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Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

By on March 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement.

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Mock exercise prepares county agencies for a “real disaster”

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  Ten Alachua County agencies and private partners came together today to simulate a mass casualty incident. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Gainesville used the mock drill to make sure agencies could practice what do do […]

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Burn bans in effect for Alachua and Marion counties

By on May 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

Alachua County is now under a mandatory burn ban beginning today and Marion County’s mandatory burn ban begins tonight at 7 p.m. This year’s Memorial Day got a little too hot for those in Dixie County, Florida, where a wildfire […]

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Soldier’s escort procession today

By on May 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was […]

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Marion and Alachua counties pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers this week

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The Annual Marion County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Thursday in honor of all the law enforcement officers that have lost their lives serving their communities. The event will take place at the McPherson Complex on SE 25th […]

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Goethe Fire Still Burning

By on May 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

The 700 acre Goethe State Forest fire in Levy county continues to burn, sending smoke and ash over Gainesville. Several crews with heavy equipment have been trying since last week to contain it, but so far no success and the […]

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Former Alachua County sheriff honored this afternoon

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

This afternoon The Alachua County Commission and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a building after former longtime Sheriff Joe Crevasse. The 4 P.M. service will honor Crevasse for his 21 years of service in law enforcement. Crevasse served […]

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UF Student Named A "Woman Of Promise" For Serving The community.

By on March 4th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm

In light of Women’s History Month, Santa Fe Community College is honoring local leaders as “Women Of Distinction.” Since 1987, the college has recognized five prominent women in Alachua and Bradford Counties each year. SFC also chooses a “Woman Of […]

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