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Gainesville Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Hopefuls

Hundreds of job seekers made their their way around the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center Tuesday morning for the annual Gainesville job fair. Gainesville’s unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in April to 5 percent in July, so the job fair was just what many people needed.


In The News: Spike In Kids’ Insurance, Iran Nuclear Deal Remains In Senate, Florida Gun Business Draws Attention

Florida Healthy Kids: Federal health law led to price hikes – Obamacare is being blamed by Florida Healthy Kids Corporation for an increase in health insurance premiums starting next month. These changes will impact thousands of kids starting next month. […]


Executive director of the Matheson History Museum Peggy Macdonald admires artifacts of Marjorie Harris Carr. The zoologist used the leather saddle on research trips to Honduras in the 1940s.

Women Leaders Exhibit Opens at Matheson History Museum

The Matheson History Museum opened its new exhibit, “Saving the Sunshine State: Women Leaders in the 20th Century,” featuring artifacts and rare photos from Mary McLeod Bethune, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Marjorie Harris Carr, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, May Mann Jennings and Zora Neale Hurston. The exhibit opened yesterday and runs until Oct. 31.


Second slide, top left to bottom right:
Courtney Grant, 27,  of  Williston, FL. 
Castillo Herrera, 28. 
Kevin Kasper, 51, of Lake City, FL.
Patric Koenigstein, 56, of Gainesville. 
Ricardo Lopez Ricardo, 47, Gainesville, FL. 
Larry Lucas, 43, White Springs, FL.

‘Operation Panther’ Snares 21 For Seeking Sex With Children

Gainesville police officers arrested 21 men who made arrangements to meet with children for sex.


Senator Bill Nelson speaks to University of Florida researchers about the threat of rising sea levels on Monday, August 31, 2015.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Talks to UF Researchers On Rising Sea Threat

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson met with UF researchers to discuss the impact that rising seas will have on North Florida and to look for ways to make the public aware. He questioned whether a natural disaster would have to occur before people grasp the severity of the threat.


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