Tag Archives: Alachua County

How Budgets Cuts Are Affecting Putnam County Public Transportation

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.

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School Known for Inclusion Uses Technology in Special Education

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Newberry Elementary’s students with disabilities have performed better than the statewide average.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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In the News: City Commission Discusses Homeless Shelter Background Checks, Fort Hood Gunman Did Not Appear Violent, Silver Springs Film Fest 2014, Stanford Mom Facing Death Penalty

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

City Commissioners Voice Opinions on Homeless Center Background Check Policy – City Commissioners showed support for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless & Hungry’s plan to allow homeless people to the shelter regardless of a homeless individual’s criminal background. [...]

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Phone Scams Fool Marion County Residents

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

A recent phone scam in Marion County serves as a reminder to be aware of false calls, and Alachua County’s public information officer warns who is at risk.

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Acclaimed Records Project Celebrates Alachua County History

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

The Alachua County Clerk of Court Ancient Records Project was awarded a preservation award. The project, which started about 15 years ago, has preserved nearly 200 years of history so far.

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More Teachers Teach Outside Of Expertise In Low-Performing Schools

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

In a study by the Florida Department of Education, low-performing schools were found to have a higher number of out-of-field teachers.

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Stop Now And Plan Starting At Rawlings Elementary

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary will pilot a behavioral development program for boys, ages 9 to 11, to prevent them from entering the juvenile justice system.

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In The News: Target Breach, Ex-Zimmerman Lawyer Wants Law Revision, Alachua County’s ACA Future, Sessions’ Body Search Continues

By on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Target warns data breach could hurt future profit – The discount retailer’s holiday net profit dropped by almost 50 percent in 2013. Target has not been able to estimate future expenses related to the breach, but believes they may have a material adverse effect [...]

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