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By Lauren Rautenkranz and Colette DuChanois 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.”
By Ebony Joseph 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.
By Katina Prokos 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.
By Rochelle Alleyne 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.
By Caitlin Sinett 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.
By Patrick Kelly 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.
By Brianna Donet, Amber Dawson and Dana Kurtz 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.
By Caitlin Sinett on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am
Due to a 2012 state law on tattoo parlors, people who received tattoos after Jan. 1 no longer have to wait 12 months to donate blood.
By Paige Kauffman and Heather van Blokland on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am
The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
By Michael Pappa Jr. on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church took part in a nationwide ringing of the bells, which occurred at 3 p.m. all over the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.