Tag Archives: Alachua County

Executive Director of North Central Florida March of Dimes Will Retire

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 7:17 am

After 25 years with the March of Dimes, Betsy Trent is set to retire on March 1. She is the executive director of the north central Florida division, yet no one has been selected to fill her position at this time.

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Domestic Abuse Network Plans to Expand Facilities

By on February 17th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network plans to kickstart its expansion project with a ground-breaking ceremony on March 4 in its main outreach office in Gainesville, Fla.

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Banyan Biomarkers Inc. Receives Grant to Continue Concussion Research

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.

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Booming Home Sales in Northeast Florida

By on February 1st, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Northeast Florida sees an increase in home sales in 2013. Increase is credited in part to lower unemployment rates.

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City of Gainesville Candidates Announced for March Election

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.

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Biomass Plant Still Fuels Complaints From Residents

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Some Alachua County residents are still hearing noises from the biomass plant, even after the installation of noise-absorbing acoustic panels.

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County Commission Meeting Prompts Homelessness Discussion

By on January 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

The Alachua County Commission did not reach a final decision on converting the Gainesville Correctional Institution into a homeless center.

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Local Author Educates Children About Sexual Abuse

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Author Kandra Albury wants to start a dialogue about sexual abuse with children and their parents with the help of her book “Don’t You Dare Touch Me There!”

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Block party seeks to put violence, disease stats on “Road to Zero”

By on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Road to Zero event seeks to curtail statistics on violence and sexually-transmitted diseases with speakers, pamphlets and free testing.

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Alachua County Students Set Record for Flu Vaccination

By on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

While other departments in Alachua County saw a spike in flu cases, the school board and its students did not.

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