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Plans For New County Fairgrounds A Long Way Off

The Alachua County Commission voted 4-1 to fund $12,000 to $15,000 worth of repairs for the current fairgrounds, much less than the proposed $1.2 million. If approved, the county plans to begin building a new fairgrounds facility as soon as January 2017.

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UF Student Starts Produce Delivery Service

Farmer Cody Galligan works on his Siembra Farm that he runs with his wife. The farm harvests over 50 kinds of various fruits and vegetables that aren’t treated with pesticides. (Kelsey Jordan/ WUFT News)

UF finance senior Vivek Kumar has created a program to deliver quality organic fruits and vegetables the Union Street Farmers Market to local residents every Wednesday. The program is an alternative to traditional farmers' markets and encourages residents to eat local and organic.

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Local Police Work to Strengthen Community Ties

[From left to right] Assistant Chief Gerald Butler, Sgt. Tim Ball, Chief Tony Jones and Captain Stephen Maynard speak on how they interact with civilians on a daily basis. The event, which was titled “Right vs. Right,” took place Nov. 14 at the Gainesville Police Department and gave citizens a chance to ask questions and hear from law enforcement officials.

Police interaction with the community is a concern that extends past big cities. When the Rev. Milford Lewis Griner attended the “Right vs. Right” event Nov. 14, he learned useful information from law enforcement and community members that he could then share with his congregation and community. “(Open dialogue) can foster more trust …

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