Tag Archives: Alachua County
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.
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.
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.
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.
Residents near construction voice their frustrations and concerns at road blockage. The construction is preventing school buses from reaching children and obstructing mail delivery.
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.
Alachua County Animal Services has been working to reach no-kill status since 2001. Now, they’re only four percent away from their goal.
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.