Tag Archives: Alachua County

‘Furry Tails’ May Not Get Their Fairy Tale Endings

By on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: November 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Alachua County Animal Services has exceeded maximum capacity. Despite creative efforts to find permanent homes for long-term residents, the shelter’s no-kill goal for the year may not be possible.

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Women Volunteers To Build Eighth Home In Alachua County

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Alachua Women Build recently finished its seventh home for Habitat for Humanity and will break ground on the eighth home Oct. 15.

The seventh house, named the Memorial House, is now home to a single mother and her four children, who moved in over the summer.

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New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.

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Grace Marketplace To Open Indoor Shelter

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay […]

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Gainesville Partnership Gives New Life to Old Homes

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Gainesville’s Community Redevelopment Agency has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity to create the Partnership for Paint program, which helps Gainesville residents update their homes through painting and repairs, for a reduced out-of-pocket fee.

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Surtax To Fund Transportation Projects To Hit Ballot

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Initiative to increase sales taxes by 1 percent to fund Alachua County transportation projects hit ballot in November.

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Champions Park Brings New Name and New Expectations

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Champions Park, formerly known as Nations Park, hopes to increase tourism after replacing the management director of the park and updating the contract to include new requirements.

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Alachua County Animal Services Receives New Agility Equipment from Girl Scout

By on September 11th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

A local Girl Scout donated agility equipment to Alachua County Animal Services. The equipment assists volunteers with training dogs in skills that make them more adoptable.

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Hawthorne Residents Voice Concerns With Development Plans

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Southeast Alachua County landowners discuss Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposal to develop parts of the city and express their concerns.

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Alachua County Commission Holds Off Decision On Multi-Million Dollar Fate of Fairgrounds

By and on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Commission held a special meeting Thursday to consider funding renovations and construction for the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The commission, however, wants evidence of a return on the investment. The commissioners debated over very different plans. The first […]

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