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By Alex Paige 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.
By Carla Vianna on November 24th, 2014 | Last updated: November 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm
A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.
By Katie Campbell and James Torrez on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm
Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.
By Leanna Scachetti on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm
The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.
By Kali Kavouklis on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm
A local homeless shelter will soon be offering a new laundry program to its residents. On Nov. 6, Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, received new laundry equipment provided by the City of Gainesville using money donated by the […]
By Seantyel Hardy on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm
Dunnellon is using funds from a Florida Department of Environmental Protection grant to finish a section of path that connects the Dunnellon and Blue Run trails. The trail will now fully support hiking, jogging, biking and rollerblading after its expected completion in December.
By Cassidy Whitson on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm
Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
By Amanda Wood on October 28th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Bicycle accident fatalities are on the rise in Florida, with head injuries as the leading cause of death. Experts are urging bicyclists to wear their helmets and motorists to follow the laws.
By Kyle Follansbee on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm
With the controlled release of the air potato leaf beetle in Florida and around the U.S., the aggressive air potato vine finally has a predator.