Tag Archives: Alachua County

In The News: Businesses Benefit Low Gas Prices, Woman Arrested After Bogus 911 Call, Gov. Scott Declares November ‘Hire A Veteran Month’

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Small businesses are saving money on gasoline due to lower prices and spending that money elsewhere. A Gainesville woman was arrested for making a fake 911 call reporting that she had been shot. Rick Scott declared November as “Hire a Veteran” month on Veteran’s Day. The state university system is beginning to examine aspects of college affordability as a response to a request for more financial aid and cuts in Bright Futures.

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Veterans Day Celebration Welcomes Home Recent Service Members

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Alachua County held its annual Veterans Day celebration on Tuesday at the Alachua County Veterans Memorial in Kanapaha Park. The celebration focused on welcoming home returning service members of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

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Local Shelter VETSPACE Aids Homeless Veterans

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

A local shelter offers a place to stay for homeless veterans and veterans overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction.

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Pictures: Thousands Attend 33rd Gainesville Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The 33rd Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists, musicians, food vendors and attendees to the streets of downtown Gainesville this weekend.

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Homeless Likely To Show Low Voter Turnout

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Some of Gainesville’s homeless express indifference about voting while others cannot vote at all.

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Alachua County Prepares For Election Day

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 10:14 am

Elections workers prepared for Election Day on Monday. They packed up supplies to distribute across the county and taught new volunteers how to work the equipment.

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In The News: Man Arrested In Boy Scout Costume, World Trade Center Reopens, New Map Tool Shows Rising Sea Levels, Texting 911 Service Now Available

By and on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Man in Boy Scout costume arrested for resisting officer – A man dressed as a Boy Scout was arrested Saturday morning for resisting police. Eric P. Fagan, 24, caught the attention of the police after his car was facing the […]

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Homeless Brace For Cold Snap

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.

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UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Gardening Program Provides Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.

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