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Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.

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UF Graduate Builds Future Out Of Recession

By on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The economic recession in 2007 led to the unemployment of millions of Americans. However, one University of Florida graduate turned the downturn into opportunity.

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Construction On Main Street Causes Inconvenience

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.

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UF Breaks Ground On New Chemistry Building

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

UF held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new chemistry and chemical biological building Friday. The building, which will cost $67 million, is one of six major construction projects on campus.

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Paynes Prairie Trail Undergoes Reclamation Project

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

Construction on the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park began Monday as part of an effort to re-establish the area of Paynes Prairie as a wetland ecosystem.

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New Southwest Health Clinic Begins Construction

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

The Southwest Advocacy Group gets the funding to begin construction for a new local health clinic here in Gainesville.

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Additional Parking, Lighting and Community Access Planned For Midtown Area

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm

The Community Redevelopment Agency plans to break ground next year on NW First Avenue, the street a block north of University Avenue bordering the businesses in Midtown.

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Little River Springs County Park Will Receive More Than $100,000 In Restorations

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.

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Gainesville’s Main Street Light Poles Will Soon Meet State Standards

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

To meet Florida Department of Transportation standards, Gainesville’s Main Street is installing new and improved light poles in time for the new year.

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Home sales, construction recovering from recession

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

With home values in Alachua County slowly rising at an estimated rate of 5 percent and low interest rates for buyers, many local residents are deciding now is the time to buy a new home.

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