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By Amanda Di Lella and Cassandra Vangellow on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm
The Alachua County Virtual Cemetery Project is preserving the county’s past by cleaning gravestones and posting photos online.
Florida lawmakers are looking to kill the state’s reputation as the country’s most corrupt. Officials sent out surveys to the state’s counties and localities, asking for suggestions or constructive criticism.
By Rochelle Alleyne on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush, the United Nations Foundation is working to promote a spirit of charitable giving through the hashtag, #GivingTuesday.
By Forrest Smith on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: August 9, 2013 at 11:21 am
The man authorities believe is responsible for the death of a man found on West University Avenue is now in custody, according to Gainesville police. Police have also identified the victim of the fatal stabbing, which is said to have been the result of a disagreement over money.
By Hana Engroff on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 3:24 pm
Alachua County voters looking to avoid long lines at the polls Nov. 6 have a chance to vote early Saturday until Nov. 3. Early voters must present both picture and signature identification in order to vote.
By Kelly Price on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Attendance at the 14th annual Breakfast on the Plaza and Homeless Services Fair at Bo Diddley Plaza Thursday was higher than ever. The event, sponsored by the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, featured services for homeless and their [...]
By Dana Winter on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm
The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office has received more than 30,000 requests for absentee ballots. The Canvassing Board reviews these requests and has already returned more than 11,000.
By Kelly Price on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am
One week ago, Gov. Rick Scott embarked on a state-wide “listening tour” to talk with Florida’s teachers, parents and students amid state- and nationwide concern about education sparked by the Chicago teachers’ strike. Alachua County teachers union president Karen McCann [...]
By Steven Gallo on August 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm
For some students in Alachua County, the school day will be a little longer this year. Seven elementary schools will have their days extended by an hour after they ranked in the 100 lowest performing schools in the state.