Tag Archives: Alachua County

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

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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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Alachua County Schools Receive Competitive Counseling Grant

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Alachua County is one of 35 counties in the country to receive a competitive counseling grant of about $1 million for Project Fortify. The money will provide additional social workers and psychologists to four elementary schools in the school district.

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More Seniors Using The Internet, Gallup Poll Finds

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Gallup Poll shows more seniors using the Internet since 2002. Alachua County seniors are participating in this trend.

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Alachua County Holds Second Public Forum In School Superintendent Search

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Alachua County Public Schools district hosts a series of public forum to address concerns in the search for a new superintendent.

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Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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Incumbent Sue Weller Wins Tight High Springs City Commissioner Election

By on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Incumbent Sue Weller re-elected Tuesday night as High Springs City Commissioner for another three year term. Weller won against Bobby Summers, a former High Springs commissioner and Alachua County, by 38 votes to fill city commission seat number three.

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