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County Programs Receive Word On Funding For 2016

By on September 30th, 2015 | Last updated: September 30, 2015 at 5:55 pm

The Alachua County Commission approved the distribution of funds for the CAPP and Choices programs for 2016 fiscal year, putting the future for some local nonprofit agencies in question.

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In The News: Alachua County Purchases New Voting Machines; Marco Rubio To Make Campaign Stop In The Villages; Credit Cards With Chips Will Be Standard; U.N. General Assembly To Focus On Syria

By and on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

County replaces old voting machines | Gainesville.com – Alachua County has new voting machines for $1.3 million. The County Commission approved the purchase to replace the 1999 machines in June. The voting process will change little. However, the machines are […]

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Alachua County Sheriff Candidate Proposes Changes to ACSO Budget

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Alachua County Sheriff candidate Zac Zedalis argued during a county commission meeting that 10 deputies would be able to keep their jobs if resources were reallocated within the departmental budget. Sheriff Sadie Darnell said the positions would have to be cut without extra funding.

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Commissioners Discuss Creating New County

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.

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Marion County Bans 24/7 Tethering Of Dogs

By on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am

The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.

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Cheshire and Chestnut campaign for District 5 seat

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Dean Cheshire and Charles Chestnut IV are running for the county commissioner seat in Alachua County. The two are both Gainesville natives and want to bring fresh ideas to the job.

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Take a turn at being a commissioner

By on August 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

For some residents, paying attention to what their local governments do isn’t high on their priority list.  Others are watching the government more closely, especially when it comes to certain issues.  In Alachua County, commissioners and staffers are reaching out […]

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