s growing craft beer industry.

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City Still Looking For Solution To Repair Historic Downtown Clock

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

The downtown Gainesville clock has stopped working. The city does not yet know the extent of the problem, but is looking into how long it will take to fix.

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Residents Call For Removal Of Local Confederate Statue

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.

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Commissioners Discuss Creating New County

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.

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Student Teaches Herself To Skateboard, Rises To “Queen”

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Neena Schueller climbs to the top of the longboard community as one of the only female skateboarders sponsored by a local skate shop. She has been recognized for her skills on YouTube and in the skateparks, winning titles such as “Queen of Kona.”

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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Patio Burns In Propane Fire

By on June 17th, 2015 | Last updated: June 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm

A faulty propane tank led to a house fire in Summerfield. In response to the blaze, Marion County Fire Rescue officer James Lucas gave some tips on how to prevent grilling fires.

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Burrito Brothers Is First To Move Into New Midtown Building

By on June 16th, 2015 | Last updated: June 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

Burrito Brothers Taco Co. held the grand opening for its new location on Friday. The restaurant moved into a new portion of the U14 building off University Avenue.

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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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