Tag Archives: Alachua

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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Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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Gainesville Correctional Institution to become homeless assistance center

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Members of the County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry are traveling to Atlanta to visit the Gateway Center, a homeless assistance center housed in a former jail, to see what improvements should be made in Gainesville.

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In the News: tutoring profits, eyeball wars, Alachua Co. texting rules, phone/cable tax overhaul, pope resigns

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

With millions at stake, tutoring lobby goes into action – Every year for nearly a decade, private tutoring companies have made millions in Florida because the federal government required school districts to hire them. That was in danger of changing [...]

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