By Cassidy Whitson on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm
The Partnership for Strong Families held a holiday toy drive to distribute gifts to over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Alachua County on Wednesday at Northwest Baptist Church. The drive will continue until Friday.
By Leah Harding on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm
Grace Marketplace is still waiting for the city of Gainesville and Alachua County to provide funds in order to keep the shelter open and pay for its staffing. Since October, Grace Marketplace has had to pay out of its pocket to keep providing services.
By Leah Harding on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm
With only a verbal commitment from the city and county, Grace MarketPlace has continued to provide the staff and the funding to keep the pavilion open since October.
By Whitney Lavaux on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am
Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.
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By Ana Rojo on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:05 am
A recent pilot program is making it easier for young people in foster care to earn a driver’s license and insurance for them to achieve a more normal life.
By Leah Harding on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm
Grace Marketplace plans to renovate its kitchen with grant money, eventually opening Grace Cafe to the community in which the homeless cook and serve food.
By Sarah Daly on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm
On September 29, city commissioners will prove the city is willing to serve those in need by making dinner for the homeless at GRACE Marketplace.
By Bradley Williams on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm
Publix is moving to the small city of Alachua and will compete with the only other grocery store there called Hitchcock’s Markets. Residents are excited to see more diversity in their grocery shopping.
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By Tanima Mehrotra 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.