Tag Archives: Alachua County

Waived Fees Help Drivers Save Money On Traffic Citations

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

As an effort to help traffic violators pay off citations, Clerks in the state of Florida initiated the money saving opportunity Operation Green Light. On Saturday, Alachua County hosted the promotion to waive fees to help residents cut the cost on paying off their citations.

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New Program Hopes To Bring Nutritional Education To Elementary Schools

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Stephen Foster Elementary School is the first elementary school to participate in Kids in the Kitchen, a program that teaches students about nutritional food options and food preparation. The program was started by Pamela McMahon, Ph.D., a retired University of Florida faculty member and registered dietician.

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Human Remains Believed To Be Missing Gainesville Mom

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office believe they have recovered the remains of Keyanta Williams. Williams, a Gainesville mother of four, went missing in early February.

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Noah’s Endeavor Celebrates the End of Their Softball Season

By on April 12th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

The children, friends and family of the Noah’s Endeavor program came together Sunday afternoon for their Awards Picnic. The program meets every Sunday afternoon at Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park in Gainesville, Florida, to give children with developmental and physical disabilities a place to play.

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The Final Four: Gainesville City Commission Run-Off

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Gainesville City Commission District 1 and At-Large Seat 1 will be decided in a run-off election on April 14. Four candidates advanced from a pool of 10 who ran in the initial elections on March 17.

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New App Feature Makes Lunch Easier For Children During Summer

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

A new feature on the Nutrislice app will show parents and students where the nearest Summer Meal Program site is. With 20 million viewers, the mobile application is designed to inform people about the school lunch program and to help alleviate food insecurity in Florida.

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Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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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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