Tag Archives: Alachua County

UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Gardening Program Provides Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.

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Scott Rallies Voters On Bus Tour As Election Nears

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Governor Rick Scott continued his “Get Out the Early Vote” bus tour on Tuesday with a stop in Gainesville at David’s Real Pit BBQ to rally voters and encourage them to head to the polls early.

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First Case Of Enterovirus D-68 Confirmed In Alachua County

By on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Alachua County child was diagnosed with enterovirus D-68, a flu-like disease that has no vaccine or treatment. The CDC said there have been more reported cases this year than ever before.

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CDC Studies Effects of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Over Traditional Shot for Children

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.

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City Commission Tests Telephone Town Hall Meeting

By on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

In an effort to better connect with residents, the Gainesville City Commission tested a “phone-conference” town hall meeting yesterday. Over 23,000 landlines were called.

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‘Furry Tails’ May Not Get Their Fairy Tale Endings

By on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: October 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Alachua County Animal Services has exceeded maximum capacity. Despite creative efforts to find permanent homes for long-term residents, the shelter’s no-kill goal for the year may not be possible.

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Women Volunteers To Build Eighth Home In Alachua County

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Alachua Women Build recently finished its seventh home for Habitat for Humanity and will break ground on the eighth home Oct. 15.

The seventh house, named the Memorial House, is now home to a single mother and her four children, who moved in over the summer.

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New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.

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