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Alachua County Commissioners Hear Thoughts On Confederate Statue

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

A Tuesday Alachua County Commissioners meeting let residents voice their opinions on whether or not to keep the statue of the Confederate solider in downtown Gainesville. Some opponents of keeping the statue said that it was associated with slavery, while others in support of keeping it where it is said it is a symbol of history.

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Protesters Clash Over Confederate Statue

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

Both sides of the struggle over the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier protested feet away from each other Thursday night. Over 100 people crowded at the foot of the statue with chants, talks and conversation over the statue’s symbolism.

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Alachua County Delays Approval Of Contract For Police In Schools

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

The Alachua County Commission met Tuesday to discuss police presence in schools. Discussions reached a stalemate as Superintendent Owen Roberts did not approve the request for police due to funding limits.

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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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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.

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County Commission Votes To Keep Barr Hammock Trail Open

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 8:52 am

The Alachua County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the Levy Loop Trail at the Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve open year-round. Residents of Island Field, a neighborhood that borders the trail, raised concerns over noise and privacy earlier this year.

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Alachua County Commission Holds Off Decision On Multi-Million Dollar Fate of Fairgrounds

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting Thursday to consider funding renovations and construction for the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The commission, however, wants evidence of a return on the investment. The commissioners debated over very different plans. The first […]

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In the News: Commissioner Not Pursuing Re-election, Marion County Deputy Recognized, State Lawmaker Taking Action, Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Alachua County Commissioner Will Not Seek Re-election – Susan Baird will not seek re-election to the Alachua County Commission in November. In an email to the Gainesville Sun, Baird said she wanted to focus on her family and her work.  […]

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County Commission Meeting Prompts Homelessness Discussion

By on January 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

The Alachua County Commission did not reach a final decision on converting the Gainesville Correctional Institution into a homeless center.

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Alachua County Wage Theft Protection Ordinance in Effect

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Alachua County’s Wage Theft Protection Ordinance, which was passed in April with a 3 to 2 vote, went into effect Jan. 1. Unpaid and underpaid employees who have sought to resolve issues with their employers can file an official complaint.

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