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Anthony Lyons Named As Gainesville’s New City Manager

Gainesville City Commission selects interim city manager, Anthony Lyons, as the new city manager at City Hall in Gainesville, Fla. Thursday, April 21, 2016.

The Gainesville City Commission selected Anthony Lyons as its new city manager today, bringing to an end the months-long search process that followed the November 2015 resignation of Russ Blackburn after his 10 years in the post. Lyons, who has served as interim city manager since Blackburn's resignation, was chosen from 95 initial applicants and five finalists.

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UF voices requests to new Florida Senate president as part of ‘listening tour’

Fuchs and Negron Meet

The incoming Florida Senate president asked the University of Florida what the state could do for it. On Tuesday night, students, faculty, and UF President Kent Fuchs answered. More stipends for graduate students, increasing need-based student aid and better compensation for faculty were some of the answers that Sen. Joe Negron received …

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