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Families Cheer On Legacy Cars At Gainesville Raceway

By on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

For $25, North Central Florida families can bring their prized vehicles for up to a 145-mile-per-hour adrenaline rush. About 50 drivers participate in the races at a time.

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Some Of Gainesville’s Game Day Garbage Cans Are Going Green

By on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Gainesville is making an effort to be more environmentally friendly by purchasing solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units.

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Larry Whitehead Arrested In S.C., Wanted For Gainesville Murder Charge

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Larry Whitehead, wanted for murder in Gainesville, was arrested in South Carolina on Sunday.

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Gainesville Church Location Attempts To Exorcise Its Terry Jones Demons

By and on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

From GPD police chief to mayor Ed Braddy, Gainesville officials were happy Thursday to see a new tenant take over Pastor Terry Jones’ former church property. “Good Lord,” Braddy said, “it really weighed heavy on the men and women who are living here, raising children here.”

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With Reitz Renovations Ongoing, Former UF Professor Adds Historical Perspective

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

In 1967, Owen Holyoak watched the J. Wayne Reitz Union being built. Nearly 50 years later, he stood on the University of Florida campus Thursday and watched parts of it being torn down.

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After 33 Years, Farah’s on the Avenue Will Close Friday

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

Farah’s on the Avenue will close its doors Friday. Owner Nick Farah cites his desire to expand his prepared food brand, the restaurant’s shrinking customer base and growing utilities bill as reasons for the close.

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Gainesville Commission Considering Increasing Residential Chicken Ownership

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Gainesville City Commission is considering increasing the number of chickens city residents can own from two to 10.

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What Ed Braddy Accomplished In His First 100 Days

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

Braddy and his colleagues talk about what’s been done in the first 100 days, and what may be to come for Gainesville under Braddy’s direction.

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Why Some People Are Mosquito Magnets And Others Are Rarely Bitten

By on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 8:47 am

According to Dr. Dan Kline, a research entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Gainesville, people have different levels of attractiveness to mosquitoes that can vary from species to species, making it difficult to pin down what is truly going on.

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For Syrians In North Florida, ‘Every Family Has Had At Least One Loss’

By , and on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.

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