Tag Archives: Alachua County

Gainesville Braces for Freezing Temperatures

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

As temperatures continue to fall, preparations are being made by North Florida counties from homeless shelters expanding accommodations to the closing of schools in Columbia County on Tuesday.

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E-book Usage Increasing in Alachua County Libraries

By on December 18th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

In December, the Alachua County Library District is hosting its “Hands-On Handhelds” workshops to help teach the community about the library’s free digital materials.

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Filming on UF’s Campus is More Involved Than You Might Think

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

For those looking to film on the University of Florida’s campus, Dan Williams is the gatekeeper.

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City and County Commission Discuss Future of Fire Station and GRU

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Alachua County and Gainesville City Commissions held a special joint meeting Monday to discuss the future of Fire Station 19 and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Governance.

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Locals React to Death of Nelson Mandela

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Many people around Gainesville are joining others around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela.

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Florida Transportation Department Plans Resurfacing of I-75 in Alachua County

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

In the five-year work plan, the Florida Department of Transportation has highlighted the projects they plan to work on in the North Central Florida area.

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Newberry High School Band Places First In Division At Marching Band Festival

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm

(Photo credit: Kim Walsh-Childers)
The NHS Band of Pride placed first in the 1A division at the Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival at North Marion High School on Nov. 9 and will compete at the state competition Saturday.

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Hunters Forgo The Store To Get Their Turkeys This Thanksgiving Season

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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Thanksgiving is approaching an instead of heading to the store to buy their turkeys, some people are taking the matter into their own hands. Some Gator Skeet and Trap Club members and employees are practicing their shots to prepare for hunting for their own turkeys.

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In The News: Alachua Crime Rate Dips, Zimmerman Free Again, Obamacare-Gun Control Debate, Ft. Lauderdale Plane Crash

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

County crime rate dips; officials credit policing tactics – Alachua County’s crime rate for first half of 2013 was 9.4 percent lower than the same time last year. Gainesville Police Department attributed the reduction to community-oriented tactics. Gainesville Sun Rubio stirs [...]

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What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.

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