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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.

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Gainesville Sentiment Still Mixed On Eighth Avenue Bike Lane Trial Period

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The trial period is meant to see how the lane changes will affect traffic flow and safety. The city is monitoring driver, cyclist and pedestrian activity and will examine results once the trial concludes in late November.

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Florida Home Sales Rise, Alachua County Follows Suit

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

Recent statistics show the housing market in Alachua County is bouncing back from the start of the nation’s recession in 2007.

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New Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter Could Form In Gainesville

By on September 20th, 2013 | Last updated: September 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Vietnam War may have ended 38 years ago, but local veteran Bob Barnas is rallying the troops – this time for a new chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America in Gainesville.

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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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