Tag Archives: Alachua County

High School Students Choosing High-Level Courses Over Electives

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.

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In The News: County To Restore CAPP Funding, Study Warns Of Physician Shortage, All-Time Lows Possible Throughout Nation, I-4 Crash Shuts Down Interstate Overnight

By and on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

County backs plan to restore CAPP funding to 2012 levels – Alachua county commissioners decided Tuesday to restore funding levels for local organizations that serve the poor if tax revenues are sufficient. These Community Agency Partnership Program, or CAPP, groups […]

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Bicycle Safety, Gainesville City Commission’s New Transportation Initiative

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Gainesville Citizens for Active Transport hosted a forum for Gainesville City Commission candidates to discuss transportation issues. Bicycle safety is a major issue for the upcoming election and efforts are already being made to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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Local Entrepreneurs Unite To Create High Springs Hangout

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Two couples combine four businesses to make one large hangout for High Springs. The opening of The Corner is scheduled for next month.

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Empowerment Center Creates New Group To Assist With Gainesville’s Homeless Issues

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Gainesville residents worked to advance the Empowerment Center’s homeless shelter by creating the Citizen’s Work Group. The group is comprised of 14 community members who will assist with homeless-related issues.

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Local Road Construction Frustrates Area Residents

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Residents near construction voice their frustrations and concerns at road blockage. The construction is preventing school buses from reaching children and obstructing mail delivery.

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GRACE Marketplace To Improve Security

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.

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No-Kill Status In Sight For Alachua County Animal Services

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

Alachua County Animal Services has been working to reach no-kill status since 2001. Now, they’re only four percent away from their goal.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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