Tag Archives: Alachua County

Hawthorne Residents Voice Concerns With Development Plans

By and 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.

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Alachua County Commission Holds Off Decision On Multi-Million Dollar Fate of Fairgrounds

By and 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 [...]

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Lower Vehicle Registration Fee Increases Tag Renewals

By 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.

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and 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.

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Two Wounded in Newberry Shooting

By on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Two Newberry residents were shot on Monday. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident.

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Yoho Takes GOP Primary Over Rush; Alachua Voting Results

By and on August 26th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

Congressman Ted Yoho claimed his seat in the August primary on Tuesday amid delay in voting results. Alachua County tallied up the votes in its primary elections, naming Lee Pinkoson, Ken Cornell and Gunnar Paulson among the winners.

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Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.

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Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.

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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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