Tag Archives: Alachua

Schools Prepare to Bid Farewell to the FCAT

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

Students in Florida public schools will take the FCAT this spring despite earlier plans to phase out that test in favor of one that measures the new Common Core curriculum, which some districts have already implemented.

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Access to Mayor Email Correspondence Varies in North Florida

By and on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.

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Biomass Plant Noise Levels Below Gainesville’s Ordinance, But Residents Are Still Unhappy

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.

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Tree Safety Emphasized After Gainesville Tragedy

By and on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After a a woman was killed and her husband was injured from a tree falling directly on their house on Wednesday morning, tree safety is being heavily emphasized.

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Gainesville’s Suicide Memory Garden Dedicated to Survivors

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

A suicide memorial garden was dedicated to those who have lost their lives to suicide and to the family members and friends left behind afterward. The garden, which has been in the designing and building process for over a decade, was finally opened on Thursday to the public.

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Fla. Elected Officials Received Solid 2013 Pay Bump

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss can’t remember the last time she got a raise as high as the $4,389 she received this year.

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Gainesville Stand Down Event Offers Homeless Veterans Food, Social Services

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

While some homeless veterans in Gainesville continue to face the struggle of transitioning from a life clouded by war, a beacon of hope is provided for them by the 12th annual Alachua County Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

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For North Central Florida Kickstarters, It’s All Or Nothing

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

More North Central Florida startup companies are turning to an online fundraising website, Kickstarter, to gain capital for their project ideas. The catch? If their dollar goal isn’t met, participants don’t see a penny of the funds.

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Some Off-The-Grid North Floridians Get To Skip GRU Rate Increases

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.

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City of Alachua To See Improvements At I-75, U.S.441 Interchange

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials and construction staff will discuss the upcoming $7.9 million I-75 and U.S. 441 Alachua interchange project at an open house Wednesday.

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