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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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The Complete Timeline Of Gainesville’s Homeless Shelter Saga

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The idea of a homeless center was born eight years ago alongside an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Gainesville. In the years since, the city’s plan to construct a permanent shelter has taken many twists and turns, all of them captured in this timeline.

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Effects Of Drug Paraphernalia Ban On Gainesville Still Hazy

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.

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Community Foundation Receives $500,000 Donation For New Facility

By on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The Community Foundation of North Central Florida will construct new facility with the support of a $500,000 donation. The foundation will have a permanent space after 15 years of serving the Gainesville community.

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The Fest, Gainesville’s Punk Rock Festival, Expands to Four Days

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

People from all over the world will be flocking to Gainesville’s downtown this weekend for the annual rock music festival.

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After Years of Red Ink, Grass May Soon Be Greener For North Florida Municipal Golf Courses

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville and Palatka Golf Club are each headed in a more positive direction, despite years of operating at a financial loss.

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GPD Responds To Residential Complaints, Installs Speeding Radar

By on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Gainesville Police Department installed a speeding radar last week in hopes of keeping residents and drivers safer. The radar was placed along Northwest 31st Drive after many residents voiced their concerns.

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Gainesville’s Civic Media Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Gainesville’s Civic Media Center is hosting a celebration Friday in honor of a milestone it has reached.

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Government Shutdown Affects Military Death Benefits

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Families who have lost loved ones in the military are not receiving death benefits during the government shut down.

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New Tool Searches Sex Offenders on Florida College Campuses

By and on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm

A new search function added to the FDLE’s website can search sex offenders registered at colleges, universities and post-secondary schools.

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