Tag Archives: Alachua County news

Florida lawmakers move to tackle ethics issues

By and on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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.

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Holiday giving promoted through #GivingTuesday

By 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.

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In the News: early voting down, meningitis victims catch another sickness, political groups spend $500b, Sandy and voters

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers – People recovering from meningitis in an outbreak sparked by a contaminated steroid may experience a second ailment. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, is an infection near the spine at the site where [...]

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Homicide suspect found in Alabama; victim identified

By 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.

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Early voting begins Saturday for Alachua County

By 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.

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Fair reaches out to local homeless community

By 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 [...]

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Alachua County begins processing absentee ballots

By 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.

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Education climate reaches new lows as Scott tours state

By 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 [...]

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Longer days for some children in Alachua County

By 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.  

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Six arrests made after Alachua County Sheriff’s sting on online sex predators

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests from an undercover internet crimes against children sting. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristen Botica has more on the story surrounding these arrests.

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