Tag Archives: Alachua County

Former Alachua County President Of NAACP Rev. Wright Dies

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.

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Partnership For Strong Families Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The Partnership for Strong Families held a holiday toy drive to distribute gifts to over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Alachua County on Wednesday at Northwest Baptist Church. The drive will continue until Friday.

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Grace Marketplace Waits For Funds From the City and County

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Grace Marketplace is still waiting for the city of Gainesville and Alachua County to provide funds in order to keep the shelter open and pay for its staffing. Since October, Grace Marketplace has had to pay out of its pocket to keep providing services.

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Grace Marketplace Waits For Payment From City

By on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

With only a verbal commitment from the city and county, Grace MarketPlace has continued to provide the staff and the funding to keep the pavilion open since October.

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Protestors Gather at Alachua County Courthouse in Support of Michael Brown

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Program Gives Foster Youths Chance For More Normal Life

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

A recent pilot program is making it easier for young people in foster care to earn a driver’s license and insurance for them to achieve a more normal life.

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GRACE Cafe Plan In The Works

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Grace Marketplace plans to renovate its kitchen with grant money, eventually opening Grace Cafe to the community in which the homeless cook and serve food.

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Alachua County And City of Gainesville Unite to Serve Grace Marketplace

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm

On September 29, city commissioners will prove the city is willing to serve those in need by making dinner for the homeless at GRACE Marketplace.

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Alachua Updates Parking Lots With LED Technology

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.

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Alachua Residents Ready For New Grocery

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Publix is moving to the small city of Alachua and will compete with the only other grocery store there called Hitchcock’s Markets. Residents are excited to see more diversity in their grocery shopping.

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