Tag Archives: Alachua County

Noah’s Endeavor Celebrates the End of Their Softball Season

By on April 12th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

The children, friends and family of the Noah’s Endeavor program came together Sunday afternoon for their Awards Picnic. The program meets every Sunday afternoon at Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park in Gainesville, Florida, to give children with developmental and physical disabilities a place to play.

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The Final Four: Gainesville City Commission Run-Off

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Gainesville City Commission District 1 and At-Large Seat 1 will be decided in a run-off election on April 14. Four candidates advanced from a pool of 10 who ran in the initial elections on March 17.

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New App Feature Makes Lunch Easier For Children During Summer

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

A new feature on the Nutrislice app will show parents and students where the nearest Summer Meal Program site is. With 20 million viewers, the mobile application is designed to inform people about the school lunch program and to help alleviate food insecurity in Florida.

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Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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Hawthorne Community Welcomes Fire Station’s Return

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.

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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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Bradford County Offers Public Shaming As Probation Condition

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Bradford County has offered offenders of misdemeanors the option of sign holding as part of their probation. The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office hope the experience will reduce the likelihood of someone repeating the same crime.

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I-75 Lanes Clear After Early Morning Accident

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.

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High School Students Choosing High-Level Courses Over Electives

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

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.

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In The News: County To Restore CAPP Funding, Study Warns Of Physician Shortage, All-Time Lows Possible Throughout Nation, I-4 Crash Shuts Down Interstate Overnight

By and on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

County backs plan to restore CAPP funding to 2012 levels – Alachua county commissioners decided Tuesday to restore funding levels for local organizations that serve the poor if tax revenues are sufficient. These Community Agency Partnership Program, or CAPP, groups […]

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