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By Billy Jean Louis on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 5:40 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.
By Whitney Lavaux on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay [...]
By Seantyel Hardy on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm
Gainesville’s Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity to create the Partnership for Paint program, which helps Gainesville residents update their homes through painting and repairs, for a reduced out-of-pocket fee.
By Ana Rojo on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm
Initiative to increase sales taxes by 1 percent to fund Alachua County transportation projects hit ballot in November.
By Kai Su on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm
Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.
By Whitney Lavaux on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm
A local Girl Scout donated agility equipment to Alachua County Animal Services. The equipment assists volunteers with training dogs in skills that make them more adoptable.
By Julian Hernandez and Amanda Di Lella on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Southeast Alachua County landowners discuss Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposal to develop parts of the city and express their concerns.
By Whitney Lavaux and Leah Harding on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm
The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting Thursday to consider funding renovations and construction for the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The commission, however, wants evidence of a return on the investment. The commissioners debated over very different plans. The first [...]
By Sabrina Alvarez on September 4th, 2014 | Last updated: September 4, 2014 at 6:53 pm
A reduced vehicle registration fee, effective Sept. 1, caused higher traffic at the Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office. Senators say the fee cut is one of the ways Florida Legislature is trying to reduce taxes and fees.
By Komal Junejo and Rochelle Alleyne on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm
The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.