Tag Archives: Alachua County

Hawthorne Community Welcomes Fire Station’s Return

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.

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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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Bradford County Offers Public Shaming As Probation Condition

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Bradford County has offered offenders of misdemeanors the option of sign holding as part of their probation. The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office hope the experience will reduce the likelihood of someone repeating the same crime.

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I-75 Lanes Clear After Early Morning Accident

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.

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High School Students Choosing High-Level Courses Over Electives

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.

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In The News: County To Restore CAPP Funding, Study Warns Of Physician Shortage, All-Time Lows Possible Throughout Nation, I-4 Crash Shuts Down Interstate Overnight

By and on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

County backs plan to restore CAPP funding to 2012 levels – Alachua county commissioners decided Tuesday to restore funding levels for local organizations that serve the poor if tax revenues are sufficient. These Community Agency Partnership Program, or CAPP, groups […]

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Bicycle Safety, Gainesville City Commission’s New Transportation Initiative

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Gainesville Citizens for Active Transport hosted a forum for Gainesville City Commission candidates to discuss transportation issues. Bicycle safety is a major issue for the upcoming election and efforts are already being made to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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Local Entrepreneurs Unite To Create High Springs Hangout

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Two couples combine four businesses to make one large hangout for High Springs. The opening of The Corner is scheduled for next month.

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Empowerment Center Creates New Group To Assist With Gainesville’s Homeless Issues

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Gainesville residents worked to advance the Empowerment Center’s homeless shelter by creating the Citizen’s Work Group. The group is comprised of 14 community members who will assist with homeless-related issues.

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