Tag Archives: Gainesville

Gainesville Reality Show Set To Air Aug. 20

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Country Music Television’s new docu-series “Gainesville” is set to air back-to-back episodes on Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Some residents are worried that the show will not accurately portray Gainesville.

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Parents Use Social Media To Share Experiences With Health Providers

By on August 8th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

After accusations of a Jacksonville dentist’s mistreatment of patients, some parents have turned to Facebook to voice concerns about dentists who will not allow them to accompany their child during procedures. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports there are no set policies mandating access during treatment.

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Back To School Tax Holiday Extended

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:08 pm

This year’s sales tax holiday, which begins on Friday, has been extended to 10-days. Eligible items include clothing priced under $100, school supplies $15 or less per item and personal computers on the first $750 of sale prices.

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Santa Fe Starts Physical Therapy Assistant Program

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

Santa Fe College will start the first physical therapist assistant program in Gainesville in fall 2016. The degree is a year-and-a-half long program and will accept 24 students each fall.

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The Freewheel Project Advocates for Community Cyclists

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The Freewheel Project, set to open this August, is already collaborating with community to bring bike education and accessibility. It hopes to provide training and tools to those who would not otherwise have access in an attempt to help grow the local cycling community.

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University of Florida Among First To Use Online Safety Program

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

The families of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting victims created the VTV Family Outreach Foundation to help other colleges with campus safety. The University of Florida was one of the seven pilot schools.

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Local Transgender People Struggle for Acceptance

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Tara Lee is a 67-year-old Gainesville resident and a transgender woman who transitioned from male to female 14 years ago. Lee is just one of the many individuals in the local transgender community struggling to find acceptance.

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‘The Hunt’ Suspect Megan Everett Captured In Florida

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents arrested Megan Everett, 23, in Palatka on Aug. 3, for kidnapping her 3-year-old daughter. The child was recovered unharmed, according to authorities.

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Physics Bus Rolls Into Gainesville To Spark Creativity and Science

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Physics Bus Gainesville is a new non-profit organization rolling into Gainesville this spring. It uses air dryers, microwaves and old projector TVs to raise the publics interest in science.

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Gainesville Chooses Natural Approach To Restore Cofrin Park

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:56 am

City officials decided to take a natural approach to restore Cofrin Park, which has been closed since April. The Cofrin house will be removed and boulders and coconut fiber will be used to regenerate the nearby Bevill Creek.

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